I have had the egg for over two years and I can't get over 2 months per bag of BGE lump. I only use it 2-3 week and I don't do much smoking, either. I always close the dampners right away as well.
The brochure says 4-6 months at 2-3 per week. Am I doing something wrong here? Should I clean all the build up off of my rotating metal lid? Does air sneak in and slowly burn it out? It does stay hot (aprx 150-200F.) for a couple hours after dampners are both shut.
Don't get me wrong, 2 months is a long time to last, but it is over 50% less than I should expect.
Lasty, the BGE makes me feel like a grilling KING when I have guests over, how about you? Everyone should have one of these things.
Thanks for the input,