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Are we still in love with the MiniMax?

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  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,927
    finished product on the MM tonight. 

    Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.

  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 837
    Damn you @bgebrent   You're right

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    SaltySam said:
    Damn you @bgebrent   You're right
    I’ve been called worse. One day I’ll get to Texas and school @Centex
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,412
    Pretty sure I was one of the first to get a mm, behind Blake. Never did really love it. Grilling/searing we’re good, but longer cooks ran out of lump, or had to refill. Traded for a small, and love it. Still too heavy for my **** back, but doable. Thanks @unoriginalusername for the shout out. The modified mm carrier does fit our current needs. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Probably true @Jeremiah. MM is our mainstay. Love it. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • The current carrier that comes with the MM is ok then? No pavers needed, etc?
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,798
    It's a heavy, expensive hibachi.   Harder to steal than a lighter grill so inherent security.  Fragile, because owning a durable grill is just too easy.  Expensive, well, you can't take it with you.  Also smokes?  Yep, just keep it under 6 hours.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Love my heavy, expensive, hard to steal Hibachi.  Buy it.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,477
    The current carrier that comes with the MM is ok then? No pavers needed, etc?
    Mine sits in the nest on a piece of apple tree trunk, no sign of scorching underneath.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 6,799
    Yes.
    Steve 
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Eoin said:
    The current carrier that comes with the MM is ok then? No pavers needed, etc?
    Mine sits in the nest on a piece of apple tree trunk, no sign of scorching underneath.
    I was fine until I went for 700 degrees. Chared a table it was on slightly, then added a ceramic tile which I exploded the next time only to notice some
    charing underneath that 

    imo the MM carrier isn’t tall enough for an air gap like on my large egg and I would suggest a pager or at least a tile if high heat is in your future 
    Two Kamado Joe Classic III & a Kamado Joe Jr.  Large BGE, Mini BGE 
    YouTube: @smokingdadbbq 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  

  • I have an XL that I do bigger or longer cooks on but when I'm just cooking for my wife and I, I go for the Kamado Joe Jr every time.  I find some flare up problems around the heat deflector from time to time when using it to smoke, but they usually go down when choking off the flow a little bit.  I went with the Joe Jr because it came with everything and was a couple hundred cheaper.  save a ton of coal this way when cooking for just the two of us.  I've had it running for 5-6 hours for dinner and dessert cooks and had plenty of burn time.
    -1 XL BGE
    -1 Kamado Joe "Joe Jr"
    -1 Traeger Scout 
    -cast iron grate and pans
    -pizza stone
    -XL Adjustable Rig 2 Grid Combo from Ceramic Grill Store
    -A-MAZE-N smoker pellet tray
    -Teken Wireless 4 Probe Thermometer
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,309
    Its a searing machine here at my house. Don't take it many places....but when I do, my good friend @Dyal_SC unloads it for me. =);)
    @northGAcock , I’m always happy to help out old folks and lady folks. 
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262



    Besides the color, I can't think of a reason I'd choose a MM over a Jumbo Joe for portability.  I'm open to being convinced, but the Joe is larger, quicker to get going, quicker to shut down, not fragile, not a theft concern, and way lighter.

    Oh, and 500 cheaper.

    Phoenix 
  • tenpenny_05tenpenny_05 Posts: 286
    blasting said:



    Besides the color, I can't think of a reason I'd choose a MM over a Jumbo Joe for portability.  I'm open to being convinced, but the Joe is larger, quicker to get going, quicker to shut down, not fragile, not a theft concern, and way lighter.

    Oh, and 500 cheaper.

    I love my jumbo Joe. Bought it on accident bad has been my favorite every day grill since. Pair it with one of the small Weber chimney starters and you'll never look back.
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Second hand Medium BGE, Second hand Black Kamado Joe Classic, Second hand Weber Kettle, Second hand Weber Smokey Mountain
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,292
    Might I Mention that the Small Egg is amazing. And doesn’t weigh much more than a mini max and doesn’t have the lump issues.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • EGGHEAD83EGGHEAD83 Posts: 59
    Got a small and a jumbo joe. Love them both. My Dad and one of my brothers have mini max’s And both kinda wish they had a small now that I’ve got one. I debated for a while between the two but went with the small and have been very happy with it. 
    Large BGE, small BGE, 2-22” Weber kettles, 26” Weber kettle, Weber jumbo joe, 14” WSM, 17” BS and 36” BS. Hope Mills, NC. USA. 
  • I have an opportunity to by a mini max still in the box from someone for $450. Is this a good deal?
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    I have an opportunity to by a mini max still in the box from someone for $450. Is this a good deal?
    That’s a good deal.  Normally 499 in ATL.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • pineypiney Posts: 1,472
    I love my MM...wait a minute I've had it 2 years and never had a fire in it. Oh well, I still like it I have a lot of sh!t I don't use.
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • Grader07Grader07 Posts: 253
    piney said:
    I love my MM...wait a minute I've had it 2 years and never had a fire in it. Oh well, I still like it I have a lot of sh!t I don't use.
    Im in the same spot... have had mine in the garage since Christmas two years ago and is still as new as day I got it...  I did buy the portable stand to set in on a few months ago though so I must be planning on using at some point.
  • dannysdannys Posts: 116
    I have a large and MM.I use the large for crowds and for rotisserie (Joetisserie) and the MM for just me and my wife. I wouldn't trade either of them
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,899
    Grader07 said:
    piney said:
    I love my MM...wait a minute I've had it 2 years and never had a fire in it. Oh well, I still like it I have a lot of sh!t I don't use.
    Im in the same spot... have had mine in the garage since Christmas two years ago and is still as new as day I got it...  I did buy the portable stand to set in on a few months ago though so I must be planning on using at some point.
    What does the stand cost? I’ve got mine in a medium nest right now. It works, but it’s not a perfect fit. One of the medium arms is in there a little weird. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • blasting said:



    Besides the color, I can't think of a reason I'd choose a MM over a Jumbo Joe for portability.  I'm open to being convinced, but the Joe is larger, quicker to get going, quicker to shut down, not fragile, not a theft concern, and way lighter.

    Oh, and 500 cheaper.

    That’s what I use when going mobile. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • Grader07Grader07 Posts: 253
    Grader07 said:
    piney said:
    I love my MM...wait a minute I've had it 2 years and never had a fire in it. Oh well, I still like it I have a lot of sh!t I don't use.
    Im in the same spot... have had mine in the garage since Christmas two years ago and is still as new as day I got it...  I did buy the portable stand to set in on a few months ago though so I must be planning on using at some point.
    What does the stand cost? I’ve got mine in a medium nest right now. It works, but it’s not a perfect fit. One of the medium arms is in there a little weird. 
    I think I got it for 140$ with 15% off.  It’s pretty sturdy too
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,446
    Grader07 said:
    Grader07 said:
    piney said:
    I love my MM...wait a minute I've had it 2 years and never had a fire in it. Oh well, I still like it I have a lot of sh!t I don't use.
    Im in the same spot... have had mine in the garage since Christmas two years ago and is still as new as day I got it...  I did buy the portable stand to set in on a few months ago though so I must be planning on using at some point.
    What does the stand cost? I’ve got mine in a medium nest right now. It works, but it’s not a perfect fit. One of the medium arms is in there a little weird. 
    I think I got it for 140$ with 15% off.  It’s pretty sturdy too
    Yep 140. It’s great. Raises the unit up to cook level as well. It’s a nice addition IMO. 
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,883
    I got a jumbo Joe in lieu of a MM. Works good, I even smoked a rack of baby backs in it one day to see how it worked. Not too shabby

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,883
    And it was like 40 bucks. 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,899
    I always recommend the jumbo joe to people wanting portability. I have two and they travel great. No chance of cracking.

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,899
    Grader07 said:
    Grader07 said:
    piney said:
    I love my MM...wait a minute I've had it 2 years and never had a fire in it. Oh well, I still like it I have a lot of sh!t I don't use.
    Im in the same spot... have had mine in the garage since Christmas two years ago and is still as new as day I got it...  I did buy the portable stand to set in on a few months ago though so I must be planning on using at some point.
    What does the stand cost? I’ve got mine in a medium nest right now. It works, but it’s not a perfect fit. One of the medium arms is in there a little weird. 
    I think I got it for 140$ with 15% off.  It’s pretty sturdy too
    Yep 140. It’s great. Raises the unit up to cook level as well. It’s a nice addition IMO. 
    Thanks!

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

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