Well, I've been lurking the forum for a couple of months and finally bought a BGE about a month ago prior to a move from Pensacola to Panama City, Florida - so I kept it in the box until we made the move. By the way, I think Pensacola has the best prices in the country on BGEs ($620 for LBGE) and eggcessories.
Anyway, I had a couple of questions.
1) Concerning the Ceramic Damper - I picked it up, in the box, and it slipped out of my hands, while still in the box, and broke into about 5 pieces. I bought some JB Weld on the way in to work this morning and put it back together. My question is, if it is only used while the BGE is not in use (basically it is just a rain cap, correct?); does it matter or do I need to purchase a new one?
2) I put the BGE together by myself and didn't have a brick/paver to set it on in the table. I did put it on the feet that came with it. Will that work, or should I go buy a paver?
3) My wife is out of town and won't be back until Friday, which is when we will have our first cook. I was thinking of doing a pizza. Does that sound like a reasonable plan for my first cook? Any suggestions?
I tried to attach some pictures but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. I may need to edit my post or add them to the thread in a follow up. Anyway, I appreciate all of your insight and look forward to future discussions centered around cooking on the BGE with all of you!