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  • Thanks for the responses. I don't plan to use any power tools-I was just considering using sandpaper or a sanding block to prepare the surface for cement/adhesive. Would love to hear any other opinions/experiences people have!
  • I had someone recommend Rutlands gasket cement. Anyone have any experience with that? The guy that recommended it is a BGE veteran. Do I need sandpaper or a sanding block to clean the rim before application to get all remaining debris off?
  • Thanks for the input! I'll certainly give Royal Oak a try. Are there any websites where you can order Royal Oak (or any other good kinds) of lump? I am getting "out of season" now, but grilling for me is a year round activity!
  • Am I understanding you guys correctly that BGE sent you a new gasket as part of your warranty? I scorched mine on the second use and while I fully understand how it happened getting to high temps cooking steak, I did so by precisely following the di…
  • Thanks for the responses. I'm happy to hear that I'm not the only person who has had this (I was feeling like an idiot who didn't know how to use a grill!). But, I'm disappointed that is seems to be so common. Even if the injuries are only hair, I h…
  • Thanks for the input. I have no issues going without a gasket but am I going to be able to hold the temperature just as well for smoking meat 20+ hours? I would think at low temperatures not having a gasket would impact your ability to hold steady f…
  • So I have my answer from a gasket perspective, but from a chef's perspective, what is the ideal temperature to sear steaks? If I get gaskets that can tolerate higher temps or go without a gasket (which a few people suggested) what should be my targe…
  • Thanks for all the responses! As I thought, it sounds like the big green egg is an excellent cooker. To follow up on my questions, I guess I am wondering if you guys think the BGE is the best cooker "period" or is it the best cooker with an asteri…
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