I almost killed myself. I managed to get the night off by trading for Sunday. Wanted to cook my two big picnics. Well, I have them going and was sitting inside working on my projects (actually I was watching Woodstock on VH1 and singing along with Sly and the Family Stone) when all of a sudden there is a huge explosion on the deck and I actually see flak flying in the air. My first thought was someone had fired a mortar into my deck! Then I thought maybe someone was shooting at me with a high caliber handgun or a Mossberg. Then it hit me, my egg had exploded! Risking life and limb I ran outside to check on the egg. I then started thinking if this was covered under the warranty. I got outside and found my egg intact. Not seeing any VC lurking behind the pine trees I figured no one was shooting at me. So, I then started acting like a CSI and looked for evidence. Finally, I found the remaining pieces of the handle of an old butane stick lighter that I use to use with the fire cubes! I guess it got to hot from being beside the egg, heated it up and then exploded. I also noticed that the MAPP gas was within six inches of the egg. The tank was hot to the touch and might have been at risk of exploding. I moved the tank to a safer local and let it cool down.
Lesson learned: keep all explosive devices safely away from the egg. They can act like minature bombs!