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Egg Welded Shut or Something!!! HELP!!!

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I am supposed to be cooking a butt right now, but I cleaned my egg at mega-high temperature for a full hour (like 750*++) and now that it has cooled, I can't get it open!! Oh the humanity!!! What can I do?[p]I have tugged and pulled as hard as I can, but that sucker ain't gonna budge! I am in the process of working a putty knife in between the felt seal with a hammer, but this is making me nervous.[p]Please tell me that there is an answer for this in BGE land! Please help! You can even call - I'll be up real real late! - 678-513-7519.[p]Jim Holman
10:43pm in Atlanta on July 3rd.



  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Jim Holman,
    Keep using the putty knife in the felt it will break loose. You will propably need to get another seal. No big deal.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Jim Holman, this happened a while back to another under identical circumstances. Try reheating the Egg to 500 F approx...and see if the dome doesn't come unglued..Otherwise you don't have much choice..
    Luck to ya..C~W
    The other gent started his coals back up from the ash vent under the grate..Start a cube and see if you can get the coals going again...[p]

  • OK. I finally got it open. I kept at it with the putty knife and after I did about 12 inches around, I could finally lift the lid. Whew! Thanks to JJ for the call of advice and encouragement.[p]The seal had completely carbonized and turned into some kind of carbon super-glue. The BGE god allowed my stupidity to be somewhat recoverable. Scarred but smarter, or at least less dumb.[p]I have 2 7lb butts that need to be done about 2pm tomorrow. Once the temperature stablizes, I am going to bed.[p]Later,[p]Jim
  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Jim Holman,
    Nothing like good housekeeping. Lets everyone keep our seals clean and drip free. [p]Now lets cook something. My wife has me doing "burgers" tonight - the humanity of it all............................[p]

  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    Jim Holman,
    When you replace your seal (a piece of cake), be sure to clean off the old seal real good first. 3M makes a paint and rust remover wheel for a drill that works real good.

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