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Mini max $375, new in box (lots of pics)

cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,508
edited July 2017 in EggHead Forum
I had to take it.  I sold the small to fund the venture, not financially, but to keep myself married.  My wife is awesome, I am glad she lets me do this.  Anyway, on to the cook:

Lit it with a starter waxy thing that came with it.  Never used these in 9 years of using eggs:


Dialed in at 350 no problem


Wings went in flour seasoning mix



cooked the wings indirect using the 30 20 10 method


I kept my gear from my small: woo, kick ash basket, and high que grate (I let the platesetter go with the small egg).  The kick ash basket and high que grate are for the mini max size anyway (they work really good in the small).  I really like this cooker.  I dont plan on moving it around (thats what weber jumbo joes are for), but having it go on my table makes it so much better to cook on for me.  The small in the small next was so short.  This cooked a lot like the small, but seemed to want to run higher than the small did.  Without the indirect setup, once it cleared the smoke puffing stage, when the exhaust turns clear, and it starts to take off, it flew up to 575 quickly before I slowed it down.  I am very pleased with exchanging my small for this egg.

John - SLC, UT

2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

Comments

  • SaintJohnsEggerSaintJohnsEgger Posts: 1,253
    I paid $379 for mine at the Florida State Eggfest back at the end of April. 

    Plan on doing wings on mine tonight. First time wing cook for either of my Eggs. I hope mine turn out as good as yours look. 

    Can you explain 30-20-10 method?
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.

    1 wife, 4 kids, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 bird, 1 Large Egg 10/28/16 and 1 MiniMax 04/29/17

    KAB, Adjustable Rig, PSWoo, FlameBoss 200, SmokeWare Chimney Cap

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,613
    Nice!  It's a good little workhorse.  Enjoy it!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,940
    Winning
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • I'm pretty stoked myself.  I found a used mini max on Craigslist and made a deal for $350 with plate setter and extra (cast iron) grate.  It looks near new. Not the worlds sweetest 'deal'....but I don't care....I'm looking to enjoy it as an accompaniment to my long used Large.  I'm going to pick it up tomorrow.
  •  Congrats on the purchase, I think you’re going to love it.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,509

    Got one for sale locally - guy wants $650. 

    Phoenix 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,942
    The last thing I need is a new kamado but if I could get a MiniMax for $375 I wouldn't hesitate.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,034
    Nice looking wings!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • Thanks for the comparison. Good price 
  • This is an older (ish) thread, but my review still stands for selling the small to get the MM.  The MM has been a great egg to use for small cooks, it has made the mini obsolete for me.  The mini might go back into storage or take it to work as a desk ornament.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • Looking good ! Can't wait to get my minimax
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