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biggedsobiggedso Posts: 9
edited 3:38AM in EggHead Forum
i am having trouble getting my x-large up to 650 for steaks. i use the lump charcoal, maybe i'm putting to much in? :S


  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    You might want to make sure the vent holes in the firebox are not clogged with ash or small pieces of lump. I have had my Egg up to some screaming temps that melted my gasket, not recommended but a rite of passage.

    Take the daisy wheel off the top and leave it open, also make sure your draft door on the bottom is full open.

    Good luck. :)
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,047
    Don't know how much lump you're using, but for hi temps, it's not too much. Make sure the hole in the bottom edge of the firebox is aligned with the lower vent, that all of the holes around the walls of the firebox are clear and use a wiggle rod (coathanger will do) to make sure the holes in the fire grate aren't clogged with small bits of lump. Also, make sure the lump you are using is dry. Oh, one more thing - clean out the ashes, both inside the firebox and between the firebox and the egg itself.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

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  • FatMikeFatMike Posts: 464
    A wiggle rod works great in these cases. Gets the egg going quick
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