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How to break in a new EGG HELP

papasmurf2papasmurf2 Posts: 10
edited October 2013 in EggHead Forum
Hi All

I just bought a LBGE and wanted to know how to break it in!! the dealer said not to go above 350 for the first few times to seal the gasket any suggestions on what to cook etc would be appreciated.


  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,699
    Chicken... I'd fire it up and just get it to 300, have a few drinks and throw some chicken on,..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 374
    Welcome and enjoy the ride.  Fire it up and play with temps. like get to 250 and hold for awhile. than take to different temps and hold for awhile. Just adjust and let it ride 15 to 30 mins. Let it settle and don't chase the temp.Try chicken, veggies anything you cook in the oven you can cook on the egg. Get your temp like oven and cook for how long u would inside. Grilling is like regular grilling just better.

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 4,973
    Don't sweat it.  Grab a beverage and enjoy the ride.  You'll eventually decide to go with a Rutland gasket.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • That's good advice and i will definitely experiment. Thank You for your help and advice.
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,688
    Just fun with it. A low and slow pork butt or ribs is good after you give chicken a try.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • I'm new and learning everyday but I have found the key to obtaining the correct temp is in how you light the egg. One spot up front for a low and slow. Three/four spots for a hotter flame has worked great for me. First couple lights I got too hot and its hard to bring the egg temp down...up is no problem. Good luck and enjoy!'
    Albion, PA
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome and enjoy!


    Boerne, TX

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,453
    Toss on meat and cook, it will be fine
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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