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Big Lake, Minnesota
Large BGE, Stokers, Adjustable Rig
Stock gaskets work just fine. 3+ years and two eggs and only one replacement and it wasn't in that bad of shape. I didn't do anything fancy with the replacement either...scraped it off with a putty knife and replace with a stock BGE gasket, did a low and slow butt cook to break it in and its been on well over a year and looks brand new. One thing I did on the replacement was I made sure that the gasket was positioned more to the outside edge of the egg that the inside edge where it could come in direct contact with the extreme heat and flames - this seems to be working very well for me. Two to three cooks a week and I don't shy away from high temps. Another thing I stopped doing is feet down platesetter pizza cooks - works just as good feet up with a stone on the top and it doesn't deflect the heat directly at the gasket level.