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What is XL BGE capacity?

JimboJimbo Posts: 44
edited 6:07AM in EggHead Forum
I am strongly considering an Extra large BGE. I have wanted a BGE for years and they finally make one big enough to handle my friends and family holiday gatherings...I think. I prefer to cook two medium sized turkeys (12 to 15 lbs) rather than one 20+ lb monster. Two extra drumsticks go a long way towards holiday peace! Has anyone cooked two birds at once on an XL? If it can be done, I'm ordering mine tomorrow. This forum is great:>D I had a lot of fun searching the archives even though I couldn't find an answer to my question. Learned alot too.[p]


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Jimbo,[p]chicken-1.jpg[p]These are 8 pound chickens. I believe I could easilt get two 12 pounders in my XL.
  • JimboJimbo Posts: 44
    Thanks Celtic Wolf. Chickens look great. My wife thinks I've lost my mind because this forum has replaced You Tube and I don't even own a BGE yet!
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    <p />Jimbo,
    Havent done turkey on my XL so cant speak from personal experience...the thing will hold a lot of meat, as you can see...The only concern I might have with turkey is that the dome is lower on the XL than it is on the height would most likely be your biggest is better than 30# of butts...[p]Wess

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    WessB,[p] I had a 25.5 pound bird on the rack the chickens are on. Fit in there with plenty of room.
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Celtic Wolf,
    Cool..good info to know..[p]Wess

  • UGAVETUGAVET Posts: 577
    2 turkeys are no problem. i did 2 15lb'ers for thanksgiving. have pictures on my laptop i will post in a bit. I did them in my v rack with drip pan underneath. they turned out great.

  • JimboJimbo Posts: 44
    Dude, the butts just sealed the deal. My wife saw the picture and I'm getting an XL tomorrow.

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Coulda prolly fit 4 more on there...enjoy[p]Wess

  • UGAVETUGAVET Posts: 577
    These are the 15lb turkeys on the XL

  • Jimbo,one of my relatives cooked three 13 lb. turkeys on a large, not xl, Egg. He had to push to get the top down but it can be done....

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