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Low Egg Temperature

bschroedbschroed Posts: 29
edited October 2011 in EGGtoberfest
I have had my  Egg for 2 weeks, and cooked on it quite a few times. How the heck can you get the temperature at around 200 degrees?
I have had the bottom vent cracked at about 1/8th to 1/16th inch, and the top vent practically closed, and I can`t get the temp lower that 280-300. 


  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    edited October 2011
    Cooking at 200 dome temp means the grate temp is around 170-180... are you sure you want to try to cook that low? Most Eggs will cruise at 250 forever. Other than cold smokes, never seen a reason to cook lower than that. 

    Also, never let the Egg get hotter than the temp you want to run. If 250 is your desired cooking temp - sneak up on it. If you go over, real hard to get back down.
    Kent Madison MS
  • AD18AD18 Posts: 209
    edited October 2011
    I'd check the calibration on your themometer as well.  I got my Egg 2 days ago and the thermo was off quite a bit.  I did ribs and turkey breast at 220 no problem.  As stated above I started closing dampers at about 180 and opened accordingly.  Going up is/was much easier than trying to come back down.  My newbie far:)
    Large BGE, Weber 22.5 kettle, Weber Genesis
    Cobourg, Ontario
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