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Quick Advice Needed - Frozen Bottom Vent

Egg lit, good fire, went to adjust bottom vent and will not budge. Took lighter to it, Nothing. It's been freezing w/ frozen rain, snow and currently 16 degrees. Thanks! 
New Albany, Ohio 

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  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,044
    First one to say "stick a fork in it" wins a prize. 
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,367
    I'm the wrong guy to ask. 
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    Adjust temp with top vent. One or the other is fine, you don't need both.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 505
    Maybe it's not ice, if the lighter didn't work.  Maybe spray some WD-40 on it??
    Memphis, TN 
  • I would imagine by now it slides?
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,770
    Try some spray cooking oil.  The heat from the BGE fire should warm up any ice accumulation in relatively short order.  Were you able to initially open it, sorta implied in your opening thread?  If so then use some pliers to expand the groove.  
    Asking because the first thing I do when firing the fire is to open the lower vent, FWIW.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,125
    edited January 14
    Had the same problem couple hours ago.  Dumped some hot water to open a bit, it froze again, so I repeated and set it open where I wanted it for 300...  Egg heated up now it's all good.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,682
    First one to say "stick a fork in it" wins a prize. 
    Damnit. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,031
    stick a fork in it

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • derka123derka123 Posts: 60
    cup full of hot water, dump on it. just did this myself for a steak sear tonight
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 845
    Happened to me the other day and took my mapp torch to it that I use to start my egg. Took about 15-20 seconds with the mapp torch before it slide open. 
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,366
    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • It’s way late. 

    But yesterday I beat mine with a shovel. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,464
    It’s way late. 

    But yesterday I beat mine with a shovel. 
    He's asking about his grill, not his ****.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,191
    Adjust temp with top vent. One or the other is fine, you don't need both.
    Hey Michael, I agree but I thought the stationary vent has to be opened to allow air flow. I'm assuming OP's bottom vent was shut after his previous cook. I'm in the adjust both vents camp.
    canuckland
  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,044
    stick a fork in it
    Check your mailbox!
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,044
    UPDATE: Managed to get it open up a couple inches and the wings and breast came out just fine. 

    Thanks for the suggesstions, most of them.  B) B)
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,464
    UPDATE: Managed to get it open up a couple inches and the wings and breast came out just fine. 

    Thanks for the suggesstions, most of them.  B) B)
    You pulled the food out the draft door? That's new to me.


    JK, glad to hear you got it open.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • DMW said:
    It’s way late. 

    But yesterday I beat mine with a shovel. 
    He's asking about his grill, not his ****.
    It’s a versital tool @dmw!

    UPDATE: Managed to get it open up a couple inches and the breast came out just fine. 

     ;)  ;)  see?!? Told ya.  =) =)

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,044
    Yep, pulled it out one wing at a time. They were jumbo so the drums were more a challenge than the flats. 
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • I know you have it open know but if it happens again a Harbor Freight heat gun (on sale now for under $10) would be fast and easy and will also light the lump in about 30 seconds.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,914
    Happens to me all the time.  A lighter and pull hard.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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