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Leaking grease

paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
the botton of my EGG has been leaking grease from my last few cooks.  There are no visible cracks in the bottom.  But there is a lot of grease coming out.  Anyone else have this problem?  
It is not dripping, its running down the leg of the nest.  pics to come


Paul Go there. I write it.


  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Burn baby burn -- high heat will clean it right up.


    Cookin in Texas
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    @boatbun. Did that last night. Fried old top gasket and burned glue off new bottOm high heat gasket. And it made the leak worse Go there. I write it.
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,701
    Damn brother. What was your last cook? I have never seen that before?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Dang brother, you ever thought of a drip pan. Probably from that 100 pounds of pork you cooked a week or so ago
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,056
    Weird. Could it be cracked under the bars of your nest? I have no idea. I just thought I'd throw it out there.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    I've heard of others leaking like this before.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    sure looks like a crack.  upper right of the photo.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • eggoeggo Posts: 492
    If you can't see grease on the sides of the base, I'd say you have a crack or two on the bottom. Hard to tell but looks like a crack on both bottom pics.
    Eggo in N. MS
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    I have been thinking it had to be cracked. But, there is nothing visible. Gonna get in contact with dealer and see. And there has been app 100 l s of pork c Go there. I write it.
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    Cooked the last two weekends.

    Paul Go there. I write it.
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    there is also grease on the side of the base.  its as if the grease is leeching through the ceramics.  Weird.  Curious if anyone else has had this issue.  

    Paul Go there. I write it.
  • 100 lbs of pulled pork.....guessing no drip pan. I have never seen anything like this before. Curious as to what comes of it. Please share when you figure it all out



    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • It really does look cracked underneath when you zoom in. And that's where it appears to be coming from.



    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    That sharply define boundary between that light tan and very dark colors sure looks like a crack to me.
    The Naked Whiz
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    @naked, same thing I was thinking. I have get around and stared at it endlessly, nothin is visual. Now that doesn't mean it's not there. I just can't see it.

    My EGG has sweated before. So I can see why there might be some seeping out the side.
    Most of this is very weird.
    I will let y'all know what happens.

    Paul Go there. I write it.
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    If you zoom in and look at the side of the base, a couple inches above the bottom, you can see the grease on the outside of the grill as well Go there. I write it.
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