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EGG® Durability

Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,994
edited 4:15PM in EggHead Forum
Another shining example of the durability of the Big Green Egg. This is a picture that was sent to us. Apparently this EGG was blown out into the ocean during a Hurricane that hit Pensacola. It was recovered by a contractor who was rebuiling a pier. The EGG was about 150 feet off shore. The grey spots are actually barnacles!



  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    That looks like Sparky's chiminea at Eggtoberfest after about 2 cord of firewood was torched in it that night.
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092

    Since you are at the beach keep an eye out and you may find a BGE washed up on the shore...LOL

    Great story & advertising Bobby.. :)
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Not disputing the claim, but that wood on the handle looks awfully good for being in Salt water for a year or more. I would have thunk the sea worms would have eaten though a few places.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    That's one expensive popping cork :blink:
  • Did they say if it seems usable & are they going to try it?

    Might only be good for seafood recipes anymore. ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    That is amazing. I wonder if you could use it. Would the ceramic be saturated with salt water? I wonder what happened to the fire box and fire ring and what it looked like. Tim :ohmy:
  • LImp BrisketLImp Brisket Posts: 115
    Glad he rescued it before the oil got to it!
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    One thing I love about the egg is that the body and glaze are inert, won't degrade, impervious to weather and can be a perfectly functional cooker for hundreds and hundreds of years.... literally an heirloom cooker.

    That photo and story is very cool, Bobby. A perfect example of the durability and longevity of ceramics!

  • Judy's EggJudy's Egg Posts: 104
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    not having any nautical sense to my name how does one go about cleaning barnacles off a ceramic egg - let alone inside where I assume they are also.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    You talk like you actually know about stuff like that.
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Cool, thanks for sharing Bobby!
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Just a little bit, Ray.... what I don't know, I make up.

  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    How amazing
  • SundazesSundazes Posts: 306
    Did the gasket survive ? :woohoo:
  • sponge bob square pants model...
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,859
    those arent big enough to roast yet :laugh: i ate some kind of barnacle in the bahamas cooked in lime juice, wasnt bad
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Most of the scarring are marks that barnacles make when they attach to something, I only see a few that may be actual barnacles. FYI, I live in the part of Florida where the manatees come into the warm spring water in winter. They have barnacles all over them when they arrive, but the critters can't live in fresh water, so after a day or so they fall off and the manatee is left looking something like this egg. By spring the scars are healed. B)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • Ala-EggAla-Egg Posts: 162
    Fire it up and throw some shrimp on it.
  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    Me too :)
    Hope all is well. Been a long time.
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Sure does. Did it ever clean up?
  • Amazing - I like the character marks. Polkadots...
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    What a find it must have been, like a treasure chest up from Davey Jones locker. Amphora from the deep. Scuba Diver comes up and says,"Your not gonna believe whats down there on the EGG!":ohmy:
    Questions; Will the food cooked in this egg be salty tasting? :laugh: If I put my ear to the top vent can I hear the ocean? :silly:
    Great find, nice story Bobby. Durability is a great attribute of the EGG.
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    All is well and life is good. Thanks for asking.
    Construction is done and finally working in the new and very slick work space. Come by and see it. I'll cook you something other than bbq. :~)

  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    :lol: :laugh: :lol:
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Think you can get Ed to buy into the concept?

    Maybe stuff them with oil absorbant and drop them a hundred miles off the coast.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    or in the Bering Sea so each BGE comes with crabs inside? :whistle: ...sorry, that's a different channel... :S
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    the egg wouldn't do well if the "dogs" didn't work right :unsure:
  • MetalheadMetalhead Posts: 668
    helluva a place to store your egg.
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