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I fired up my Large BGE that has been covered all winter and find its moldy I side so I do so.e research and results come back that it fairly common when covered due to no airflow, so I fire it up to 500-600 degrees to clean it and notice seepage below the gasket around the rim. Here are some pics. Can someone please tell me what's going on and if I should be concerned.


  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,113
    Ceramic breathing... no worries!!
    Kirkland, TN
    2 LBGE, 1 MM

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,135
    Ceramic breathing... no worries!!
    This.  Moisture and crud being released at high temp.  Rain or simple wash and it’ll be purdy again.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,895
    edited March 12
    Brent meant to say Simple Green... I think. Works great on the egg. 
  • Nupe45Nupe45 Posts: 2
    Thanks so much guys, my wife blessed me with the whole rug sever years ago and I absolutely love it, I was really concerned...
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,812
    @DoubleEgger Simple Green is an amazing product, we use it all the time.  Fast fall my eggmates were looking like well let’s just say crap.   Truth is I was embarrassed I had let them get that way, quick scrub with simple green and good as new.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
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  • Don’t sweat the meat sweats.  :)
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,766
    edited March 14
    No worries on your egg. Frequently being the smart @ss.......I will leave this here. Hope you and others will enjoy.

    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 929
    That looks like too nice of a setup to go all winter without touching it!  What's holding you back? 
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,703
    A sure fire sign your egg has got some use
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
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