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Mini egg users

BethsusanBethsusan Posts: 2
edited August 2011 in Forum Feedback

Does anyone have experience using the mini egg? I am contemplating buying one to take on camping trips. We love our big egg but want to know how the mini will perform in comparison. Successes and failures? Input would be very appreciated before I make the investment. Thanks~


  • LitLit Posts: 6,893
    The mini is great for camping for 2 people. You can cook indirect on the mini with the woo from the ceramic grill store but I mainly use it for direct cooks. I have had my mini over 900 degrees. That being said any time I have more than 2 people I bring the small. Many more options with the small and I bet you will end up using your small at home as much or more than your large. I have done 2 8 pound shoulders before in my small. The small is also easy to move around if you take the insides out. I love my mini but it's a great 3rd egg not a 2nd in my opinion.
  • I bought my mini just for Nascar race weekends but since have used it at home as much or more than my med or large.

    Only two in the house now but two kids are over often, can do 4 burgers or filets easily and I think the mini cooks beef better anyway as the meat is closer to the fire to sear quickly. Much less lump needed also.

  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    We have a large, small & mini BGE...there is just 2 of us at home...the small gets used the most with the mini & large sharing 2nd place. We love taking the mini camping & tailgating also. Get the mini kim woo from ceramic grill store and the 9" pizza stones from amazon and a 9" CI skillet (cut the handle off) and you have all the versatility of the other Eggs...We have cooked pizzas, rolls, dessert, etc on the word of advice ...keep an eye on the mini as those suckers can get hot fast....
  • Take a look at this...


    Spring "Power Mini Owner" Chicken

    Spring Texas USA

  • You're da man, Leroy !  Great video, as usual. =D>

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Thanks... Wait 'til you see the next one that is in the works.


    Spring "Mini Knows How To Show Her Stuff" Chicken

    Spring Texas USA

  • Thank you all! Have one on order! Fabulous :-)
  • How do you plan to transport your mini?  We, too have considered a mini or a small for our winters in Texas; but are concerned with breakage.  Also, I know campgrounds are typically safe; but I would be so concerned about it being stolen if it were left outside unattended. 


  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    edited September 2011
    Here is how we plan to haul our mini
    Igloo 60 Quart Ice Cube Marine

    or the Igloo Ice Cube" Rolling Cooler - 60 qt.  found on Amazon

    Beli posted a picture in early July of his mini fitting in the cooler 
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • I take my small in my 5th wheelimage
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