Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Mini-Egg Questions

TomCPATomCPA Posts: 82
edited 9:45AM in EggHead Forum
I was putting my Mini-Egg together today and I had a couple of quick questions.

First: How far do I tighten the bands? On my other Eggs, I notice the bolts are tightened to the point that the ends of the bands meet. I don't want to over-tighten the bands obviously. What is everyone else's experience with these bands?

Second: The Mini wobbles a bit in the chiminea stand. Any suggestions on how to fix that?




  • Just tighten them until you can't turn anymore with a regular wrench (no pipe handle extensions, etc.) You really can't over tighten by hand.

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I just assembled a mini last week, and one thing I found was that the rivet on the lower band was about 1/8" longer than the dimple was deep. It left a gap between the band and the Egg and I felt it was putting a lot of pressure on the end of the rivet against the ceramic. I ground off the inside of the rivet so that it wouldn't bottom out in the dimple. -RP
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    My mini wobbles in the stand's just one of those things I've learned to deal with.

    I will probably find or build a stand for it in the near future - i really don't care for the stand. I'll get a chiminea to go in it!
  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    Good call on grinding the protruding rivet. No doubt that would have caused the egg to crack with too much pressure.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.