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Adding a new egg, size ?

I'm currently having a problem deciding between a small and medium egg to add to mine for travel purpose and dual temp cooking at home.  Went to the Egg store to look at sizes and was really more confused when I left than when I started.  I was pretty set on a small. But now I am kind of hung up on having enough space to cook things. It would never be huge meals, but bigger is always better right ;) My dealer has a 100$ difference between the two and I am spending christmas money so thats not much of an issue.  Can you dual level cook in the medium? Just rambling and interested in any input.


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LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)

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  • I got the medium for christmas and am very pleased with the size, yes you can dual level cook and ceramic grill works is about to start making the two tier swing rack for the medium.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,463

    If you want portability, get the Small. I can pick it up, fully loaded and ready to light, and carry it around. I think the grate is large enough and we use that one at least half the time for my family of 4. 

    If you want a larger cooking area, I would get another large. I, personally, don't see much reason to buy a medium.

    Just my opinion.

    I tried to think of a way to include a lube reference in this post but couldn't think of anything. Sorry.

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,632
    The medium seems to be the red headed step child of the Egg family. Not saying it's not good (I have no clue) but most seem to overlook it. might want to check on eggcessories. I don't think it has as many.

    Richardson, Texas

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    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,736
    We had a house fire a few years ago and eventually moved into my late parents house. Took a large and a medium and the pair were really good. It's not all that heavy. Good grid size for camping or travelling 

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Just sold my small and got a medium. Sold it because of the size restrictions. I used it when cooking at two temps for sides, appetizers, etc. now I have a large, med, and mini for portability and enjoying food at the lake. Cooked with my med for the first time last night and so far so good! I don't know how often you plan to move it but I'm 5'10 180 and brought it into the house alone no problem. That sucker is heavy though!
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
  • EllisEllis Posts: 192
    MrCooking I hope to have your problem some day soon. Just went over to the C G Store site. Woo2 has most everything covered. Looking forward to your decision. LS & RL seem to be loving there's.  

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,308
    Mini
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 163
    edited January 2013
    I have a medium.  It works well for all my smoking needs (pork butts, Canadian bacon, ribs, etc.) and single items (whole chicken, pork roast, salmon, steak, etc.).  But, it doesn't have enough space for doing (say) meat and vegetables or items requiring different temperature levels.  I suspect a large would be better in that capacity.  With respect to portability, I don't think you want a medium.  You definitely don't want to move the medium around.  Way too heavy.  A small is portable.


  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,631
    Considering you've already travelled with your large and you didn't hurt yourself in the process, lugging around a medium shouldn't be too bad for you. If you see yourself using the additional capacity more often than making it portable, I'd say go medium. I'm thinking more space and likely better airflow in a medium (I don't recall hearing folks saying they have troubles getting mediums up to high temps like many Small owners). Admittedly, I don't have a medium and my portable Eggs are a Small and Mini but I'm too old to routinely lug a medium around.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • The only egg I don't have is the xl, and I would gladly swap my large/small combo for it. I use my medium way more than my large, and the small almost never gets used. Medium egg rocks. The temp capabilities are way better than the small. The small is just finicky.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,308
    As dude said finicky. Finicky can be 100% fixed by adding a High Que.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

  • Mickey said:
    As dude said finicky. Finicky can be 100% fixed by adding a High Que.
    +1  Adding a High Que fixes finicky.  I love my small and its portability lets me bring the fun away from home.  I can't imagine lugging a medium around.   

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • Had something come up this Saturday. I'm off work next week so I'm go to the dealer early next week.

    I have taken my large a few places. I can do it alone but it's no fun. I should have video'd myself putting it in my table. A medium is 114 lbs the small is 75 lbs. I want an egg I can toss in the car last minute and take anywhere. I called and the dealer said he didn't care if I come and want to pick em up move em around and play with em before I buy one.

    Have y'all noticed dealers having big price differences?? An hour away I can buy a medium for 20$ less than price of small at my local dealer.

    To move a large I just take the internals out. Tighten the nuts, grab the hinge and one hand in bottom vent an I can put it anywhere.

    I also have built my table supports to hold a small. Gonna have to do some measuring to see if a medium will squeeze in.


    Does anyone have a table setup with like a removable side?? Thinking of movig a support and making the side wall have a hinge with latch on one side that I can open, pick egg out and shut.


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,084
    @MrCookingNurseDoes anyone have a table setup with like a removable side?? Thinking of movig a support and making the side wall have a hinge with latch on one side that I can open, pick egg out and shut.
    My neighbor had a Kamado Joe in a table with a removable end, his plan was to remove it for cleaning and painting of the table. Required the removal of 4 screws and four carriage bolts. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • I keep my small in the nest equipped with composite wings. Set up next to the large (in a table), it provides a nice added table space while cooking. Transporting in the mini-van while in the nest is cinchy.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • I keep my small in the nest equipped with composite wings. Set up next to the large (in a table), it provides a nice added table space while cooking. Transporting in the mini-van while in the nest is cinchy.

    Yea if I go with small I can get nest. Not really wanting to spend the med +nest


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
  • @MrCookingNurseDoes anyone have a table setup with like a removable side?? Thinking of movig a support and making the side wall have a hinge with latch on one side that I can open, pick egg out and shut.

    My neighbor had a Kamado Joe in a table with a removable end, his plan was to remove it for cleaning and painting of the table. Required the removal of 4 screws and four carriage bolts. 

    This is what my hamster is doing today instead of working ;)


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 877
    Had something come up this Saturday. I'm off work next week so I'm go to the dealer early next week. I have taken my large a few places. I can do it alone but it's no fun. I should have video'd myself putting it in my table. A medium is 114 lbs the small is 75 lbs. I want an egg I can toss in the car last minute and take anywhere. I called and the dealer said he didn't care if I come and want to pick em up move em around and play with em before I buy one. Have y'all noticed dealers having big price differences?? An hour away I can buy a medium for 20$ less than price of small at my local dealer. To move a large I just take the internals out. Tighten the nuts, grab the hinge and one hand in bottom vent an I can put it anywhere. I also have built my table supports to hold a small. Gonna have to do some measuring to see if a medium will squeeze in. Does anyone have a table setup with like a removable side?? Thinking of movig a support and making the side wall have a hinge with latch on one side that I can open, pick egg out and shut.


    Yes, I have noticed HUGE price swings in Central FL from Tampa to Orlando.  They are also inconsistent and different dealers have better deals at different times of the year.  I'd call every dealer you can find in the area you'd be willing to pick up and check.  Please report back with what difference you found.  I bought a large w nest and platesetter for $800 a few months back and had some dealers in the area charging as much as $1000 for the same.

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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14
    Tampa Bay, FL
  • My Medium BGE does it all! Anything smaller and, well, as it has been said many times, SIZE MATTERS! You're playing with house money, so remember SIZE MATTERS! Enjoy!
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