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Frozen Egg

Was going to do a batch of wings for the game and found the egg frozen shut - ya know, a Minnesota thang. Have seen various methods posted for addressing this. Thought I'd share one I haven't seen (doesn't mean it hasn't been posted before).[p]Took the mapp torch down the stack and gave it a 90 second blast. That took the internal temp to about 225 as registered by the thermometer. Fell fast - didn't do much more that warm the air a bit. 30 seconds later, opened just like it'd never been frozen. Others seem to have more patience, I was looking for the quick fix and thought I'd share ...[p]-- Steven


  • MN Chill,
    Genius comes in many sizes and shapes and sometimes north of the Mason Dixon Line. But a man has gotta do what a man has gotta do when it's gotta be done. (Sure, you can quote me on that)[p]Spring "South Of The Line" Chicken
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  • Woody54Woody54 Posts: 148
    MN Chill,[p]Good idea, I had the same problem today, including the rain cap frozen on. Had to use a propane torch in the bottom vent. It took about 20 min., but I was taking it easy for fear I would shock some ceramic part and crack it. Plate setter was left in place. [p]This happens to me every time, even above freezing. I guess its the smoky, greasy goo left on the seals.[p]Woody54
  • ToddBToddB Posts: 26
    I've had the seals freeze as well. I'd bet with all that heat comes alot of humidity build-up.

    I ran a thin metal ruler between the seals and that freed the lid.

    Hope this works for you as well...

  • MN Chill, would'nt a cover solve the entire problem?
  • MN Chill,
    Mine has never done that here in Alaska but if it ever does I'll keep in mind how you got past your frozen egg. Others have just droped in a wax starter thru the top and had great sucess...just something to concider. Mik

  • Mik of Alaska,[p]Are you enjoing 6 more minutes per day of sunshine yet? Still spicy your cooks with volcanish ash? When does halibut season officially start???[p]Land of Maddi

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,378
    Just Wondering,
    I think moisture could still freeze in there even with a cover on if you get the right conditions. Like Minnesota in February.[p]Sounds like it was pretty painless for him. Good tip.
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