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curing my new egg?

coachbdoublecoachbdouble Posts: 18
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
i'm an avid bbq/smoker guy.  after years of research and listening to friends that own a bge, i finally pulled the trigger on an xl egg.  with other rigs i've always cured the inside before cooking my first time.  coated it with olive oil that kind of deal.  can anyone tell me if this is necessary with the bge?  this forum is awesome and i'm very fired up to be joining a group that appears so enthusiastic about the bge!  any help would be appreciated.


  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    No curing of inside necessary.....a few lower temp cooks are recommended to cure the gasket, but chances are you'll fry it anyway, so might as well jump right in with whatever you feel like cooking.
  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 112
    What MQ said. Cook some food until your egg is black.
  • mimaulermimauler Posts: 136
    No! not at all.
  • The egg will set itself...dont use any oil in it...just get to cooking!  Your are gonna love it....

    Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! Life is too short to get caught in the fast lane behind somebody slow!

    XL, LG, Sm, Mini and Weber for drink holder

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited March 2012
    don't even think you need to season any cooker for the first cook
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • You might as well plan on investing on a nomex or Rutland gasket. You'll probably burn the factory gasket within a few high temp cooks. Unfortunately it's pretty normal.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • thanks!  appreciate the response!
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