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Putting out the Lump after cooking?

Help. Smoked some ribs last night and closed up the XL Egg. This AM I was cleaning up putting racks away and stuff and the coals and wood were still smoking. Everything was sealed up as normal. Only thought I had is that I used more wood to finish he bag and dumped the rest of my lump (dust) in the egg. I put a rag under the ceramic top to try to get a better seal. Any other thoughts? 
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,032
    You've gotta pee on it after ribs. Old summer camp campfire style.


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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,386
    edited April 2013

    =))
    You've gotta pee on it after ribs. Old summer camp campfire style.

    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    I bet it was the wood.  Can't think of any other reason.
    Scooter 
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,231
    Gotta be an air leak to keep it going with lower vent shut and ceramic dome on.  Check for gasket leakage-"dollar bill" test it.
    Louisville
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,851
    Either the lump came with its own air supply or there is a leak, I'm betting on the air leak like @lousubcap says. It can't burn if it can't breathe. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,791
    Check the lower vent. My small shut down quicker after I applied some silicone around it.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • MrDaveMrDave Posts: 13
    Thank for that tip. It has not happened since. I am guessing that the fire was banked as someone else suggested. My bottom vent is a little stiff (screen and door slide together) I will lubricate them. I under stand your silicone fix but if the door is not closing maybe the lube will fix it. Thanks. I see from your pictures you have a small and a mini. How do you like and use the mini?
    Dave
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  • CajunEggHeadCajunEggHead Posts: 189
    You've gotta pee on it after ribs. Old summer camp campfire style.

     
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,791
    @MrDave: I'm still learning how the mini works, but I think its a terrific little cooker. So far it has been the weekend breakfast cooker. :)

    Wrt the silicone, I used silicone gasket around the vent, not in the tracks for the sliding parts.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
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