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Clean Burn

Opened both vents & she’s pushing 700...have a new Rutland gasket to install so doing a clean burn 1st. 


Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,165
    edited April 2018
    May be too late now, but rather than chance messing up your SmokeWare go ahead and remove it. If by chance you still had that spring clip on the probe stem it may be too late. Sorry that you didn't ask for opinions about removing those spring clips which are NOT needed anyway since gravity keeps the thermometer in place without that clip.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • UncleBillyUncleBilly Posts: 223
    Might want to keep an eye on your temps and keep them around 700 degrees.  I inadvertently let the temps get away from me when I walked away and got sidetracked for a bit during a “clean burn” last year.  When I checked back later the thermometer was well past 700 degrees and I ended up with a cracked base for my troubles.  My dealer replaced the cracked base under warranty, but it was a hassle I could have done without.
    XL  Central Ohio
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,172
    Yep...too late.   
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 803
    That through the chimney shot is clutch.
    Mountain View, CA
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,165
    Sorry to hear you had a problem, but BGE for years has tested their eggs by running up to 1,200 degrees and then dumping a bucket of ice in to test for the fracture and they do NOT crack. The chance that someone blows out an outer shell says there was a problem with that egg in the first place.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,321
    Cyclic stress over time does lead to issues not found on a one-off test.  But if you stay at the 700*F or so temp you will likely dodge a bullet this time.  FWIW-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,172
    Might want to keep an eye on your temps and keep them around 700 degrees.  I inadvertently let the temps get away from me when I walked away and got sidetracked for a bit during a “clean burn” last year.  When I checked back later the thermometer was well past 700 degrees and I ended up with a cracked base for my troubles.  My dealer replaced the cracked base under warranty, but it was a hassle I could have done without.
    Thanks Uncle Billy....she stayed at 700 for about an hour and a 1/2 and now she’s slowly cooling down.  Cracked base does sound like a hassle so hopefully I’m safe. 
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • UncleBillyUncleBilly Posts: 223
    My cracked base may well have been fluke or manufacturing defect, just glad BGE offers the warranty to cover such situations!  

    BTW Ron, I bought a gasket from you a few month ago, the instructions for removing the old gasket and installing the new were clear and easily understandable, even for those of us with little to no DIY chops.  The new gasket works like a champ.  So I thank you for the valuable service you offer to us here on the forum!  
    XL  Central Ohio


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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,165
    My cracked base may well have been fluke or manufacturing defect, just glad BGE offers the warranty to cover such situations!  A

    BTW Ron, I bought a gasket from you a few month ago, the instructions for removing the old gasket and installing the new were clear and easily understandable, even for those of us with little to no DIY chops.  The new gasket works like a champ.  So I thank you for the valuable service you offer to us here on the forum!  
    Thank you. 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • JonnysouthJonnysouth Posts: 158
    I was sort of doing one as well since I had some mold developing inside....stayed between 600-700° and then heard a”pop” and a chunk of the green layer popped off. Anything to be concerned about or just let it ride?
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,896
    @RRP I have had two bases and two domes crack. Several fireboxes. Never the ring though. 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,172
    @Jonnysouth  I’d defer to others who have had more experience since this is my first clean burn, but I would be concerned if my dome was cracked. 
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,450
    Burn baby burn
    One of features that caused me to buy the bge was that they used space age technology in ceramic development resulting in materials able to withstand temps in excess of 2100F and thousands of heat and cooling cycles


    So, if youre the original owner, fear not.  Youre covered
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,909
    @Jonnysouth

    That is covered under warranty
    LBGE, MiniMax - 17, 22, and 36"Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,048
    I was sort of doing one as well since I had some mold developing inside....stayed between 600-700° and then heard a”pop” and a chunk of the green layer popped off. Anything to be concerned about or just let it ride?
    It's nothing to be too concerned about.  I would however start the warranty process and then hold onto the new one until your current one is not longer usable.
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,741
    I'm not a fan of clean burns.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • JonnysouthJonnysouth Posts: 158
    Thanks for the insight gents. I’ve had to replace 2 cracked bases before and warranty has never been an issue. Ever since my last cracked base, I seldom ever even get to 500°....with the mold forming inside, maybe I should have just gone up to about 500° and let it ride there for awhile. I guess it’s my fault for neglecting her so long for mold to start growing. 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    Mold is inevitable.  400 degrees eliminates it.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,238
    I am running the crap out of my XL.  Do a clean burn every 5 cooks.  Have been doing it for 2 years. A torture test.  I plan to run it till I go to the nursing home, so my local dealer might as well get ready for any warranty issues that come along!

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,350
    RRP said:
    Sorry to hear you had a problem, but BGE for years has tested their eggs by running up to 1,200 degrees and then dumping a bucket of ice in to test for the fracture and they do NOT crack. The chance that someone blows out an outer shell says there was a problem with that egg in the first place.
    He is 100% correct BGE test them as he stated. I know a person that worked at BGE in Atlanta, the egg is tough as nails and if taking one to high temps causes a crack it was going to crack sooner or later probably to a flaw in the process. That is why you get a lifetime on the ceramics.

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,321
    Mold is only inevitable due to infrequent use.  Even L&S cooks will manage the mold.  
    @littlerascal56 - Your BGE but every five cooks...curious as to any warranty claims in the two years.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,238
    No issues since purchasing 2 years ago on my XL!  Replaced the firebox on my Kamado Joe large this past year, but the BGE has performed beyond my expectations, especially considering I use it 3 times a week. It’s my workhorse of cookers for sure!

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

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