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Can't get temp over 200

edited 3:45AM in EggHead Forum
Can't get grill over 200 deg. once start up flames are gone. Have bottom door all the way open and cast iron top open all the way. Neighbor who has been Green Egging for years came over and didn't have any success either>


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Terry Turner,[p] I am going to assume that the large opening in the firebox is lined up with the vent door. [p] Find some to ensure that the holes in the fire grate are clear.
  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    Terry Turner,[p]I'd guess that you need to add more charcoal. Fill it up to the top of the firebox.

    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • ronbeauxronbeaux Posts: 988
    Terry Turner,
    The fact that you got to 200 says you had a fire going at some point. Only thing to stop or limit it would being able to breath or you thermometer is way off. Check the fire box and make sure it is lined up to match the vent door. Make sure the holes in the fire grate are not plugged up with small pieces of lump. Lastely, although not probable, is check the thermometer.

  • jwirlwindjwirlwind Posts: 319
    Terry Turner,
    This will get the fire going every time with no problems[p][p]Chef Jerry[p]

  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Terry Turner, after lighting the lump no need for the cast iron top till the temp reach 25- 50 degrees before your wanting temp. bottom door wide open with top wheel vents open is about 350, bottom open about 1/8" and the top wheel open 1/8" is about 250.

  • Definitely check the holes. I was beginning to notice my was slow heating up. The holes had gotten clogged with ash
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Terry... I don't know if this will help, but take a look at the link - also make sure that the vent door and the fire box are a perfectly lined up as possible.

    [ul][li]Getting a GOOD Fire in the BGE[/ul]
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