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3jsinfl3jsinfl Posts: 2
edited 9:48AM in EggHead Forum
My husband and I are getting ready to buy our first green egg. We are a family of 3 nag have a few big parties a year. Is there any reason we would need the XL egg instead of the L egg. And if we got the XL will it take alot longer to cook our average family meal? Any advice would be appreciated.


  • The large will definitely do you, we are a family of 4 that have several big parties every year and pull it off just fine with one large. I would suggest that a large and a small would be a good idea because an egg at a second temperature is a good thing. I'll be doing that eventually.

  • I bought the XL and am very happy. Years ago I bought a webber grill before and it was a smaller size. When I had people over I could not cook for everybody and decided that then I would be buying the biggest available, thus the XL.

    I am a family of 3 right now but have people over pretty frequently, just fyi...
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,895
    3jsinfl wrote:
    Is there any reason we would need the XL egg instead of the L egg.

    You don't necessarily need an XL, it's simply a matter of preference. You can cook a ton of food on the Large. I went with the XL and am very glad I did (and my household consists of just my wife and I). I prefer the horizontal space versus going vertical. Again, just matter of preference.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    I have a large and a family of five. I have no trouble cooking enough food for us. I have smoked 4 pork butts at once and served 35 men with pulled pork and sides and still had 2 shoulders to take home. Obviously the sides were not all done on the egg, but I did do a pan of beans under the pork. Expanding with a second egg is a popular option and having the capability to cook at different temps is, of course, an advantage. If your second egg is smaller there may be some fuel savings as well.
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,404
    ditto. just my wife and I and the XL - kids are grown - one even has his own XL - and he is single.
  • 3jsinfl3jsinfl Posts: 2
    Thanks for the advice it was a huge help
  • TurkTurk Posts: 114
    I have the large and it works just fine for a large group. I have fed thirty with it. I have also done 7 full slabs of baby backs at one time. It is just my wife and I on a daily basis and I bought a mini a couple of months ago. Now I do most of the cooks on that. My advise, go with the large and welcome to the bge world. :)
  • BB1857BB1857 Posts: 131
    I think you will get lots of differing opinions like you already have. I am relatively new the Egg world and bought a Large. I also have quite a few big parties a year and i am already thinking i will want the XL and the Med.....Damn the Egg and it's addictive powers! :P
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