Originally Posted by cmcadams
But WITH the platesetter, how do they compare?
Well... as far as the actual cooking there is still a little bit of difference. Not a lot but a little. I think it has to do with the lump being closer to the bottom of the plate setter.
The real difference is in the ability to use the plate setter in different ways. With the large I felt comfortable putting the plate setter right on top to the fire ring so I could use two cooking grates. With the XL I have been reluctant to try it because the platesetter would be sitting basically right on top of the coals. I've heard of a two inch ring that you could put on the firebox but I have never actually seen one. That would help.
Like I said... I do really like the XL. I guess it just boils down to I think the large is more versatile.