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MiniMax Question

Have a chance to pick up a minimax at a good price.  Have had a large for years and love it.  Is the minimax too small as a second grill?  

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  • WillWill Posts: 17
    Is $500 a good price.  This is a new, never used grill with warranty and all.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,998
    Use ours a LOT. It's a legit partner for the LG. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,258
    The MMX is a very versatile little cook, especially when you add a second level. You can do this with Ceramic Grill Store kit or make your own:

    https://thecooksdigest.co.uk/2017/06/30/maxing-out-a-minimax-big-green-egg/

    For our household of two adults and three huge cats, it's perfect.

    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
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    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff http://www.thecooksdigest.com
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,992
     and three huge cats, it's perfect.

    I bet a large cat would fit perfect on the MM...lol
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,572
    I have a large and mini max I also use the mini max more.
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • I'm also in the Large and MiniMax camp. Perfect combo, IMO. You will be pleased. 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,438
    XL and MM here, Use the MM on the road (camping, Tailgating) and more for us 2 now that our children are away in college. I have cooked for 4, *FREQUENTLY* and the occasional 10 (Loin roasts), using the MM. It is a great addition. You can get a new one, with a warranty, in the States  for not much more than that.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,658

    That's a good deal when compared to my local market.

    Question for you MM owners.  If the charcoal grate is upgraded to a high flow option, does it make for a good searing unit?  With all the mid week Sous Vide, I'm considering a smaller  searing egg.


    Phoenix 
  • @blasting I use mine for searing a lot. But I typically just throw the grid on by itself so it's not elevated. But you can get a good seat either way. The grate by itself dang near touches the coals when full. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • And @Will it's a great little addition. I have been using mine a ton recently to conserve charcoal on short week day cooks. Pretty much stopped using my second Large and use this one a lot. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • GymGym Posts: 334
  • tml1230tml1230 Posts: 220
    Please allow me to add another "hell yes" vote to my my brothers above. I drove  3 hours to Atlanta to buy one  in August,slightly used-
    well worth the trip to augment my BGE medium....also consider the place setter with it.. A Great addition.....plus it survived hurricane Irma in Florida last month ...I am blessed!
    Sarasota Fl. and  Lake Toxaway N.C. (and Novembers on the island of Kauai) (and April in France.... Don't hate on me for that)
    BGE  medium and minimax
    HOW  BOUT THEM GATORS !
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,438
    The MM is searing SOB. Just did the best steaks ever.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 820
    Go for it. I have a large and an MM and use both about the same except for steaks. They are always done on the MM!
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,628
    L and MM is a great combo. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,258
    Searing in a CI pan on the MM:



    Searing over direct flame:



    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
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    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff http://www.thecooksdigest.com
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,254
    Photo Egg said:
     and three huge cats, it's perfect.

    I bet a large cat would fit perfect on the MM...lol
    Did someone say cat? 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
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