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On covering Mr. Egg Newbies pay attention!

SundownSundown Posts: 2,959
edited 6:49AM in EggHead Forum
For the first time in two years I left the cover off of MR. Egg and during the last 3 days we have had in excess of 2.5 inches of rain. Went out this morning (the sun is trying to come out)to clean him out and I was amazed at how wet the ash and small pieces of left over lump were! I wasn't going to cook until Sunday and may have just saved myself a lot of grief. Cleaned him out and I'm letting him 'air-dry' for the moment.
My dealer had suggested a cover when I purchased Mr. Egg and I trusted his recomedation. I've NEVER had a problem starting a fire or getting the temps I desired. Now, I have to think the cover does its job.
IMHO a cover is a GREAT investment and you can be sure I will not be leaving MR. Egg uncovered in the future. I recomend you get a cover if you don't have one and enjoy yourself even more!


  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Sundown, I'll second that. I alway cover mine even with a cheap black round outdoor fireplace cover I found in Lowes.
    But its a sturdy heavy duty cover. Even tho the BGE is a all weather machine, you protect and prolong the life with a adequate cover. Not much more investment required.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    <p />Sundown,
    Mine are both out in rain as I type and I will use them tonight -- Didn't yours come with a rain cap?? The reason they call it a rain cap is............[p]Daisy tops leak!![p]Tim -- no cover - naked Eggs with caps

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Tim M, I agree..Daisy tops leak, so do sliders. But not if covered with a rain cap.
    Covers are sold by BGE for the Eggs, and other generic covers do protect the BGE's from the elements. This is a owners option as Sundown suggests.
    I prefer to keep my BGE's dry, as they do have a tendency to soak moisture into the castings from pinhole's in the glaze. Especially if allowed to sit in the elements for a long time exposure between cooks.
    Thus my posting to Sundown, even tho assumed to be out of line in regards to yours. We all have our viewpoints, and I respect yours as well.
    Cheers to ya...

  • MACMAC Posts: 442
    Tim M,
    No naked photos please. It looks like you spit shine those babies.

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,959
    Tim M,
    Had rain cap on and the interior still got pretty damp...damp enough the the ashes didn't leave dust everywhere.

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Tim M,[p]I use BGE covers on of the Eggs that remain outdoors and agree with Sundown on their beneficial use vs. uncovered Eggs with rain cap only. In the 3 1/2 years I've been Egging, I have not found the need to add fresh lump to used lump to get a nice fire going. I also haven't experienced any problems associated with damp lump.[p]The top you use as a rain cap is actually a damper top intended to be used to snuff the fire after the cook is completed.[p]Spin
    [ul][li]Diagram of BGE components via BGE Co.[/ul]
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Tim M, I a switch hitter on this. I put my cover on when (This doesn't happen very often) I don't use the EGG for a couple days. Never had a problem either way.[p]CWM
  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    So after it's tamped - you remove it?????? [p]NO. Lets not "make" an arguement form thin air.[p]T

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