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Length of burn on the small & Mini

TurkTurk Posts: 114
edited 4:35PM in EggHead Forum
I have the large and love it. However, I am thinking of going with a small or mini as a second. Experienced eggers: What is the lengt of burn on the small and mini at say 350 dome with a full load. Also what is the length of low and slows on the mini and small?


  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,995
    I have a mini and a small but have not used the small yet. The mini has seen a lot of cooks and gets used more than any of my other eggs. It's just the wife and I most of the time so the mini is cooking two steaks, pork chops, 4 burgers, a package of hotdogs, pork tenderloins, and couple of taters. I have never paid attention to how long the mini was fired up but I'm sure it can go several hours for sure. I fill my mini with lump right to the bottom of the grid. Hopefully someone will chime in about the small.
    All that said I love the mini, her real name is Piglet but I often refer to her as the little lean mean grilling machine.
    Jupiter Jim

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

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  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    I've gone 15+ hours on the small @ 250* indirect. I did have to clean the ashes out to keep good air flow. I've never really checked to see how long I could go at 350*. My mini I usually use it for grilling so never checked the time on it. Mike
  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Here is an 8# butt that was done on the small. I think this is the one that went a little over 15 hours. Mike

  • ibandaibanda Posts: 549
    I have done 12 to 14 hour low and slow 8# pork butt cooks on the small at 250°. Going more than 11 hours depends on careful fire building (big pieces of lump on the bottom) and using a wiggle rod a couple of times later in the cook. My small can do everything my large can do, just on a smaller scale of course. I have the gratemates made by Chubby to do raised grid cooks.

    There are some folks on the forum that do low and slow cooks on a mini, but I think that would be easier and more practical on a small.

    I can regularly do three dinner cooks at 350° on one load of lump on my small. I don't really know a max time at 350° but I would guess about six hours.
    "Bacon tastes gooood, pork chops taste gooood." - Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
    Small and Large BGE in Oklahoma City.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    No clue about 350, because most stuff at that temp is done far sooner than the length of time it'd take the lump to run out

    I once through ribs on the small and then left for the day, coming back six hours or so later. In all was maybe 7 hours and they were done, on one load of lump
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I have the L,M,S and mini eggs. I don't use the small much at all. I can get about 4 hours on the mini with a single load of lump - or 3 to 4 cooks equaling about 4 hours.

  • TurkTurk Posts: 114
    Thanks Everyone
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    I have both large and small, use the small for 90% of the time. I can go probably 6-7 hours at 350.
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