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Unread 01-20-2008, 02:36 PM   #6
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I have had two larges (one I resold before I ever cooked on it) and I now have an XL. I honestly like the large better. They are both GREAT cooking machines but the XL does cook a bit differently. The lump is much closer to the cooking great and so cooking without a plate setter is really iffy. The dome is much shallower as well.
The large has a lot more accessories and if you use a double cooking grate setup you can cook as much as with the XL. As Rick mentioned, the firebox on the XL is much larger and you do use a good bit more lump.

Don't get me wrong... I have made the adjustments and feel like I can cook just as well with the XL as with the large but I would trade you for a large and a medium or small in a second!!!
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