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Quick Brat cook using my ultra copper gaskets

2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
edited 10:41AM in EggHead Forum
My first cook on my large after applying a caltronics gasket on the bottom buried in high temp ultra cooper gasket maker. I also applied a ultra copper gasket on the dome.

My cook went great and came to temp fast and when the cook was over it snuffed out fast. Now to see if the gasket material lasts. :)





  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    I just have the BGE Nomex and don't have problems with burning but getting it to stick is my problem. Sounds like the copper is sealing tight.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Those brats look perfect to me....I know some will say you should soak in beer, but I like them hot of the egg! :)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I have a nomex gasket on my other large and after cleaning the base and dome on that egg used this stuff.


    I first applied it to the gasket and to the base and dome then stuck it. So far it has held up just fine. :)

    I have a very tight seal using the ultra copper gasket maker. I don't know how long it will last or if it has gave anyone any trouble. I know some here are using ultra copper for a gasket only. I hope they speak up. :)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Elizabeth, Those were Johnsonville brats. We got full eating them. :P Many times I have eaten brats simmered in sourkrut. :P Very good!
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Looks like ya done good, Son!! Now, with a seal that tight, all you gotta do is bait the Egg, prop up a pole to hold the lid open, and when the ground hog nibbles on the bait, the dome will drop and trap the ground hog. Then, you can revel in two huge accomplishments for the week.......fixin' the Egg and trappin the ground hogs. Man, you're startin to make me feel like a failure over her, 2fat. :)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey Jack, What started out as me needing to work the new ground hog relocation program has been a complete success. I set a live trap on Friday and on Saturday caught my first of three ground hogs. After executing the relocation program I was ready to reset the trap for round two on Sunday and round three on Monday. Now all three are relocated and I am a happy camper. :) :laugh:
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Lookin good. Your gasket might last forever. ;) Did you have any problems removing the plastic wrap?
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    i used the red rtv as a gasket.... cause that's what i had in my tool box at the's been on there for at least seven years..... so signs of giving up....rr
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    What is the foil outside of the fire ring for? -RP
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great post Tim
    I will keep this bookmarked for when/if I replace my gasket :)

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey Clay, I don't know about forever but, I'll take a long time. No problem removing the cellophane, it came off easy peasy. ;) Tim
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey Randy, I Filled the space around the fire box and fire ring with foil. I want check out the air flow then see if there is any difference. ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Wow! This may be a really good thing. :cheer:

    Thanks for the input. :)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey Shane, Thanks. So far so good. I'll report any problems. :)
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    Hi Tim, I did my Lg. a couple weeks ago, I'm real happy with it.


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Tim, Your picture appears to be made of an ultra copper gasket maker with a uniform thickness. Did you make it on the side and glue it to your egg?
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    Ya Tim I made it in a mold, then just glued it on, real easy.





  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    I like that. You should sell them....
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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Very interesting Tim. I bet it works great. Like Tim says you should sell them. See you and Tim later. Tim :laugh:
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    I'm with you, are my new hero. ;)
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Now if I would'a tried that, mine would come out square. :(
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Start off square and maybe it will come out round. :blink: :ermm: :cheer:
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    Ive been thinking about it, the stuff is kinda expensive, it might help out allot of people though. Later Tim or is it Tim ? :silly:
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