I have been checking out the BGE for a long time, and with football season here, I finally pulled the trigger on a small BGE. I chose the small because it will cook 4 ribeyes at once and I can still take it tailgating without additional lifting help. I took it to the Dallas/Tampa Bay game for an inauguration. I was lit, cooking, eating burgers, and cooling down before any of the conventional grills even got going. I used BGE lump and two lighter squares and the grill was reading 600 degrees in a little over 10 minutes. Cooked the burgers per JohnnyBurger instructions included with the egg and perfection! After cooking I closed all the vents and the unit was cool enough to put back into the SUV before the game. I got there early to have time but the NFL would not let us in until 3 hours before gametime. I was concerned that the unit would be too hot, but it cooled sufficiently after 2 hours to put in the vehicle.
The Cowboys won and I had great food to celebrate. Love my egg. My small seems to get to 600 and stay there(vents open). I am going to check the thermometer and experiment with additional lump to see if I can get 650F.