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Unusual happenings on my XL BGE recently

I posted recently offering up my XL Fire Ring with a crack to the forum (got it replaced under warranty), and am glad the offer was taken advantage of.  

I have a question for the forum about that cook, because it was unlike any other I have done in the 18 months I've had my XLBGE.  

I was doing a high heat cook ~ 700 dome temp.  

When the egg was getting up to speed, moisture was oozing out of the crazing.  The heat evaporated the moisture and left a yellowish residue on the surface.  I normally keep my egg covered, the only time it's not is when I leave the cover off to cool off and it stays uncovered a night or 2.  I haven't calibrated my dome thermo in a while, so I'm thinking I may have been cooking hotter than I thought.  My plate setter, fire ring / bowl and parts of the top were white after this cook.  BTW, I left the top off and was cooking tandori chicken skewers dropped in from the top.  It turned out AMAZING.

Thank you to this forum for making me look so creative to my neighbors, I shamelessly try all kinds of new food and recipes.  Can't remember the last time I grilled hamburgers and hot dogs!

XL BGE, Medium Project Egg



  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,551
    I am not sure about your "oozing issue" but can you post more info/pics of your "tandori chicken skewers dropped in for the top" that turned out AMAZING?  sounds great!
    Columbus, Ohio
  • BobsBGEBobsBGE Posts: 99
    I'd like more info on the tandoori too.  What size skewers did you use for the XL?  Pics would be great too.  BTW I've never had a similar problem.
    Fayetteville, Ga
    Ditto. I want to see/hear more about the chix.
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,693
    Not sure if you are asking about the oozing or the high heat cracking the fire ring. I will take a shot at both. As to the oozing it can only be grease build up if only food has been in your egg. As to the high heat cracking the fire ring I guess it's possible but I don't think that's the case. As stated before I clean my internals and plate setter with a weed burner. I have heated them to temps of 1,500 degrees and higher many times with no issues to speak of to date.

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  • EndersEnders Posts: 29
    Wow, lots of interest on the tandori chicken.  At work now, but will post pics tonight, measure my skewers etc.  Thanks for the interest.  I may have to do a separate post just on that.

    @sgh , After this cook both my fire ring and plate setter had cracks.  I always pop the platesetter in before the fire gets too hot, 200 or so to avoid soot build up.  High heat cracks happen, part of the deal, it was the moisture oozing out of the egg crazing (on the egg surface) I had not seen before.


    XL BGE, Medium Project Egg


  • jmcnutt5jmcnutt5 Posts: 86
    What is the chances it could have just been moisture developing on the egg from the air...sweating?  I don't know where you are at but if this happened when there was a lot of pollen like there is right now in TN, that could explain the yellow residue.  My egg is looking very pale right now.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,389
    I've noticed on my last couple of long slow and low cooks that I have water gathering on the lip of the screen vent slide on my Egg.
    Must be moisture left over from the winter. Sure it will be gone before too long.
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Gator_ManGator_Man Posts: 138
    The oozing is just moisture seeping out of the ceramics as they are porous, this happens to me in the Mountains of NC when I don't use my eggs often enough. I'm in a very humid environment and it has happened even with a vinyl cover over them. The solution is to use your Egg often and keep it dry!! Gator Man

    I'm from North Carolina summer and Okeechobee Florida winter.

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

  • EndersEnders Posts: 29

    @Gator_Man that's what I was thinking, it was just odd to see that for the first time after 18 months cooking regularly on this egg.  So I assume you have not had any problems right?  I looked my egg all over for hairline cracks and didn't see anything, just the normal crazing.  I cleaned the egg off and it all looks great again.

    Thanks for your comment.


    XL BGE, Medium Project Egg


  • LitLit Posts: 6,778
    I have gone really hot many times but one cook I was cleaning my cast iron skillet and heard a loud pop. Figured it was just lump. Then another loud pop. Shut it down and the next day my fire ring and egg base were both cracked. Just happens sometimes.
  • EndersEnders Posts: 29
    Thank goodness for the warranty! 

    XL BGE, Medium Project Egg


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