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XL BGE back in business

GrillDaddyGrillDaddy Posts: 295
edited 11:02AM in EggHead Forum
This past weekend I just finished putting on my Nomex gasket on Saturday. I precook at 250 to 300 for about one hour on Tuesday just to test gasket. Gasket still looks great. I will most likely do some ribs on Saturday. I think I am ready for my first cook on my XL BGE in a while. Should be sweet


  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Good luck, I like my nomex gasket as my medium is an entirely different egg with it (knock on wood). Seems to be holding up well especially after burning up two of the std gaskets in just a couple of cooks each. I didn't preshrink mine but did allow for some overlap so the shrinkage gap isn't all that bad.
  • GrillDaddyGrillDaddy Posts: 295
    NoVA Bill - about how many cooks and how many months have you had w/ Nomex Gasket on BGE, how many cooks of low & slow before going to high temps?
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I believe I installed the nomex in late march early april. Been thru numerous lo and slo, direct cooks for burgers, chops, loins, wings, sausages, spatchcock chickens, etc., several pizzas, french fries and drop biscuits. In other words, it has been used often but not over 550 degrees sustained so no T-Rex.
  • BananaChipzBananaChipz Posts: 207
    I've had the nomex on for a couple months. I've cooked at high temps and have no problems.

    My only beef with the Nomex is it's white: Get's dirty quite easily... oh well..
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    You're right it was almost pretty when new sort of like a white sidewall tire from the 1950's (oops dating myself :ohmy: ). But memories of my white gasket has long since faded to a dirty gray.
  • GrillDaddyGrillDaddy Posts: 295
    good to know, thanks for share

    How tight did you pull the gasket when installing it?
  • BananaChipzBananaChipz Posts: 207
    don't pull it tight at all.. in fact a tiny bit of bunching is ok as it'll shrink.

    Check out the videos at He demonstrates putting a nomex gasket on.
  • GrillDaddyGrillDaddy Posts: 295
    I saw that clip of Fred, I bunched a little on the inside part of the ring, I only have about 2 inches left once completed.
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