Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Who’s ready for football and tailgating? We are! Check out our tailgating page for recipes that are great to bring to a tailgate, or cook at home if you’re entertaining friends during a game. If you need an easy breakfast recipe, these Sticky Buns are the way to go. If you’re looking for a fan favorite with bacon, try these Double Pork Sliders. We can’t wait to kick off another fall full of tasty food!

Coming to Atlanta for EGGtoberfest? Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340 - NOTE we are CLOSED on Saturday OCT 10th for EGGtoberfest.

BGE Warranty Win! and a Disaster averted w/pics.

JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,742
edited October 2013 in EggHead Forum
My LBGE base cracked and BGE had it replaced in 5 days. I sent photos to American Backyard who took over the space near North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA. from Georgia Backyard who went out of business in 2009. Tony at American Backyard took all my information and photos of the crack last Monday, filed the paperwork and called me on Friday to pick up a new base. I was out of town this weekend so I picked it up yesterday and put it together today. 

So for the almost disaster, I was cooking a pork butt and some baby backs a couple weeks ago and about 4 hours into the cook I was sitting on the deck enjoying some adult beverages and the smoke from the egg and thought there was more smoke coming from the egg than should be, when I took a closer look I noticed the smoke was coming from the bottom of the egg so I looked under and saw ashes on the deck, got a little closer and the wood from my table was on fire. When I bought the egg and table in 2006 I had never been on the forum and didn't think about putting pavers under the egg I just put the egg on the feet and set it on the wood table. I had planned to put pavers under the egg after @centex almost disaster but had not got around to it yet. I never considered the egg cracking which is what caused the fire to start. After taking a closer look at the crack when I removed the egg from the table I see the crack goes from one side of the egg half way up all the way underneath and up the other side. The good news is I am going to redo the whole table and put a new top on it as it is pretty weathered. 

While I was putting the egg together I had to cook dinner so I did a beer can chicken on the Weber, it was edible but it definitely was not anywhere as good as a spatchcock on the egg. 


Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
Johns Creek, Georgia


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,225
    That was indeed a close one. Good to know that nothing terrible happened since you caught it in time.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • eggoeggo Posts: 449
    That's scary. Any idea what caused the crack? Had any extremely high temps prior to the crack? Glad BGE is taking care of you.
    Eggo in N. MS
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,742
    @caliking just glad I was't doing an overnight that would have been bad.
    @eggo, high heat is the only thing I can think of, I use the egg about 5 nights a week a lot of sears and 400 degree spatchcocks.

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia

Sign In or Register to comment.