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help with decision

eddy-turneddy-turn Posts: 36
edited 5:06AM in EggHead Forum
a great day - just took the plunge and added a medium to my large. understand that most of you prefer the large/small combo. Anyway, i have the space and i am seriously addicted to the bge![p]my thought is flexibilty. my need is less for big crowds and more for different types of simultaneous cooking: smoking a turkey while roasting veggies or other side dishes.[p]should i reconsider before delivering and order the small?


  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    I wouldn't. You've got more room when you need it. [p]Often the L/S combo is tossed out as a better choice than say one XL....for the versatility.[p]There is a surprising amount of mediums out there and folks cook up a storm on them.[p]The only thing you could say the small may be better at is obviously its smaller so it will use less lump for small cooks.[p]

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    did you consider a second large, accesseries will be interchangeable with 2 larges : ) i think your choice will be right, after owning a large for a while it makes the decision easier to know what to add later down the road

  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 882
    eddy-turn,[p]I have the Large/Medium combination and it is perfect. You won't regret it.[p]Dave

  • fishlessman,[p]the more i think the more i like the large/large combo.[p]thanks
  • galootgaloot Posts: 61
    I have the XL & small combo. Added the small for portability first (camping) and flexability second. If I didn't camp, I'd have gone with the medium.

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    eddy-turn,[p]Nope. I have the large/medium combo and love it. The only reason I would think a small would be better is if you plan to move it frequently.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,944
    eddy-turn,[p]A medium works nice with two tiers of corn roasting, or four stuffed squash. And if you don't want to fire up a large, there's still enough room for many main courses, and a side.[p]gdenby
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    You be confused by now. LOL Go what you think is right for your needs. For me, it was 2 larges. Cast iron grate on one most of the time. Plate setter on the other most of the time. Then a small later on.
    Look forward to seeing what you buy. [p]Mike

  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Mike, I agree with you. Two larges and a small is the perfect combo. I only have one large, but hope to add a small next time I go to town and then another large maybe next summer. The second large is strictly for parties so is really a luxury and eggstravagance and may never happen.[p]But the large/medium combo would not be a bad way to go. Two eggs are always better than one![p]Gwen

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,721
    eddy-turn, I have a large medium combo and find myself cooking mostly on the large. There is just not enough difference to differentiate between the two, so I go big. [p]I think cooking on different size eggs is all about habit and cooking style… ACGP, Inc.
  • JeevesJeeves Posts: 461
    tjv,[p]I think I already know the answer to this, but do you think that you use less fuel when using a medium (or small) compared to a large?
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    <p />Dimple's Mom,
    I like that 2 large 1 small combo too. -RP

  • Jeeves,

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    AZRP,[p]Wow...[p]That "Gasser" looks lonely![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    <p />Chubby,
    It serves a purpose. -RP

  • JD McGeeJD McGee Posts: 250
    eddy-turn,[p]If "flexibility" is your reasoning...then my reasoning would be that a medium egg is more versatile than a small one...[p]JD

    Wine Country "Q" Competition BBQ Team Pacific Northwest BBQ Association's 2011 "Team Of The Year"
  • badbrucebadbruce Posts: 353
    Hi eddy-turn,
    As long as your choice is ceramic (BGE being the pick of the litter in my opinion) your on solid ground.
    As for the combo I chose lge/lge. More versatile & not hard to move & reassemble.
    Cheers & have fun,

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I changed my menu for Atlanta. Hope you approve. I won't forget about my Texas friends.[p]Mike

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Car Wash Mike,[p]You're turning into a fair weather friend...[p]Go ahead...hang with the Infidels!![p]Chubby
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Dude, I'm hanging out with you and Chick. The Texas contingent. I can't have CNN interview me again without you. Maybe we should use better languauge this time so it will air.[p]Mike

  • JeevesJeeves Posts: 461
    Ok, so I already have a large - the dealer recommended a medium for $550ish. This way, some of items are interchangeable..???[p]Anyway, single guy here, Large is in the back of the house, was thinking of getting a small or medium to go in the front, for neighborhood events and, it happens that it's cooler in the front (till i get a shade in the back).[p]Medium or small?
  • Jeeves,
    medium[p]tomorrow night, my medium and large will cook together for their first time, pizzas and boston butts. a match made in heaven! hahaa[p]i think the medium is more versatile than the small, plus it can make a bigger pizza *grin*

  • Jeeves,
    One neighbor SMALL, more than one neighbor MEDIUM.

  • Morro Bay Rich,
    if he's smokin on the front porch, he'll have all the neighbors! hahaa

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