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Can an Egg freeze shut???

andy_bandy_b Posts: 77
edited 6:10AM in EggHead Forum
I have owned my Egg for almost 5 years now with no issues.

My last cook was about 7 weeks ago before the storms hit the north east. That particular cook was only at 350.

After that cook we got 7652 inches of snow :)

I finally dug out the deck this week and was not able to open my egg.

Can an Egg freeze shut?


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,521
    Yeah, it's not uncommon when out in the elements. If you have some unburned charcoal in it, light from below (through bottom vent) with a propane torch or firestarter.
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  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    I don't know. I live in San Jose,California ;) Actually I have heard that they can.
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • HubHub Posts: 658
    Mine froze shut once after a very cold night. I just lit a starter cube and dropped it in from the upper vent. It took about ten minutes or so, and the lid opened right up!
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,909
    Mine just froze shut a few weeks ago after a sleet/snow.
    I should have heated it up first, but instead, I forced the lid up and ripped the lid gasket off! Time for a Rutland - once the temperature warms up.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • SGT BBQSGT BBQ Posts: 190
    The first couple years my BGE froze shot a couple times. I have since purchased BGE covers for my eggs and they have not been frozen shut yet. I know this doesnt help you now but it is a way to stop your BGE freezing shut in the future.
  • surveyorsurveyor Posts: 114
    Mine has frozen shut many times. 100 watt light bulb through the top works great also.
  • andy_bandy_b Posts: 77
    I should have mentioned in my first post that my Egg is always covered since the first day I bought it.
  • Just checked...mine not frozen shut...65* here today.
    :lol: B) :laugh:
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