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Can i crank up the heat?

anezanez Posts: 131
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Just got my egg last saturday. have done 4 low-temp cooks - meatloaf, ribs, salmon (350ish), and butt.

Can i crank up the heat now and sear some steaks and cook some pizza or should i do a few more lower ones to break it in?



  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,997
    Your gasket will fail no matter what. Fire that bad boy up and let her rip.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,656
    Crank it up
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    edited August 2012
    two things you can be certain of taxes will always increase and your gasket will fry no matter what so crank it up 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • anezanez Posts: 131
    nice! thanks guys.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Gasket?  We doon need no stinkin' gasket.  Both mine have been fried for about six months now.  When you get up in the morning, and the dome is glued down, be gentle pulling it back apart.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • fire it up dude
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    You can sear at 500, fwiw
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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