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XL or XXL?

bworbwor Posts: 14
I love my large BGE, but I need something bigger.  

In particular, I want to be able to cook my ribs flat on the grate (2+ slabs), a large brisket without rubbing against the sides, and two or three turkeys at Thanksgiving (up to 20 pounds each).

I am not sure if the XL can accommodate the turkey cook but should be enough for the rest.  I think I can put two turkeys on it.  But before I add another egg, any thoughts on XL vs XXL?


  • QDudeQDude Posts: 976
    I thik that doing two 20 pound turkeys on an XL would be really tough to do.  Sounds to me like an XXL is what you want, so go for it!

    Northern Colorado Egghead since 2012.

    XL BGE and a KBQ.

  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 739
    Very few of us have ever said "I wish I had a smaller Egg."
    Many of us have said "I wish I had a bigger Egg."

    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 691
    edited July 4
    Buying an XXL (and finding room for it and moving it occasionally) to be able to cook Thanksgiving dinner on one egg is not a great idea in my mind. You will still have the Large I presume. Between the Large and the XL you should be able to cook just about anything. 
    New Orleans LA
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    Finding an XXL will probably require buying used. 
    Here is the difference between an XXL and 2XL.  Not all accessories are interchangeable.

    Where are you located?  I know where there is a 2XL on the showroom floor.

    I wish I had enough people to cook for to need a XXL or 2XL.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,483
    I’ve done two spatchcocked 18 lb turkey’s on the XL using an expander. The 2XL is a beast, holds 30 lbs of lump and overkill for most of us. I recommend an XL or two 😎
    ~ John -
    (2) XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,249
    edited July 4
    OhioEgger said:
    Very few of us have ever said "I wish I had a smaller Egg."
    Many of us have said "I wish I had a bigger Egg."

    I'm one of those people that wished for a smaller egg than my large and bought a minimax. But as for the OPs situation, I would buy an XL and use that and the large for what they need. A 2XL is overkill for 99% of everyone and honestly to me a bit gimmicky. 

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • bworbwor Posts: 14
    Yes, I am keeping my large.  Thanks for the feedback so far. 

    What about ribs?  Can I get 2 or 3 full rack of spare ribs flat on the grate with an XL?

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,545
    edited July 4
    I have done 9 vertically, this is one of just 5 that came out spectacular. You can get 5-6 flat side by side or more with an expander, here is a picture of two, side by side on a modified lifted grate, which you will see plenty of room to do 4 if necessary, on the XL.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 976
    I easily do 3 racks on my XL laying flat.

    Northern Colorado Egghead since 2012.

    XL BGE and a KBQ.

  • 4TheGrillOfIt4TheGrillOfIt Posts: 353
    OhioEgger said:
    Very few of us have ever said "I wish I had a smaller Egg."
    Many of us have said "I wish I had a bigger Egg."

    I have said both.  

    To the OP, an XL with Eggspander or adjustable rig should do the trick.  But if you have an itch for the XXL/2XL then go for it!  
    XL BGE, Large BGE, Small BGE, Weber Summit NG                                                                                               
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,006
    I have both. I use the 2XL about 3-4 times a year for family parties. And that is exactly why I bought it. It’s awesome. The XL is much more of a daily driver and it’s much better than a large egg for usability. I’d say start with the XL, and go bigger if needed

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,271
    I know this wasn't an option but if you're looking for the same smoke profile and more room why not look at an insulated cabinet smoker? You obviously won't be able achieve high heat temps but if you're looking to only use the XL/XXL for lower temp cooks you're probably better suited for a cabinet smoker. Just my two cents ....

    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

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