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I have a large and a small. Honestly I don't see any reason to get a small or minimax for weeknight cooks. My large comes to temp faster than my small. I have heard mixed things on the mini-max...some people say they have a hard time getting it to temp. The difference in lump consumption is marginal. Sure the large holds more, but when you shut it down after cooking there is lump left over so for a given cook the actual amount you use isn't that different.
If you want a second egg to expand your cooking capacity or the ability to cook direct and indirect then go for it. However I don't see any advantage of a small vs a large for weeknight cooks.
I have no idea if this authentic...but try adding anchovy paste. I got the idea from a Mellow Mushroom copycat recipe. I asked someone that worked there and they tipped me off that the anchovy paste is what turns their dressing into crack.
Good looking set up. I think if I were going to try to lift it out hot I would just use welders gloves and grab that sucker. That gripper would make me nervous with a pan full of grease...especially if the egg is lit.
IMO I think they have priced the KJ too high. I think most buyers are going to price out the basics (egg+ nest+plate setter) vs a KJ and the KJ will be way more expensive. Here in GA I think BGE still has the brand recognition, so most consumers are going to think "why would I pay more for a knock off??".
I like all of the innovations and I think there are plenty of people that will be willing to pay for them; but I suspect the price is going to come down once sales start to drop.