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Gasket Replacement

Big Green Egg - Pt 12 - Gasket Replacement - Blow by Blow

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Part 2 of this blog entry on replacing the gasket on my BGE will cover the specifics of my installation. Watching some of the videos on YouTube I had no idea how time consuming and what a pain in the ass this process was. It is not hard or strenuous, but it was nowhere near as easy as some of the videos made it look. Now your mileage may vary and part of my problem may have been I had nearly 60 cooks on my Egg before I replaced the gasket. Read More...
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Big Green Egg - Pt 11 - Gasket Replacement - Big Picture

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Yesterday I did something that I hope to never have to do again to my Big Green Egg for a real long time. I replaced the existing wool gasket with a new high heat Nomex gasket. There is a lot of info on the web about changing your Big Green Egg gaskets. So why am I writing a blog about this process? Because I am going to report my real world experience without taking shortcuts, leaving little details out or minimizing some of the aggravating steps and I will let the reader take it for what it is worth. I am going to split this into two parts. This part will cover the big picture items you should know before starting. These include when you should replace your gasket, some of the options for a Nomex high temperature replacement gasket, the tools you will need, how much time it will take and what you will need to do with the Egg. Part 2 will cover my specific experiences: what went well and what didn’t. Read More...
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