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BGE temp not effected by vents?

LarrymacLarrymac Posts: 103
edited May 2013 in EggHead Forum
So I vacuumed and cleaned my BGE.
Put in new nice size pieces of hardwood lump((Royal Oak).
Maverick grill temp is 250+/-10. For several hours.Take out ribs put in aluminum foil-- back in BGE and close. Maybe took a minute.
Now temp is 340 and even with Exhaust closed and bottom vent closed it barely budges. Having to take ribs out now before they overcook. Why is this happening?


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 14,052
    edited May 2013
    I would check the calibration of your thermos-"stuff" doesn't just happen-air-flow controlled fire burns very constant and predictable.  Once the BGE ceramics get hot then it will take quite a while to cool.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,520
    Did your top metal cap (I never can remember what its called) swing open when you opened the Egg?  It took me a couple cooks to figure that one out
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
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