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Moisture in Egg

jeeplvrjeeplvr Posts: 4
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
Curious if anybody else ran into this.  I have found quite a bit of moisture in my egg when I open it.  I have a feeling it's due to the high humidity weather but I get mold growing inside from it.  What I normally do after a cook is put the daisy wheel and plate setter inside the egg, close the vent, put the ceramic top on, and let it cool down.  Just to let you know I do clean off the grid and plate setter, and let the egg burn somewhat hot before cooking.  Not sure if I should just crack open the lid a bit to let air circulate.  Thanx for your help.

Comments

  • ducksbuddyducksbuddy Posts: 56
    i have noticed a little in mine also, just a little damp im thinking during the day when it heats up and then cools down at nite if you have a really good gasket on there like mine no air is going to really escape natural condensation i think, especially if i have the cover on it, im going to try and leave the vents open a little on it aand see if that changes anything,
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Even more moisture than condensation...

    I know probably not a good thing - but there have been times when I forgot to put the ceramic cap on, then it rains and water gets in through the daisy wheel.   Went out the other night, left over charcoal was a bit damp.

    I pushed the left over up around the edges, poured new dry charcoal in the center and started the fire.

    I did keep the heat low for a longer period of time - 250-280 range for about an hour.   Thought the low heat would dry out in the inside of the egg and the damp charcoal.   Maybe I was over cautious, didn't want to hit high heat right off the bat.

    Not the first time that has happened - no apparent problems or concerns that I can see.

    Cookin in Texas
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,521
    There is a guy here that has a weekend only egg, and has mentioned his experience with this. I forget who it is, but to use egg on Saturday they run it overnight starting Friday. That amount of time isn't a set in stone, but it is an example that it does happen.
  • Dust9000Dust9000 Posts: 26

    After the fire is out, I open the vent at the bottom, with the screen closed.  Keeps bugs out.     This has cured my issues with mold, since it is hot and humid in houston. I use mine on the weekends only really. 

  • mtredfishmtredfish Posts: 4
    Slap a damp rid bucket on the grate when storing, if you have it covered it will always collect humidity in southern climates (especially). I have tried keeping the bottom vent open and same results.

    Buckets are cheap and last a while.

    Mike
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