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The XXL Does Eggist

Well the XXL is in KC now. Here is a photo of it next to my BGE dealer at Smokin On The Summit in Lee Summit , Mo. My dealerLarry is not a small guy, but the XXL makes him look that way.
XL, WSM 
Kansas City, Mo.
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 12,825
    Lord have mercy! That thing is a monster!

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    Still trying to think "WHY".
    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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  • BayaradBayarad Posts: 281
    You could slow smoke a suckling pig or a whole hog on that with no problems!
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,405
    No way you could fit a whole hog on there. Unless that hog was very young.
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 666
    Mickey said:
    Still trying to think "WHY".
    Competition cooking would be my only guess.......and actually I can see it being successful in that regard.  Only other thing would be if you were in the catering biz or something similar and always cooking BBQ for large groups. 

    LBGE

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    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 12,825
    @DMW
    I didn't want to be the one to say it. Glad you did.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,752
    Transporting that thing to comps would be no small feat.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • badinfluencebadinfluence Posts: 1,272
    Cut the hog in two place the front half over the rear half to protect the ribs and loin from overcooking is how I'm going to do it..hut will still only fit a 60 to 80lb hog I'm betting but will see when mine comes in.
    1 XXL BGE, 1 XL BGE, 3 LG BGE, 3 MED. BGE, 1 SM. BGE, 2 MINI MAX BGE, 2 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,405
    Cut the hog in two place the front half over the rear half to protect the ribs and loin from overcooking is how I'm going to do it..hut will still only fit a 60 to 80lb hog I'm betting but will see when mine comes in.
    Then that's not whole hog, but rather 2 half hogs. ;)

    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • badinfluencebadinfluence Posts: 1,272
    Sure it is. 1 whole hog cut in half
    1 XXL BGE, 1 XL BGE, 3 LG BGE, 3 MED. BGE, 1 SM. BGE, 2 MINI MAX BGE, 2 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
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  • CoolBeesCoolBees Posts: 31
    What are the dimensions of the cooking surface?
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  • nealcr1nealcr1 Posts: 179
    I think it is 29 inch surcface
    Mini Max, Medium BGE, Large BGE, Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman, Digi Q II, Woo 2, AR with Oval setup
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  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 1,254
    If you were taking that thing to a comp, you would need an air ride trailer to haul it and a crane to pull out the fire box! Lifting the grid out will likely be a two-man job. That thing is just crazy big. I hope to see on full of goodness sometime soon.
    L x2, M, S, and Mini. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,315
    Actually they used a fork lift at the Athens fest. Our Athens fest host cooked on one, it is huge, requires a 20# bag of lump to fill! has very large cooking real estate and the food cooked tasted as good as any other egged food.
    As an individual I don't see the need, but if I owned a restaurant it would be a part of my cooking arsenal.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • CremonCremon Posts: 21
    That beast is huge.  Great for a restaurant I am sure.  I'd hate to be a caterer and have to travel around town with that thing.
    Marietta, GA

    Big Green Egg XL, 
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  • They had one at the austin eggfest. Maybe if you absolutely needed to cook something whole on an egg that you couldn't fit on an XL. Otherwise multiple eggs would be better in my mind even in a comp. Wonder how much the fire box weighs if you wanted to do a full cleanout before a low and slow.

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  • badinfluencebadinfluence Posts: 1,272
    What my egg rep said was about 550 lbs now I don't know If that is just the egg or with the egg and fire box and all. And no I won't be hauling it to a comp as I have a cooker for that already.
    1 XXL BGE, 1 XL BGE, 3 LG BGE, 3 MED. BGE, 1 SM. BGE, 2 MINI MAX BGE, 2 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,827

    They had one at the austin eggfest. Maybe if you absolutely needed to cook something whole on an egg that you couldn't fit on an XL. Otherwise multiple eggs would be better in my mind even in a comp. Wonder how much the fire box weighs if you wanted to do a full cleanout before a low and slow.

    Agreed. Multiple eggs would be cheaper and allows you to cook different temps for different items. There is no way I'd get the XXL.
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  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 2,018
    Its bigger then 29" across, more like 39". The XL is 24" and the XXL is bigger then 5" larger. It is a massive egg.
    XL, WSM 
    Kansas City, Mo.
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,302
    not the best for a restaurant, heavy lid to continually open an close, plus no real way to control or maintain temps when grilling multiple plates over a lunch/dinner rush.  For bbq, electric smokers easier to use and get past city health codes.   

    the success of the cooker will be seen next year.  Right now dealers are buying to have one on the floor.  Just wonder how many will still be on the floor come end of summer.  

    Maybe we need to get a pool together on how soon before one shows up on craigs list for sale........lol
     
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,405
    Its bigger then 29" across, more like 39". The XL is 24" and the XXL is bigger then 5" larger. It is a massive egg.
    http://www.biggreenegg.com/features/xxl-is-a-big-hit/

    29.25" diameter grid. 5.25" larger diameter than an XL. 672 sq in cooking area vs 452 sq in on XL. For that kind of money I'm buying multiple eggs. Now if I had a whole family of eggs and had the space and extra cash and my mortgage was paid off would I add an XXL? Maybe...
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    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • badinfluencebadinfluence Posts: 1,272
    Let's face it nobody has a need for a xxl this is a want. I wanted it so I ordered it. How often I will use it I don't know
    1 XXL BGE, 1 XL BGE, 3 LG BGE, 3 MED. BGE, 1 SM. BGE, 2 MINI MAX BGE, 2 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 9,936
    Is the XXL close to the same price everywhere? They are going for $3,700 here in Jacksonville. They had 2 of them at one location toward the Julington Creek bridge in Jax and they must of sold one because now they're down to one. Fact is the LBGE is still the most popular size. I personally wouldn't buy the XXL as you could buy 4 LBGE or 3 XLBGE for the same money here and have the ability of multiple cooks at multiple temps. But, obviously there is a market for the XXL. And those who purchase them will surely enjoy their BGE journey the same as the rest of us do.
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,995
    I dont see much use at all, anyways, it needs bigger casters!


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  • I see lots of reasons to get an XXL, mine's bigger, chicks dig it, it fits my ego..................
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  • badinfluencebadinfluence Posts: 1,272
    Just wondering why everyone is haters of the new xxl? I seem to remember the same thing when the xl came out and how many now have one.
    1 XXL BGE, 1 XL BGE, 3 LG BGE, 3 MED. BGE, 1 SM. BGE, 2 MINI MAX BGE, 2 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
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  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 554
    Jumbo size pizza! Imagine the flashback!
    NW IOWA
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,405
    @badinfluence I think it's the huge price delta between the XL and XXL. The jump from L to XL is not a 3x increase in price like the jump from XL to XXL.
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • badinfluencebadinfluence Posts: 1,272
    Ok I can see your point about price. I am still pretty pumped to get mine when it comes in though seeing as I have yet to see one in person so I'm hoping I'm not disappointed.
    1 XXL BGE, 1 XL BGE, 3 LG BGE, 3 MED. BGE, 1 SM. BGE, 2 MINI MAX BGE, 2 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
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  • badinfluencebadinfluence Posts: 1,272

    Is the XXL close to the same price everywhere? They are going for $3,700 here in Jacksonville. They had 2 of them at one location toward the Julington Creek bridge in Jax and they must of sold one because now they're down to one. Fact is the LBGE is still the most popular size. I personally wouldn't buy the XXL as you could buy 4 LBGE or 3 XLBGE for the same money here and have the ability of multiple cooks at multiple temps. But, obviously there is a market for the XXL. And those who purchase them will surely enjoy their BGE journey the same as the rest of us do.

    What was included for 3700.00? Hope everything.
    1 XXL BGE, 1 XL BGE, 3 LG BGE, 3 MED. BGE, 1 SM. BGE, 2 MINI MAX BGE, 2 MINI BGE, 1 Peoria custom cooker Meat Monster.


    Clinton, Iowa
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