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Mini Question

Bljack153Bljack153 Posts: 3
edited 3:40PM in EggHead Forum
I have 2 XL's, one at both of my homes. My college age son has recently got into cooking and I am considering getting him a mini for his apt. Can you cook a butt on mini or is is just good for hot cooks?

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  • PFSmithPFSmith Posts: 34
    I have a mini and I'm thinking that if I can get a good indirect set up - I don't yet have the "Woo" or whatever the thing is that the ceramic grill store sells - I could do one of the split butts (about 3 lbs) that my local Piggly Wiggly sells. You could definitely do country style ribs cut from the butt then pull them for pulled pork.

    I may have to conduct a "mini" experiment to see how a split butt would turn out.

    Pat
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Minis don't come with plate setters you'd have to think of an indirect setting for L&S cooks. I have used pyrex dishes, small cazuelas or pizza stones in the past on my mini

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  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 1,625
    I think others have done it, I have not and don't think I would as I have 4 eggs mini, small, medium and a large. I love my mini and do direct and indirect cooks on it all the time. It is just the wife and I most of the time. I think a small would be a better size for your son.
    Good luck.
    Jupiter Jim
    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,406
    I've done 6.5 lb. on my mini. It took 8 hours and was perfect to pull. For indirect I wrapped a mini pizza screen with foil.
    I can't seem to get in my photobucket to show you. :(
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • eggsrgreateggsrgreat Posts: 86
    I'm thinking a small would be more practical. Those mini's are just like they suggest...mini.
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,358
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  • Don MarcoDon Marco Posts: 287
    A friend of mine builds these for the mini and they work very well. Its also nice to use for cooking higher above the charcoal.


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    As im the german distributor for the Big Green Egg we are thinking about distributing these over Europe.

    DM
    www.don-marcos-bbq.de
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,699
    Unless your son is cooking for more than two or three you may want to go for a larger Egg than the Mini. But don't completely discount the Mini. It can do some amazing cooks. Take a look:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYGge_k7FUI

    Once he starts to use the Egg he may just want burgers. The Mini is certainly perfect for that. But if he continues to enjoy cooking, then consider getting him a Large.

    Spring "Large, Small & Mini Cooker" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    I want one, please mail me his information. TKS
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,358
    Nice looking rig! Is it available here in the U.S.?
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,473
    Beli have you looked at Toms Mini Woo?
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    And with a Amazon pizza stone for indirect (2 come with an order from Amazon):
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SmokinbSmokinb Posts: 99
    Beli, what's that egg cook? Can you give me some details? Looks great. Haven't tried a breakfast yet.
  • AvocadosAvocados Posts: 465
    They are available at www.ceramicgrillstore.com
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Mickey I already have the 2 amazon pizza mini stones, where can I find Tom's info.? TKS
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,883
    Small might be better choice as college kids have friends and they all eat lots of food. Make sure where he is living there are no fire marshall or property managers rules against grillings.
  • TnVolKenTnVolKen Posts: 198
    Don Marco wrote:
    A friend of mine builds these for the mini and they work very well. Its also nice to use for cooking higher above the charcoal.


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    As im the german distributor for the Big Green Egg we are thinking about distributing these over Europe.

    DM
    very nice Don, where can I find this?
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,406
    Thanks for that info Rascal.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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