A trip thru Menards and another Clinker for ya!
I swore, I would never post another a Char-Woody Clinker, but alas, the bug bit me today. [p]Ever have it rain on your cook, and you scrounge around trying to find the right cap for your BGE...just to keep rain out? Well, listen up, and BGE is gonna hate me..[p]I was cruising thru the BBQ grills and tools at Menards casually eyeing grills and equipment. Always looking for something that is useable as a new toy for my gear. Noted a few thermometers high end going to 550F..Identical to the BGE thermometer in appearance but only good for the low and slow end. Skipped that one..and as I was leaving, I had to go past the heating duct work and parts area. Here is where thunder and lightning hit the brain cells.[p]I looked over the round pipe accessories, and lo and behold I saw something that rang bells...I think Cat and somebody else was talking about using stovepipe for chimneys. Ideas started back then. [p]Well, this one is gonna solve the rain problem..Are ya ready??[p]Two items..same thing but different sizes....Rain Caps for vents. They have a nice sloped round top, and come in both 6 inch and 4 inch diameter lower galvanized bands to fit right over the BGE top casting. The six inch one won't quite slip over the Large daisy wheel to give you a idea. But slips over the top of the dome opening nicely.
I haven't tried the 4 inch yet, but I think for the small and medium it will fit o.k. [p]It has the sloping large round 10 to 12 inch diameter top, with three support legs to the lower round band. I can imagine (will do this tomorrow) this little cookie high temp painted in green to match the BGE..Dang its gonna look nice.[p]I don't know the affects yet in cooks, but I can envision a pair of quarter moon shaped adjustable plates laying over the opening to slide back and forth to adjust air flow if needed for low and slow.
These slider plates would have to be cut out of sheet metal for a fit.[p]More ideas later..enjoy if you find em and try it...
I really don't know why I do this.. But its fun...Cya later
BTW..the stock product number at Menards was 02406006 6" Rain Cap.[p]