I thought since more and more Brethren are getting the BGE we should have a thread dedicated to it.
I'll start with a couple.
Burping your Egg. Be careful on High Temp Cooks, when opening the dome, ONLY open about an inch, for 10 seconds before opening completely. The rush of oxygen can cause the flame to shoot out and can be dangerous. Think, small child standing eye level and a rush of flame exploding out of the Egg.
Never use lighter fluid to start a fire! (think we all know this) A Mapp Torch works great for this. On the XL I light in several places.
Lump Charcoal is the best.
Do several low temp cooks on a new Egg to set the Gaskets.
Use only a Brass Grill brush on the Porcelain Grate.
Use a Dollar bill to test the gasket for a good seal.
Re-tighten the bolts after about 5 cooks or so. Be careful to not over tighten.
If your Dome gets stuck shut, drop a Fire Starter into the Egg to warm up the gasket and allow you to open the Dome. Take your time so you do not pull the gasket loose.