Originally Posted by MilitantSquatter
In looking at the BGE website, it looks like there is more space (not cooking surface) between the grate level and the dome on the Large compared to the XL.
Is the picture deceiving or are the dimensions not exactly proportionate for all models ?
i've never measured it, but it really looks different, the height of the dome. but you need to measure to the grid. the xl has an optional shorter fire ring i think (or is that taller, anyway, there's two), and you can put the grid on the firebox if you want.
that firebox on the xl is HUGE. i'm going to guess you'll use more lump just because the ceramic mass you are heating is larger. ask yerself how many times you'll need a 24" diameter grid compared to an 18" grid.