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AltonAlton Posts: 445
I have cooked Pizzia's 3 times at high temps and have craked and broke 3 fire rings!!!! This last time I never let it get hotter than 600. My sales rep has been great but what he hell am I doing wrong??.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Could your stat be that far off??  600 is nothing for an egg to operate at??
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    thats odd i do mine between 550 to 650 dome finding that 650 seems to be best are you sure your not clocking the dome temp gauge completely around ?
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • AltonAlton Posts: 445
    Possible on he first two, in fact I know it wet all the way around to the 300 on the first attempt. But this last one I watched it closely. Never got above 600
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!!!!! Stuck in Dallas.......
  • Wchapman74Wchapman74 Posts: 50
    I'd start by calibrating your thermometer first.
    I've had my egg over 800 degrees a few times with no issues.

  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    I'd start by calibrating your thermometer first.
    I've had my egg over 800 degrees a few times with no issues.

    +1
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,602
    @Alton - how do you bring it up to temp? 
    My suggestion is start your fire, close the dome and open the lower vent about an inch, DFMT on with the petals open. Give it 30-45 minutes. Temp should be in the 400-500 range. adjust and slowly bring it to 600, which is usually with the top off and bottom open 1/2" or slide the petal wheel to the side a bit to improve the air flow. 
    Also could be you've had a bad run of fire rings. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • This is strange, I always do pizza at 700-750 and have had no problems.
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
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  • AltonAlton Posts: 445
    Just calibrated the dome thermometer , it was only 10 degrees short of 100c at boiling water. This shouldn't make that much of a difference .?.?
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973
    When you say broke do you mean along the cut lines or shattered?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • AltonAlton Posts: 445
    Cracked vertically in two spots. One at 1:00 and the other at 6:00
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!!!!! Stuck in Dallas.......
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973

    That is in the new design. They used to just explode. They will provide warranty when they become unusable.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    edited May 2013
    Just keep a cracked one for pizza cooks :-)
    Lynnwood WA
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    This just doesn't make sense, i know i have exceeded 700 to 800 degrees 50 times +, by mistakes over the years and i have never popped a fire ring???
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