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What's the Perfect 2 Egg Combo?

If you could have 2 eggs what sizes would they be?  Right now I have Large and a MM.  I'm thinking of giving my Large to my dad and getting a XL.  I'm cooking for a family of 5.  9 y/o, 6 y/o and 1 y/o.  Surely their appetites are going to grow.  My reasoning is 50% of my cooks could be done on the MM, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, etc.  But I believe it would be nice to have the room the XL has for ribs, butts, briskets, etc.  My large is deck out with the AR and it has really helped with the room on the Large.  I would surely get the AR and woo as well for the XL.  So what do you guys say, what would be your 2?  Thanks!
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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,524
    edited January 12

    Medium and Large gets my vote, although Medium and XL would also be hard to beat if you don't have an offset or cabinet smoker.
    Phoenix 
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,005
    Large & small

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  • r8rs4lfr8rs4lf Posts: 306
    I have a medium and a MM that are perfect for my needs. I used to have an XL and never used it. Just too much real estate so I got rid of it.
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,916

    Man, I am torn on this one.

    I have an XL and want a MM something bad.  But I have a really hard time justifying paying MM prices for weeknight cooks, when a cheap weber would serve the same purpose at a fraction of the price.


    I think my ideal combo is my XL paired with a M.  Still small enough for easy, weeknight cooks, but just large enough to handle some serious duty when required. 


    At least, that's how I think about it...

    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,324
    Since you have a large, I will say large and medium. The medium gets the call for many of our cooks. Up and running in no time with weed torch and Rockwood combo.


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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,282
    I have an XL, and love it. Then again, we entertain a lot too. I liked the food so much off the XL, which was my first, I decided to get the MM for tailgating and camping. I have been very happy with this combination. I use them both, simultaneously, frequently, on our cooks, and my next, likely my last, will be a medium, in the spring. I will agree with @tarheelmatt a medium is a very nice addition for a statioary cooker addition for a good combo.
    The MM rocks, and I love mine for travel, however, the medium is an awesome cooker.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    If it were me and you don’t care about portability or taking an egg anywhere my vote would be for two larges
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,088
    Sunny side up with grits, pepper bacon and a side of toast (white bread). 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • buzzvolbuzzvol Posts: 303
    Sunny side up with grits, pepper bacon and a side of toast (white bread). 
    Order over medium raisin.
    Lawrenceville, GA
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,324
    Weird how this happens, there's two of these threads going on.  Might be more info over at this thread too.  

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1211212/medium-or-mini-to-go-with-my-large-or-wait-for-another-large#latest
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  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,145
    boatcapt said: lo
    If you could have 2 eggs what sizes would they be?  Right now I have Large and a MM.  I'm thinking of giving my Large to my dad and getting a XL.  I'm cooking for a family of 5.  9 y/o, 6 y/o and 1 y/o.  Surely their appetites are going to grow.  My reasoning is 50% of my cooks could be done on the MM, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, etc.  But I believe it would be nice to have the room the XL has for ribs, butts, briskets, etc.  My large is deck out with the AR and it has really helped with the room on the Large.  I would surely get the AR and woo as well for the XL.  So what do you guys say, what would be your 2?  Thanks!
    Id say XL and MM.   Although the L is great to have with mm.  The xl is used for whole briskys, cgs grid system for larger rib cooks and smoking lotsa wings or sausage.   I do use the mm and L a lot more than XL.  BUT,  the xl is great with adj rig and two shelves if i need to make two whole packers and two shoulders for a party, OR if i make 12 -15 racks of ribs....  super efficient, great capacity, and xl cranks it out.  Steak amd scallops tonite and the MM will be the weapon of choice....

    But go for it, get the xl, keep MM and make the old mans day by giving him the L...
  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,540
    johnnyp said:

    Man, I am torn on this one.

    I have an XL and want a MM something bad.  But I have a really hard time justifying paying MM prices for weeknight cooks, when a cheap weber would serve the same purpose at a fraction of the price.


    I think my ideal combo is my XL paired with a M.  Still small enough for easy, weeknight cooks, but just large enough to handle some serious duty when required. 


    At least, that's how I think about it...

    You're looking at this the wrong way.  Using the MMX for smaller weeknight cooks saves on lump and on time getting to temperature.  It saves you money.

    XL + MMX here.
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,436
    Make it 2 large.....

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    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,088
    buzzvol said:
    Sunny side up with grits, pepper bacon and a side of toast (white bread). 
    Order over medium raisin.
    LOl....no way....got to have a runny eggs and soppin up bread. Raisin toast and soppin up.....not good.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,088
    Make it 2 large.....
    Its fun spending other peoples money isn't. Happy New Year brother.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,436
    Make it 2 large.....
    Its fun spending other peoples money isn't. Happy New Year brother.
    You know it!
    Happy New Year to you as well.  I'm finally dragging myself out of the post Championship depression :bawling:

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

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    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,496
    boatcapt said:
    If you could have 2 eggs what sizes would they be?  Right now I have Large and a MM.  I'm thinking of giving my Large to my dad and getting a XL.  I'm cooking for a family of 5.  9 y/o, 6 y/o and 1 y/o.  Surely their appetites are going to grow.  My reasoning is 50% of my cooks could be done on the MM, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, etc.  But I believe it would be nice to have the room the XL has for ribs, butts, briskets, etc.  My large is deck out with the AR and it has really helped with the room on the Large.  I would surely get the AR and woo as well for the XL.  So what do you guys say, what would be your 2?  Thanks!
    1) Welcome aboard.
    2) Given where you are starting from I think your logic is perfect.

    Go with that plan and don't look back.  The XL is great.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,916
    Eoin said:
    johnnyp said:

    Man, I am torn on this one.

    I have an XL and want a MM something bad.  But I have a really hard time justifying paying MM prices for weeknight cooks, when a cheap weber would serve the same purpose at a fraction of the price.


    I think my ideal combo is my XL paired with a M.  Still small enough for easy, weeknight cooks, but just large enough to handle some serious duty when required. 


    At least, that's how I think about it...

    You're looking at this the wrong way.  Using the MMX for smaller weeknight cooks saves on lump and on time getting to temperature.  It saves you money.

    XL + MMX here.


    Haha! that's obviously how I should sell it to the wife. 


    Now to calculate the charcoal differential break-even point!  What do you think?  At 10 years, do you take the over or the under?

    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,427
    I have an XL and a 22" Weber Smokey Mountain for overflow when I need it.  I got the XL to replace my old gas grill and wanted the biggest one they had at the time I got it for when we entertain or do large cooks over night.  There is only three in my immediate family and I thought the XL would be to big, but not really now that I light it with a weed burner cane torch.  I can have it up to over 400 in about 15 minutes now or less.  

    Now remember the XL doesn't only cost more, but the accessories cost more as well.  I wish I had some of the accessories you have.  I only have the Smokeware SS cap, homemade second tier grate and Grill Grates. 

    I would like either about either the MM or the Medium for my second egg some day.  The large would be a nice gift to your dad and if there are any warranty issues, you could take care of them being that you are still the owner.
    XL, WSM, Coleman Road Trip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,414
    johnnyp said:

    Man, I am torn on this one.

    I have an XL and want a MM something bad.  But I have a really hard time justifying paying MM prices for weeknight cooks, when a cheap weber would serve the same purpose at a fraction of the price.


    I think my ideal combo is my XL paired with a M.  Still small enough for easy, weeknight cooks, but just large enough to handle some serious duty when required. 


    At least, that's how I think about it...

    XL and a kettle performer  I use my Weber for the week night cooks it has a gas starter to light the coals charcoal bins just give them a shake and fill to the top everything about it is super  convenient easy setup for 2 zone  charcoal storage built in table one touch ash removal costs around 400$ I think a plain kettle is only 100 or so

    i like having the different grilling styles available to me

    agree 100% with @johnnyp’s comment if I got another egg it would most likely be a medium 
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  • Thomasc18Thomasc18 Posts: 162
    I have a medium and just bought the XL a  month ago. Haven't really used the XL. It’s just me and my wife. We do a lot of entertaining so I figure the XL would be perfect. Medium is works for me and her but when I have a group over it doesn’t cut it.  I thought about going with a large but for a few hundred bucks more why not just go with XL and never worry about the room again. That’s how I justified the XL purchase. 
    Madison, AL
  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,540
    johnnyp said:
    Eoin said:
    johnnyp said:

    Man, I am torn on this one.

    I have an XL and want a MM something bad.  But I have a really hard time justifying paying MM prices for weeknight cooks, when a cheap weber would serve the same purpose at a fraction of the price.


    I think my ideal combo is my XL paired with a M.  Still small enough for easy, weeknight cooks, but just large enough to handle some serious duty when required. 


    At least, that's how I think about it...

    You're looking at this the wrong way.  Using the MMX for smaller weeknight cooks saves on lump and on time getting to temperature.  It saves you money.

    XL + MMX here.


    Haha! that's obviously how I should sell it to the wife. 


    Now to calculate the charcoal differential break-even point!  What do you think?  At 10 years, do you take the over or the under?

    Easy win at 10 years. 5 break even. Maybe.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,088
    Make it 2 large.....
    Its fun spending other peoples money isn't. Happy New Year brother.
    You know it!
    Happy New Year to you as well.  I'm finally dragging myself out of the post Championship depression :bawling:
    I completely understand. You guys played well and had a great year. At least you had an opportunity for the pennical.....
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,001
    XL, Medium, and a lightweight Akorn Jr if you need mobility. 
  • If you own two large eggs your accessories will swap back an forth. That said I own a large myself and drool every time I see an XL
  • XL & MM here. No complaints.
  • SkrullbSkrullb Posts: 366
    XL, Medium, and a Camp Chef Smoke Vault here. All of my bases are covered. Love the Medium. 
    I'm in Fredericksburg, VA, and I have an XL and a medium. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,721
    Perfect 2-egg combo... hmmmm....hmmmm...ummmm.....

    Easy over and poached.
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  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,145
    In the interest of transparency, i would point out that i have 2 XL, 1 L and the MM plus a roccbox.   The MM FAR AND AWAY gets the most use at homr and on trips like camping, beach, mountains, etc.   The MM is not an expensive toybas much as its an investment in your hobby that will pay big returns in enjoyment, results, discoveries and satisfaction.

    My biggest complaint about the mm is regarding BGE company delivery dates being a moving target.   We hope by memorial day...,we hope by july 4, we hope by labor day, we hope by footbLl tailgate season.....finally the day before thanksgiving i took delivery


  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,947
    johnnyp said:

    Man, I am torn on this one.

    I have an XL and want a MM something bad.  But I have a really hard time justifying paying MM prices for weeknight cooks, when a cheap weber would serve the same purpose at a fraction of the price.


    I think my ideal combo is my XL paired with a M.  Still small enough for easy, weeknight cooks, but just large enough to handle some serious duty when required. 


    At least, that's how I think about it...

    Unless it just HAS to be green you should consider a KJ Jr. A couple years ago I went thru the same exercise and just couldn't bring myself to pay the MM price. Got the KJ Jr. and it is my most used grill since 90+ percent of the time it's just me and my wife.

     Next time there is a Costco Roadshow you should check it out. If it just has to be green a rattle can of Krylon will fix that. :)
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