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Results of clean burn.

DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
OK, it was an accident... I merely wanted to get the grease off the grid but I forgot about it for nearly 30 min.  Grease was gone... and so was 3yrs. worth of creosote and carbon... That's not ash...That's white ceramic... First time I've seen it in 3 yrs!



  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,557
    I did that once and came out to a fused shut gasket. It also does wonders to clean your plate setter.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    That Rutland looks good.....
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,557
    I didn't even notice that, they are tough no doubt about it.
  • Yea, how hot?? I just did one around 600 for hours just letting the fire go out and do not have anywhere near that result. I have the same hapster is talking about.


  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    The Tel-Tru was on its 2nd. lap... 1100°.  The Rutland was undamaged but there was a 4"-5" area near the hinge with nothing securing it to the ceramic.  The gasket had slipped inward when I closed the dome during the installation of the Rutland.  It continued to work fine for a couple of years... I made several cleaning burns as hot as this one over that period.  (I HATE scrubbing grids).  This time, however, I noticed that the Permatex was missing from that area.  Have cooked on it since... Could simply add more Permatex and push the gasket into it but I have a small air leak there and around the lower vent so I'd like to replace the gasket and seal everything tight.  Plan to put a ring of Rutland arount the exhaust (like the Kamado Joe) to hold the rain cap and DFMT securely.  Easy to find air leaks when you're using a Guru... Just close the DFMT nearly all the way and look for the smoke.   
  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    Oh yeah,  I use the Hi-Que fire grate... Temperature rises MUCH more quickly because of the increased air flow... You can hear the air rushing through the egg.  
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    hapster said:

    How hot? I've let mine sit, top and vent wide open for a few hours at 600 or so and never gotten results like that. The fire box looks new; but above that everything is still black.


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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,016
    would the nomex gasket get fried at those temps??
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,622
    It should be fine unless you have the plate setter legs down, which diverts heat and hot gas directly at the gasket.  If you dome temp says 700, the gasket temp is significantly cooler.  I'm sure there's a limit.  Dump 15 pounds of lump in a clean egg and run it full open until lump is gone.  I don't think the nomex would handle that too many times.
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,016
    thanks nolaegghhead appreciate it
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  • DocWonmugDocWonmug Posts: 300
    Looks good but may be a bit of overkill.....
  • njlnjl Posts: 882
    I made turbo babybacks last night and tried doing a clean burn after the ribs were done.  I had it up around 600-700 for at least an hour, and I still have flaky black crud all over the inside of the dome.  Maybe I'll go fire it up again with some lump we didn't like and just let it go as hot as it can manage until it burns itself out.
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