Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Broke my ceramic cap

F308gt4F308gt4 Posts: 35
edited 10:35AM in EggHead Forum
Pouring rain here in Socal, but I was deadset on cooking a spatchcocked chicken. As I was setting up, underneath my umbrella, I dropped my ceramic cap, which broke into about 4 pieces.

I glued it together for now, but would like to get a replacement. Is it best to just call the mothership?

Since the glue is still drying, tonight when I finish cooking I am planning to cover the top with Aluminum foil and then the daisy wheel over that.

What a bummer...
«1

Comments

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    check with your dealer first before you pay shipping
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    A bummer for sure :( ; but at least you can still cook! ;)
  • uglydoguglydog Posts: 256
    I broke my ceramic cap several moons back; got a pack of JB weld from Home Depot, glued it up, and it's good as new, just a little more ugly.(Don't use the ceramic cap to hold down your Egg cover on a windy day; I read that somewhere). Uglydog
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,953
    bummer indeed, been there, done that. i jb welded mine two years ago and it's still holding up well

    IMG_5379.jpg

    IMG_5380.jpg

    IMG_5382.jpg

    gary
    canuckland
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 6,912
    Nice patch job.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • We use our BGE all year round up here in Canada. Last year our cap broke, and since I am a potter, my husband asked me to create a replacement cap for our large size egg. We've been using it for over a year now, winter, spring, summer and fall. If anyone is interested, perhaps I could make more? lara@larafors.com
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    @Canadianegghead. That is to cool!!! I will be emailing you to see if I can get you to create me a NC State Wolfpack cap!!!
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,890
    We use our BGE all year round up here in Canada. Last year our cap broke, and since I am a potter, my husband asked me to create a replacement cap for our large size egg. We've been using it for over a year now, winter, spring, summer and fall. If anyone is interested, perhaps I could make more? lara@larafors.com
    That's very cool, I'm interested, what do you charge?
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,501
    You just passed and welcome to the club, you are now a fellow egghead. We have all do it, some more than once.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,501
    We use our BGE all year round up here in Canada. Last year our cap broke, and since I am a potter, my husband asked me to create a replacement cap for our large size egg. We've been using it for over a year now, winter, spring, summer and fall. If anyone is interested, perhaps I could make more? lara@larafors.com
    Can you put a pig up there? You may be very busy this Christmas.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,482
    My thoughts exactly Mickey.  That would be a great match for my handles!!

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    image

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,501
    .
    Tweev have you been dranking again
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,529
    I never put my ceramic cap on.  I just close the daisy wheel and put the Egg under the porch overhand when it has cooled. 
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    .
    Tweev have you been dranking again

    Perhaps he is working on his post count. LOL
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    .
    Tweev have you been dranking again

    Perhaps he is working on his post count. LOL

    I'm working on my Cow Lick Chili
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I have seen some ceramic caps on people, and I got to say just enjoy the bald life and stop plastering the squirrel to you head.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,501
    I never put my ceramic cap on.  I just close the daisy wheel and put the Egg under the porch overhand when it has cooled. 
    Suggest you use it to kill fire and put your black one in the egg at that time to keep it cleaner and working.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • CanadianEgghead wrote:"If anyone is interested, perhaps I could make more?"  I predict you may have a very busy Christmas.  I will probably order a few as gifts.  Do you have a website?

    @Ragtop99  I suggest you do as Mickey says.  After the cook put the DW open wide on the grate, close the lower vent and put the rain cap on.  That way you will have: 1) have a clean DW and 2) more left over lump for the next cook.  
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    I never got the ceramic cap with my large egg. Should I go get it from the dealer.
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Yes, if you like getting your new purchases complete.....It comes with the egg.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,529
    Austin, I do close the lower vent and shut the daisy wheel to conserve the lump.  Keeping the DW clean seems like a good idea so I may try doing it.  Gotta find where I put the cap.  I hid it somewhere so it would not get broken.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • We use our BGE all year round up here in Canada. Last year our cap broke, and since I am a potter, my husband asked me to create a replacement cap for our large size egg. We've been using it for over a year now, winter, spring, summer and fall. If anyone is interested, perhaps I could make more? lara@larafors.com
    That's very cool, I'm interested, what do you charge?

  • It would depend on what you would like to have. Shoot me an email with your idea and we can discuss offline...

  • This one is in the works
  • My refurb egg never came with a cap...a bottom dish to a clay planter pot works just fine...add a rock on top if it is windy.  
    Love smoking chicken...but they are hard to keep lit ;-) http://daveyrayland.wordpress.com/ Small Egg / Weber OTG 22" / CharGriller Trio / Masterbuilt 30" Electric
  • I hope that works, I broke my first egg, it landed into 4 huge chunks in the driveway, that was 1985. So sad that day.
    Living the good life in MACDonna
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,890
    edited February 2012
    This one is in the works...image
    That is awesome.  I'll contact you soon about one...
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • I was going to keep this 'cause I like it so much but I have a large BGE.

    It shrunk in the final kiln round.

    Looks tasty though.

    Well, you all wanted to see it finished.

    *demoralized*

  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 271
    love it---
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    edited May 2012
    imageThat pig looks great!! I have never been so happy to break something on my egg. I would recommend Lara to anyone that wants to add a customized piece of art to their egg.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.