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Size?

Hi gang...been awhile since I've been on here...and as long as I've been around you'd think I'd have this one figured out. XL or Large & small? Thanx 
3rd Large Eggs =)
20 inch Yoder Offset
16 & 20 inch Horizon Offsets
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,496
    Depends on your cooking needs and style of cooking. 
  • neumsky1neumsky1 Posts: 26
    Ok...most of the time...2-3 people main + sides...on occasion...6-7 main & sides. 
    3rd Large Eggs =)
    20 inch Yoder Offset
    16 & 20 inch Horizon Offsets
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 788
    edited January 11
    I have both started with the XL. Very useful if you cook for a group. Works really well for Pizza too. Lg is best when it's just the fam.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 
    Moncure N.C.
  • neumsky1neumsky1 Posts: 26
    I have both started with the XL. Very useful if you cook for a group. Works really well for Pizza too. Lg is best when it's just the fam.
    So...you think I'd be better off with the large & the small or mini max?
    3rd Large Eggs =)
    20 inch Yoder Offset
    16 & 20 inch Horizon Offsets
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 911
    Let's start with your sig
    do you already have 3 large, a yoder, and 2 horizons
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,950
    Yes. I say buy all three
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
    Follow me on Instagram @ hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • neumsky1neumsky1 Posts: 26
    My last Large went to our son...I still have a Horizon 20 inch and a PK left. Looking to figure out if I should go back to a large & Small for a backup? Or just the XL only?
    3rd Large Eggs =)
    20 inch Yoder Offset
    16 & 20 inch Horizon Offsets
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 720
    matters.

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,986
    Matters
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,986
    TN_Egger said:
    matters.
    goddamnit
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 941
    TN_Egger said:
    matters.
    goddamnit
    John you sure are hostile this morning 
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 720
    no worries jic - it doesn't matter.

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,864
    Actually girth for the win  ;)
    And back to the original question- I have the L and S BGE combo.  If you want to run a cook at two different temperatures then having two (or more) rigs is the only way to do that at the same time.  However, if you don't think you would need that then the XL makes sense.  Search function here will yield numerous threads on this subject.  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.  
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,650
    edited January 11
    I have a XL, Large, and minimax.....used to have a medium at home too.

    I use the large 95% of the time and I am usually feeding 6.  I really only use the XL only if I need to grill a bunch of stuff like zucchini or corn.  MiniMax is for the kids.

    If I had it to do over, I'd have two larges side by side.  That way you can share all the accessories between the two and they cook the exact same.  I've never had anything I couldn't squeeze into the large either.
  • neumsky1neumsky1 Posts: 26
    g8golfer said:
    TN_Egger said:
    matters.
    goddamnit
    John you sure are hostile this morning 
    Swearing...does not impress
    3rd Large Eggs =)
    20 inch Yoder Offset
    16 & 20 inch Horizon Offsets
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 788
    neumsky1 said:
    I have both started with the XL. Very useful if you cook for a group. Works really well for Pizza too. Lg is best when it's just the fam.
    So...you think I'd be better off with the large & the small or mini max?
    Me personally , I would do the large and well, I just did. Haven't even fired it up yet.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 
    Moncure N.C.
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 988
    My son had this questioin less than a month ago. I told him XL and don't look back. He thanks me all the time for my input. IMO it is not about how much you cook at once it is how many diferent things on one grill you can cook. The large with out a second tier can't do what an XL can on the grill.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • neumsky1neumsky1 Posts: 26
    I have a XL, Large, and minimax.....used to have a medium at home too.

    I use the large 95% of the time and I am usually feeding 6.  I really only use the XL only if I need to grill a bunch of stuff like zucchini or corn.  MiniMax is for the kids.

    If I had it to do over, I'd have two larges side by side.  That way you can share all the accessories between the two and they cook the exact same.  I've never had anything I couldn't squeeze into the large either.
    How much more fuel do you use on the XL compared to the Large? Is it double?
    3rd Large Eggs =)
    20 inch Yoder Offset
    16 & 20 inch Horizon Offsets
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,986
    g8golfer said:
    TN_Egger said:
    matters.
    goddamnit
    John you sure are hostile this morning 
    I’m suffering from bouncing boob withdrawal.
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,698
    I'd go with a Large.

    "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."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,064
    I really liked my XL and Small combo when I had it. I ended up selling the XL for a stick burner. I found my XL being neglected for majority of my cooks between the wife and I. I do miss it at times for the extra space. Large carries majority of my cooks when it comes to my eggs now a days. 

    I'd say go XL if you pair it with the small egg. If going with only one egg I'd go Large.


    Minnesota
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,042
    XL. don’t worry about fuel consumption. We have two hybrids in our house, one gets a little better mileage than the other because it is smaller. But the bigger hybrid still gets amazing fuel economy. The large and XL are both hybrids in the world of charcoal consumption. 

    John - SLC, UT

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 6,320
    XL and Mini Max.
    Steve 
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,650
    neumsky1 said:
    I have a XL, Large, and minimax.....used to have a medium at home too.

    I use the large 95% of the time and I am usually feeding 6.  I really only use the XL only if I need to grill a bunch of stuff like zucchini or corn.  MiniMax is for the kids.

    If I had it to do over, I'd have two larges side by side.  That way you can share all the accessories between the two and they cook the exact same.  I've never had anything I couldn't squeeze into the large either.
    How much more fuel do you use on the XL compared to the Large? Is it double?
    More.....I won't say twice as much, maybe 50% more?  You go through it quicker on a hot and fast, than a low and slow.  It's not just about the grid diameter, it's total volume.  But charcoal usage is the least of my worries.
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,100
    Just added a Large KJ for the reasons lousubcap touched on above.  Ability to have two cooks going at different temps.  I have brisket and ribs on the XL and appetizers going on the large.  
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 788
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Just added a Large KJ for the reasons lousubcap touched on above.  Ability to have two cooks going at different temps.  I have brisket and ribs on the XL and appetizers going on the large.  
    This....
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 
    Moncure N.C.
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,103
    I added a small to my large many years ago and I'm glad I did.  I found that sometimes during a long L&S cook, I wanted to cook some hamburgers, or chicken or something.  I like having multiple units for different temps.  You can't go wrong with the L or XL.  But for me, it is important to have two cookers.
    Memphis, TN 

    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, (Akron was gifted to a friend)
  • Ham_BoneHam_Bone Posts: 4
    I have a large and cook for a family of 4 with no issues at all.
    St.Augustine, Florida
    1 Large BGE
  • Sold my large and love the XL.  I cook the potatoes, veggies, beans, and various sides on the rear half, so the front gets the main meal.  If I do shrimp skewers as appetizers, it’s almost too small.  I want an XXL!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++2 Weber Kettles

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