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Me thinks me want a mini....

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,266
    Or you could cut a Mangrate to 9" and round it off
    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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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,560
    Mickey said:
    Or you could cut a Mangrate to 9" and round it off

    Yup, that's the play.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,148
    High Question???!!! Auto-correct is killing me.
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Been kicking around the idea of a second egg for some time now.....still haven't decided between a mini or a small.

    I cook mostly for two, and have a large now.....so it seems like a mini would be ideal. 
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  • AleBrewer said:
    Been kicking around the idea of a second egg for some time now.....still haven't decided between a mini or a small.

    I cook mostly for two, and have a large now.....so it seems like a mini would be ideal. 
    That's what I've got (Large & Mini).  There's only 2 of us, and I think that is a perfect combo.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    Large Mini is a great combo. Mini does most of the work for us during the week, the large is great for bigger weekend cooks. Hmmm...which one should I fire up tonight? Only cooking for one since Mrs G is back on the road again. Having choices is great.

    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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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Yeah....you guys are helping push me toward the mini.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,266
    edited January 2013
    Just thought of another reason to own a Mini. For those of you living where it gets cold you can put your Mini in the fireplace and use it all winter.....
    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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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,044
    Mickey said:
    Just thought of another reason to own a Mini. For those of you living where it gets cold you can put your Mini in the fireplace and use it all winter.....
    Nice!! It doesn't get too cold in SC but interesting comment Mick. I see it now....SWMBO comes home, there is a huge piece of meat hanging in the kitchen, me sitting at kitchen table with a headlamp and meat glue glueing bacon to jalapenos, the fridge full of curing pork bellies, my pantry containers emptied and refilled with curing salts, and the mini going strong in the fireplace.... Man oh man an eggers wife must be patient!!!!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 845
    Don't know that the HighQue grate would work for anything very fine. The grids are far apart.

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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    edited January 2013

    nm

    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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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,266
    jlsm said:
    Don't know that the HighQue grate would work for anything very fine. The grids are far apart.

    It would have to be very small, and then just use a screen.


     

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    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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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited January 2013
    That photo is a picture of Mickey's 8 year old large Egg.  His wife asked him why he always wraps his cooks up in a Luby's Cafeteria bag before bringing them in the house from the Egg.  He said it keeps it fresher that way.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,266
    ManGrate can't we just all get along........................
    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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  • What is a mini woo and where did some of these folks purchase indirect plates etc? I thought they didn't have them for mini, because if they do- I'm getting one!!!!
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  • What is a mini woo and where did some of these folks purchase indirect plates etc? I thought they didn't have them for mini, because if they do- I'm getting one!!!!
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com sells the woo.  I bought two 8.5" pizza stones from Amazon.  One for pizza, one for indirect cooking.

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

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Mini Woo (now looks different than in many pics you'll see on here): http://shop.ceramicgrillstore.com/mini-10-woo-ring/

    Pizza stones for Indirect: http://www.amazon.com/Old-Stone-Oven-4444-Stones/dp/B0000E1FDC
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,266
    edited February 2013
    @BeecaveKitchen Need for you to join us March 16 in Salado for the EggFest and bring your kilt if you have one. Tom will be here and you can see close up.
    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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  • What's going on here?

    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652

    What's going on here?

    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    A rack of St Louis spares cut in half & cooked on two tiers.

    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • R2Egg2Q said:

    What's going on here?

    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    A rack of St Louis spares cut in half & cooked on two tiers.

    That's amazing. I've got a small on hold at my dealer but this was a very interesting thread on the mini! I just feel like it'd be too small. Never seen one in person tho


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,044
     
    What's going on here? Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    A rack of St Louis spares cut in half & cooked on two tiers.
    That's amazing. I've got a small on hold at my dealer but this was a very interesting thread on the mini! I just feel like it'd be too small. Never seen one in person tho
    I was thinking about the small too. The reality is the small is not much bigger than the mini in terms of grate space. It is however a good bit heavier. My decision was to go with the mini for ease of packing up. Use the $100 difference in price to get a mini woo and ceramic stones. I mainly cook for SWMBO and myself only so mini would be great and a nice compliment to my large.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Yea, I just want a smaller one for week night me and wife or just me. But biggest thing is camping, tailgating and stuff. Traveling and stuff.


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,044
    If I had the mini last night it would have saved me two burnt fingers. Had the large full roasting peppers and tomatoes over the platesetter. When they were done, pulled them and was pulling PS out too to sear chicken and damn welders gloves failed on me. Got a nice blister on my middle finger. Could have seared the chicken on mini while roasting veggies on large.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Chubbs said:

    If I had the mini last night it would have saved me two burnt fingers. Had the large full roasting peppers and tomatoes over the platesetter. When they were done, pulled them and was pulling PS out too to sear chicken and damn welders gloves failed on me. Got a nice blister on my middle finger. Could have seared the chicken on mini while roasting veggies on large.

    I use my small or mini depending on who is home, just like you said & veggies in the large.

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

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,266
    First Egg was a Small, then a Large and later won a Mini. The Mini was used so much more than the other two I ended up selling the Small.
    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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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,550
    R2Egg2Q said:
    What's going on here? Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    A rack of St Louis spares cut in half & cooked on two tiers.
    With or without woo? I tried to stack with couldnt shut the lid.
    Seattle, WA
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,044
    SkinnyV said:
    R2Egg2Q said:
    With or without woo? I tried to stack with couldnt shut the lid.

    Looks like there is a woo then a custom second tier above the stock raised (on woo) grate.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,063
    Mickey said:
    volfan1 said:
    I ordered a mini for myself because my local deal was out of stock.  Does it come with the daisy wheel?
    Just as Gary said yes, but I do not find any reason to use it. Works fine without.
    @Mickey, have you ever "broken down" why or how u can go w/o the daisy wheel?  do you keep the ceramic cap on or leave everything off?
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14
    Tampa Bay, FL
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  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    edited February 2013
    Does anyone else have the CI grid for the mini?
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
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