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Is this an old Egg?

nlstevenlsteve Posts: 44
edited 5:12AM in EggHead Forum
Hi folks:

Can anybody tell me if this is an old BGE?

http://picasaweb.google.com/smarschke/BGE#

If so, then I spend $140 on a new firebox tomorrow, followed by some other parts and some new paint. But if not, I ain't gonna bother, since I want to cook at high temps as well as low, and I don't trust any old kamado to do that.

Much thanks to those of you who chipped in on my earlier posts on this unit.

Thanks, deepsouth, for the friendly bumps!

I sent an email inquiry to the BGE company asking if this is one of their old units, but haven't heard back yet.

Steve

Comments

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973
    Steve,

    Yes it is old. I would bet it's not ceramic but clay. Unless it has been exposed to a lot of sun and weather. I wouldn't count on a lot of high temp cooks with it. That said it has the same opening mechanism as my first did and it was ceramic.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,316
    if it is ceramic, your not doing high temp cooks with that cracked dome
  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,993
    That is fire clay and not ceramic. With the cracked dome I would run, not walk away from that deal.
  • You will spend more in repairs than the cost of a new egg..
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    nlsteve wrote:
    Hi folks:

    Can anybody tell me if this is an old BGE?

    http://picasaweb.google.com/smarschke/BGE#

    If so, then I spend $140 on a new firebox tomorrow, followed by some other parts and some new paint. But if not, I ain't gonna bother, since I want to cook at high temps as well as low, and I don't trust any old kamado to do that.

    Much thanks to those of you who chipped in on my earlier posts on this unit.

    Thanks, deepsouth, for the friendly bumps!

    I sent an email inquiry to the BGE company asking if this is one of their old units, but haven't heard back yet.

    Steve


    no worries.
  • From the OP

    I already mentioned this on a related thread:

    BGE tells me this was indeed an old BGE, but made of "fire clay" and not designed for work above about 400 degrees.

    So I am going to pass on fixing it up. Will re-sell it, with full disclosure.

    Thanks for the good advice here, guys.

    Steve
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