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Is your egg area covered?

I live in the Pacific NW and love my egg dearly, however, since we live hear and it rains 9 months out of the year (5 of those consistent rain) I hate having to take food on and off the grill in the rain. I also would love an area just to relax outside when it is raining while the egg is going (you know the usual adult beverage and a cigar).

Do you cover your egg area if so what with? Pergola? Etc?
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  • Cooking in the rain sucks.  I cook on the porch.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • Egg is parked in the garage.


    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
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  • Rick1Rick1 Posts: 76
    I'm also in the NW and have a covered deck. We had the roof extended over a 12 X 12 area just for our outdoor living. I'm in Lacey, WA, what part of the NW are you in?
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  • Work at JBLM, live in Port Orchard.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,450
    edited December 2012
    In Canada we call it the "wet" coast - know exactly what you are talking about. Used my old spa pad, 7'X7', threw a quick roof on it  - I stay dry.....

    Delta, BC. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Also in PNW... I got a bid on a retract able metal roof and it was nearly $32k so this tarp will do for now!
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,198

    I got this gazebo on clearance a few years back.  It works great, but I still have to scoot to it pretty quick to avoid the rain from the door to the egg.  :)  And BTW, the chargriller is now R.I.P. in grill heaven.  LOL

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,755

    We've got a little covered patio. I keep it out in the open when its not raining, but its nice to pull it in when the sky opens up. (Are you digging on the green astroturf? Gotta love renthouses)

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    Here's a session during the rain.

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    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,806
    I love how all the various "tribes" around the country have different methodologies to shield their cooking areas from the elements.  Showcases the diversity of eggheads via the architectural perspective.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited December 2012
    We have a louvered patio cover that I open & close as needed to let smoke out or sun in.
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  • Also in the PNW. Built my little lean to to cover me and the egg during our rainy season (so about 9 months).
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    The damp PNW 
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 892
    In rainy Tampa Bay and have a thatched umbrella that is singed on the ends from the high heat.  Very curly.  I'll try and get a pic and add to the discussion.
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  • allsidallsid Posts: 394
    Dyal_SC said:

    I got this gazebo on clearance a few years back.  It works great, but I still have to scoot to it pretty quick to avoid the rain from the door to the egg.  :)  And BTW, the chargriller is now R.I.P. in grill heaven.  LOL

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    That is exactly what I (also Pac NW...MT) am looking for as well.  Any chance you know the name of that gazebo or where you got it?  I realize it was disco, but maybe someone else has one for sale-  thanks
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  • No cover, but I should probably look into it.  When it rains, my husband follows me around with an umbrella -- for the food, of course.
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,755
    @allsid - from what I remember, he got that either at Sam's or Costco, but he got it awhile back. A year or two? He'll chime in soon.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 994
    Got mine from Target

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,806
    @dlk7 - pretty sweet little nirvana dere.

    I can't imagine not egging under a cover.  Rains a lot here.  Rigged up a fan for smoke management.  Works perfectly.  Who dat.


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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Yea I think if I had a cover I would be egging 2-3 times a week instead of the 2-3 times a month currently.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,448
    edited December 2012
    Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.

    -Longfellow

    No cover, no problems. Although I still need to build myself a table. No storage, problems.....


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  • Covered patio adjacent to my screened porch, right off the kitchen.  That is a 60" commercial vent-a-hood.  Great light and it gets the smoke out of there.

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  • R2Egg2Q said:
    We have a louvered patio cover that I open & close as needed to let smoke out or sun in.
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    Hey R2 - Do you mind telling me what that cost? I looked it up yesterday and It looks like yours is from Equinox? That is exactly what I want!
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited December 2012
    Hey R2 - Do you mind telling me what that cost? I looked it up yesterday and It looks like yours is from Equinox? That is exactly what I want!

    Yes, it is made by Equinox. Size is the key variable and mine was about $40/sq ft. I'm in CA where the cost of living is really high so depending where you're at it might cost less.

    I chose the louvered cover as my goal is to have an outdoor kitchen & the XL built in someday so having an easy way to let the smoke out was important. I also have a 400+ lb insulated gravity feed smoker under it that I can't move by myself so venting for it was also a factor.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • When we rebuilt our garage, I specifically had this area made for the Egg.

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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 912
    @allsid:
    Dyal_SC sent me a PM about 2 years ago on the BBQ Bible Message board about this unit because I was looking for something like this. I needed two to cover enough area to cover all of my grills. I didn't get this model because there was no practical way to join up two units.

    The one he has is the Eclipse Grill Center Model CA4035-013549. He mentioned he got it on closeout. At the time when I looked, what appeared to be this exact same unit  with different names was available from several manufacturers under various prices ranging from $400 to $1,000 (Brookstone). The shipping was pricy too due to the weight, around $100 as I recall.
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 912
    This is the solution I ended up doing shortly after I got my Egg this past August. A new 10x10 Ez-Up I'd bought in the Spring didn't last the summer. This is a 10x10 grill gazebo that I had built by the crew that was doing work on my house at the time. 

    As you can see I still cover my grills. If you look at my rain pix & Dyal's rain pix above, you can see with the open sides you do get some wet areas inside-particularly near the ground. This depends on the intensity of the rain and wind. For me I would not change a thing about my Grill Gazebo. I designed it and I want it open, but things do get wet. Another example is if it is foggy you will get a coating of the moisture that is in the air on the grills. So bottom line: I cover everything even though it is under my Grill Gazebo. The Grill Gazebo keeps me fairly dry in bad weather, the grills not quite so much. And where I live it gets below freezing 4 or 5 months of the year.

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  • allsidallsid Posts: 394
    Thanks jfm0830Griffin, for your responses and all of you for showing what you have going for shelter.  This is what I am working with now, and with a new arrival on the way (small) I think I want to start acting like I just turned 40.

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    Sad, isn't it?
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 839
    @Village Idiot: What a beautiful garden. I am indeed envious. 
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  • jlsm said:
    @Village Idiot: What a beautiful garden. I am indeed envious. 
    Thanks, jlsm.  I'd hate for you to see the weeds in it right now, but that will change, come spring.  
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  • Yes, my LBGE sits under my aluminum awning on my back porch.
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