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Cooling Down the Egg

UKBradCUKBradC Posts: 46
edited 2:29PM in EggHead Forum
I am an Egg newbie and was wondering how long it should typically take the egg to cool down? I can do a 400 or 500 degree cook for dinner in the evening and it still hasn't cooled down below 100 by the time I go to bed. Trust me, I am not complaining, but does anyone have any cool down tricks? What temp is safe to put the cover on it?

Thanks!

Comments

  • Your cover if BGE issue, should be OK at 200 or so.
    Most times, I don't even bother with the cover. Close it up and call it a night.
  • skihornskihorn Posts: 600
    Your cool down period sounds about right. The ceramic qualities that make it such a great cooker also make it very slow to cool down.

    I have certainly put the cover on at 200 with no problem. However, as expensive as the cover is I now don't chance it and will let it sit overnight if necessary. Many on here never cover theirs so I figure a few nights uncovered won't hurt.

    Freddie
    League City, TX
  • I close the bottom vent and replace the daisy with the ceramic cap.

    I usually put my BGE cover on at 250 or less. I only use one because it covers the wood table too. I don't use a cover for the mini. The Eggs are fine if left exposed to the weather.
  • I agree with the others. It is no big deal if it is uncovered every now and then but I let it cool to 150 or just warm to the touch before covering.
  • Brad,

    You could move up here. 28* and snowing right now :laugh:

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • It was cool here in Ventura Steve 65* :laugh:

    Ross
  • Ross,

    How awful for you.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Depends how long it is between dinner and bed. When I first got the egg it didn't get below 200 for several (10 or so) hours. Turned out enough air was going through it to do "low and slow" with the draft door shut and rain cap on.

    I put some nomex gasket around the chimney part. It now goes from 500 to less than 200 in about 3 hours, and there is a lot more coal left the next day.

    Once its in the 200 range (on the inside) they vinyl on the outside shouldn't be a problem (the outside is cooler). Remember the vinyl seats survive in a car that can easily go over 140 in the summer sun!
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