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What size for 2nd Egg?

I have an XL on the deck and am considering adding a second Egg for smaller cooks.  I do have a fair assortment of Eggcessories for the XL, so a second XL is not out of the question (in order to share accessories) but I think a medium might be the berries, as it also has a fair selection of add ons to make Egging more enjoyable.  I don't seem to see a lot of posts from people with the medium but I'm sure you are out there.  What does the group have to suggest?
A poor widows son.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,610
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,888
    Mammammamama mini
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 653
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
  • Mickey said:

    Whoa!  I didn't see that coming from you!

    Bettysnephew, what will you use it for?  Proteins for a smaller than usual group, something just for two or maybe you want something to make sides with?  Is portability a consideration?  A little more info please.


    Flint, Michigan
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 2,782

    I have Med, Large, and XL.  The Med and Large get used about 45% & 45%, the XL gets 10% of the time.

    If I had it to do over, I would have three Larges in a row.  Everything I do on the XL, could be done on two Larges.  The only reason I ever use the Medium is for a few burger or brats which I could just do on the Large.

    I would recommend a Large, unless you're looking for something just for quick lunch cooks....then the Medium.

  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 1,174
    edited June 2013



    Bettysnephew, what will you use it for?  Proteins for a smaller than usual group, something just for two or maybe you want something to make sides with?  Is portability a consideration?  A little more info please.


    Primarily for the wife and I.  Initially we were going to get a large but bought the XL because we got a really good deal on a package with many extras for a very reasonable price.  It is a wonderful machine and I love cooking on it for groups and when my children/grandkids come by.  Non portable is just fine as I plan to install it in the same table my XL is in, so that pretty much rules out the mini without a whole lot of adaptation and I prefer to not set it on top of the table.  Looking for something that is not quite the production of firing up the XL for shorter/smaller cooks.


    A poor widows son.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
  • AUWAGAUWAG Posts: 73
    Mini! Perfect for up to 4 people. I have the mini medium and large and primarily use the mini. I'd get it and an egg carten
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,492
    Mini or a small, I can't cook for less then five people so I'd say small, but the mini is very useful if you are cooking for less then 4 people.
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,118
    To quote!
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,795
    Based on your answer to Fred's question, I'd vote Small.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,054
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,498
    i have large and mini.  i am very space restricted in my current back yard and i got a sweet deal on my mini.  400 bills for a mini naw get me a small or a medium for not much more.  the mini is quite a bit a fun and good for a quick small meal on weeknights/last minute.  

    or you could  go with the old adage "as big as you can afford".  ideally i want 2 larges.  

    some people suggest skip a size, i.e. small/large combo, xl/med combo.  I do know this, you never hear people say "man i wish i would have gotten a smaller egg."
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,987
    My next egg will be a small



     LBGE,SBGE, and a Mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    I have a large and seriously considering a Mini soon.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,088
    Small vs. Mini depending on how many you cook for and how portable you want it to be. There are fewer eggcessories available for the medium so you may want to take that into consideration.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760
    Between small and mini.

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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    i have a XL and a large my next will be another large 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I have an xl and a med. it's perfect for me. I have two friends with larges and I cook on them sometimes.

    The med is a better companion for the xl
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,518
    @travistrick- is the medium at all portable?
    Greensboro, NC
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    If I take the guts out I can move it no problem. Very easy.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,610
    Wolfpack said:
    @travistrick- is the medium at all portable?

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

  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394
    edited June 2013
    I have larges and a medium - the medium is perfect as a second for veggies or sides if you are cooking the main meats on the larger egg.  I use my larges the majority of the was my first Egg and I guess I am just a little partial to it and the way it cooks.

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