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KincaidKincaid Posts: 3
edited 2:45AM in EGG Table Forum
Hi everyone.
Just purchased an egg this weekend. One question I have is how long does it take for my egg to cool off enough to put the cover back on? Seems like a couple of hours after I shut both vents off. Is this normal? or should it be a shorter time span?


  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    About two hours is it. That is a lot of ceramic mass to cool.
  • Put those two hours to good use and cook something for dessert! Not technically a violation of the first law of thermodynamics but for all practical purposes it is!
  • Reverend BSBReverend BSB Posts: 157
    Depends on how long you cooked and what temp you cooked at. Two hours is about average. I have one of the heavy duty BGE Vented Table Covers and most of the time I would throw it on a lot sooner than two hours and never had a problem. Of course the egg is fine uncovered, I would leave mine uncovered a lot, with the cover still over most of the table to protect accessories.
  • last night after cooking pizza at 375 I decided to take some "measurements" while the egg cooled off.

    It was a nice sunny evening in Iowa at 83 degrees.

    finished cooking at 7:00. Put top cap on, closed bottom vents.
    Temps are using the BGE therm.
    Used Royal Oak Steakhouse Lump

    7:21 400 degrees
    7:41 315 degrees
    8:00 280 degrees
    8:20 240 degrees
    8:50 200 degrees
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,731
    2 hrs seems low to me, though I never really paid that much attention. The manufacturer of my cover (the cover store) said I could put it on when I could comfortably place my hand of the egg. Which is why I never use the cover.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    Welcome to the forum I hardly every use a cover. Don't forget to post pics please.

    Wichita, KS
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