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Mold in Egg

JRJR Posts: 31
edited 2:34PM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone experienced mold in their egg? If so, what is the cause/remedy? Thanks much


  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    JR, I've never had a mold problem, but I use my egg at least every other day -- not much time for the mold to latch on. [p]Where is the mold appearing? Is your egg exposed to the elements? How long since your last cook? [p]
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Like Gfw, I use my egg so often I don't have the problem. The closed environment of humpty is the perfect place for mold to grow. The remedy is to fire it up and cook. [p]You can probably prevent the buildup by opening the cap, and the bottom vent on dry days to keep it aired out...especially after you have rain. Cooking more often is another solution!![p]HTH
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  • JR,
    Keep on, keep on smokin'!

  • Mike OelrichMike Oelrich Posts: 544
    JR,[p] There was a thread on this about a month ago, you might want to check the archives. I have two eggs, so each doesn't always get used routinely. I have my small under the BGE cover but sitting close to the ground (hope to get to the table for it soon). After a wet spell a few months back, I opened Shorty to find the entire inside covered with pretty blue mold. I wiped down the inside with an old rag and fired it up. Once it got to 700F, I figured the mold was probably rendered pretty much harmless. I recommend the same treatment for your BGE. Best advice I can give for the future is to do a short high-temp run after each cook to burn off any leftover drippings, then uncover your BGE for a few sunny hours after it rains for a long time to let it air out. If mold don't have food, and it don't have water, I figure it should stay away![p]MikeO
  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Really coincidental, but right after I finished reading your post, I went to do a cook on my mini. Has been a couple weeks and we've had LOTS of rain. Opened it up and sure enough, mold. Well, babyegg doesn't use much lump, so I threw in a couple handfuls and got that thing as hot as it would go. Let it burn through the entire load of lump with both vents open (was hitting about 900 degrees) and when it started to cool off, I opened it up. Obviously no more mold. Or lump. Or stuff on the grill. I took it as a sign to use babyegg more often (I usually use it the most, but have been doing big item cooks lately on the medium).[p]
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