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guys tell me about the screen door & how to use it

Smokin-AJ'sSmokin-AJ's Posts: 99
edited 8:57AM in EggHead Forum
on my BGE, the damper at the bottom of the egg has a screen door to it... How does this work. Still new at this thing but I really have never used it this screen door. What is the purpose of this screen door. How do you use it on your egg? Right now I am doing a test cook. No meat.. and I have that screen door in the closed position and the main damper in the open position.

Comments

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,964
    It keeps the bigger chunks of charcoal from popping out and burning up your deck or your feet, whichever the hot coal finds first.
  • It is a safety screen for keeping hot ash from falling out of the bottom.. It does not impact tempeture or cooking. I always keep mine closed
  • NooBBQNooBBQ Posts: 134
    Chef in the Making wrote:
    It is a safety screen for keeping hot ash from falling out of the bottom.. It does not impact tempeture or cooking. I always keep mine closed

    Agree with the post above except for one thing.

    It does make a difference for the temperature. i.e. 1" open w/ screen vs 1" open w/o screen, the latter will be hotter everything else staying the same.

    nooBBQ,
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Yes, it definitely restricts the airflow a bit which will affect the temps.
    The Naked Whiz
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