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New kid on the block.

ojt2ojt2 Posts: 2
edited March 2012 in Root
Just got my  new lrg BGE yesterday. My local retailer has a sale once a year of 30% off everything in his store so I was able to get a large egg and a plate setter for less than the price of a medium.  My question is what is a good first cook for the fresh gasket and how many of these moderate heat cooks should I do before anything goes? Thanks, and I hope I'm doing this right.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,227
    None. It is going to fall off anyway. Just enjoy yourself.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 204

    WELCOME!!

    Some will say Spatchcock Chicken, others low and slow BBQ. I went straight for the Ribeyes. Dont worry too much about the gasket being new. The original felt gasket is only going to last so long anyway. Cruise the forum and you are sure to find a recipe that you will be comfortable with.  Temperature control is the key element of using the egg. SHOW US YOUR FOOD !!

    :D
    Yes, this is the biggest one they make.
  • steaks are easy, chicken is easy, pizza is easy, pork butt is easy, brisket is tough uh make that hard...pick a meat and get afer it..you will do fine...remember you worst cooks on the egg will be better than your good cooks on elec or gas...enjoy your new toy

    Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! Life is too short to get caught in the fast lane behind somebody slow!

    XL, LG, Sm, Mini and Weber for drink holder

  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    I grilled chicken and burgers at first just to get the feel of the egg.  Then moved to smokin chicken and  small brisket.  Don't worry about frying the gasket. It will fry.   It's covered under the warrenty anyway.  Mine lasted for about 2 months and bge replaced it. They have great customer service and stand behind the product.
    Scooter 
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 1,986
    Just replaced my gasket yesterday after a month. BGE sent me a new high temp gasket.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 3,919
    cortguitarman,

    Describe how you did it.  I have a new nomex for the XL and I need to install it.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 1,986
    edited March 2012
    Easy. Preshrunk gasket in dryer on high heat for 40 minutes. Took the dome off of the egg. Scraped off old gasket and used acetone on the dome and bottom of the egg. This loosened the old adhesive. Scrubbed with a wire brush to remove adhesive. I let it dry for 20 minutes and sprayed the bottom ring with 3m Super 77 adhesive. I let that sit for 5 minutes, or so unil it was very tacky. I started at the back of the egg and worked my way around. Make sure you don't stretch the material. Once I got to the back, I cut the gasket to length with scissors. I used the rest for the some and repeated the process. There was about 10 inches of material left over. Reattach the dome and let her sit for 24 hours. You should be good to go.

    The whole Installation process takes about 40 minutes. Good luck.
    Mark Annville, PA
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