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Eggfest Revelation - New Eggs Stink?



  • HDmstngHDmstng Posts: 155
    I was at the Cincinnati Eggfest and didn't notice any off taste with any of the samples, and I had a lot of samples!  I did get a LBGE demo from there and hadn't noticed anything in my first few cooks.  My wife did notice a bit more of a charcoal taste though, but I think that had more to do with me putting food on the Egg too early and before the smoke turned clear.  Could be a less sensitive pallet.
  • I fired that sucker up day 1 and have had no problems. Odd on how so many taste a chemical flavor? Just odd. 
  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    I never noticed it, but right after I put my egg together and I fired it up and ran it at 325° for several hours with the grate in place but no food in it. I've done a long food free burn in every grill I've ever owned before I cooked in it.
    XL BGE
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,168
    new gaskets give off fumes, i wonder if the lump grate is coated with something so it doesnt rust before use, other than that, new eggers dont allows wait for the lump to burn off the nasties before food goes on
    Now that you say about the gaskets. Look at several Eggs and the gaskets are sometimes a qt.inch inside the edge so that they will burn easy. Could be it? More to the point I think you are correct in not giving the egg a chance to clear the smoke from the lump at lighting.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    I never noticed anything when I first got mine. I may have been to amped up just from getting the egg.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776

    Maybe the VOCs from the charcoal weren't burned off yet when the food was thrown on....

    Just throwing that out there. Never had a problem with any of the food I've had at fests.

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