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Eggware vent cap

Hi all...I have a question, hoping someone can answer.  I read about favorable reviews on the stainless Eggware vent cap on this forum. Bought two for the Lg eggs.  Ok, the instrustions say to install the supplied gasket (felt) on the neck, and it will nestle the cap assembly.  Being that I have toasted two felt gaskets before I went with Rutland, and then somewhat toasted Rutland on hi-temp cleanouts, I am questioning the use of the felt, especially at the exhaust vent.

Methinks I should use the Rutland for the new cap also, anyone have comments??
Also, the new vent cap is adjustable for full temperature range of cooks, but is it tight enough for shutdown?  I think I have read that it was..

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
(2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)

Comments

  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 702
    I used the wool felt gasket that was in the box. Works great after a dozen cooks. Yes the vent closes tight enough to shut down the BGE.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 3 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. 

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,565
    The felt won't have issue with transmitted heat. Go ahead with it. Mine has performed great.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I would not be concerned using a felt gasket use on the top vent.
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    edited May 2013
    I have spoken with the owner of Eggware on this because he was getting reports of the supplied felt gaskets breaking down. Personally, I have not had an issue with the supplied gasket after several high temp cooks. I am pretty sure he is kicking around the idea of going to a high temp gasket. Check with him by email or a phone call, he is very responsive to customers. 
    Also, it works just fine for shutdowns and it is a top notch product. It should be standard on all BGE's in my opinion.

  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    Many Thanks all...appreciate your advise.  I'll call Eggware tomorrow, but I'll install the felt and let the good times ( cooks ) roll.
    (2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,218
    I received a replacement gasket for my small and used the leftover around the vent if the large. Eggware cap fits snugly and the product itself is stellar. Shuts down nicely.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    Sorry for misleading info all...I believe I have extra Nomex gasket...got confused, as usual.  Because I periodically do a "cleanout" hi-temp cook maybe I'll put on the Nomex.  The cleanout cooks reach 700+ F , and methinks the outlet is at least that temp.
    (2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)
  • I've been using an Eggware cap for about a month and haven't had any issues with the gasket. I've had plenty of really hot cooks on it and used it all day Saturday at our EGGfest. I've really enjoyed using the cap and now prefer it over the stock cast cap.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,711
    Since the gasket is only in contact with the outside of the ceramic, I wouldn't expect it will be a big problem. It's only gonna get as hot as the external temp of the egg.


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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Sorry to squat on your thread… But does this allow you to egg in the rain?
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    r270ba said:
    Sorry to squat on your thread… But does this allow you to egg in the rain?
    Yes.
  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Sweet just bought one.
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,055
    I egg in the rain anyway
    Mark Annville, PA
  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    I put in gasket on the inside of the vent vise on the egg... I have not had any issues even during a burnout...
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