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clean my egg....Hoss?

GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
edited 9:05AM in EggHead Forum
Someone referenced directions from Hoss...I can't find...anyone have the link?


  • wkygrillerwkygriller Posts: 408
    I need it too. Soot falling off as I type :sick:
  • Booking ItBooking It Posts: 53
    Hi! I just saw your question in my original thread. I can't find his post, but here is what I did based on what he had written...

    -took everything out
    -totally cleaned out all of the ash
    -put firebox and ring back in (I wanted to clean the ring... Next time, I will leave the ring out
    -loaded the firebox with fresh lump... I actually went about halfway up the fire ring
    -nothing else in the egg... No grate, no platesetter
    -took off the daisy wheel
    -bottom vent completely open
    -lit the lump and let it rip! It got to 700+ in less than 30 minutes. I let it go at 700 for about an hour. Flames were shooting out the top. It was pretty cool. :)

    I then peeked inside to see how it was progressing after one hour. I could not believe that it was totally white! I knew that some blackness would burn off, but it was quite amazing that it was ALL gone. What you saw in my picture is exactly what it looked like. I did not scrub it or anything. And the lid, fire ring, and walls were BLACK to begin with!

    Clean burn
  • GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
    Was it just black or really gunked? My medium has 4 years of gunk...
  • TRPIVTRPIV Posts: 278

    There is a link, to a thread, with a post from Hoss. About half way down the first page.

    Pretty much what Booking It says...

    One thing to note, Hoss no longer has a gasket. You can see that it's gone in his photos. I don't know when he lost it, but it's worth noting.

    I'll do a clean burn next before I change out my gasket.

  • Booking ItBooking It Posts: 53
    Double post. Stupid iPad. Or stupid user :laugh:
  • Booking ItBooking It Posts: 53
    That was the exact post I was trying to find! Thanks!

    It was black with a pretty thick layer of gunk/goo. The guy we bought it from hadn't used it since last summer, so it was caked on pretty good.

    The gasket was maybe 50% in tact before we did the burn, and it was completely gone after. We were planning on putting a new one in, so this was perfect since it totally burned the old one off right down to the ceramic.
  • GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
    No problem gasket is purely in my imagination at this point... So I guess i'll crank ger up!
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,127
    In going back to the original post that Hoss lines out his clean burn, the very last photo is marked "before the burn" I noticed, no gasket there. So at least that particular clean burn didn't eat the gasket.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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