They get such good flavor not sure why you would want to cut in half. Would need 2 trays when I do a dozen also. Just upgraded to a bradley last week and did eggs in it. Worked nice just running the smoker and unplugging the main chamber. It still got up to 120 after an hour. They were still a bit rubbery but I actually prefer that as have all that enjoy them. Egss were not as amber as they were with the masterbuilt but the flavor was a bit smokier. Took them off after an hour. The masterbuilt I would set at 150 and always put eggs and wood in and turned smoker on. Started everything cold with vent closed. On the bradley I need to warm the smoker box up 20 minutes, then put the eggs in the chamber and advance the wood briquettes. works nice. LOve them in salads, deviled and whole.