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gdawgs24gdawgs24 Posts: 21
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
new to the egg community. first time i cooked on the egg i used the electric charcoal starter and it has this nice little clip on it. i thought well this might fit good on the side of the egg to allow for cooling so no one could touch it. WRONG ANSWER IDIOT!!!!!. needless to say i burnt 2 small holes in my bottom seal. does anyone have any reccomendations on a new seal and where to get it from


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,523
    Not a problem. That seal/gasket will fall off soon anyway. Sorry. Have 3 eggs and no gaskets. You will find it split here as to who has  and who has no gaskets.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376

    Call BGE and tell them you burnt your gasket.  I fried mine on my first pizza cook, bad setup and rookie mistakes.  They will send you a high temp gasket. It is fairly easy to replace.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,248

    You can likely get a free replacement nomex from the Mothership.  That said, many replace the inevitable gasket failure with Rutland and if you choose to go "commando" then should you do lots of low&slow-run the "dollar bill" test to make sure you have a good dome to base fit.


    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I burnt my gasket a couple of years ago on my first pizza.  I didn't replace it until recently because the Egg seemed to function just as well without it.  

    I don't do much low and slow, so keeping a temperature to a degree or two is usually not a problem with me.  However, in my (next to last) brisket cook, I could not keep the temp down.  It kept creeping up, even when I closed both bottom and top vents.

    I installed a nomex gasket, and my next brisket was spot on for 18 hours, not varying the temp more than 1 degree.

    That said, I haven't done a pizza since replacing the gasket, so this may be temporary.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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