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Gasket

PCO3PCO3 Posts: 50
edited 10:45AM in EggHead Forum
I was cooking a brisket this past weekend and noticed a trace of smoke coming from the back side of the Egg. I was looking at the gasket and it looked compressed and black. I have had my egg for almost year (1 year father's day)and wanted to know in general how often I should expect to replace the gasket. BRISKET WAS A HIT A WORK!!!! Viva la egg.

Comments

  • CRCR Posts: 175
    PCO3, I have had my Egg about the same length of time as you have had yours. My gasket is getting a little hard in a few spots and I have a little smoke coming out at various spots from time to time. I am not planning on changing the gasket until I start having problems maintaining temperatures, especially for long cooks. This could be years down the road. [p]It seems that some people have to replace their gaskets more often than others; I think that there are a lot of variables involved like the temps that are used for cooking, the alignment of the dome and base, how often the Egg is used, etc.[p]
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    PCO3,
    I just replaced the gasket for the first time on my large egg and it is 5 years old.
    Larry

  • Kelly KeefeKelly Keefe Posts: 469
    PCO3,
    As they say on the auto commercials: "Actual milage may vary." I replaced mine in year 2, then again a week later when the replacement refused to stick, then again a couple months later. Then I got smart and got a Rutland Gasket instead of the BGE felt. I'd try taking a old toothbrush and gently "scrubbing" where it looks compressed. That might "fluff" it up a bit.[p]Kelly Keefe
    Jefferson City, MO

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    PCO3,
    PG and I both got our large eggs at the same Eggfest..by the time he had to replace his first gasket (2-2 1/2 yr.) I had replaced mine at least 3 if not 4 times...and we were both doing basically similar cooks...as was said..your milage may vary...[p]Wess

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