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Xtra Large EGG

BattleBattle Posts: 14
edited 2:28PM in EggHead Forum
I am considering purchasing another egg. I have the large one at home but I am considering the xlg for the cabin. My question is if the xlg cooks just as well as the large.

Anyone have any input?

Thanks in advance.


  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    I have two large eggs, the reason being I can switch the compontents to both eggs. That way I do not have to buy new items for a different grill.

    wichita, KS
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Yes the XL cooks as "well" as the large.....MY xl does cook differently than MY large..but it cooks just as well..
  • BattleBattle Posts: 14
    Thanks for the symantics lesson, Wess...How does your xlg cook differently from your lg?
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    MY...and I am trying to stress the "my" all eggs of any sizes are not all gonna act the same way....and symantics were not my XL, seems to like to wander some 30° from what I desire..if I want 250 it may wander from 235 to 260 and over time I learned to live with large on the other hand I can lock into any given temp and it stays there..the xl still cooks as great of a product as the large, but there's just a slight difference in the learning complaints about it..but there are slight differences..
  • BattleBattle Posts: 14
    Thanks. The reason I would choose the xlg is I am more likely to have to feed more people at the cabin. Otherwise I would stick with the lg.
  • asianflavaasianflava Posts: 313
    Yes it does cook differently. I had my XL for about 18monbefore I got the L. I did a lot of low and slows on the XL. A packer brisket and a problem. I got the L because the XL took a lot of time and fuel (comparde to the L) to get up to high grilling temps. I hated to fire the XL up when all I had to do was grill 2 steaks for 5min/side.

    I don't remember having the temp swing problems. I ended up getting a DigiQ which makes both of them cook the same.
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    The large with all of the grid options available can cook a lot of food...but I'm also not trying to talk you out of an can fit a LOT of meat on an XL..
  • BattleBattle Posts: 14
    Wess, how many slabs of baby backs can you fit on the large?
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Depends on the number of grids and levels you have available to use...if you stand em in a rack obviously more than laying flat...there's a picture around with some 20 racks on a large....probly not the best ribs you ever ate but the number is there...6 slabs is probably realistic for a large..I can do 6 laid flat on my xl...
  • EggerDanEggerDan Posts: 105
    I have the XL. I'm learning and do not have any others. I love the BGE.

    If you want, consider using a reducing ring for the cooks like a couple of steaks.

    Here are a couple of pics from my egg. My ring is a 12 in SS pipe ~4 in tall.

  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990
    where is did you find that pipe? what kind of shop did you buy it from and approximate cost please?

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • I have 2 xls and all my friends have larges, they wish they had an XL. They is no difference that all 25-30 of us can see. Make sure you get the new and improved XL with the new handle and lid.
  • ASTegaCayASTegaCay Posts: 97

    Go to the Ceramic Grill Store, Tom has two types there, I bought the open one and it works great.
  • ClamClam Posts: 117
    At our cabin I have a large. I would like to eventually have two eggs there, the second one for sides or big groups. If money was not an object I would be tempted to add an XL but will add a second large as I think it is more practical.

    Anyway, personally I would rather have two eggs (at least one being a L) than one XL at the cabin.
  • EggerDanEggerDan Posts: 105
    The pipe is from work and asked one of the guys to cut this from extra stock from 'out in the bone yard.'

    Sorry not much help otherwise.

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