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Does Egg Need a Winter Coat?

BBQfan1BBQfan1 Posts: 562
edited 1:59AM in EggHead Forum
I have had my large BGE since June '99, have been experimenting on my own since then. Have only found this forum in the past few days and have visited frequently since. Have found TimM's site very helpful, in addition to postings here. Have scanned through archives but have yet to find answer to these questions: 1. From Canada and it's well below freezing. Egg is on covered deck, but a 'skiff' of snow is sitting on Egg's shoulders. Would a cover be a worthwhile purchase? I know rain doesn't bother it much, how about snow? and 2. If okay left exposed and covered with a bit of snow, should I remove the metal daisy-wheel, put on ceramic one, and only bring out daisy for cooking? Any hints greatly appreciated.

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  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    BBQfan1, Hi...I live in Iowa, and it snows here also. Not so much this winter tho. I happened to find a grey Weber round cover for their large cookers, and it fits my BGE fine for a snow/rain cover. Anything will do but BGE's is a much nicer material and looks great.[p]Just cook with your BGE in winter or summer just the same. The only difference will be the vent adjustments. [p]I go year round with my two (large and small) with no let up for weather...Rain/snow/sleet/hail/hurricane/tornado/..it still cook's... Cheers..C~W
    Just a tip tho.. you might get some freezing causing the top to stick to the bottom due to moisture on the felt. Just stick a reflector lamp for workshop use with a large bulb in it (150 Watt or higher) in the dome, and the metal reflector will help seal in the heat..It will thaw it out in short order..Or take off the top cap ..and drop a lighted starter cube in on the coals or start from underneath in the ash pit opening with the cubes..it also will thaw it out quickly..Just tips..Cheers..C~W[p]

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    BBQfan1,
    Welcome to the Egg forum and family. My Egg lives on my deck naked all year long. It would be better if it had a roof or a cover, but I have not gone that route and the Egg does fine. I will need to replace a screw or bolt every couple 2-3 years as the water works on them but thats minor stuff. It looks brand new compared to old gassey. [p]I also use mine year round - I had some pictures of my Egg with a foot of snow on it from last year but I can't seem to find it anymore - I guess I cleaned house to well on day. I went to an Egg dealer last week and noticed he had none. "we will get more in spring, they're seasonal you know", she said. "BS", I said. A webber may be seasonal but not the Egg. Welcome and let us know if you have questions.[p]Tim

  • Tim M,
    I like that attitude! See my post concerning starting the fire! Where do they get these people?

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    BBQfan1,[p]A hearty welcome to another EGGer from the land up north. I live in NJ, not as cold but we get ice storms (Nor'Easters). I cover both of mine (large and small). The ceramic cap is used to kill the fire and I always store the daisey in the EGG (along with other necessities). They are then available and ready to use on the next cook. Your EGG will cook great food as long as you are willing to venture outside to use it. You'll give up first.[p]Spin

  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
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    <p />BBQfan1,[p] Welcome to the forum , you'll love the help. I live in Toronto & have been Egging for going on two years. We
    did pick up a large cover for the egg & use it to keep
    off the snow, In the freezing rain it will not get all
    iced over. When I want to egg, just roll up the top &
    I'm set to go. As for the cold, no problem.[p] Earl

  • Earl,[p]Great picture.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Earl, is that a hole under the BGE? I wonder what that is under the ice...reminds me of a joke.

    Seems a blond gal decided she would take up ice fishing and went to the store and bought all the fishing goodies..![p]Found a good spot on the ice and started to dig a hole. A loud deep voice from above filled the air "there's no fish under the ice"..!

    She picked up her stuff after looking around and moved to another spot..started digging..!

    Again, a deep voice from above.."there's no fish under the ice"[p]She move a third time...and started digging..and again the voice, stronger now "I told you there were no fish under the ice"[p]The blond stopped and said "Is that you Lord" !![p]And the answer was..."No !! This is a skating rink and I am the rink manager!![p](sorry Glenn if its not accurate):-)[p][p]

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