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Dripping from Dual Function Metal Top

Reading the forums, it's suggested to put the DFMT on the grid after cooking to get burn up the 'gunk' .  I will start doing that now.  In the meantime, I just wanted to make sure this is normal.

Thanks!
Los Angeles, CA
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,284
    Yes.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,348
    edited July 2013

    I usually take a syringe and get all of the gunk off dome and shoot it into a shot glass full of vodka on early morning cooks. I call them "Egg Bombs". Try it sometime--- they really get your day going, right @travistrick and @CenTex?

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,797
    Another good reason not to use the DMFT
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 930
    I thought DFMT was Dumb F'ing Metal Thing.

    CGW, Your egg is possessed by demons.  Send it to me, I'll take care of it.
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,950
    What is safe to use to clean that from the exterior of the Egg?
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,215
    YEMTrey said:
    What is safe to use to clean that from the exterior of the Egg?
    Wet rag works for me. I just let the egg warm up. Similar to cleaning out Cast Iron.
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  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,284
    be careful burning the DFMT I did it and when it came out all the paint burned off 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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  • be careful burning the DFMT I did it and when it came out all the paint burned off 

    Mine did too.  Another egger taught me how to re-season it.  Looks good as new.

     "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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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    FWIW, Not paint. CI seasoning. 
    Just give a light coat of oil, and I don't put mine in the egg till the temp has dropped below 300

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    I throw mine in for an afterburner occasionally with my grids just to keep things clean.  Little rust, no worries...
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    Keywords: Gator, Nashvegas, LBGE, Looftlighter, Thermapen in Racing Green (faster than the red one!), PSWOO2, Spider with CI, IQ120
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  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 214
    I'm with @Mickey on this one.  Why even bother using the DFMT?  I have found that eliminating that variable has helped me maintain temps as low as 180 and as high as ??  I also seem to get a much cleaner burn during long smokes.
    Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio

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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,009
    I tried to cook without the DFMT. I couldn't get my temp below 325.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,215
    hondabbq said:
    I tried to cook without the DFMT. I couldn't get my temp below 325.
    I feel that wind becomes much more of a factor when I go topless. 
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