For some time now, I have had a problem with recurrent mold in my small egg. The LBGE and mini are fine, just the small keeps getting moldy. All eggs sit in the same uncovered area, within a few feet of each other. No covers on any, and I keep the lower intake cracked open to allow some air to circulate.
Well I fired up the small to cook some burgers yesterday, and hung around since I was doing some yard work. Usually, I light the egg up and go inside to finish prep while it comes to temp. I noticed that the dome (not the base) started sweating like a whore in church. Some clear water, but a lot of brownish-yellow sticky stuff. I tried to wipe it away, but it kept weeping out some more. After the burgers were done, and the egg cooled off, I checked the inside of the dome and it looked like the crud had seeped out of the ceramic on the inside of the dome as well. When I looked closely at the glazing on the outside, I noticed some pin point holes which look like the glazing wasn't done right. There's no tree sap falling on the small, and I don't use any cleaners or shining agents on it.
I'm thinking of making a warranty claim and getting a new dome, because I'm tired of finding mold in the small. Problem is the dealer from whom I bought the small is kind of a ****, and I'm not keen on giving him any business for anything or dealing with him. Can I make the warranty claim through the nicer dealer from whom I bought the mini and the large? I will probably contact the mothership first, since this isn't as straightforward as getting a replacement for a broken part.
The burgers turned out pretty good. Although, I don't know how much brown goo fell on them.
I have a video on my photobucket account, but don't know how to post it.
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