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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
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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