I bought my green egg three weeks ago. When I put it together, I couldn't get the top and bottom pieces to fit exactly. The end result is that the top of my egg is about 1/16 of an inch further back than the bottom of my egg. Since the egg is so thick, there are no holes (top and bottom meet each other all the way around), but I have noticed two things that concern me: (1) when smoking, I do see smoke coming out of the very front of the egg under the handle, and (2) I tried smoking through the night at 200 degrees, but when I woke up it was at 400 degrees.
Since I am new with the egg #1 above could be normal and #2 above could just be that I'm still learning how to use it. Is it odd that the top and bottom do not meet up exactly or did I put it together incorrectly? Any help is appreciated.