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$27. Mini Carrier

MickeyMickey Posts: 18,116
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

Beli thanks for the idea:

 

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Stand will not fit

 

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Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

Comments

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,492
    Perfect for tailgating.
  • Jameson19Jameson19 Posts: 315
    Speaking of tailgating, I've been interested in buying a mini to accompany my large. I'd use it to cook very small amounts at home, tailgating, camping, and day trips. 

    Question to Mini owners: How well does it work with regular (350-400 degrees) direct grilling? Any problems controlling the heat? Will a mini last 3-4 hours at that temp range or would I need to bring extra charcoal?


    Large BGE, Adjustable Rig, Small BGE, 2 BBQ Guru's, 18" WSM, Rockwood, Stage 3 Roush Mustang, beautiful 1 year old daughter and a hot wife... 

    Las Vegas, Nevada!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,116
    Jameson I have two Minis and a Large. I use my Large less than 25% of the time. Everything you ask it works fine for.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,676
    jamson19 asked:  
    Question to Mini owners: How well does it work with regular (350-400 degrees) direct grilling? Any problems controlling the heat? Will a mini last 3-4 hours at that temp range or would I need to bring extra charcoal?
    The mini works very well, it is just a little work horse.  I have done low and slow (4+hours) pork belly without reloading and done rapid sears with lump left over for the next cook. I also bake on the mini with no temp problem...it hold whatever temp I want.  The only time I have ever had to add more lump to the mini  was after a pizza cook and a last minute decission to make dessert need the addition of more lump. 
    There were several people cooking on minis at the Athens fest this weekend.  One of the items our cooking tent-mates served was grits with shrimp.  The grits were scratched-made using the mini and a4 qt CI dutch oven.  They served 90 people. (90 1 oz serving cups).  I wish I had had the time to take a picture, but we were cooking and serving nonstop all day. Hopefully the fest photographer got a shot.
    I think the nicest thing about the mini is it is quick to heat up and quick to cool downs.  Its biggest plus.....it is easy to transport using either Mickey's method or this method:
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    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Nice idea with the cooler, I bet you could find a way to attach the nest to the cooler handle. Or maybe a paver would fit in the bottom, and leave the nest when traveling
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    jamson19 asked:  
    Question to Mini owners: How well does it work with regular (350-400 degrees) direct grilling? Any problems controlling the heat? Will a mini last 3-4 hours at that temp range or would I need to bring extra charcoal?
    The mini works very well, it is just a little work horse.  I have done low and slow (4+hours) pork belly without reloading and done rapid sears with lump left over for the next cook. I also bake on the mini with no temp problem...it hold whatever temp I want.  The only time I have ever had to add more lump to the mini  was after a pizza cook and a last minute decission to make dessert need the addition of more lump. 
    There were several people cooking on minis at the Athens fest this weekend.  One of the items our cooking tent-mates served was grits with shrimp.  The grits were scratched-made using the mini and a4 qt CI dutch oven.  They served 90 people. (90 1 oz serving cups).  I wish I had had the time to take a picture, but we were cooking and serving nonstop all day. Hopefully the fest photographer got a shot.
    I think the nicest thing about the mini is it is quick to heat up and quick to cool downs.  Its biggest plus.....it is easy to transport using either Mickey's method or this method:
    image






    Those egg Carten carriers aren't exactly being mass produced. Is it possible to get one? Love my mini egg. I use it daily. Earlier this week used it 3 times in less than 24hrs.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,676
    Newportlocal, Scot Lewis produces the CARTen per request. I am typing from my iPad. I will look up his email address and post it tomorrow.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Jameson19Jameson19 Posts: 315
    Thanks for the info guys. I'm happy a mini will be in my future!
    Large BGE, Adjustable Rig, Small BGE, 2 BBQ Guru's, 18" WSM, Rockwood, Stage 3 Roush Mustang, beautiful 1 year old daughter and a hot wife... 

    Las Vegas, Nevada!
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,676
    Newportlocal, Scot Lewis produces the CARTen per request. I am typing from my iPad. I will look up his email address and post it tomorrow.
    Here is Scott Lewis email address: slewis87@msn.com.  He is super to work with and will do just about anything, within reason, customizing you want.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    Newportlocal, Scot Lewis produces the CARTen per request. I am typing from my iPad. I will look up his email address and post it tomorrow.
    Here is Scott Lewis email address: slewis87@msn.com.  He is super to work with and will do just about anything, within reason, customizing you want.

  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    Don't know why there was a glitch on last post. Anyway. Thank you very much for the email. I will definitely follow up. Nothing but the best for my favorite Martian : )
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