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Question on MY 2013 BGE mini

I have seen pictures of the MY mini with the new handle without the 2 screws on the front side. Does the latest mini also have all metal parts in black (hinge, bolts, etc.) as the other BGE's got since last year

thanks for your help :)
Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,436
    edited February 2013
    By you getting a NEW Mini just of late has no relationship to being the latest Mini on the market. Has to do with how long "your" Mini has been at the distributorship warehouse before shipping to your dealer and getting sold to you. Some can get a new Mini with still very old setups. It would be up to you to be sure you have the latest before giving payment. Lots of dealers do not have a clue.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • @mickey, thx but I was asking if the very latest mini has all black parts :)
    Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large
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  • I just got a mini, and it does have all black parts.
    XL & Mini. Palm Harbor, FL.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926
    I got fall of last year and its all black.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • thx, guys that is what I wanted to know :)  

    btw any pictures of the black hinge etc. (just out of curiosity)
    Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926

    Here's a side by side look. Mine (new) is in the front and my buddies (old) is in the back.

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    And another

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    You can see different color hinges and hardware, different handles and different stands. Mine has the newer thermometer and I think even the shape might be a bit different as they are sitting side by side on equal height tables, although that might just appear that way due to different height of stands.image

     

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • @ griffin thx.:) !
    Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,277
    I can't wait to get one.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926

    @mhoutman - no problem.

    @Chubbs - you are gonna love it. So much fun.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Chubbs said:
    I can't wait to get one.

    after using a buddies small I'm def committed to a mini. When and where are you buying yours? I will probably go Ace in Cayce or the place off broad river. Wonder if one of us can buy both at same time a negotiate a deal? Ha
    Boom
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  • mhoutmanmhoutman Posts: 40
    edited February 2013
    You will love the mini. We have both a large and mini but see an increasing use of latter. It is such a small power house :)
    Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 848
    I think two accessories are essential: a mini woo and a High-Que grate. I couldn't get much above 475 without the grate. And you are going to love it. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926
    The mini woo and 2 pizza stones are a must. I personally don't see the need for a hi-q grate as some do, but then again, I have problems keeping mine below 350 (400 on some days). I can easily peg my thermometer out. I'm thinking my lower vent wasn't sealed as well as some because you can see quite a gap between the metal and ceramic.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 848
    Griff, mine came with a large gap, too, and I sealed it. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926
    What'd you use? I've been meaning to do that. I was going to do it back in October, but then November came along and before you know it here we are in February. I can be kinda lazy, sometimes. I've had a spare gasket for my large sitting around for over a year that I've never used and for some reason I just ordered a Rutland. Let's see how long that takes to get on there. :\">

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,661
    Mine also has that little gap but I don't think it hinders snuffing out the coals
    Seattle, WA
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited February 2013
    My Mini has no problems going nuclear without a High-Q. Mine likes 280-300 on the low end. I agree with Griffin on the Mini Woo from CGS & Old Stone Oven pizza stones from Amazon.


    I'd suggest you hold off on the High-Q until you see how your Mini cooks and then decide if you need it.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,277
    Chubbs said:
    I can't wait to get one.

    after using a buddies small I'm def committed to a mini. When and where are you buying yours? I will probably go Ace in Cayce or the place off broad river. Wonder if one of us can buy both at same time a negotiate a deal? Ha
    I have a picture on my phone a buddy took when he was in a dealer in Augusta last week. The mini is $319.00. I am going to see if Ace will match the price. I am likely getting mine in March.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 848
    Griff, I used clear silicone, as BGE recommended. I had two gaping gaps. (I hadn't even noticed the silicone around my large, but it's there.)
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,277
    jlsm said:
    Griff, I used clear silicone, as BGE recommended. I had two gaping gaps. (I hadn't even noticed the silicone around my large, but it's there.)
    Yeah, the silicone around my large is creeping up my base. Never notcied it until I switched to a high-que. My thoughts are more hot coals fall through the grate and sit in the bottom of the egg right behind the vent. Gets hot as a mother and messes with the silicone. Prob why BGE uses the fire grate they use.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 848
    @Chubbs, I haven't experienced the same problem, but I don't do cooks above 500, and the hot ones are normally short. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,277
    jlsm said:

    @Chubbs, I haven't experienced the same problem, but I don't do cooks above 500, and the hot ones are normally short. 

    @Village_Idiot had it on his egg too. He has a high que and does a lot of woking further solidifying my theory (in my mind at least :)
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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