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Eggin in the rain - HOW?

Banker JohnBanker John Posts: 583
edited 4:39PM in EggHead Forum
I have a problem. Mother nature is just not cooperating with my plans to cook calzones this afternoon. To get a feel for what kind of weather I'm up against, click on this http://www.wtsp.com/weather/doppler/animation.asp[p]My challenge is that to get my egg upwards of 500*, I need the top vent wide open and the slide cracked about 1/8". I'm worried about rain infiltration hampering my ability to egg in good form.[p]Somebody must have designed some type of a rain vent or something? any help/suggestions?[p]Banker John

Comments

  • Banker John, try this: take a large coffee can, or other [#10 size] metal can. Punch holes in the sides of the can near one end. Remove the other end of the can.Set the can over miss daisey to keep rain out.HTH

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Banker John,[p]Here's one high-tech setup which allows one to effectively Egg in the rain:[p]ductegg.jpg[p]Later,
    Cornfed

  • Banker JohnBanker John Posts: 583
    tn slagamater,
    what can I use instead of a can?

  • Banker JohnBanker John Posts: 583
    Cornfed,
    This is a great idea; and I have all the necessary equipment! Unfortunately the wind is gusting form time to time and I really do not want any projectiles if you know what I mean.

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Banker John,
    Next chance you get, head down to the hardware or builders' supply store and get a 7 inch rain cap - the kind they put on furnace vent stacks. [p]In the meantime, I don't know. If it's not raining too hard you can do "the coffee can trick" with a small cardboard box. I guess you could waterproof it by covering it with foil...[p]Good luck,[p]Ken

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,822
    BlueSmoke,
    I second that solution. With it's cone shaped topper it even looks cool - but don't be fooled by appearance as it will get extremely hot so be careful to remove it.

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Mike in MNMike in MN Posts: 546
    Banker John,
    Have you tried leaving the daisy wheel on, stopped down to a happy "no rain" point, and opening up the bottom vent to control the temp?[p]You said the bottom vent was only open 1/8", and the top was wide open....reverse the opening procedure.[p]Mike in MN

  • jwitheldjwitheld Posts: 284
    Banker John,
    Build a table and put an umbrella hole in it

  • Kelly KeefeKelly Keefe Posts: 471
    Topper.jpg
    <p />BlueSmoke,[p]Didn't we drop something like this on Baghdad?[p]On the left is the high yield, satelite guided, GBU. On the right is the low yield dumb version. [p]Kelly Keefe
    Jefferson City, MO

  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
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    <p />Banker John,[p]This has really worked for me; $19 at Walmart.

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