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Small vs Mini - anyone tailgate with an egg?

RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'm a Clemson Alumni - note my choice of screen name. I was looking at a mini for tailgating this fall but with only one steak capability, seems too small for practical use at a tailgate. What's the best size for a tailgate. I have two kids and a wife that tag along.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,285
    That one steak would be a big one

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,731
    Yeah i would say it fits a 20 oz porter house.. So anything less then that
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  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 463
    BGE makes a trailer-hitch attachment, I think it will haul the large. I know since you went to Clemson you have a trailer-hitch.

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    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,022
    Sorry if this is a little sacrilegious this forum, but I'd consider something like this: http://www.lowes.com/pd_131712-49769-6719_?productId=3609214&site=shopLocal

    Reason being:  BGEs are expensive, heavy and prone to breaking when knocked over by a drunk football fan at a tailgate.  Hence, not a practical tailgating solution.  I wouldn't want to risk my precious in that type of environment!  (my precious....yes, my precious)
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    The SBGE only weighs 65lb. Thats what I'm looking at for camping, or grilling at the in laws house. I think it should be large enough for a small dinner, and small enough to still travel. Or get a large and make your wife and kid sit in the back.
    :D
    http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p552/mrcookingnurse/db2082d0.jpg
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  • EggucatedEggucated Posts: 212
    Love the review from BBQLifer that claims to own a BGE and then goes on to reccomend Briquettes (spelling? If it's not lump it doesn't matter)!
    Thanks, Mike "Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one will believe it."
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  • freddyjfreddyj Posts: 126
    Which did you end up getting?
    Kamado Joe Big Joe, Classic & Junior
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  • whooooooa Nelly. Thought we had a Rock sighting.

    This thread is a year old.

    whew.

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,731
    Ugh yeah. That makes two of us
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,022
    I just about had a heart attack.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,157
    Fred just got diarrhea seeing this!
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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,306
    Brownie said:
    The SBGE only weighs 65lb. Thats what I'm looking at for camping, or grilling at the in laws house. I think it should be large enough for a small dinner, and small enough to still travel. Or get a large and make your wife and kid sit in the back.
    :D
    http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p552/mrcookingnurse/db2082d0.jpg

    LMAO!
    Dave - Austin, TX
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  • FortodayFortoday Posts: 94
    My muscles will pump you up
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  • Sorry if this is a little sacrilegious this forum, but I'd consider something like this: http://www.lowes.com/pd_131712-49769-6719_?productId=3609214&site=shopLocal

    Reason being:  BGEs are expensive, heavy and prone to breaking when knocked over by a drunk football fan at a tailgate.  Hence, not a practical tailgating solution.  I wouldn't want to risk my precious in that type of environment!  (my precious....yes, my precious)
    I saw a new mini version of that.

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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,442
    I have a mini and a small and when camping or tailgating the small always gets the call.  I love cooking on my mini and do so 2-3 times a week for my wife and I, but that extra real estate of the small comes in handy for larger groups.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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