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Forgot to burp - should know better

TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
edited January 2013 in EggHead Forum
Heated up the Egg for a quick burger cook, and it was at 550 after about 20 minutes.  Opened her up to throw on the burgers without thinking and had a huge flashback.  No more hair on my left hand.  Afterward, opened the vents up for a quick 5 minute grease burn off and for the first time had a nice blue flame coming out the top.  Looked like an upside down rocket.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,057
    edited January 2013
    Looks like Sam's ego is shooting out the top of your egg! ;)
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,864
    Ahhhh - that beautiful sight of an egg in full after-burn....

    Last summer a couple of friends have asked that I let the egg idle until it gets dark so they can see this in the dark. Much better this time of year, can burn it out right after the meal....
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  • OziEggOziEgg Posts: 48
    How do you do that?
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  • Ouch!  Neat picture.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 943
    edited January 2013
    Cool pix!!

    After the two flashbacks I've had  I have programmed myself to do a double burp (excuse me!). It is getting so ingrained, I often burp the Egg even when it isn't lit and I am opening it to add charcoal and get started. Not intentionally, but I must be on auto pilot.
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Back when I first started with the Egg, and was still using the gasser, after my first flash back on the Egg, I burped my gasser on a regular basis.  It is now my platesetter holder when not in use, I've not had a flashback in a year of Egging.  Just got lazy/distracted tonight and re learned a great lesson.
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    OziEgg said:
    How do you do that?
    Fill the fire box with fresh lump after cleaning out the ash from last weeks pizza cook. Light and cook a few burgers at 550, then just open up the vents for a few minutes.  Much more impressive in the dark.  
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  • I too have forgotten to burp when distracted.  Nothing grabs your attention like a fireball heading towards your face!  Won't be making that mistake again. (I hope)
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  • LexLex Posts: 6
    I had left the ash screen open one night and had a flash come out of the bottom of the egg, I was glad I had long pants on that night, and that my dogs were not standing there waiting patiently for their "treat"
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,476
    Ahh! The blue flame. Nothing like carbon monoxide burning at 2100F Hmmm, maybe there could be a new category off Egg'd food. Foods seared at the really raised position above the vent. I figure a hot dog might take maybe 5 seconds to get a nice charred crust.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,127
    Looks like Sam's ego is shooting out the top of your egg! ;)
    Hahaha
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,127
    To me, it is scarier when you have the flame coming out of the bottom vent. Feel like the whole table is going to catch.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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