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With winter in full gear, we’re enjoying all the awesome photos of EGGs in the cold weather. Stay warm with some of our favorite Dutch oven recipes: Chicken & Dumplings, Chili Con Carne and BLT Soup.

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  • TCT
    Definitely helped!! Thanks. Sorta freaked out when it cooked so fast, but figured it out!! happy New Year!!
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  • RRP
    Sorry but what that dealer said is corporate bull sh*t! The few problems that developed with that original mini stand came years later and were attributed to frequent high heat cooks in the mini causing the metal ring to expand and just a minute drop of the egg down. I still can't believe how I got attacked for posting a picture of what was rolled out at the trade show with the tiiny fire ring compared to the final much wider fire ring. Btw the stand on the MMis the same principle as they have been selling for years now so the months of delays in figuring how to do it is BS! I suspect between the redisgn of the wider fire ring, plus probably having the new stand manufactured in China or Mexico there was a hang up...but again I got attacked when I coined the term Unicorn egg!
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    November 2014
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      Ladeback69
      I wasn't disagreeing, I was just passing on what I was told. What say makes sense, but some of people on the forum like to think they know all and that there is only way to do things and that's how things should be done. I guess not everyone has an open mind. The MM is out now so they should forget about the the old post. Some people also like to push people's buttons. The only issue I have is the price of it. It's convenient and easy to move, but the small is cheaper and think you can do more with it.
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  • RRP

    Since 2002 I have sold Rutland gaskets as a service to fellow eggers. To date I have sold 1,348 gaskets to people in 44 states and 11 foreign countries!
     
    I purchase the gasket on reels which have 157 feet. That way I can sell the length needed for each size egg. As a for instance for an XL egg you need 9 feet or 108 inches of gasket so that you only have 2 butt ends instead of buying 2 Rutland kits from say ACE Hardware or Amazon of only 7 feet (84 inches) and then having 4 butt ends plus throwing away the remaining 5 feet of gasket as well as pitching the two worthless tubes of the latex adhesive in those blister packs.
     
    You apply the gasket using an automotive product called Permatex Ultra Copper – which I do NOT supply. Most every automotive supply chain store in the US (AutoZone, NAPA, Pep Boys, O’Reilly) carries the Permatex and it runs about $8 for one tube which is more than enough for one gasket. In Canada the Canadian Tire store chain sells it. It is a high temperature silicone gasket maker which acts as an adhesive to bond the Rutland to your cooker’s ceramic edge. Years later if you wish to remove it, it will come off.

    Frequently eggers will ask me how long does a Rutland gasket last? I merely reply that I honestly don’t know! The Rutland on my Large egg that gets regular use is now 10 years old and looks and performs as good as when it was new. The thing is the Rutland withstands 2,200 degrees which is far above any temperature that a BGE is capable of producing at the gasket level.
     
    Are you familiar with the application process whereby you "bunch" the gasket back into itself thus making it both thicker and wider than the 5/8" so as to cover your entire edge? In doing so you only apply the Rutland on base side only - not both.

    “Bunching” is really simple.

    Lay your gasket down like this with your fingers on it:
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket pix/IMG_3613_zps324d4ba6.jpg.html
     
    Now slide your fingers together while pressing down
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket pix/IMG_3614_zpsf2e3d754.jpg.html
     
    See how the gasket is now wider and thicker? That is “bunching” and you’ll get very good at it very quickly.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket pix/IMG_3612_zps466a1547.jpg.html
     
    I recommend you "bunch at least 6" or more ahead of ever pushing the gasket into the bed of adhesive. You want the Permatex to bite and grab right from the start with very limited moving other than to align it with the curvature of the egg's base. When properly laid your finished gasket will look like this.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket pix/IMG_0383.jpg.html
     
    The total cost for the one gasket including the postage shipped in the USA for a large is $11.00 or $13.00 for an XL. If you live in Canada the price is slightly higher due to your higher postage rates. I also will send a detailed set of instructions for installation. BTW if you want to order a gasket for more than one egg, like for an egger buddy, just ask me for a quote.
     
    I do NOT ask people to pay me before I ship their package!
     
    Ron aka RRP
    PS Please email me directly at ron.pat@comcast.net
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  • CharleyR
    Well, I own a large BGE, which is big enough for 90% of the cooking I do. However, I kind of wish I had the XL. I really don't think that there's a disadvantage to having extra space, so I think the extra investment up front is well worth it. I recommend the XL.
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  • I am getting ready to buy a bge, but am trying to decide whether to get a large or a XL? There is about $200 difference and the assesories cost more. Which way should I go?
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    March 2014