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What is XL BGE capacity?

JimboJimbo Posts: 44
edited 2:43AM 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]

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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    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
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    <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 large..so height would most likely be your biggest concern...here is better than 30# of butts...[p]Wess

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    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
    Jimbo,
    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
    WessB,
    Dude, the butts just sealed the deal. My wife saw the picture and I'm getting an XL tomorrow.
    J

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

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