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Shutdown time for the Egg

GaryBusheyGaryBushey Posts: 63
edited 12:19PM in EggHead Forum
I just finished a 17 hour cook for my Pork butt and shut down the Egg about an hour ago but it is still reading about 200 degrees. Is this normal or could I have a leak? Maybe one of the infamous gasket issues?

I used to just put my Egg in the garage when it was done but have since moved it out back so I never really noticed how long it took to completely cool down. Now I need to cover it and do not want to burn the tarp.

Thanks.

Comments

  • timctimc Posts: 28
    I'm still new at this, but that seems normal to me. The thickness of the Egg will retain a lot of heat for quite some time.
  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    Put the rain cap on top, shut the bottom vent, place the DMFT (Daisy top) into the egg, forget about a cover.
  • 407BGE407BGE Posts: 187
    Thermal mass takes a long time to cool down!
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Fastest way to cool it off is to take it apart..
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Celtic Wolf wrote:
    Fastest way to cool it off is to take it apart..

    haha... I was going to suggest an ice bath. ;) :P :side:
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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    except I am serious. You think I want to wait around for 6-7 eggs to cool off..

    After I do a troop cook all I want is a bath and a bed. I hate to admit it, but not always in that order. I take the eggs apart and let the parts cool off..
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Celtic Wolf wrote:
    except I am serious. You think I want to wait around for 6-7 eggs to cool off..

    After I do a troop cook all I want is a bath and a bed. I hate to admit it, but not always in that order. I take the eggs apart and let the parts cool off..

    Doesn't that keep the fire burning?
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  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    The only thing I can add to what the others have said is that once I know the fire is out I open it to help with the cooling. The temp outside can slow or speed up the cooling process a bit.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    The fire is in a bucket...

    Can't take it apart proper without unloading the coals.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    you paid good money so that the thing would hold its heat. don't start complaining about it now... :laugh:

    even when the fire is totally out it'll stay warm for hours.

    no rush to move it inside. mine'
    s been uncovered in the new england weather for five or so years. leave it out til morning.
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