I've not had any luck getting my Large past 650 F, and I'm anxious to try Neapolitan-style pizzas (which should have 800-900 F). I just installed my new charcoal grate from High-Que ( www.high-que.com
) and am seeing what happens (just using a $5 Papa Murphy's Large pepperoni for now) and I noticed that quite a bit of the smaller pieces fell thru the grate into the bottom of the Egg.
While its heating up, I now see that I have quite a fire going underneath the firebox, and smoke is pouring out the intake vent (?). I'm not too concerned about the Egg ceramics in the bottom, but has anyone had any problems with the hot coals bouncing against the screen, and burning thru? I'll report later on how hot I got the Egg, but wanted to post the above question quickly...
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