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edited 10:40PM in EggHead Forum
I am a newbie and I did a butt several weeks ago. I had removed my drip pan, but did not unwrap the foil I had placed around the platesetter after the cook. In the meantime it has rained and rained here in the midwest.
I opened my XLG BGE just now to prep for some pork spare ribs (not baby back) and got quite the surprise. There was bluish mold all over the top grate and there is a little bit of mold around the top of the fire ringand just a little bit on the felt. I have hand washed the top grate, but what do you suggest I do about the other mold. Take the innards apart for a good cleaning or just fire up the Egg and 'autoclave' it? I am not a microbiologist.........but I am concerned the felt area will not get hot enough to sterilize the egg. HELP!


  • FatDogFatDog Posts: 39
    Load'er up with lump, open the bottom grate, take off the daisy wheel and let the fire do its magic. I had to "prefire" my large egg yesterday before I could prep for the cookout. As it turns out, that prefire got the egg mass up to temp so my regular cooking fire took almost no time to stabilize.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,030
    No need to be embarrassed - Mold happens! It's a climate situation prevalent where conditions are wet as well as humid. Just fire up Humpty and it goes away - and in the future just egg more often!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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