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Unread 10-19-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Okay I am thinking on getting a mini egg this weekend. Since getting my 1st Lg. egg this year, I have really got attached to the Ol’ gal. I think the mini will be a nice addition for small cooks for 2 or 3.
For those who have a mini, how do you like yours?
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Unread 10-19-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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i like my mini, but it will NOT cook for 2 or 3. It cooks for one. It will fit 2 small burgers or one steak, or 2 chicken breasts. A london broil wont fit, but a porterhouse fits perfectly.
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You need a small egg.
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you might want to hold out for a mini with a spring assist hinge. i will upgrade my mini when those hinges come out.

it will cook for more than one if you put the right food on it...
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you might want to hold out for a mini with a spring assist hinge. i will upgrade my mini when those hinges come out.

it will cook for more than one if you put the right food on it...

When is that expected to happen?
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I've only done a coupe of cooks on my mini, but I like it. I think cooking for two is possible, but it depends on the meat. It can fit two strip steaks or two chicken breasts or a half dozen brats, but as Phil pointed out only on t-bone or porterhouse, and maybe one bone-in pork chop.
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i like my mini, but it will NOT cook for 2 or 3. It cooks for one. It will fit 2 small burgers or one steak, or 2 chicken breasts. A london broil wont fit, but a porterhouse fits perfectly.
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it will cook for more than one if you put the right food on it...

and I am not on the guess list, or unless the others already ate.

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When is that expected to happen?
i'm not sure. the only people that would know for sure are at the headquarters in atlanta. it's still a great cooker with the locking hinge, but a spring assist hinge will make it even better.

and i meant the mini will feed more than one "normal" person.
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the mini is just a blast
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I just sent an email to Atlanta re: spring assist hinge - will advise.
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An egghead by the name of ClayQ has posted pictuures of his mini for years and I have been close to pulling the trigger on one many times. Burried in my BGE folder is a 9" diameter circle I cut out of paper to represent the cooking grid. It's bigger than you think it might be, but might be smaller than you want it to be.
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Just got an answer from the mothership about the spring assist hinge - they hope to have it available in January -

FWIW -that was from Bruce Bohannon in Customer Service.

Damn, so much for my Christmas present (well, one of them anyhow - the cast iron grate for the large is available )
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I love my mini. I use it alot. It's a steak machine. I use it to smoke a couple of fatties, abts, MOINKs, wings or armadillo eggs. I can adjust the temps very well with my wood block that I use, cause I don't have a daisy wheel.
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