So, I get home from work and decide on pizza for dinner. My son and I go out on the deck and top off the fire ring with some Royal Oak and I let him light it up. I turn on the eggcelerator and go inside to prepare the pizza with my daughter. After preparing the first pizza, I go back outside and check on the BGE which is nicely up to 600 F. I leave the vents wide open based on some advice to cook pizza at 700F +. I take out the eggcelerator (which has done it's job nicely) and go back inside to prepare next pizza. As daughter and I are preparing pizza, I glance out the window at the BGE and see blue flames shooting out the top (about a foot) of the BGE. Wow, I think, that has never happened before. I check the thermometer, and it has gone completely around and reads 200F, which i estimate based on the calibration that it is 900 F. I have read posts on this but never really believed you could get the BGE that hot. I also learned how gaskets get fried. As I was opening the lid to put on the pizza, the flames would be in direct contact with the gasket on the lid until i opened it all the way. Opening and closing the lid twice for each pizza, the top gasket is completely fried.
This is the first time have used royal oak for pizza, I am not sure if it was the brand of lump, the eggcelerator, or if the planets were aligned... but i am a believer now when people talk about 1000F temps in the BGE.
Pizza was awesome.