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bge surprise and another use for the large bge

 Yesterday I went to fire the egg up for some steaks after 4 days of neglect on the patio. Loaded the lump up to the top of the firebox and lit her up. I then proceeded to clean the ash, I stick my tool in and to my surprise out leaps a MOUSE over my ash tool and ash pail. Dropped my tool and almost fell over from surprise LOL.
 I think if you have an eggware top and adjust your egg cover a little (I know I closed it)  the top opens enough to let the mice in to clean your grill for you (another thing I noticed my grill was very clean when I know I did 2 chickens last and left it a mess). Well I brought it up to 750 to cleanup the egg for a few minutes.
   Disclaimer  No mice were harmed in this cook I think.
Brampton, Ontario


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 25,481
    That dirty'd it get in there?
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 476
    Rascally Rabbit (Mouse)
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,709
    For heavens sake, It was Mickey!


    Large and Small BGE, Blackstone 36 and a baby black Kub.

    Chattanooga, TN.


  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,465
    I'd be doing a clean burn, those buggers carry a lot of bad guys.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,916
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,690
    Bad guys die way below 750. You are safe!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    Gads I hate rodents and vermin!  I typically remove my grill/grills when I cover 'em up for a few. Our cat is worthless and I have to manage rodent control myownself.
    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?)
  • I hate them meeses to pieces.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,284
    If you had the ceramic cap on and the lower vent shut, that must be one hell of a gasket gap, I'd think about changing it. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • arango1arango1 Posts: 10
    Smoked mouse 12 hours slow and low...mmmmm
  • This thread gives me the Willies! I hate mice!!
    Flint, Michigan
  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    If you had the ceramic cap on and the lower vent shut, that must be one hell of a gasket gap, I'd think about changing it. 
    I think i turned my eggware cap  when putting on my cover.
    Brampton, Ontario

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