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2nd Egg Size?



  • I'd say small but if you seriously have the bodies to help with the relocation of the Egg every time don't discount a Medium. It's become my every day Egg and I can move it myself within reason. I have a Small, Medium and Large and the Medium is used 3 times a week. The small is great to travel with, very easy to move if you are in any kind of decent physical condition.  If you were consistently cooking for 2-3 I'd say Mini, but since you are cooking for 4 consistently I'd go at least a Small. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
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  • rconercone Posts: 92
    Fat is tasty, everything else is filler.

    LBGE, SBGE, and a Carson Rotisserie 

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,317
    I started out with a large, followed up with a small, then replaced the small with another large.  I'm really happy with two larges - I haven't used the small in a year or so.

    Go big of go home!

  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
    edited December 2013
    I love the small / large combo and travel with my small all the time. One of my favorite eggcessories is the CGW Small Two-Tier it adds so much room. Now I can make the sides on the egg at the same time. I used to only find quick things I could make while the meat was resting. I do pork butts while traveling all the time and it is always a great way to feed a crowd. Small Egg goes to the lake Using both eggs at the same time is also great, I like searing on the small and finishing everything on the large. Like I did here A tribute to my ELF, Henapple! The small is also great for wok cooking. Wok goes mobile @RAC has a nice table to use with the small, New Family Member it is on my list but since I didn't travel as much this summer I haven't gotten one yet. I've got lots more discussions from others that helped sell me on the small if you want more info. 

    No matter what size you go with you will like having two eggs. 

    Edit: I also recommend getting a High-Que to help with airflow in the small egg. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • I have a small and a mini to compliment my XL. The mini performs better, but the small has more real estate. I bought a two tier swing rack from CGW for the small and LOVE the extra room. To feed the people you feed, I would consider the small.


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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 3,846
    edited December 2013
    RGBHV said:
    I started out with a large, followed up with a small, then replaced the small with another large.  I'm really happy with two larges - I haven't used the small in a year or so.

    Go big of go home!

    Hey Michael. long time no see, I also replaced my Small with a second Large. However, these days I use my XL more than the two Larges combined.  Go big or go home indeed!
    Vaughan, Ontario

  • Medium...  Its the redheaded step-child of the Egg world, doesn't get the love it deserves. With some creativity I've fit 20# of butt on it and think I've topped out at 6 racks of ribs with some juggling, but at the same time, doing cooks for 1 or 2 people feels completely reasonable on it.  The thing is a workhorse, and just light enough I can load it in my car myself if I pull out the guts first, easy fully loaded with two people.
    Chicago, Illinois
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