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Medium = forgotten stepchild?

Is the medium the forgorten step child? Most people seem to have smalls, larges, and minis, but not medium.[p]The reason I ask is because I was planning on getting a BGE as a gift for my brother, but can't decide. I could get a small with everything(nest, lump, elec starter, smoking chips etc), or for a simliar budget, I could get him just the meduim, no extra accessories.[p]He likes to cook and BBQ, so he could very well upgrade to the large if he wanted to at a later date once he "got his feet wet" on a small, but with a Medium he probably wouldn't.[p]Thoughts, input???


  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    GMS,[p]I've been cooking on a medium for 10 years and have never once thought I needed more room. I have other cookers that do my large cooks for me, the egg is used more for personal use for the family, but with that said I can get anythign in there I need to feed my family, steaks, chicken, burgers etc. Cooks brisket and butts just fine. Would I LIKE to have a large, sure. Do I NEED a large, nope. Just my two pennies.[p]Troy
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,192
    GMS,[p]I would recomend the medium over the small because it can handle most anything you would want to throw at it. I have had a medium for three years and have been able to handle everything I have wanted to cook. The only problems I have had is in wanting to cook two items at different temps and have them hot to eat at the same time (not really possible). That is why I just 15 minutes ago ordered a large to pickup at the Florida EggFest on 3/19.[p]Have a GREAT day!

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • katmankatman Posts: 331
    That's a tough one. I have a small, large and another old clay large. Just got the small last September. I use it more for cooking steaks, wings. Works really well for grilling, but I haven't tried it for low and slow items or things like rib roasts and turkeys. You've got enough room to do whole chickens or a small turkey. Guess it depends on how many he would be cookin for.

  • GMS,buy the medium

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  • GMS,
    Under the conditions you state, I'd get him the small so that if, like you say, he gets his feet wet, then he can get a large later. The large and small make a great combination, so setting him up with everything he needs on the small will position him perfectly for the large later. And you can do more on a small than you might think.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    <p />GMS, browse the link - I only have a medium.

    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ[/ul]
  • ravnhausravnhaus Posts: 311
    I'm with Gfw!
    [ul][li]Ravnhaus' Medium BBQ Site[/ul]
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