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Clean Burn Mistake

Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,113
edited August 2013 in EggHead Forum
I was about an hour into a clean burn on my XL.  The egg was just under 700* when I decided I should add the stone for my Woo and a little more charcoal to extend the burn time since I was just running on about a 1/4 load of coals. The lid opened fine but when I went to shut it, it shifted.  I could feel the bands had expanded and the lid was loose. It came down an inch out of position.   I wrestled it back into position best I could given it is pretty warm.  It is now sitting pretty much where it should.  However, I can see that on the back-left side, it is sitting probably 1/16 to 1/8" off the bottom, providing a big air gap.  It is sitting fine (i.e. flush on the bottom) everywhere else. 

Should I deal with the gap after cools down tomorrow or do I need to try to adjust it now while it is hot? 
Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.


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