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Cleaning

Do I ever have to clean my egg? I remove the ash pretty regular, but should I be doing other cleaning?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,707
    Not more than what you're already doing unless stuff inside the top dome is falling into your food and making it crunchy.
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  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,111
    Keep the cooking grid clean.
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  • Keep the cooking grid clean.
    That's what dogs are for. 

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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,345
    High temp cooks usually do a nice job cleaning out your egg. I'll maybe do clean burn once a year. (Load the egg with lump and leave off the daisy wheel and keep the lower vent wide open for a few hours. Make sure to remove the thermometer before doing so. I also remove the grid. I also don't recommend doing this if it's a used egg with no warranty) Some might tell you not to do the clean burn because the risk of cracking. It's never been an issue the last 7 years for me but not saying it couldn't happen. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,779
    I'm in the "BGE use is sufficient" camp.  Periodically I would pull the guts and clean out the ash that accumulates behind the fire-box holes but that's the extent of the additional effort.
    Fire is a great cleaner and sanitizer.  FWIW-
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  • Agree with lousubcap.  I will do a clean burn if I get some mold buildup.  That happens occasionally here in the humid summer months.   
    Memphis, TN 
  • I do a clean burn at 650-700 every 90 days or so.  Has not hurt the gasket on my 2 year old XL yet.  

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

    BGE XL with Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"+++Weber Smoky Joe++

  • I do a clean burn at 650-700 every 90 days or so.  Has not hurt the gasket on my 2 year old XL yet.  
    I spent the night in Hays on a road trip to Colorado about 5 years ago. Cant remember much, but we did find a wonderful steak and awesome libations somewhere.

    Agreed on the clean burn - I have a 15 year old egg that has been clean burned at least 20 times - no issues. 
    Memphis, TN 
  • Hays is the “libation” capital of Kansas.  Most alcohol consumed per capita in the state!  We are finally getting a lot of BBQ chains to locate here, and have a couple of locals with “competition” quality bbq doing catering.  Kansas City quality pit bar-be-cue with award winning micro-brewery special brews.  Lots of culture in a small town off I-70!

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

    BGE XL with Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"+++Weber Smoky Joe++

  • Hays is the “libation” capital of Kansas.  Most alcohol consumed per capita in the state!  We are finally getting a lot of BBQ chains to locate here, and have a couple of locals with “competition” quality bbq doing catering.  Kansas City quality pit bar-be-cue with award winning micro-brewery special brews.  Lots of culture in a small town off I-70!
    Just read this to my wife, and she says we need another road trip through Kansas!! Our MO is to leave Memphis in August when the humidity is 100% and temps are horrendous - and head to Mountains.    
    Memphis, TN 
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