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Smallest Egg for beer can chicken?

Looking to buy the smallest Egg to cook for two, and beer can chicken is a must.[p]Thanks.


  • Hamilton,
    I think the small would fit that requirement. Don't think a mini will handle a beer can chicken, though it would fit lying down.

  • UGAVETUGAVET Posts: 577
    Get the small. I cook beercan chicken, spatchcocked chicken all the time. Can cook 4 good sized steaks and plenty of porkchops easily. Also do 12 inch pizzas very well. You can also cook a small boston butt for pulled pork if you want and ribs as well although you may have to cut them in half to do them. You wont regret the small.

  • Hamilton,
    The small will be plenty. I've done Beercan chicken, 10 # prime rib, small picnic shoulder (refilled the lump at 16 hours though), pork loins, ribs, burgers, bread, small pizza, fish, etc.[p]I don't have a mini, but I don't think it would be worth it. For me, the small is a portable brick oven. I take it camping, across country to reletives houses, football tailgating, and even to work for a parking lot BBQ lunch (filet mignon)[p]

  • Great, thanks guy, that's all I needed to hear - the "small" it is!

  • Hamilton,
    Before you spring for a small, you haven't mentioned if you might want to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or if you would ever want to do a large pizza, or perhaps cook up a mess of wings. You need to consider if a 13" grid will provide enough space to cook "flat" food which occupies grid space vs. occupying volume.[p]One of the things I found when I got my Egg is that you can do almost anything on it, and after you cook a few hundred chickens, you might decide you want to try some of the other crazy things you see people here cooking. [p]And of course, will you ever entertain? Will you ever want to cook for a group? I once was asked to cook 4 butts for a women's homeless shelter, for example. [p]Good luck, whatever you end up getting!

    The Naked Whiz
  • Hey Whiz, you're right, I didn't mention my grills. I have an offset, WSM, Weber kettle (totally wore out), and Bar-B-Chef grill, but no Eggs. The small Egg will make a fine addition....I just gotta find one local.[p]Thanks for the help. You got a great website and I've been hitting it pretty heavy. lol

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    get a large and you won't bother with the others.[p]no kidding.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Found a small yesterday and went to buy it. I asked about a platesetter and found out they don't list them in the catalog, so...I bought the medium Egg. hee hee

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