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Houston we have a problem

Coldest thanksgiving since 1911 here in Atlanta Georgia today! Went to fire the egg up around 6:30 this morning to smoke the family's turkey and it's frozen shut! This is the first time that's ever happened! But, I know what to do after see how you guys get it to open! Happy turkey day to all my egghead brethren!
Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE


  • CP92CP92 Posts: 210
    Somebody said to drop a lit oil slathered paper towel in the top of the dome (or the bottom for that matter) and wait.  There's another thread down below on it.

    Good luck,
    Laurel, MD
  • Put canola oil or veg. Oil on a paper towel and put into bottom vent. It will light your coals from bottom.
  • GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
    I'm in ATL and have the same thing! I put bird in the oven until I get this thing opened!!!!!!! Arrrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Happy turkey day!
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Well, I finally got the egg open. Wouldn't open till it hit 600 degrees!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    She's a chugging right along!image
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,838
    Nice recovery!  Have a great day.  

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Yeah, I cooked a ham last night, finished about 11 and this morning to fire up for the turkey, mine was frozen shut too. 22 here just north of Atlanta. Happy Egging!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,699
    Yep. The reason we all live in the South. When did this crap happen!
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Ain't global warming a pain! :D
    Nowhere Indiana
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    15 degrees this morning...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • corb69corb69 Posts: 154
    24 this morning in Little Rock. Great weather for duck hunting this weekend.
  • 19 degrees at my house north of Rome, GA
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • It's 23 degrees at home but only 38 here at the beach. No Egging for me, that got outsourced to another provider.
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
  • Rick1Rick1 Posts: 81
    28 degrees and freezing fog in my part of Washington this morning. Egg wasn't frozen so it's a great day to be cooking outside!
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 277

    17 up in Clayton, Ga., about 100 miles northeast of Atlanta. Went to fire her up, FROZEN SHUT!

    Top frozen on also, and bottom door/screen also frozen shut. Brought out the trusty hair drier and commenced to pour hot air around it. Got the top off and pointed the dryer down the hole. It came open after a couple of minutes, but had to start the fire with the bottom still frozen. Didn't take long to free it up!

    Lesson.....if you're going to cook the next day after a day of 4" rain, followed by 17 degrees, cover it up beforehand! Breast cooking now.

    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
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