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Precautions for Cold Weather Use

DutchcaneDutchcane Posts: 15
edited 11:19PM in EggHead Forum
It is in the 30's and I was wanting to use my egg. Are there any precautions you need to take when using the egg in cold weather? I don't want to crack it.


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,989
    30s? That ain't cold! B)

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


    Central Connecticut 

  • Many of us in the great North (eh) cook when it is well below zero. You don't need to do anything special except don't lick a metal flag pole when the temp is sub-zero.
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 802
    No worries, cook away!
  • Very important...
    Don't forget to wear a coat!
    The egg won't mind the cold at all but you might.
  • i have egged at zero F. which is warm as far as our norhtern teir and Canadian freinds are concerned,, i find the biggest problem i have is cold feet ,, my kids say this is because i wear sandals all year long. stupid kids





  • I get it! Thanks
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Our coldest egg camping trip was early this year. 20 below and the eggs wanted more. Enjoy it, and the waning gibbous moon high in the sky.
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  • Wear a jacket or other cold weather gear. The EGG will be fine. Now I got to go read the other responses.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    You should make sure you are dressed properly.. Wouldn't want the cook to get hypothermia..

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    The only advice I can give you is to make sure you always have some leftover lump in the egg...even if you need to add more when you're done cooking..this will allow you to just slip a parafin fire starter cube in the lower vent to thaw the egg out WHEN it freezes shut...not IF it freezes me it will..simply light a cube and slide under the charcoal grate..the lump will light and you will be thawed and opened and already on your way to cooking a very short time...
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    I would only add to the above to be certain you have plenty of bourbon to keep YOU warm :whistle: :woohoo:
  • Yep. I egged a turkey today at 16°F. Not below zero but cold enough for me today. My gasket had frozen shut on the large. It took a while to get it open by dropping starter cubes in from the top.

    As others have said, dress properly (my feet got a little cold) and keep some lump in the egg so you can start the egg if it is frozen shut.
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    You are a person after my own heart. I don't blame you for wearing sandals all year round. I wear shorts as much as possible and thongs too.

  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    Good one Tim!
  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 763
    I agree antifreeze is the key.

    30°F isn't anywhere near cold enough to worry about.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
    Everyone else used most of the wisecracks.

    Have some starter cubes available in case the dome / base freeze together. The next day you can light some starter cubes and drop down the top vent and place under the fire grate to get some heat to thaw the freeze.

    When I am done cooking if the gaskets look moist at all I take some tinfoil or cardboard and place over the gasket. Never had a frozen dome since, however, most of the time it doesn't matter.

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