I was doing a dry run for a local BBQ competition next Sunday. Ribs, thanks to the BBQ Guru and Dizzy Pig, came out absolutely perfect. I shut down the BGE for a couple of hours and then opened her wide open to fire her back up. Well........... in the midst of preparing the hamburgers, the BGE fired up to temperatures unknown to this earth. The thermometer plastic cover melted and warped off and the gasket TOTALLY VAPORIZED! I mean it melted and there was nothing left except the ceramic lip of the Egg. While a little scary it was pretty funny. I am curious if this has ever happened to anyone else.