So, we had our first BBQ party with the BGE yesterday.
We cooked Tri Tip (using the water bath technique), direct and seared for 3 minutes each side at 650. Then pulled, rested, dialed down to 450, and cooked 5 more minutes each side. The three pound roast reached 125 at this point, and came off.
As did the gasket.
So, we now have no lower gasket seal. We may (or may not) replace it with a Rutledge.
For the rest of the day, we cooked paella, brats, chicken skewers, hamburgers, garden burgers, corn, and chicken. It was all delicious, and we have lots of leftovers for today.
DH was bummed about the gasket, and I just grinned and said we were now part of the BGE elite. I don't think he's convinced.