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Any idea how big a pig you can put on the XXL?

RaidereggRaideregg Posts: 33
Just added big daddy egg to the family!  A new XXL!  Ready to break it in for the Fourth of July! So question is who has used this big hoss and who has put what size Suckling pig on it.  I assume I can go 25-30 lbs.  I want to maximize this cook!
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Easily. Use the search tool and whole suckling pig and you’ll get some good info. Also ping @DMW.  An unreliable guy but he has ideas.  Congratulations on the beast.
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,857
    Think BGC has cooked a few on an XXL before.  
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  • RaidereggRaideregg Posts: 33
    Think BGC has cooked a few on an XXL before.  
    Thanks, I will check it out!

    I Like Big Eggs and I can not lie!
    XXL,XL, L and MM
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,827
    Congrats on the add! The XXL is a beast, but I haven't yet tried whole hog on it. It does chew up a decent amount of lump just to get it up to temp. It's the centerpiece of our patio

     But I really don't fire it all that often unless we're having a crowd.
     You can cram a bunch of protein on there, especially if you add a XL Adjustable Rig from 

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  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262

    Very cool addition, and great looking grilling spot.  Just one time you ought to stack your eggs inside each other like Russian nesting dolls.

  • ewyllinsewyllins Posts: 460
    Great set up, good for you!!!
    O-Town, FL

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,684
    someone did a 60 pounder on a large years ago, a 30 pounder on an xxl would be fine ;)positioning was key, he cut out some backbone out and folded the rear legs up, the pig looked like it was sitting up in the egg
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  • tenpenny_05tenpenny_05 Posts: 286
    DMW said:

    Thats an XL rig on a XXL?!?! wholy moley that thing is a beast!
    Kansas City, Kansas
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  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,184
    Love that view...what a great Egging spot.
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • UncleBillyUncleBilly Posts: 225
    I have an XL and did a 40lb. pig on it last year.
    XL  Central Ohio
  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,578
    edited May 2018
    I've had the opportunity to cook on quite a few XXL eggs over the last couple years at the Sunshine State Eggfest. Hope this helps you gauge the size. 

    Here's one 65lb pig on an XXL.  (Sunshine State Eggfest 2017)

    Here's two 25lb pigs on an XXL.     (Sunshine State Eggfest 2018)

    What I have learned about pigs over the years is that smoke kills the skin. Whatever happens in the chemical change during the cook turns the skin to leather. I skip the smoking wood when it comes to pig skin. 
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