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Cover question

HNLHNL Posts: 31
I've seen both "ventilated" covers and ones without vents.  Any opinions?

Comments

  • RocEGGRocEGG Posts: 85
    I think that is a matter of personal preference. I have a non-ventilated cover over my weber and it is just fine. It is breathable to some extent and open on the bottom. I have a cover store cover on my egg and table that has a mesh vent around the entire perimeter about knee level. I don't know that it helps out much, but I haven't had a problem with condensation or the like. Totally sealing up your egg would be bad, but as long as it is open at the bottom and not being rained on constantly either way is probably fine.
    Rochester, NY  - XL BGE
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,595

    No cover--- use the money on other assessories. My $.02 and here is why.

    The few I have used in the past, still let some water in or tore. The egg is weatherproof. If you are like me, you will throw it down while cooking and not put it back on, then it rains and mildews.

    Too much trouble in my opinion.

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,054
    Chubbs said:

    No cover--- use the money on other assessories. My $.02 and here is why.

    The few I have used in the past, still let some water in or tore. The egg is weatherproof. If you are like me, you will throw it down while cooking and not put it back on, then it rains and mildews.

    Too much trouble in my opinion.

    Agreed. I have one (gift), used it twice in 4 years. And that was when I remembered to put it on after the egg cooled off. Buy some food.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
  • BigjohnBigjohn Posts: 144
    I have a Green Egg cover over my large BGE and table. It leaks and was a waste of money. I will probably go to Home Depot and buy a cheap tarp to go over my table. Rain will not hurt the Egg.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,691
    The egg is bulletproof, don't bother...
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • williamadamsesqwilliamadamsesq Posts: 155
    edited July 2013
    Got one of these for $197. Not much more expensive than a cover. http://www.lowes.com/pd_321512-1217-FG5L10LWFMONX_4294720406__?productId=3153365&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar%7C1&facetInfo=. Holds a large and a bunch of stuff.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,554
    You shouldn't buy a cover for an egg.  You buy a cover for the table.  If you don't have a table, I wouldn't bother.
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  • Weatherproof, as in snow and 10 degree temps?
    It's an obsession, but it's pleasin'
  • mikeb9550mikeb9550 Posts: 95
    I built a cover so I don't get wet while cooking on the egg. The egg itself don't need it.
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 943
    My dealer threw in a cover for me. I use it religiously. I didn't pay for it so why not use it I say.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,691
    Weatherproof, as in snow and 10 degree temps?
    Oh yeah, conditions a lot worse than that where my egg sits...
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Beagle1Beagle1 Posts: 31
    I park my car in the garage, I keep my boat under cover, and yes I cover my egg.  I went with the vented model.  Let's revisit this issue in 20 years and compare eggs.  A small investment, cover the egg.
    Atlanta, GA and Watts Bar Lake, TN
    2 LBGEs
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,691
    I probably would have considered a cover, but I over research everything.  I read about guys with 10+ years and more on their eggs and absolutely no effect.  If it gets dirty, take an old rag and rub it a little and good as the day you bought it.  I have hear negative things about covers though. Those covers that aren't vented can trap the moisture in and accelerate mold growth inside the egg.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • It doesn't take long at all to build mold. I only abused/neglected mine for 2 weeks and it started to mold. When it's humid, I can't imagine covering it and holding that moisture even tighter. However, I suppose if I had a cover on it, I could leave the top open and possibly vent better.
    LBGE and recently added SBGE
    Columbus IN
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 883
    Put me in the vented cover camp. Three reasons: freeze thaw, not all of the parts are ceramic and UV protection. 

    Yes I have a grill gazebo that keeps some of the elements off my Eggs, but wind driven rain still gets in. I have seen the effects of storms where it is very windy when it is raining and then there is a rapid temperature drop. This type of weather will freeze up the doors of cars that normally have no issues with frozen doors under normal winter conditions. Being late for work is one thing, being late for dinner on the Egg is an other.

    I have no worries about the longevity of the ceramic parts of the Egg, but I like the idea of keeping moisture off the metal parts.

    I like the idea of minimizing the exposure to the sun, every color will eventually fade. I figure let the cover fade and keep the Egg looking newer longer. 
    BBQ Website: grillin' & smokin'

    Middlesex County, MA
    Three Large BGE's & Too Many Eggcessories to Count
  • KainKain Posts: 16
    jfm0830 said:
    I have no worries about the longevity of the ceramic parts of the Egg, but I like the idea of keeping moisture off the metal parts. 
    Exactly why I got a cover: not for the ceramic parts, but the metal ones. Mine's in a nest, and I got a vented cover that goes almost down to the ground.
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