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TonyTony Posts: 224
edited 8:56AM in EggHead Forum
<p />Just a few posts ago someone asked about how you keep the damper top from sliding open when you open the lid to the BGE...the frustration being that you lose that "perfect" setting. Someone pointed to The Naked Whiz for the solution, which includes the proper alignment of the damper to keep this from occuring. Well, after several failed attempts (a short attention span and just plain forgetting to align per THW's instructions) I gave up and went to the Hardware Store and created a solution that frankly, for about 5 bucks works pretty darn well. Check it out and keep Grilling all you EggHeads!
[ul][li]Big Green Egg Damper Top Solution [/ul]


  • Tony - Is that the standard damper that comes with the egg? I was just at a local store and I saw a green cap on several of the eggs, figured this was an upgrade. And great tip by the way, thank you!
  • citychickencitychicken Posts: 484
    the green cap is the standard cap that comes with the egg. most people will opt to get the "daisy wheel " cap. it's an extra. however many dealers will include this daisy wheel cap that you see pictured with the purchase of your egg.

    btw, great idea on securing the daisy wheel. i am always forgetting as you did.
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    Just put the hinge screw on your side of the Egg, When you lift the lid it stays were you set it
    My Best,
  • BigTBigT Posts: 385

    The email link to TONY on the original post about the DAMPER TOP SOLUTION is the WRONG SOrry TONY and if you want to email the correct DAMPER TOP SOLUTION Author, email [email protected] Keep on Eggin'

  • BrocBroc Posts: 1,398
    The GREEN cap you see in the store isn't used to regulate the egg. When you have a fire going, and you put the green top on, the fire goes out, as no O2 can get through the egg.

    I can't for the life of me understand why any dealer could consider the daisy wheel to be an "extra." It is essential to "driving" the egg.

    It doesn't replace the Green top... The green top is used when the Egg isn't in use, the daisy wheel is used when the egg is a-cookin'!

    ~ B
  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    The green cap can be used to regulate the cooking process. It was what a lot of folks used before the daisy. Like you said, it is used today primarily as a way to shut the egg down.
    The daisy is a third or fourth improvement or more in the effort to regulate heat.
    Take care!
  • When I first got my top it was real loose also. Now I have to warm it up and tap it to get it to move. No problem wit it moving after the first few cooks.
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    I second that. The whiz had that on his site if I remember.
  • EyeballEyeball Posts: 1
    Sometime during the winter, my cap stuck itself together and I can't get the thing to open. I've tried heating and tapping. I guess WD40 is next.
  • BigTBigT Posts: 385

    How come Tony's messages appropriate my avatar?

    Inquiring minds...

    Big T
    Nashville, TN
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    just heat it up. That should work
  • WMKWMK Posts: 1,747

    I don't see an avatar on Tony's post; however, it did come from the old forum which can cause some confusion since there is no login required.

    It appears it's time to shut the door, and turn the lights out, on the old forum. We've been working on a new "template" which will solve a number of other problems; but perhaps we should pause that effort and shut off the old forum first. There are very few posts there these days; and, it is confusing to many. Plus, as long as it's there, folks can post as anyone they like.
  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    Hey, Tony. That's nifty. The trick to keep the damper top from sliding is simply to make sure that the screw, where it hinges, is in the 6:30 position facing the handle. JCA

  • BigTBigT Posts: 385
    J Appledog,
    As my blog says, tried it, or forget to do it and away the lid the spring takes away having to do ANY alignment. Thanks.

  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    Sorry I never responded, these messages are going to another BigT besides me...Thebtls (who also had a BigT handle originally somehow). The answer I have is I got Both when I purchased my Egg. I know of no other option personall but I see other responses here I haven't read yet.
    Visit my blog, dedicated to my Big Green Egg Recipies at You can also follow my posts on FaceBook under the name Keep On Eggin' or the link!/pages/Keep-On-Eggin/198049930216241
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