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XL or Mini BGE?

Gee, I don't know. Which one should I get? The mini looks nice but the XL is a bit bigger. Sometimes I want to cook just a pack of hot dogs and the mini would be perfect, but sometimes I get a little more hungry and need 15 packs of hot dogs so the XL might work. By the looks of it, the XL may use more lump than the mini. Can anyone confirm this?

Also, Thanksgiving is coming up and was wondering if a 24 pound turkey would fit in the mini? I plan on using the Mad Max Method but he doesn't say if I can use a mini. What's the largest turkey anyone has done in a mini?

Thanks for all your answers.


  • Get both. :)
  • Your sarcasm makes you look like a moron. I guess this post might be one more reason why newbees are afraid to post
  • Yeah, you could cook your mini inside your XLG.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    lots of questions about turduckens this time of year. chicken inside a duck inside a turkey.

    dunno why you couldn't cook with a mini inside a small inside a medium inside a large inside an xl.

    like them Russian dolls. you'd only need to light the lump in the xl i'd think.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • mr.bmr.b Posts: 75
    I would go with the xl. you can fit way more butts or
    in your case butt heads than you could with a mini. but of course if you were cooking a delicacy such as brains maybe in your case you might want the mini.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Ha! That's funny! Good to see some different humor here on the forum. I would go with maybe 5 mini's though. :laugh:
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