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Clean Burn

Opened both vents & she’s pushing 700...have a new Rutland gasket to install so doing a clean burn 1st. 


SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    edited April 9
    May be too late now, but rather than chance messing up your SmokeWare go ahead and remove it. If by chance you still had that spring clip on the probe stem it may be too late. Sorry that you didn't ask for opinions about removing those spring clips which are NOT needed anyway since gravity keeps the thermometer in place without that clip.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • UncleBillyUncleBilly Posts: 195
    Might want to keep an eye on your temps and keep them around 700 degrees.  I inadvertently let the temps get away from me when I walked away and got sidetracked for a bit during a “clean burn” last year.  When I checked back later the thermometer was well past 700 degrees and I ended up with a cracked base for my troubles.  My dealer replaced the cracked base under warranty, but it was a hassle I could have done without.
    XL  Central Ohio
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 904
    Yep...too late.   
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 363
    That through the chimney shot is clutch.
    Mountain View, CA
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    Sorry to hear you had a problem, but BGE for years has tested their eggs by running up to 1,200 degrees and then dumping a bucket of ice in to test for the fracture and they do NOT crack. The chance that someone blows out an outer shell says there was a problem with that egg in the first place.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,781
    Cyclic stress over time does lead to issues not found on a one-off test.  But if you stay at the 700*F or so temp you will likely dodge a bullet this time.  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.  
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 904
    Might want to keep an eye on your temps and keep them around 700 degrees.  I inadvertently let the temps get away from me when I walked away and got sidetracked for a bit during a “clean burn” last year.  When I checked back later the thermometer was well past 700 degrees and I ended up with a cracked base for my troubles.  My dealer replaced the cracked base under warranty, but it was a hassle I could have done without.
    Thanks Uncle Billy....she stayed at 700 for about an hour and a 1/2 and now she’s slowly cooling down.  Cracked base does sound like a hassle so hopefully I’m safe. 
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • UncleBillyUncleBilly Posts: 195
    My cracked base may well have been fluke or manufacturing defect, just glad BGE offers the warranty to cover such situations!  

    BTW Ron, I bought a gasket from you a few month ago, the instructions for removing the old gasket and installing the new were clear and easily understandable, even for those of us with little to no DIY chops.  The new gasket works like a champ.  So I thank you for the valuable service you offer to us here on the forum!  
    XL  Central Ohio


  • Dont listen to the haters. Burn. It. Down. 

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

    South of Nashville, TN

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    My cracked base may well have been fluke or manufacturing defect, just glad BGE offers the warranty to cover such situations!  A

    BTW Ron, I bought a gasket from you a few month ago, the instructions for removing the old gasket and installing the new were clear and easily understandable, even for those of us with little to no DIY chops.  The new gasket works like a champ.  So I thank you for the valuable service you offer to us here on the forum!  
    Thank you. 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • JonnysouthJonnysouth Posts: 102
    I was sort of doing one as well since I had some mold developing inside....stayed between 600-700° and then heard a”pop” and a chunk of the green layer popped off. Anything to be concerned about or just let it ride?
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,300
    @RRP I have had two bases and two domes crack. Several fireboxes. Never the ring though. 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Akorn Jr

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 904
    @Jonnysouth  I’d defer to others who have had more experience since this is my first clean burn, but I would be concerned if my dome was cracked. 
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,144
    Burn baby burn
    One of features that caused me to buy the bge was that they used space age technology in ceramic development resulting in materials able to withstand temps in excess of 2100F and thousands of heat and cooling cycles


    So, if youre the original owner, fear not.  Youre covered
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,296
    @Jonnysouth

    That is covered under warranty
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,797
    I was sort of doing one as well since I had some mold developing inside....stayed between 600-700° and then heard a”pop” and a chunk of the green layer popped off. Anything to be concerned about or just let it ride?
    It's nothing to be too concerned about.  I would however start the warranty process and then hold onto the new one until your current one is not longer usable.
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,367
    I'm not a fan of clean burns.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • JonnysouthJonnysouth Posts: 102
    Thanks for the insight gents. I’ve had to replace 2 cracked bases before and warranty has never been an issue. Ever since my last cracked base, I seldom ever even get to 500°....with the mold forming inside, maybe I should have just gone up to about 500° and let it ride there for awhile. I guess it’s my fault for neglecting her so long for mold to start growing. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,510
    Mold is inevitable.  400 degrees eliminates it.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • I am running the crap out of my XL.  Do a clean burn every 5 cooks.  Have been doing it for 2 years. A torture test.  I plan to run it till I go to the nursing home, so my local dealer might as well get ready for any warranty issues that come along!

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

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

  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,035
    RRP said:
    Sorry to hear you had a problem, but BGE for years has tested their eggs by running up to 1,200 degrees and then dumping a bucket of ice in to test for the fracture and they do NOT crack. The chance that someone blows out an outer shell says there was a problem with that egg in the first place.
    He is 100% correct BGE test them as he stated. I know a person that worked at BGE in Atlanta, the egg is tough as nails and if taking one to high temps causes a crack it was going to crack sooner or later probably to a flaw in the process. That is why you get a lifetime on the ceramics.

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,781
    Mold is only inevitable due to infrequent use.  Even L&S cooks will manage the mold.  
    @littlerascal56 - Your BGE but every five cooks...curious as to any warranty claims in the two years.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • No issues since purchasing 2 years ago on my XL!  Replaced the firebox on my Kamado Joe large this past year, but the BGE has performed beyond my expectations, especially considering I use it 3 times a week. It’s my workhorse of cookers for sure!

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

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

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