I did a pizza cook last night and had my big egg fired to somewhere around 700 degrees. The pizzas were great (btw, used Peter Reinhart's pizza dough recipe with Caputo 00 flour) but I apparently melted my seals. Short story ... I can't get the big boy to open his mouth. It is sealed seriously shut. I would drop some fire in the top but I have it set up with a raised grid, fire bricks on top of that, pizza stone on top of that. I can't get to the charcoal. I'm going to try to fire from the bottom using my butane (MAPP) torch.
If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE HELP. I have to cook for a party for 60 next weekend and I don't want to have to depend only on the small egg to handle all that food.