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Smoking on the Mini

JimEJimE Posts: 158
edited 12:14PM in EggHead Forum
I'm considering a Mini Egg for camping, picnics, small meals, etc., and I wonder if anybody out there might have some advice. I understand it's an insurpassable grill, but how does it function as a smoker? Can I maintain low temperatures for salmon, ribs, etc? I hear the small is better, but if we're talking about carrying it 100 yards or so across a beach, I'll probably end up buying a sandwich instead. I guess what I'm asking is: What smoking success have any of you had with the Mini?


  • Jim, you can smoke on the mini but it takes some creativity since you would need to make a platesetter. Also, it would need a reload of charcoal due to the smaller capacity to cook for extended hours.The small egg would be a better choice for smoking and it has much more capacity, imo. You are looking at 65 lbs vs. 30 lbs as to what needs to be carried across the beach 100 yards.

  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Jim,[p]I think you'd have a less than easy time using the mini as a smoker.
    However, there are folks here who've made indirect setups to do just that.... but with it being so small, you'll have to contend with capacity issues and possibly refueling in mid cook.... just how many spares can you fit on that grid?[p]My suggestion.... get a small, build the simple transport/stand setup of GrillMeister and it will be no trouble to walk the small the 100 yards to the beach and do your grilling and smoking with no worries.[p]John[p]

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