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outside temp.

What in the coldest temp that is safe to use the bge? I live in IL.and todays temp in 24.


  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Rich Gliwa,
    Any temps you can stand, the egg can also stand.....a bit of advice...make sure there is lump in the egg after you're done cooking so when the dome freezes shut you can light the leftover lump to thaw the egg out, and get the dome opened..[p]Wess

  • Rich Gliwa,[p]They are using them in Canada at below zero.
  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Rich Gliwa,
    The temp will get to you long before it gets to the Egg. In Colorado, I cooked as cold as zero Farenheit. [p]Ken

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Also helps to cover the gasket with foil - keeps the felt from freezing dome and base together.[p]Ken

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,565
    Rich Gliwa,[p]The coldest temp it is safe to use the Egg in is the one that your food is still warm by the time you carry it into the house. So move your Egg close to the door, and keep a shovel handy to clear the drifts:)[p]from the northern Indiana Lake Effect belt,

  • Rich Gliwa,[p]-34 centigrade for me but I know guys that have used them at -40 which is about the same on the both scales.[p]Steve


    Caledon, ON


  • WessB,
    I would also say when you are done, put the ceramic cap on and put the daisy wheel inside the egg. I found it easier sometimes to get the ceramic cap off then the daisy wheel in case you need to drop something in from the top.[p]Last year I cooked ribs at something like -5 degrees and
    -35 wind chill. No issues.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,178
    Rich Gliwa,
    I'm down here in central Illinois and egg year around. I once egged a butt overnight and it was minus 3°. Cold won't hurt Humpty!
    BTW where are you in IL?

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time!

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Buster Dog BBQ,
    i always put the daisy inside and the rain cap on top, regardless of weather. keeps rain out, keeps the daisy from rusting, and allows the excess gunk on the daisy to drip or even burn off.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,567
    WessB, How about some plastic wrap (like Saran) or non-stick foil, or better yet, if there's not much lump left, just leave the dome open, or propped open?? I've got a doctorate in BS and thought I'd put it to use! 8 - )[p]Rascal

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,567
    gdenby, Interesting that you hail from the Hoosier State! I got my learnin' at Purdue but didn't talk like this 'til I moved to FL (and now I ar one)! Still, not too bad for a Bronx Boy! The coldest temp (not including wind chill) I ever experienced was 22 below at West Lafayette! It was so cold & dry that the snow actually squeaked beneath your boots as you walked, and your breath froze as you exhaled (unless you were nippin' a bit)![p]Rascal

  • Rich Gliwa,
    All year round. even below zero. cooked chicken last night, tho it was only 10 degrees F[p]M

  • Rich Gliwa,
    Rich i live in IL also and use my egg all winter long the temp outside wont bother it. where in IL do you live i am in McHenry by the way i also am a BGE DEALER

  • I just finished an 18 1/2 hour cook on my XL and the cold night temperature had no effect on it, heck, it got down to 54* here in Florida last night
  • Rich Gliwa,
    I was doing pizza last January in below 0 temps with wind chills in the teens to twentys below. The Egg was fine but I was sure cold running in and out making 14 pizzas.[p]HTH

    I live in Crystal Lake IL and bought my Egg in July this year. I have been Eggin at least 4-5 times a week since I bought it. Cold doesn't bother it (now me, that's a different story) and I plan on using it all winter long. It is out in the open on my patio (covered when not in use) and so far, no problems. And Gary, I plan on getting to your store soon. I am anxious to meet you!

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