Thanks for the responses guys. I did call BGE about the little white dots and they said to take the top back to the dealer for exchange. The dealer didnt want to exchange it, but I had him call BGE while I was there, and after talking to them he said OK. The new top has other imperfections but that is just nature of the beast when dealing with ceramics I guess. At least it does not have the white dots. I am going to be using it for the first time tonight and the excitment is building already. I have never felt this way before using any other grill for the first time. I am going to start simple with ribs and potatoes. I dont know which rib recipe yet as there are so many to choose from on these pages.
My next decision is where to put the egg on my deck. My house has white vinyl siding and originally I was going to put the egg near the house. Is all the smoke going to stain the house? If so, how far away from the house should I put it. Thanks, Billy