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Old 10-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Noticed lately that my egg is slow to heat up. More specifically, when running up to high temps for steaks, it comes up slowly to 250-300, seems to stall, then runs up to 400-450, stalls again, then runs up another 100 or so to 500-550. After stalling again, it will go to 600-650, at which point I usually can't stand it anymore ans start cooking. Results are fine, just frustrated with how long it takes to run up. 30-40 minutes or more to reach searing temps. Impatient, or normal? Seems longer than usual. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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Have you changed brand of lump charcoal? Certain ones burns hotter faster. It could also be your gasket is shot.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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My wifes blow dryer solved that problem for me. Well...at least until she discovered it on my Egg table one morning.
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Have you cleaned it recently? Might not be getting good air flow due to ash build up.
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Have you cleaned it recently? Might not be getting good air flow due to ash build up.
What Joe said. Take it apart and clean all the ash out.
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Ash build up under the bowl (take the guts out and clean) also lost of small pieces of coal will do that
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Ash build up under the bowl (take the guts out and clean) also lost of small pieces of coal will do that
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My wifes blow dryer solved that problem for me. Well...at least until she discovered it on my Egg table one morning.

haha.....Yeah, mine got a little mad at me for doing the same thing. I had to buy her a new one
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #9
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My Egg is the only one that gets enough condensation inside it that the lump coal gets damp between uses.It has always been this way since new. It is slow to light, it smokes badly and takes forever to get up to the higher temps. I usually let it burn out each time I use it rather than try to save the unburned coal unless I know I will use it again right away. The fresh, Dry coal works like it is suposed to every time........ Good luck, please follow up if you get it worked out. might learn somthing.....
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:18 AM   #10
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Dennis, do you have a cover for your egg? I have never heard of the charcoal getting damp.
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