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That's it, I give up.  Had a beautiful spatchcock chicken ready to go on the egg.  Went out to open the large and fire her up..... Slap full of mold!!!! Lit it anyway to do a clean burn, opened the small.... Same exact thing.  Im sick of this. Any reasonable offer will be entertained.


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  • How about three fitty?

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    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

  • JackhJackh Posts: 105
    Three fifty one
    Lg&Sm ---Middleport NY
  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 700
    Wow....where are you located?  Hate to hear that.  Haven't had that happen to mine, at least not yet.  Do you cover them, leave them uncovered? 

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 196
    Is there some way to prevent mold? I mean besides regular cooking
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,585
    Leave bottom vent slightly cracked so a little airflow
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • @chubbs

    Cover or no cover? I have a cover on the large, thought it was helping.  I have not been able to cook as much as I was, and my new house the eggs are out in the elements. Been a very moist summer. 


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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,907
    The mold will burn off next time you cook, rust on gassers is more of a problem.  hang around and enjoy the BGE's!
  • danv23danv23 Posts: 552
    I leave the bottom and top vents (thank you eggware chimney cap) wide open and it has all but taken care of the problem.  I'm in GA where it rains every single f'in day, so I know of what I speak.

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

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  • HankyorkeHankyorke Posts: 146
    Where are you located?

    LBGE

    BTFU!

  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    As a former boat owner I would recommend this: http://dampp-chaser.com/benefits.php
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501
    MrCN. Post a photo of this mold. I never had it in mine.Our is out in the MI weather all year and covered most of the time. I use it every weekend for Saturday/Sunday cooks. 
    I've had water bleed out before,never mold. 
    Thanks

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

  • $351.50
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,011
    MCN, you done gone and lost you mind!!! Fire them eggs up to nuclear and show em who's boss :D

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,542
    Throw a b'Jolokia on the hot coals and close the lid. :D

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    MrCookingNurse
    That's it, I give up.  Had a beautiful spatchcock chicken ready to go on the egg.  Went out to open the large and fire her up..... Slap full of mold!!!! Lit it anyway to do a clean burn, opened the small.... Same exact thing.  Im sick of this. Any reasonable offer will be entertained.
    No way you are giving in that easily, the forum needs you and we will all figure this out together!

    Fellow EggHeads, lets all do some research and come up with the best way to assist our shipmate, surely he is not the only one that has experienced this. I live in GA and have never had mold, egg stays in the elements 365 days a year. 

    MrCookingNurse - please provide all pertinent information, Region - weather, location of eggs etc..., any info that will assist us in helping you! Hold the line and have a delicious liquid beverage. We will figure this out!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • screw helping him. I'm currently the high bidder!!!
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Hmmm, Houston we have found the problem and its not the mold! I wanna say Roll Tide but I am skeptical!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,371
    A mixture of Dioxin, 4',4-DDT and Endrin Aldehyde (feel free to substitute Toxiphene for any of the prior) will take care of it forever.  Unfortunately it'll be declared a superfund site. ;)

    I've never had a problem with mold and I'm in humid New Orleans.  How long since they've been fired up?


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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,075
    Maybe try one of these in each egg?


    I put some larger containers in my basement and it really helped.  I have lived in this house for 8 or 9 years now and never had a problem with moldy smell in my basement, but this year it smells funkdified.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,075
    ...and if that doesn't work I'm willing to go $351.51


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,542
    Stop buying meat/chicken from China. (Walmart) :))

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,585
    No need for cover in my opinion. Just leave bottom vent open a smidge
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    If I'm not going to use mine for a while, I coat the inside with Kentucky jelly - never had a mold problem.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Don't cover....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • billybonbillybon Posts: 199
    jccbone62 said:
    Is there some way to prevent mold? I mean besides regular cooking
    You will prevent mold growth if you allow for air movement through both the bottom and the top of the egg. I have multiple eggs and live in wet South Florida. I put one of the new EggWare stainless cap vents on one of the cookers and leave it partially vented. Before using this cap this cooker would always fill up with mold. Now it never presents a problem. However, the other cookers always grow mold if I leave them closed up on the top. This is true even if I leave the bottom vents wide open. You can also accomplish the safe air movement by putting a small spacer between the chimney top and the ceramic damper.
  • Mold also seems to grow first and worst on grease and food remnants.

    The Naked Whiz
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Did you get the airport directions I sent?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 195
    $352

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,671
    @MrCookingNurse...you could just put on your big girl panties.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,184
    edited August 2013
    This full moon has you talking crazy. Calm down and have a cold one or six.

    Seriously though I have two eggs in different locations and the one on the covered patio gets used a lot more then the one near the house which is the one that gets mold every so often. This summer I started just leaving that egg open for a bit after a heavy rain and I haven't had mold since June. They dry out pretty quick. This also stopped the brown goo that I used to get when that egg sat unused.  We go through periods where we can't cook as much also. Once you calm down and get back to cooking you'll forget all about this little mold problem
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