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Cleaning Daisy Wheel

gte1gte1 Posts: 375
edited February 2012 in Weight Loss Forum
The daisy wheel has a gooey layer of grease build up. What is the best way to clean it?
George

Comments

  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Put it inside the egg at a high temp and let it burn off the grease buildup

    You can just do this at the end of your next cook, letting the temp rise and burn off the excess grease.

    Please allow those forum members who need more posts to solidify my comment. :)
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 375
    I'm afraid that doing so would create a bad smelling smoke that may permeate the walls go the egg.
    George
  • jerrypjerryp Posts: 226
    the grease you'll be burning off is the very same stuff that's rendered out of the food you cook. i don't think it'll be an issue.
  • Run that BGE up high as you can get it? Place the cap in the egg and the rest is clean including the egg. Short post today. Me and the wife are headed to Savannah. See yall soon.

    Living the good life in MACDonna
  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
    You can always go at it with a blowtorch...... 
  • Put it inside the egg at a high temp and let it burn off the grease buildup

    You can just do this at the end of your next cook, letting the temp rise and burn off the excess grease.

    Please allow those forum members who need more posts to solidify my comment. :)
    +1 I put mine on the grate after every cook while it is cooling down. Works great. I would not put it in the dishwasher. The DW is cast iron and can absorb somebody te soap.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    do you keep it in the egg as it cools? that will cause any liquid fats to drip off, while keeping it perfectly seasoned.  i wouldn't ever advocate straight-up high temp blasts or dishwasher trips, because you will need to start all over again seasoning it.  yours is already seasoned, maybe just too much.  brush off any friable sooty buildup, and then just keep it in the egg after each cook.  it will lose that gummyness quiickly.

    if you did decide to do a high heat burn, it couldn't cause any fumes problem in the egg, because it would be burning something that burns in the egg all the time.  fats
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • I like the gummyness as it keeps my daisy wheel adjusted properly when I have to open the lid rather than having to constantly re-align the vents to the last setting.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    I agree.  I put it in the egg right before I snuff out the lump.  Never rusts and seems to heat it up more than it gets on top to melt away the excess grease.
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  • zosobao5150zosobao5150 Posts: 114
    When I am ready to quit, I take the DW off the top of the egg, stick it on the grate, and then shut down the egg.  Never any issues.
    XL BGE
  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    When I am ready to quit, I take the DW off the top of the egg, stick it on the grate, and then shut down the egg.  Never any issues.


    +1

    But I have new pressure washer that is alot of fun.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    yea, metal and water dont mix. I recently started to put mine in the egg as it's cooling down, and any loose bits fall off when it's all dried out Perfectly seasoned and ready to go everytime
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,318
    edited July 2012
    Just another way: Put it up and never use it. Works fine for me.When I did use it I always put in the egg at the end of the cook and worked fine. Just found from the forum that several did not use  and was not needed. Found (IMO) they were correct, one less item to screw with, ever. Will hold 275 fine w/o it and thats as low as I go anyway. Just put the ceramic top at the end of the cook to kill Egg and close the bottom vent.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,090
    I agree.  I put it in the egg right before I snuff out the lump.  Never rusts and seems to heat it up more than it gets on top to melt away the excess grease.
    Geez, never thought of this. My 3 year old grandson is attracted to anything made of metal (swear to God the kid is magnetic) I've always put the top vent in the egg when I put on the rain cap to snuff it out. My wheel is clean as a whistle - didn't know I was cleaning it through my choice of storage location and hiding it from little hands. Thanks! 
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Mickey. What if i said i used the daisy and never messed with the bottom vent? One less thing to mess with. ;)

    Only one vent controls the egg. Just need to pick one
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    Never tried extinguishing it with the bottom vent open.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251

    :))
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    You certainly can. Dont be so quick to laugh

    Dont need to shut off both ends of a garden hose, do you?
    Try it

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    I am not the first egger who threw the daisy into the egg, dropped the ceramic cap on and went to bed, only to find the bottom vent still open in the morning. ...with the egg still out

    Have you notyet figured out that i dont comment unless i know what the hell i'm talking about? Do you see me diagnosing guru issues or brisket trouble or how to cook crawfish? No

    Would that others did the same
    :))
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    Well, I didn't lie - never did try it.  Learn somefin new every day.  That's the reason I'm here.  Begs the question, why equip with two damping controls when one can just stay open?  And yes, no no no.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited August 2012
    Used to come with a sliding vent, and the ceramic cap

    Tilt the cap to control temps, but it would fall off when you opened the dome. Sliding vent was good, but bending isnt always everyone's favorite

    So they introduce a dial-it-in daisy. Light the grill, jam open the bottom vent all the way, and dial in 250 on the daisy. Walk away

    Why do they offer that brass nozzle for a garden hose, when you can set exactly how much water you want to come out by just turning the tap? Because one offers finer control right where the business end is. The other is more suited to gross settings, and not as convenient

    Thought that was obvious myself :-?
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    I have a ball valve on the hose bib and it's either full on or full off.  And I might be 40 feet away from it working the business end while the "hose" is 3 feet long on the egg.  Guess I work my hose like you work your egg.  No hose jokes, peanut gallery.   :)) Anyway, thanks for the info, Stike.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    You work your hose however it suits best, nola. No one is judging ;)
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    I have a ball valve on the hose bib and it's either full on or full off.  And I might be 40 feet away from it working the business end while the "hose" is 3 feet long on the egg.  Guess I work my hose like you work your egg.  No hose jokes, peanut gallery.   :)) Anyway, thanks for the info, Stike.

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    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown.

    Birmingham, AL
  • So if you control by the daisy wheel then is your vent on bottom wide open? I would love to just mess with 1 thing!
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,653

    So if you control by the daisy wheel then is your vent on bottom wide open? I would love to just mess with 1 thing!

    I only use both if I am doing a low temp, past 300, I only use bottom vent. I keep it simple stupid. KISS.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited August 2012
    use both. or just use the top. or just use the bottom.
    all work, so whatever works for YOU is the only criteria.

    you can't let draft out faster without the top on, or let more air in by opening the bottom, when the other vent is restricting flow.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • streethealerstreethealer Posts: 2
    I have had my egg over a year & my daisy wheel has become gummy & hard to adjust. I never thought of placing it on the grate after cooking, but it worked perfectly & I will continue to place it there every time I am done cooking. What a great idea!!! Now, off to smoke some potatoes to go with the steaks tonight!! Thanks for all the input, I am learning a lot in this forum. :)>-
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