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Thunderstorms Tonight...Planned an Overnight...

ShinAmanoShinAmano Posts: 90
edited 12:20AM in EggHead Forum
I planned to do an overnight BBQ 14lb Butt...can the egg handle or am I in-trouble?

On a similar note I cooked on the 4th and left the grate and top wide open to burn off the very used charcoal...huge rainstorm while we went to watch fireworks...came back and the egg was still sitting at 200...did I just answer my own question? :laugh:


  • mxdadmxdad Posts: 47
    I think you answered your question, as a new egg owner I have not done an overnight in rain with the egg. I don't see the rain affecting the temp inside the egg. The only concern would be how much of an opening you have on the top vent and if rain is able to enter at that point. I would think if you can somehow prevent the rain from entering the top vent you are good to go
  • field handfield hand Posts: 420
    Overnighters with storms isn't a problem for the egg. You might want to get a "rain hat" for the top vent. A chinney cap works just fine, get them at your local hardware store. If the fire needs attention during the night, you may need some rain protection for your self.

    Marthasville, MO
  • RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 207
    The egg can handle. I've never done an overnight when it stormed, but it does storm here in the late afternoon quite frequently during the summer. I never let it stop me from enjoying the egg.If it is just a thunderstorm, it will normally pass on through in a short time anyways. I don't cover my DFMT and I have never had a problem, but if it gives you piece of mind, do a search for rain caps. There are some good posts with some creative solutions.


    Raleigh, NC

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Weather doesn't bother us.

    If you feel the rain is too heavy then get a rain cap for the DFMT.

  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    I'm with Eddie. I'm in the Raleigh burbs and we get storms in the later afternoon all the time. Come and gone. I never have an issue with it. If need be close the top vent to just a crack and open up the lower vent a bit more. More than 1 way to skin a cat. LOL. I'm more concerned with rain when using my BBQ Guru. I like to keep it dry.

    Enjoy the cook.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,837
    If the daisy wheel is just open a crack, you might get a small wet spot on the butt. If that is a problem, as mentioned above, an $8 chimney cap, or a great big metal coffee can with holes punched in the side, will let you cook in downpours.

    The only weather related problem I ever has was a sleet/freezing rain storm during a lo-n-slo cook that actually covered the dome well enough that the lid was briefly sealed shut.
  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    Try an umbrella or canopy.

  • ShinAmanoShinAmano Posts: 90
    Hmm...have to look into that. I think with the credit card sized opening I use for the BBQ I will probably only if I can get home and get the charcoal set up before it rains ^_-
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Sure it does... you're not cookin' anything!!! :whistle:
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    No reason to ever "burn off used charcoal". Just shut her down. Anything left that is bigger than the grate holes will only save fuel on the next cook.
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    put a coffee can with some holes drilled the sides on top of the vent..... it won't matter how much it rains.... rr
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