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My BGE let me down tonight......
Was looking forward to cooking up a nice sirloin steak tonight. Not my normal cut of beef but the butcher had them on sale and it looked good. Tried to fire up humpty tonight. [p]Problem #1 - the lower vent was frozen shut. Never had that happen before. Have had the lid freeze shut about 30 times but never the vent. BTW- the lid was not frozen tonight only the vent. Got the vent open and proceded to get ready to start the fire. Raked the old lump so that the holes in the fire grate were clear and added new lump. Cleaned out much of the ash - leaving some since I find the egg cooks better with a little ash on the bottom. Added some fresh lump - nice large pieces. Then placed a piece of fire starter in the middle under a couple of pieces of lump. This led to problem #2.[p]Problem #2 - with the lower vent wide open and the cap completely off of the egg I could not get the temperature above 250 degrees. The lump was burning very bright red but the temperature would not come up. I could almost place my hand onto the red burning lump before it even felt remotely hot. After 60 minutes I gave up. Didn't want to ruin a good piece of steak by cooking it that cold so I just tried to close up the egg. When I went to close it up I found that the lower vent had frozen shut again (while the lump was burning nonetheless).[p]Problem #3 - what to eat for dinner?[p]Mr Beer