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Can you over heat the egg to the point that it is very difficult to open?

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I have never heard of that happening. But, the lid of a Big Green Egg is heavy and some times the hinge springs either snap or get weak. Which makes it very difficult to open. But, sealing itself shut, because of high heat, I don't think so.

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How are you supposed to heat up the green egg

There are you tube videos. I temporarily take daisy vent cap off top of egg, open bottom vent door wide open, light lump coal 2-3 spots with a loof lighter (from ace hardware) and then close lid. I have one section of galvanized dryer vent from Lowes that I stick on top which accelerates preheating of egg. Once the temp gets to 500, I remove the section of vent by grabbing it with a glove or hotpad. Wait a minute or two for smoke to die down. Place daisy back on top and close bottom vent door down to 1/2" and close daisy 1/2 on top and this should drop temp to 175-250. Use fine adjustments 1/6-1/8" until desired temp is reached. Your food can go on at any time after removing dryer vent. Just burp lid by slightly lifting to allow any heat burst to escape. I also have a gas conversion that works awesome. I just add a small smoke ox over burner that provides enough smoke on front end of cooking process. Advice- keep the butts and ribs on for 6 hours.

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  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
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Coals are smouldering but they are not getting hot. getting a lot of smoke but temp not moving up. top and bottom vents are open all the way.

If you are rting to use the Egg as a grill instead of a smoker. The coals will heat up quickly if you raise the lid and leave it open. The way you were trying to do it is for smoking or baking not grilling. Leave the bottom vent open until the coals are really hot, then damper it down a little.

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Before doing anything yourself to the vehicle, definitely check the coverage of the warranty. Maybe on of my fellow experts has the details on that.

If it turns out to not be covered, here is an inexpensive fix. Get an egg. (I'm serious, I have done this and seen it work with my own eyes, so hear me out)

With the engine cool, break the egg (not the shell) so it goes into the radiator. Top it off with water and cap it.

Start the engine and let it run until it's thoroughly warmed up.

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At the same time the water will begin to cook and hard boil the egg causing it to solidify.

As the coolant circulates, eventually one of these pieces of egg will be caught in the escaping flow of water and jamb up against the hole. As the pressure becomes greater, it will be partially expelled through the hole. As the heat cooks it more, it expands more and becomes leathery forming an effective plug.

Keep in mind, by the time the egg has made one trip through the water pump, it's in a thousand pieces. Small enough not to inhibit the radiators function, large enough to plug the hole.

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