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Scored a mini max !

So this weekend the wife and I were at a local Ace and browsing the egg section, I have been eyeing a mini-max for the past few years after I got my large.  They wanted 600 at Ace and I just couldn't pony up the dough for it so the wife suggest check around for a used one.  I found one about 3 hours from home, going to pick it up Saturday morning.  New in the box never used for 425.  I think its a decent deal he was asking 500 originally.  This guy won it at work and didn't want it, ( I don't know why) but anyway that's good for me!  I would be interested to know what you guys typically use your mini max for, I use my large every week and sometimes it seems senseless to light that for 2 steaks so my plan is use it as a secondary cooker as well as for quick small things like burgers etc.  

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  • builderdawgbuilderdawg Posts: 48
    Great score. You will love it. I use mine for burgers, steaks, chicken and have even done pizza and pork butts. I still use my large, but depending what I’m cooking, I can often cook for my family of four with the MM. 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,337
    Nice pull, dude.  It's amazing on smaller cooks when you want to do just a little for a Saturday when you're out hangin by the pool or doing some yard work.  Also great for sides (veggies, etc).  Congrats!  You'll love it! Just don't tell Cen-Tex
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • garthb4903garthb4903 Posts: 102
    sweet! I'm trying to score a MM in Portland but am having trouble...
    L, M, MM "Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you", "Leave the gun, take the Big Green Egg"
  • lightningQlightningQ Posts: 38
    thetrim said:
    Nice pull, dude.  It's amazing on smaller cooks when you want to do just a little for a Saturday when you're out hangin by the pool or doing some yard work.  Also great for sides (veggies, etc).  Congrats!  You'll love it! Just don't tell Cen-Tex
    thanks bro, I ordered the woo ring and stone from CGS last night.  from everything I hear this is a great addition to the family.  my neighbors think I am nuts with the green egg cooking but I love and evidently they do too because they keep coming over LOL 
  • " because they keep coming over LOL "     =)=)  
    Lrg 2008
    Mini 2009
  • bubbajackbubbajack Posts: 368
    I like my MM a lot......a lot......did I say a lot? =)
    I drink cheap beer so I can afford good bourbon.

    Salisbury, NC...... XL,L,S, MM, Mini BGE, FireDisc.
  • KitarkusKitarkus Posts: 180
    I've owned a large for many many years and love it.  Over the years I had a medium for awhile and passed it on to a friend..never bonded.  I scored a MiniMax a couple years ago off Craigslist from a guy who had intended to use it for camping but found it too heavy.....he purchased 2 minis and sold me the minimax for $300 with an extra cast iron grate.  For the first year I didn't think much of the MM and stuck with my large mostly....but I have really learned to love the MM during this past year.  I probably cook on it 3 times to every one time that I use the large these days.  I have a family of 3 people.  I wouldn't get rid of the large...ever...but the MM is really a great little egg. The charcoal is really close to the grate vs. the Large which took some getting used to. I finally bought my Minimax a table and a cover making it much easier/simpler to use at the house.  I like the option to take an egg portable and MM gives me that option, however, it is a heavy sumbatch and requires 2 people for any real carrying distance (at least for me).  I think that the large and MM combo provides a lot lot lot of options and I'll never rid myself of either of these sizes.  I am not left wanting for more eggs at this point...completely satisfied.  I even offered to give my father in law a superb minty 2003 Weber Genesis Gold 3 burner (that I swore I'd never sell) since I never never ever use it.  Well...I said I'd never SELL it...and I am giving it away...so there!  :)  
  • garthb4903garthb4903 Posts: 102
    @Kitarkus I have a L and a M, and sold my mini (didn't bond with the mini), and I've been jonesing for a MM for all the reasons you discussed.  I can get new for $500, but am still on the fence as I'd add another $100-$200 in CGS add-ons (kick ash basket, raised grid, etc.).  I don't "need" a MM, I just "want" one!
    L, M, MM "Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you", "Leave the gun, take the Big Green Egg"
  • womauswomaus Posts: 83
    I was lucky to find a Kamado Joe Jr locally on Craigslist a few months back. $200. Looks like it had been used only a few times. Broke it in correctly doing a pastrami, then a butt. Used it once more for some marinated chicken a neighbor brought over.
    It's a great size for when I don't need the room of the LBGE.
  • mark_08mark_08 Posts: 39
    I picked up a mini max this past weekend. It had only been used twice. $350 is what i paid for it. 
    Medium Egg & Mini Max. Huntsville, TX
  • FlatfootFlatfoot Posts: 81
    edited June 27
    thanks bro, I ordered the woo ring and stone from CGS last night.  from everything I hear this is a great addition to the family.  my neighbors think I am nuts with the green egg cooking but I love and evidently they do too because they keep coming over LOL 
    Congratulations!  Smartest thing you could have done, next to scoring the MiniMax!  I just recently added a MM with Woo and stone to my LBGE and Mini and I love it. I'm sitting on the deck watching it smoke now (Spatchcock chicken).  I predict it will become your most-used Egg!
    LBGE, MM, & Mini. Weber Smokey Joe for a knockabout. 
    "Honestly, Honey!  Just one more Egg, and one more gun, and I'll be done!"
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,502
    Nice set up @lightningQ

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • what type of base are using under the mm?  I have a similar table and wanted to place the mm like you did but didn't want to damage the paint.  Looks like some type of stone?  
  • bubbajackbubbajack Posts: 368
    Nice set up @lightningQ
    Fat fingers on a tablet.....did not mean to disagree.......Happy Thanksgiving brother!
    I drink cheap beer so I can afford good bourbon.

    Salisbury, NC...... XL,L,S, MM, Mini BGE, FireDisc.
  • wardowardo Posts: 247
    Congrats on the score!  My wife has been prodding me to see if I'd be interested in a MM.  I love the idea but have a hard time thinking that I need 2 eggs lol.  As some of you have mentioned, the small cooks are a little over kill on the LBGE it seems.
    Charlotte NC - LBGE
  • I'm beginning to wonder if I would save enough money, imagining the MM uses a lot less than my LBGE, to justify buying a MM. Hmmm....
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 4,374
    I use a wok on the MM a lot. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. 
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 259
    My local Ace has a mini man for 450. Nib. I thought I expensive. 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,337
    For an Central FL folks, Wassi's in Melbourne sells the MM for $399
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • ddc224ddc224 Posts: 6
    Anyone know a dealer around St. Louis that sells a MM for less that $599?
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