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  • Re: Questions that need Answering...PLEASE

    Regarding Size:
    I'm single and based on what I've read, most people go with the large, end of story. I thought the Large would be too big for me, but there appears to be more accessories and support for the Large. The Large appears to have more height above the grid, whereas the X-tra Large has more WIDTH (cooking space). This is important if you are doing a turkey or chicken. On the Large, you can get a Grid Extender, for another shelf, or a 3-tier extender for even more space.

    The super serious EGG'ers end up buying a Large and a medium or two large's as they will end up doing MEAT on one, and fish and/or veggies on another.

    Take a look at the versatility you have by watching the videos at:

    http://www.biggreenegg.com/videos/videos.html I think he gets 12 burgers on what appears to be a Large.

    Look at the Perfect Steak at:
    http://www.biggreenegg.com/recipes.html

    Regarding startup times:
    Most end up using BGE's starter cubes. BGE has a new Eggcelerators (currently >$100), listed on What's New:
    We are pleased to introduce our new product, the EGGcelerator! The EGGcelerator fans the lump charcoal at initial lighting for faster start-up times, especially in high altitude situations. The unit easily attaches onto the draft door of the XLarge, Large or Medium EGGs. Once the EGG® has obtained the desired cooking temperature, the unit is switched off and removed. The EGGcelerator requires 8 AA Batteries (not included), an optional power adapter will be available soon.

    From what I gather, the EGGcelerator is really targeted towards users in high altitudes, or that may have damp coal.

    Some suggest going to a 'discount' store and buying a cheap 'personal fan' that uses a couple AA's that will accomplish the same thing if you are looking to decrease your startup time.

    I've fired mine up a few times and in general, it does take 10 minutes. You want to make sure that the charcoal is started, otherwise, when you are trying to 'fine tune' the temperature down to "Low and Slow", a DOME TEMPERATURE of 250°, you risk putting it out.

    Hope this helps a little,
    -Jeeves
    Austin, TX
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