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medium size egg vs large egg

iwannaeggiwannaegg Posts: 1
edited 12:59AM in EggHead Forum
I want to get my husband an egg for his birthday....tomorrow.
Should I get the medium or the large. It is usually just us two, sometimes the two teenagers eat at home, but not usually. We also have friends over quite a bit and like to do chicken thighs or ribs. Please give me some advice if you can. My husband currently uses a gas grill, and is a great cook.


  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,802
    Get a large. I do limited cookimg but enjoy the space it offers..
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,988
    Large. The extra space is nice. More accessories available for it as well. THE most popular size.

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  • I would get a large. The extra space is nice, and it has the most Eggcessory options. It is very versatile. The cost difference should not be too drastic either.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    You can do a bunch on a medium. BGE offers a grid with colapsable legs, adding another level. Or there is the, which has some very fine products to choose from.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,988
    Easy for her to say - she has one of each! :laugh:

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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Large,, you'll probably add a small down the road ;)
  • LitLit Posts: 6,891
    Get him the large. I have a medium and large and would get rid of the medium first.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,891
    What ever size you get one accessory you need for sure is a platesetter. Have to have it for indirect cooking.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    My bias opnion is for you and your husband to get a large egg because there are so many options and eggcessories. If you don't beleive me just ask me.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,032
    Go large - no question about it!
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  • I have had mine for over a year. Get the large. It is the most popular size. You will not regret it.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    I suggest a medium. I live alone and a medium is too big for me so I added a mini, one week later. I love that combo. More versatile than one large.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    No, Never. I added a mini and love the versatility of the two. I live alone but often have company sharing my cooks.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,891
    My issue with my medium is with ribs. It can only handle 2 racks of ribs flat and to do 3 I have to use my large v rack which I hate because you have to flip and rotate the ribs because they don't cook uniformly in a v rack. With the large I can put on the rack extender and easily put 3 racks flat with room to spare. Also with briskets your pretty much stuck cooking flats since full packers barely fit in the large.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    No comment.
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,026
    YES YES YES :)

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  • PjoePjoe Posts: 224
    Get a large. I went through the same thought process and bought a medium. Wish I had gone with large from day one. They are more versatile.

  • PjoePjoe Posts: 224
    The grid with the collapsible legs is a royal PIA. Hard to set up and even tougher to remove when it is hot. I'm thinking of a Woo ring or building up another grid with bolts.
  • BR-549BR-549 Posts: 48
    I have a medium, but sometimes I wished I have gotten a large. Can't go wrong with a large.
  • Get the large, then you can add a small or a medium down the road
  • Whats the total cook time you can get out of a medium with a full box of lump?
  • low and slow .. forgot to mention that.
  • Max232Max232 Posts: 76
    I have done several 16-18 hr cooks on my med and there was still some lump left after the cooks.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    I have a medium, for the two of us it is excellent. We often cook for up to 6 with it. If you need to cook for more than 6 on a regular basis, the large is a better choice. 
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    edited January 2013
    I'm hoping he got his egg, the post started December 2010, I hope it was the Large.
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  • BoomerBoomer Posts: 115
    maybe she's still deciding? :)
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 987
    double said:
    I'm hoping he got his egg, the post started December 2010, I hope it was the Large.
    It may be several by now. It has been a few years. You leave those things alone in the dark and they tend to multiply. I know. ;)

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 981
    Lit said:
    Also with briskets your pretty much stuck cooking flats since full packers barely fit in the large.
    I start the packer draped over a large bowl in the middle of the grill. Halfway through the cook the meat has shrunk enough that I can remove the bowl and set the brisket flat. 
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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