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Hi all

Just got the big green egg last week. First cook was this beer can chicken. One with butter and garlic the other with Dizzy Pig. How many cooks before it will be safe to bring it up to pizza temperature without ruining the gasket? I really want to do 1 tomorrow for my wife's Birthday.
"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes............. Well, he eats you"
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    I did a couple before I did pizza.  Worst case scenario you just burn your gasket.  Been cooking without mine for about a year.  Not a huge deal.

    Welcome!
    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 $

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  • Gooey1Gooey1 Posts: 90
    Thanks
    "Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes............. Well, he eats you"
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    My gasket lasted about three months, it's gonna happen, you can still cook on the egg without a gasket -- so it ain't the end of the world.  You'll feel better when the Rutland is installed..
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    My gasket lasted about three months, it's gonna happen, you can still cook on the egg without a gasket -- so it ain't the end of the world.  You'll feel better when the Rutland is installed..
    Got one sitting in my office that I have yet to install.  Gotta get that done!
    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 $

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  • The new eggs come with the nomex gasket.  I'm not sure it's that important to break it in too much anymore. My last nomex lasted a year. Then I replaced it with a Rutland.  I'd say you're good to go.  There area  lot of guys who don't even use one. If you cook on your egg, you WILL have to replace the gasket as some point.  Try not to get too hung up on preserving it.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

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