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I have been reading a lot on the forum trying to decide whether to go with a large egg or to get the XL. It seems like most people think the large is a bit more user friendly with regards to maintaining temperature and things of that nature (although I see some disagree). I do have a big family (routinely have 12 people at dinner) and would like to be able to cook for groups of 20 or so if we have a party so having a big cooker is desired but at the same time I don't want to compromise too much on the quality and ease of use side. One thing that may be able to help me decide is true capacity. When I look at the BGE website the advertised capacities are much different than what I hear from dealers and people on this forum. It seems you can increase your capacity by getting different attachments, which I'm fine buying. With that said, I have 2 questions:
1) I will be mostly cooking burgers, steaks, and pork butts--what is the capacity of the large BGE for those meats? (feel free to specify with or without attachments)
2) If you do get the attachments to increase the capacity, is there any compromise in the quality of the meat you produce?
Although I lean toward the large at this point, I'm more than willing to hear any thoughts on the L vs. XL issue as well.