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Im not getting that egg flavor out of my LG BGE. Ive had it for a little over a year and cook on it frequently. But i dont think i am doing something right, ive never been able to achieve that great egg flavor that hooked me in. So about how i cook. usually fill my fire box up about halfway, bottom vent is open about 1" maybe a tick more, and i close the top all the way then crack the daisy vent about halfway or so. if i do anymore i cant maintain a temp over 350. and even when i close it as described here i can only achieve a max temp of maybe 400 and thats pushing it. Am i not letting the charcoal burn long enough prior to closing my vents off? BTW i only or prefer to use the BGE coal? PLease help a fella Egger


  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Are all of your vents cleaned out? I would check that if you haven't already. Better air flow equals more control and a better fire.

    Also, When you light the egg... do you leave all the vents open, then start closing them after you are close to your target temp?

    I wouldn't worry so much about the exact DW positions and the vent opening. It could very well be different from cook to cook. Each fire will burn differently.

    Best rule I can tell you is:

    More air = Hotter Fire
    Less air = Cooler Fire
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • Okay to me it sounds like a air flow problem 1st question is when was the last time you cleaned out the ash that being said I would break down you egg and take a shop vac and completely clean out the inside including the wholes in the fire box then reassemble  and start over I'm almost positive that will solve your problem I hope this helps 
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  • I actually never use the Daisy Wheel unless I am doing low and slow (below 300). I just close off most of the bottom vent and fly free on the top.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,640
    If you're trying to cook low only light one or two spots. Give the egg time to get there..don't rush it. If wanting to cook higher..I'm 2 at the bottom and 1 at the top. I don't use the petals unless I'm going under 225. Above all...creep the egg up. Too hot takes a long time to bring it back down.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • pjs883pjs883 Posts: 14
    awesome guys thanks for the help ill make sure all my vents are good and cleaned out. 
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