Topic Title: New Epic
Created on December 10, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Dave

I have a new Epic and lit her up last night for the first time ... temp was well over 450 ... is it normal for the temp to be so high and will that get lower with use? Flames were blue with alittle yellow/orange tips so that seemed ok ...

Jeff G

Its perfectly normal, My Apex was about 525 degrees when I first got it. Keep grilling!! What I did was to cook everything at different spots on the cooking grid so you can get drippings all over the drip pan. Once your drip pan is coated with burnt drippings all will be fine(just make sure you scrape off the chunks). I read in a different part of the blog where someone cooked a lot of bacon, if you spread it evenly, all those drippings should coat the drip pan pretty well.

Dave

Thanks!

Dave

Temp has come down ... grilled a pound of bacon and some sausage for breakfast helped on getting the temp ... great food this past weekend ... salmon, fish, a pot roast all came out great ...used the recipe in the cookbook for the pot roast .. was great!

Jeff G

Welcome to the wonderful world of Holland!