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  • Re: Lighting My Egg

    Foghorn said:
    Dallas said:
    I cannot get this think over 300 degrees. It really runs between 250 and 300. Totally clean, new lump coal; what the heck????????????

    I had that problem one time trying to impress friends with a pizza cook - very frustrating.  Since then I have always made sure that I clear a little space around at least one of the holes in the charcoal grate to ensure good air flow through the egg.  I have never had that problem again.  I think I had poured a whole bag of lump in - incuding all the small stuff and dust from the bottom of the bag and clogged the grate holes - at least enough of them to reduce air flow.
    I had the same problem.  Large BGE just would not get up to the 500 I wanted.  I didn't use the plate setter.  I had the lifter on the grill and the pizza stone.   After much scoffing from my buddies, I put a flattened V rack under the pizza stone which lifted it about 1/2 inch.  Egg zoomed to 550 in minutes.  There was not enough air flow around the pizza platter.  Lifting the platter did the trick.  I'll know next time.
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