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Ok, so this was my 3rd time using my XL BGE. The first two times I used the egg, I cooked between 350 and 400 degrees to sort of break in the seal etc. Prior to my third use I tightened the nuts and bolts according to the instructions. I fired up the BGE to 600 degrees to bake pizza. I used the plate setter legs up. Then the grid then I had two fire bricks that were 4" tall I put on the grid then set the pizza stone on the fire brick to raise it a little higher in the dome. All was good for the first pizza and for about 15 minutes. When I lifted the lid to put the second pizza on and closed the lid I noticed the lid didn't seal evenly. There was a seal as no smoke was escaping but the front portion of the lid was approximately1/4" back from the front portion of the bottom portion of the egg. It was like the lid shifted backwards approx. 1/4". Did this happen because of the heat? Did it some how come un-adjusted or what? I looked at it again in the morning after it had cooled down completely and it was still not closing evenly all the way around. I have to admit I purchased this fully assembled so I have no idea how it was assembled or if there is an adjustment to move the lid back further to the rear. I would have to assume this has to have happened to someone else out there. Any info and advice would be greatly appreciated.
As a note, the pizza came out great but took a lot longer than expected to cook. That might be because I kept checking on it every 5 min or maybe due to the fact I had the pizza stone so high up from the lump coals. Not sure about that. The second pizza was almost over done. That one I put in and never looked at it until I took it out 15 minutes later.
I can see there is a learning curve the various aspects of the BGE.