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Hi all, I just received an egg for my birthday a few nights ago, just got it out of the box and set up.  However I have a question, attached is a picture.  I just want to make sure this is how the inside is supposed to look with a "crack" down the middle.  I mean it looks to perfect of a crack to be a defect.  Thanks

Also there are no seasoning instructions.... Does the egg need to be seasoned?

Kansas City, MISSOURI - not Kansas
Large and Medium EGG, Lang Stick Burner

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


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  • Hi and welcome to the forum.  The crack is supposed to be there; make sure it aligns with the vent to help with air circulation.  No need to season, fire that sucker up and get to grilling!
    Franklin, TN
    Large BGE+PSWoo2
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,027
    That's right.  That allows the ceramic to contract and expand, and also helps with airflow.  Make sure that side of the firebox is aligned with the opening at the bottom of your egg.

    Your egg doesn't need to be seasoned - it will receive plenty of seasoning with use.

    Welcome to the Egg world!
    NOLA
  • corey24corey24 Posts: 350
    Welcome and Congrats! Enjoy and pretty soon you will be obessed!!

    XL Egg Owner Since Dec 2013 - Louisiana

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,540
    Welcome to our world. Where are you?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,359
    Yes, it needs to be seasoned ASAP. Here's how:

    1) Filled with lump charcoal
    2) Light charcoal
    3) Insert platesetter if indirect cook and then cooking grid, otherwise just grid.
    4) Stabilize at desired cooking temp
    5) Put meat on and cook to desired doneness
    6) Eat

    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,359
    Oh, and welcome to egging!


    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    Welcome
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    Welcome to the madness!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome and enjoy the ride!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,074

    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey. 

    BTW-there are many web sites for info (besides this one). Here's a great intro and primer for all things ceramic:  http://www.nakedwhiz.com/nwindex.htm  And if you add "big green egg" to any google query you will get many options.  FWIW-

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,501
    Remember that color of the firebox. You won't see it again. Welcome aboard and let us know how your cooks go. There are a lot of different ways to Egg, and almost all of them work. Don't hesitate to ask for advise.
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • Your straight jacket and padded cell are ready, Welcome to world of fine drink and occasionally when we forget ourselves, fine food. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • chashanschashans Posts: 418
    Hi all, I just received an egg for my birthday a few nights ago, just got it out of the box and set up.  However I have a question, attached is a picture.  I just want to make sure this is how the inside is supposed to look with a "crack" down the middle.  I mean it looks to perfect of a crack to be a defect.  Thanks

    Also there are no seasoning instructions.... Does the egg need to be seasoned?
    Your crack is better than mine.
    LARGE, MINI BGE    SAN DIEGO, CA            An alcoholic with a barbecuing problem.

  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    Welcome and make sure to ask for overtime at work. Your gonna need it.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,198
    Welcome aboard! Technically speaking that is not a crack, but a "kerf" made with a saw to ease tension caused by heat stress. Just the same it doesn't always work. Once this one split in two it has not had another crack in nearly 4 years of use.image
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 1,603
    Mickey said:
    Welcome to our world. Where are you?
    Thanks! I can't wait to try cooking on this thing, though I'm sure it will take a few cooks before I can figure out the temperatures...  I'm in kansas city... So I'm ready to BBQ!

    Kansas City, MISSOURI - not Kansas
    Large and Medium EGG, Lang Stick Burner

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,022
    Welcome to the forum.....sometimes it takes a while to read through all the great posts !!!!

    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • Welcome!  
    BBQJDUB

    Charlotte, NC
  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Welcome to the Carnage!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,503
    Welcome to the addiction. Happy egging!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Are we all comparing cracks now? ;) welcome to the cult!!
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
    Now buy a thermapen, so allur cooks are near perfect temps.
  • Hi all, I just received an egg for my birthday a few nights ago, just got it out of the box and set up.  However I have a question, attached is a picture.  I just want to make sure this is how the inside is supposed to look with a "crack" down the middle.  I mean it looks to perfect of a crack to be a defect.  Thanks

    Also there are no seasoning instructions.... Does the egg need to be seasoned?
    I think what you meant when you said "season the egg" is do you need to break it in so to speak. If so then all of the EGGsperts that I've talked to said to do your first 5 or so cooks less than 350 and you'll be good to go at whatever temp your hungry soul should desire! Enjoy and welcome to the gang!
    Demorest, Ga.    1MBGE
  • Welcome, that is an eggcellent birthday present!
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,022

    Eggdiction is much stronger and greater than an addiction !

    Well, you'll see what I mean.....

    Welcome, again,

    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 645
    Welcome aboard.  You will find just about anything you need to know right here.  One pointer, make sure the dome is aligned with the base so you don't end up with an over or under bite.
    Milton, GA.
  • Welcome, the people here are great!
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Welcome! You're among friends here. All eager to help you along this journey.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • Welcome. No place better to learn how to get over that learning curve. And remember to post pics of all your cooks.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 1,603
    Thanks for all the replies~  My first cook will be this week, so just verifying here, the crack in the egg needs to be aligned with the vent on the bottom.  Does is need to be aligned right over the vent, or aligned with the vent but at the back of the egg?  I've seen a lot of videos where people say a lot of the heat comes from the back of the egg, so wasn't sure if thats where I am supposed to put the crack of the inside of the egg at?

    Thanks

    Kansas City, MISSOURI - not Kansas
    Large and Medium EGG, Lang Stick Burner

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


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