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Ok...ok...I'm convinced....I found my way to the BGE site purely by accident. I was doing online research on regular smokers (steel, charcoal/electric) trying to figure out which to buy. Now, I am going to buy an egg. What size ? I am thinking medium or large.[p]Do folks who have mediums find themselves wanting more space that often ? What are you cooking when that happens ?[p]Thanks[p]Dan


  • GrillMeisterGrillMeister Posts: 1,611
    <p />BackYardDan,[p]Go with the Large! I did for my first one, then I got another large. Then one morning, I woke up and there was another egg. I gonna have to keep them on separate sides of the deck. [grin]
  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    BackYardDan,[p]I had a medium for three years. Its a great size, but after getting married, having a child and friends wanting me to fook for them, I upgraded to the large.[p]Smokey
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,374
    Cool pix!
    I have 3 size BGEs now and love what each one is "just perfect for". As I always say - Go for it now, next year and thereafter! Life isn't a dress rehearsal!
    BTW GrillMeister, check your email for a response to our earlier discussion...

    Dunlap, IL
  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,708
    BackYardDan,[p]Large.[p]Enough said.[p]TRex
  • BackYardDan,
    Large works for me. Nothing like ribs for a crowd all at once.[p]Kinsey

  • BackYardDan,[p]Large, to start with. And if you are married, don't let your wife near it, if she is like mine, she will take over. On second thought, introduce her to it immediately!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    I am not exactly educated in the ways of the smaller eggs, having gone for the large right out of the gate.[p]But I think that if you can afford it, you should get a big one. I understand the small and mini are amazing with regard to searing steaks (distance from fuel to grill is shorter than in the large), but holy hell. I can't imagine what MORE char looks like, since my steaks at 850 degrees are perfect as is.[p]I do understand that the large uses more fuel, but the egg is stingy to begin with. When I'm done, I shut it down, and the next day I just relight the unspent fuel.[p]I am considering getting an additional egg, a small, because frequently it is just my wife and I eating, and I'm sure that adds up in the fuel usage department on the large.[p]But I would never give up the big-boy, and have NEVER regretted it. Nothing like doing a 24-hour cook of two or three 10 pound butts, or multitudinous racks of ribs...[p]Try for the big one if you can swing it.[p]But that's my biased opinion.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    I got people askin me to fook for them allatime, but my wife won't let me. How'd you get her to acquiesce?

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    stike,[p]<c>I WEAR THE PANTS!</c>[p]No really, it's one of her friends who loved thr turkey breast I made on night and asked. The wife just let it slide I guess![p]Smokey
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    ...i was tryna make a funny.
    you said 'fook' early on, and so i said my wife wouldn't let me 'fook' a whole buncha people...
    aw fergeddit, wasn't funny to begin with i guess....[p]

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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