I had always read that the XL and Large acted a bit different, and tonight i got to see first hand that is true.
I was actually surprised at how much different my bro's large acted compared to my XL, i really didn't expect it to be that noticeable.
It was nothing i couldn't overcome, but it did take a bit to get used to, being the first time i have ever cooked on one.
All in all we turned out a great, but simple meal. We had burgers, hot dogs, shrimp kabobs, and some sides.
Oh and I got to try my first "Luther", and it was quite delicious.lol
Quick question however. We have a 2" paver under it, plus the egg is on its feet. I noticed the paver was pretty hot, which kind of surprised me, as i had never seen that with my XL(mine stays pretty cool) Is that fairly normal? It seemed like there was quite a bit of hot embers that fell through the charcoal grate.