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Moisture buildup?

edited 3:02PM in EggHead Forum
Hello all.[p]I smoked ribs the other noght (incredable!) for the first time. I was cooking at abotu 230. I noticed when I moved my top vent that there was water there! No, it had not rained or anything; I keep the top inside.[p]I took off the top and found a good amount of water there. I can only assume it was condensation, but I find this strange. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm a bit worried about it dripping on the food.[p]There was enough moisture there that when I raised the lid, smoky looking water ran down the back side of the egg. I'd guess there was a tablespoon full in all.[p]Strange.



  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Timothy Reaves, congratulations.. your experiencing what ceramic cooking is all about..One should wear some protective mitts when raising the dome for two obvious reasons..Hot steam escaping, especially doing steak or chops, and possible flareups of grease or hot gas ignisitons.
    All normal in a cook.

  • Timothy Reaves,[p]My large egg gets absolutely drenched with greasy goodness during the dwell time when cookin' big burgers. Seems to be there's so much moisture in there, there's no place else to go but out![p]Those ribs musta been yummy![p]Cane

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Timothy Reaves,
    I wouldn't worry about it dripping on the food: the dome shape should lead condensation to run down the side (just as you observed when you opened the lid).

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