Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Who’s ready for football and tailgating? We are! Check out our tailgating page for recipes that are great to bring to a tailgate, or cook at home if you’re entertaining friends during a game. If you need an easy breakfast recipe, these Sticky Buns are the way to go. If you’re looking for a fan favorite with bacon, try these Double Pork Sliders. We can’t wait to kick off another fall full of tasty food!

Coming to Atlanta for EGGtoberfest? Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340 - NOTE we are CLOSED on Saturday OCT 10th for EGGtoberfest.

Umbrella over egg

BillyBilly Posts: 68
edited 9:38AM in EggHead Forum
It has been raining every day for weeks here in Wis. I am so sick of cooking in the rain that I am thinking of a patio umbrella over the egg. Rather than drill a hole in my table, I was thinking of a u-bolt in the end of the table to hold the umbrella against it , with the base of the umbrella in a regular umbrella base on the deck. Any thoughts on this setup? Thanks, Billy


  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Billy,That will work. Go for it.
  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Billy,[p]My large BGE is just in an Egg Nest, not a table. I have a basic patio umbrella in a stand, and find it very convenient to move it out into the yard & position it over the Egg. [p]You could try that might not need the u-bolt at all.[p]Cathy
  • CatCat Posts: 556
    JJ,[p]U-bolt it is. ;-}[p]Wish I had room for a handsome table like yours, especially now that we're a 2-Egg family.[p]Cathy
  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Little Sis,
    Let me know when and I will come to NYC and custom make one for y'all.
    Your Bro.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Billy, As JJ says.. that will work..but may I submit, only during a calm storm. Now JJ is a ships master, and knows the full square footage of wind resistance of a sail. So If you do mount the umbrella, know the wind resitance and the weight ratios..and the tip over factor without stabilizer extensions on both sides of the BGE.. I don't think you will need stabilizers on the rear mount end tho.
    I felt mean..and thought I would toss this in there..If a storm comes up....fold and tie the umbrella...:-)Cheers..C~W[p]

  • CatCat Posts: 556
    JJ,[p]You're a sweetheart...although first you'll have to make me a bigger back yard![p]You & Kathy have an open invitation to dinner in our pint-sized yard anytime.[p]Sis
  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Two words. Air Rights. hehe

Sign In or Register to comment.