Ok,I've seen this topic come up a hundred times. The idea is to get the egg hot and then it will open. Here's my problem. My egg is currently 500 degrees and will not open. I cannot get it any hotter. I even tried a hair dryer to get enough air. The egg was about 800 degrees when I shut it down. That's the hottest I've ever had it. There is not enough lump left to get it over 500. I fear that I will need to get it to 800 again to open it. My gasket has long since been toast (or so I thought).