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Putting the egg away at night..

Question for everyone as this is the first night I have used my egg.  I was burning for about 2 hours at 350* to "break it in"..I closed it up and it got down to about 200*.  Is it ok to put back in the garage for the night?  It's got a nice big parking space in there.  My other option is to leave it on the front porch, but I won't sleep knowing that it's out front.  If it were in the back, a different story.  Soon enough.  
Rochester, NY
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  • If the screen on the bottom damper is closed i don't see why putting it in the garage would be a problem. My egg is on the back deck and I've cooked butts on it while I was at work.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,787
    Shut the screen door and put the ceramic top on and you should be fine.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,269
    I suggest you spend about $70 on a Handler for your Egg to be moving it around. Have on both my Larges as you can see in the first pic. The second pic is a shot of my leg after a Large w/o a Handler landed on me ( I should know what I am doing). No, the Egg did no bust. imageimage
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,187
    Beats me, man.My egg s have never been "put away". I think I "broke mine in" with some chicken or something. Mine has been sitting, uncovered, in New England, on my patio for 4+ years.If I put it in the garage, I'm sure I would have to listen to it's protests!

    I don't use a cover because I would have to wait until at least midnight to put it on. Not gonna happen. It's just a grill.

    Guess leaving it out depends on your neighborhood. I was recently out of town unexpectedly for about 6 weeks. Two eggs and two Webers sat unmolested on my patio. They didn't disappear. They didn't even mildew!


    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,787
    Agree on the handler... Mine is basically stationary, but I brought it home assembled with the handler on it and when I have moved it, it's been great. I won't get another without it...
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,269
    Like @Carolina Q my three have always sat on the back porch. No problem. No way I would cover an Egg. Mildew comes to mind.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,588
    Don't put it away, keep cooking! :)
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,357
    I would leave it out. What's your address!
    :D

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • I'll go ahead and give what my be an "extremist's" response. Burning charcoal produces carbon monoxide. Now, I obviously don't know anything about the size of your home or garage or where your family sleeps in relation to the garage but, that's something I'd be thinking about before I decided to put your BGE in your garage.
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  • bonemusebonemuse Posts: 53
    I don't want to keep my egg on the patio or deck, so it is in the driveway in front of the detached garage at the back of the property when I'm cooking.  When I'm done cooking, I shut it down and go to enjoy dinner.  An hour or so later, I wheel it into the garage. If some sort of magic fire managed to magically jump out of the completely closed egg, I would worry. 3 years and no issues. :) YMMV
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  • ZmokinZmokin Posts: 1,628
    I'll go ahead and give what my be an "extremist's" response. Burning charcoal produces carbon monoxide. Now, I obviously don't know anything about the size of your home or garage or where your family sleeps in relation to the garage but, that's something I'd be thinking about before I decided to put your BGE in your garage.
    I had the same thoughts, but as long as no person or animal is sleeping in the garage, I don't think it should be a problem, I would just recommend in the AM, opening the garage door to let any CO dissipate before spending time working in the garage.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,588
    Be sure to have working CO detectors.
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • Grill66Grill66 Posts: 14
    Unless the fire is completely out I wouldn't do it. CO is not something to be messed with.  It just takes one mistake, one time to kill your whole family.
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  • jerryb78jerryb78 Posts: 215
    I put mine in the garage but I wait until the thermometer has bottomed out on it.
    LBGE
    Menasha, WI
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  • r8rs4lfr8rs4lf Posts: 240
    I've put my egg in the garage after a few hours cooling down. I make sure there is nothing close to it and it's been fine.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,022
    Or chain it up around the hinge and leave it outside.
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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 2,173
    Get a rubber snake to leave next to it..
    Greensboro North Carolina
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  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 955
    Don't take any chances, you can replace a BGE...
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  • wpendleggwpendlegg Posts: 136
    It looks like we're responding to an old thread :)

    I would leave mine out full time but our patio is small, and living in West Texas everything gets really dusty. As a result, I keep mine in the garage and wheel it out to cook.

    I always leave it out overnight and wait for it to completely cool. I never considered putting a hot egg in my garage.
    Lubbock, TX
    Large BGE
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,022
    dang it, I usually look at the dates.  I was just mesmerized by Mickey's leg. :-O
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,588
    Be sure to tuck it in carefully and give it a goodnight kiss.
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,559
    edited June 2014
    Love my handler, move it on the patio all the time. It would have tipped by now for sure as I've gone over a bump here and there lucky the handler is sturdy.
    Seattle, WA
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 10,294

    dang it, I usually look at the dates.  I was just mesmerized by Mickey's leg. :-O

    DMW said:

    Be sure to tuck it in carefully and give it a goodnight kiss.

    Epic placement.
    :))
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    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,868
    I don't care if it's an old thread because this is important - make sure the fire is out and the heat is from the ceramics.

    My garage pulls primary AC and heat air from the garage, and if the fire isn't out you could expose your family to high Carbon Monoxide levels.
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,650
    I do it all the time and have for years. I just don't pull my car in and leave it in the middle of the open floor and leave the garage door open a couple inches. Our new house doesn't have a fence yet so all 4 eggs are in the garage and get rolled in hot after every cook.
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,650
    @BYS1981‌ so you have an air intake in your garage? Aren't they usually drawing air from inside the house?
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  • DobieDobie Posts: 1,068

    I keep my Weber gasser in the garage but will not keep the egg inside. Takes too long to cool down and its on the back patio so I can leave it out on long cooks. Too paranoid to bring it in after a cook.
    Not to derail this thread but wheres the best price on handlers?
    my dealer wanted $100 (large egg) and I passed initially.
    Jacksonville FL
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,868
    edited July 2014
    Lit said:

    @BYS1981‌ so you have an air intake in your garage? Aren't they usually drawing air from inside the house?

    You're right, my cold air return is in main house.

    Regardless, it can still expose the house to high CO, I've gone to emergency calls from a car idling hours earlier - I'm sure a BBQ could also.
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