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Almost bought a mini

AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
I was out doing some shopping when I happened to spot a Big Green Egg banner at the entrance to a shopping plaza. (I am about 1500 miles from home)

I stopped in to see if they had both a mini and a small. I really need to see both side by side before I make up my mind. They did not have a small in stock, but I did get a good look at a mini.

I want something I can use at home in conjunction with my large. I think it would be nice to be able to have the ability to cook at different temps if so desired. I do have a Weber kettle, a home built UDS, and a gasser that I can always use....but hey, nothing is quite the Egg!

I also want something I can take on the road with me. I have to work away from home for months at a time. I'm in a hotel at the moment, but am seriously considering a travel trailer for future jobs.

I'm thinking the small might  be a better option for me. I want the ability to do low and slow and direct. The mini has no platesetter, but I am aware that people use a pizza stone and a rack from CGS to achieve indirect.

But the mini is just so cute looking, and it seems like it'd be a whole lot easier to travel with.....



  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Check this video out. FF to about 2mins to get to the actual video.
  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    I too am thinking about an addition to my Large BGE. I'm thinking small For my needs.
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Thanks Brownie....checking it out now. I'm finding it hard to FF past the Blood, Sweat, and Tears Lucretia MacEvil though....
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Wow I just watched the video. That's way to much work. IMHO 
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    It does look like a bit of work to cook one chicken, but it's nice to know that it could be done on a mini if needed.

    Seems like small is going to suit my wants/needs a little better than a mini.

  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    I am thinking of getting another. I am leaning towards another XL. I like the idea that I don't have to buy another PS or pizza stone. I don't know what size all I know is I will get another one. The mini is just to small for my needs. 
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