Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Re: Moldy Egg

Hey folks!

First of all, I am loving this forum... been spending a lot of time on here researching different recipes and such.  

I have a slight problem and I was wondering if anyone else had encountered it before?

I recently moved into a new house that has an open back deck (my old house's deck was covered). Expecting that my eggs were going to be exposed to the elements, I purchased the Egg Covers from my local retailer. I have both the Large and Small versions of the BGE. Generally,  I use the large more and the small ends up sitting unused. In any case, I went to use the small last week and it was covered with mold inside! 

I was able to get rid of it by lighting up the egg and burning it around 900-1000 degrees with the assistance of a hair dryer. Is there any way to prevent this from happening again short of covering my back deck?  :)

Thanks in advance!!!

-Josh


SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
Location: Jasper, Georgia

Comments

  • I cover my Egg tightly, and never have mold issues.  I think it's 'cause I leave the bottom vent open (screen closed) so it can breathe.
    Large BGE and Medium BGE-- Greensboro!


  • I cover my Egg tightly, and never have mold issues.  I think it's 'cause I leave the bottom vent open (screen closed) so it can breathe.
    +1
    Pentwater, MI
  • Thanks guys! I had never thought to leave the vent open...
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,527
    If it's going to sit for a while, make sure you burn off any food particles/grease from the last cook.  Thats where your mold is going to start.
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.