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How high can heat go in the Egg safely?

tbrutbru Posts: 12
had the egg to about 1000 degrees accidentally tonight...is that ok?  I was getting coals ready for steak/pork chops cooked on the coals, shut the lid with top and bottom open...when I came out, the BGE dome thermometer was around again at 200, going by the 800 degrees mark, on its way back around.

xl bge, weber gas 3-burner, fire pit

Tech: EggGenius and Thermoworks DOT, ChefAlarm, Thermopop

Lump: Cowboy and BGE

Wood: Hickory, Oak, Apple

Meat: Costco, Lunds/Byerlys, Von Hanson's

Comments

  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,495
    It's fine. You do need to recalibrate your thermometer now. 
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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  • SammiSammi Posts: 593
    @tbru So how did that cook turn out? You definitely had the base for a good sear.
    Sudbury, Ontario
  • SlippySlippy Posts: 211
    Mine made it all the way past 300 one time. A little freaky, but no damage at all. Even the gasket was fine... 

    Rockwall, TX  •  LBGE, Big Hat Ranger offset smoker, Really old 22" Weber Kettle, Pile of Pecan and Post Oak... 
  • tbrutbru Posts: 12
    How do you recalibrate the thermometer?

    xl bge, weber gas 3-burner, fire pit

    Tech: EggGenius and Thermoworks DOT, ChefAlarm, Thermopop

    Lump: Cowboy and BGE

    Wood: Hickory, Oak, Apple

    Meat: Costco, Lunds/Byerlys, Von Hanson's

  • newEGGlandahnewEGGlandah Posts: 20

    Large&Mini BGEs:  HeaterMeter w/Roto Damper, Thermapen, ET-733, CI Woo&Spider
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,546


    Sobriety certainly is good, i try to save it for special occasions though.
  • tbrutbru Posts: 12
    edited May 15
    @Sammi Steaks on the coals the other night with my brother, a fellow Egger, teaching us; Brined Pork chops and Potatoes tonight...chops on the coals, potatoes par-boiled and then roasted on the top rack on my XL Woo/Adjustable Rig indirect heat above the half stone.  The steaks were amazing and flavorful.  We decided to try it on pork chops tonight...they were very flavorful and very good, as well!

    Meat on the baking sheet below are the pork chops.

    xl bge, weber gas 3-burner, fire pit

    Tech: EggGenius and Thermoworks DOT, ChefAlarm, Thermopop

    Lump: Cowboy and BGE

    Wood: Hickory, Oak, Apple

    Meat: Costco, Lunds/Byerlys, Von Hanson's

  • tbrutbru Posts: 12
    edited May 15
    @newEGGlandah Thank you for your help on the calibrating...does it for sure have to be done or just a good idea?  :)  

    xl bge, weber gas 3-burner, fire pit

    Tech: EggGenius and Thermoworks DOT, ChefAlarm, Thermopop

    Lump: Cowboy and BGE

    Wood: Hickory, Oak, Apple

    Meat: Costco, Lunds/Byerlys, Von Hanson's

  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,829
    tbru said:
    @newEGGlandah Thank you for your help on the calibrating...does it for sure have to be done or just a good idea?  :)  
    Do you have to calibrate it to cook in the egg? No.

    If you want to know the temperature of the dome, then it would be a good idea. 
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

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