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Covered Deck

PackerFanPackerFan Posts: 72
edited 5:53AM in EggHead Forum
Hello,[p]I just got my egg yesterday and I plan on building stand this weekend. I have been reading the forums on cooking Steak and stuff at high temps. Is it safe to put egg on a covered deck? The Ceilings are about 7 1/2 foot tall. I have smoked with a Charcoal/Water smoker under the covered deck but never anything at 700 degrees. [p]Kenny


  • BordersBorders Posts: 665
    PackerFan, You need great ventilation because the cooker is a carbon monoxide generating machine and I wouldnt cook at high temps w/7 1/2 foot ceiling. On rainy days, I do some cool cooks, like 350 and below under a 7 1/2 foot aluminum overhang on my screen porch.

  • ParrotheadParrothead Posts: 101
    I TRex steaks under my covered deck all the time and have had no problem. My only complaint is that it tends to hold the smoke in my backyard and not tease my neighbors. LOL[p]Cheers,[p]Chris

    Wobbly Pops to ya, Chris
  • BBQfan1BBQfan1 Posts: 562
    You've already got 2 responses, but since they seem to conflict a bit, I'll throw my toonie (Canadian $2 coin) worth of input in here:
    I have used the Egg under a covered deck with ceiling about equal height to yours for past 4 years and I'm still here to tell the tale with zero to minimal brain damage... I say the cross-flow of air should be more than sufficient.
    If you are still uncertain I will gladly send you pix of my set up and you can compare.... I may appear lighthearted in the post above, but the concern is real and if you are uncertain, some pictures of my current set up are available for the asking...

  • PainterPainter Posts: 464
    This young man has been using his under the porch forever and is still around to talk about it.

    [ul][li]GFW's site[/ul]
  • PackerFanPackerFan Posts: 72
    Borders,[p]HMMMM...I honestly had not thought at all about the health risks. I was only concerned about the possiblity of catching the deck on fire. I am not excited about the idea of the new egg being exposed to the elements. I am already getting a little protective of it. I put a blanket over it in my garage. Not sure why. I'm sick. I probably already have some smoke damage. [p]Kenny

  • PakakPakak Posts: 523
    I use mine under a covered patio. The only thing is - we had the house repainted this last fall and the painter commented on how smokey the ceiling was! LOL I *do* position the egg right at the edge of the overhang. However with wind, plenty of smoke still seems to come under the covered portion.
  • PackerFanPackerFan Posts: 72
    Pakak,[p]I wonder how much damage I've done already. I have been known to get the smoke rollin out of smoker, observe which way it was going and then sit downstream to catch the fumes. I felt it made Beer taste better. Maybe there is something wrong with me. LOL[p]Kenny

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Painter, right on - I moved my BGE to a different location, but it is still under the cover of the deck. It merely moved from the west side (in the picture) to the north side!

  • ChainsmokerChainsmoker Posts: 106
    I always cook under the back porch roof. It is white and vinyl and there is no evidence of smoke on anything.

  • BearFanBearFan Posts: 28
    My guys should play your guys a little tougher this year!![p]Cheers!! ........Ed

  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    I've had mine under a patio cover about the same height that you're talking about and have no problems. Sometimes the smoke migh hang around but usually it just drifts out to tease the neighbors. There is a considerable smokey stain area on the deck but hey...can't have everything!

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