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I have "mini" questions

Seriously thinking of adding a mini to the family of LBGE and MBGE. Talk me into it!

What can you cook on it? How many abts for example? How many chicken breast? Wings?
Do you need something under it when cooking on it if nested?
Fav cooks on mini?
Any other way you can talk me into it-bring it on....
LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
Rome, GA

Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,327
    Thanks to Spring Chicken, aka Leroy: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • WOWZERS!!!!!!!
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    I have the exact same set up as you...large, medium, and mini. The mini is great for small cooks and portability. You will not regret it!
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
  • I am so sold!!!!!!!
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,327
    So when do you pick your new Mini up?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • krobertsmsnkrobertsmsn Posts: 583
    edited October 2013
    Prolly next weekend...my local dealer closed up last week..so now I'll have to drive around 75 miles to Roswell, GA to pick one up! I got my mBGE there last summer. I also have LBGE.

    I was very impressed with your post @Mickey!!!!---blown away...
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 3,893
    Perfect for camping, vacationing and tailgating. Also love it for weeknight meals. I routinely grill whole 3.5 pound chickens on mine for quick weeknight meals. It's also perfect for personal sized pizzas. I always like the fact that I can grab a handful of leftover preburnt coals out of my large for a quick weeknight meal on the mini. Don't even hafta wait for the VOC's to cook off since they were previously snuffed out. Definitely get it IMHO.
  • Thanks! How do you do the pizza?
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,419
    Love the mini. Get a mini woo and two pizza stones off Amazon and you are set for pizzas or indirect cooks. Dyal has a great idea about stealing used lump from your other Eggs, did the same thing the last two nights for mini cooks.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,075
    I am so sold!!!!!!!
    If you have the option, check the price at different dealers. Bering's in Houston has a storewide 20% off sale on items >$50 a few times during the year. I bought my mini for 20% off in June. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • TomjohnTomjohn Posts: 45
    Mini
  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Prolly next weekend...my local dealer closed up last week..so now I'll have to drive around 75 miles to Roswell, GA to pick one up! I got my mBGE there last summer. I also have LBGE.

    I was very impressed with your post @Mickey!!!!---blown away...

    If you go to Roswell you may as well drive to the mothership in Tucker!
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,534
    I was looking at picking up a mini or small to take on vacations with us.  I was leaning towards the small with the larger cooking grid.
    Does anybody use the small as their traveling Egg?  I'm curious to hear how easy/hard it is to move around.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,148
    For those of you with a mini, how long can a full load of lump last with the woo setup for an indirect cook at around 250°?
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser
  • What can you do on the mini.....
    Just about anything you can do on the others, just scaled down.  We will be taking only the mini with us to the Plano fest.  Planned cooks are pork loin with maple syrup/Makers Mark/cranberry glaze, Picadilla (SoTexas Hash) served in corn cups with salsa and time permitting puff pastry s'mores.
    This is a very good basic Picadillo recipe and very close to mine (minus chicken stock and Sherry.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    DMW said:
    For those of you with a mini, how long can a full load of lump last with the woo setup for an indirect cook at around 250°?

    Depends a lot on the density of the lump you use. My longest cook was with the old Wicked Good lump and went 75 mins @240-250 then 4 hrs at 300 (and could have gone another hour). If I went about 250 the whole time I'd estimate probably 7+ hrs. For a lighter lump like RO, my guess would be close to 6 hrs.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • bo31210bo31210 Posts: 642
    edited October 2013
    @ krobertsmsn   where are you located?    If northeast of Atl, Reeves Hardware in Clayton should have them in stock and their pricing is normally very very good   Plus if I was north of Atl, I would rather drive to the mountains and spend the day than go 75 miles to Roswell!
    In the middle of Georgia!    Geaux Tigers!!!!!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,327
    YEMTrey said:
    I was looking at picking up a mini or small to take on vacations with us.  I was leaning towards the small with the larger cooking grid.
    Does anybody use the small as their traveling Egg?  I'm curious to hear how easy/hard it is to move around.
    Small was my very first Egg. Ended up selling it as the Mini was so much easier to take and cook not that much less..
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • @bo31210
    I'm in Rome GA
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • bo31210bo31210 Posts: 642
    Opps   Wrong direction!
    In the middle of Georgia!    Geaux Tigers!!!!!
  • How much is a mini?  I think Santa Claus is bringing me one if I made it on the nice list this year!

  • LitLit Posts: 5,658
    The mini runs right around $400
  • Nest and mini $392
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • misumisu Posts: 213
    @krobertsmsn - sent you a message
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 255
    Try Bob & Ted's Big Green Egg inClarkesville, Ga. got my large from them; cheaper than anything in Clayton,Ga.
    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
  • I'll give them a call..Thanks!
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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