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Which would you perfer?

GregCGregC Posts: 84
Small EGG
Mini EGG
MINImax EGG

I have a large but was thinking since it was just the wife and I, was thinking I could use a smaller for cooks during the week. I cook 3-4 times during the week.
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,644
    If you are not thinking about transporting it, I would recommend a medium.
  • chuckytheeggheadchuckytheegghead Posts: 1,178
    I would prefer the MiniMax but as already stated the medium is a solid option as well. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,755
    Of the choices offered I am partial to the SBGE (I own one) as it can hold a good amount of lump (easily 9+ hour L&S cook) and has a good sized grid for hot&fast cooks.   That said, I landed there as the MM was still in the promised to be available land (and I thought the available lump volume was too small) and I thought the Mini too small overall.  
    The medium gets great reviews here but appears to have limited after-market options.
    Bottom line, you will get many opinions and likely all are valid.  
    A reality check here; if the only reason you want a second BGE is due to the size (and not another cooking surface to use at the same time) then I would think twice about the purchase.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,623
    MiniMax.
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 895
    Wait till Wal-Mart or Amazon has a sale on Akorn Jr for $90.   It’s easy on the budget & great for smaller cooks. 
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,328
    Small all day. Especially if you're not traveling with it. Gives you everything the MM does and than some. I find the mini to be too small for most cooks. The small is my favorite egg to cook on for the wife and I. 
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    Large and a Small, perfect combo for me.  If you do not need mobility, the small has more lump capacity.
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966

    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,898
    Another vote for the medium. I cook for two. It’s great especially if you grill veggies. 
  • PoppasGrillPoppasGrill Posts: 208
    I only have a medium, usually just me and my wife and sometimes Gbaby. There are a lot of accessories that they don’t make for the mbge , but most of them I don’t need anyway.
    saw the mini and xxl at the nature coast eggfeast. Made me drool just a little , but I’m good with mbge
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,503
    I have the three eggs you listed (sold the small last summer), as well as the medium. Of the three you listed I would not recommend any as a second egg. The medium uses less charcoal (if that is your goal). And it has the best draft performance of any egg in my opinion since it has the same inlet and exhaust of the large and xl, but the interior volume closer to a small. I recommend against the smaller eggs because so often they are justified with the intention of taking them with you on the road, personally I just don’t think they’re portable. 

    If my medium pitch didn’t work, I guess I would say the small. It holds more charcoal than the MM. I sold my small to buy the MM and that purpose was to just have it sit on my table setup. It cooks like the small, just for a smaller amount of time (smaller gas tank). I rarely use the mini, but it’s a good table ornament in my backyard. 

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    Another consideration.......

    small: $773 plus tax
    miniMax: $538 plus tax
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,481

    It's kinda funny that most of us ignored your parameters.

    I'm gonna ignore them too, and vote for a medium.  For portability, I'd prefer a kettle.
    Phoenix 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,328
    GregC said:
    Another consideration.......

    small: $773 plus tax
    miniMax: $538 plus tax
    Any eggfests near you?
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,755
    blasting said:

    It's kinda funny that most of us ignored your parameters.

    I'm gonna ignore them too, and vote for a medium.  For portability, I'd prefer a kettle.
    I ATFQ and then offered more  =)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 635
    I have a large and minimax and love them both.  When I was in the market for a smaller Egg, I was just about to pull the trigger on a small and then they announced the MM.  I opted for that one for travel reasons, otherwise I would have gone with the small if it was staying put just because of the size of the firebox.
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,038
    GregC said:
    Another consideration.......

    small: $773 plus tax
    miniMax: $538 plus tax
    That really $urprise$ me that there is that much of a difference! In fact I would have thought the prices would have been just the reverse!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • SammiSammi Posts: 496
    L, S, Mini for me. Like others have said the small gets the majority of the cooks. I can still handle the weight of the small for portability but if it's just the two of us the mini gets the job for travel.
    Sudbury, Ontario
  • abtaylor260abtaylor260 Posts: 53
    I’d like a minimax. I think they were built for carrying around. Could be wrong. 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 895
    With that price I’d invest in another XL...low n slow on one & appetizers on the other.  
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,326
    I bought a Small to go with my Large the first year, and only use my Large now for briskets.  I considered the Mini, wasn't big enough for a dinner for two (say, 2 steaks) plus veggies.  In retrospect, I should've gotten the Mini for me and just used the Large for "date" nights (now as rare as solar eclipses).  For you and your wife, I'd never go with the Mini.
    And I'd still go with the Small over the MM, until @GregC pointed out the price difference, wow.  Not sure what I'd do; I do know my Small is great for 14" wok cooking....
    _____________________________________________
     
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • PoppasGrillPoppasGrill Posts: 208
    Here is a size perspective.
    mini, mini max, small, and xl
  • chuckytheeggheadchuckytheegghead Posts: 1,178
    foreground or background  =)
    Oh snap!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,106
    foreground or background  =)
     :rofl:

    Funniest post I've seen in a while.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    WeberWho said:
    GregC said:
    Another consideration.......

    small: $773 plus tax
    miniMax: $538 plus tax
    Any eggfests near you?
    None that I’ve seen 
  • GregCGregC Posts: 84

    The cost of the small alone is $512 but the additional costs is the nest ($145) and the side tables $116).

    RRP said:
    GregC said:
    Another consideration.......

    small: $773 plus tax
    miniMax: $538 plus tax
    That really $urprise$ me that there is that much of a difference! In fact I would have thought the prices would have been just the reverse!
    RRP said:
    GregC said:
    Another consideration.......

    small: $773 plus tax
    miniMax: $538 plus tax
    That really $urprise$ me that there is that much of a difference! In fact I would have thought the prices would have been just the reverse!

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,328
    GregC said:
    WeberWho said:
    GregC said:
    Another consideration.......

    small: $773 plus tax
    miniMax: $538 plus tax
    Any eggfests near you?
    None that I’ve seen 
    Where you located? Maybe someone will know of one
  • RustyBeaversRustyBeavers Posts: 29
    People keep mentioning lump capacity as a benefit of the small, but isn’t the point of the smaller eggs in general to save on start up time and save on lump usage? Lump usage seems to be my main factor in justifying a  mmx or small 
    Dallas, TX

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