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Rain or Snow ?


I live in the UK so the question I have is regarding the weather

IS it OK to use the BGE when it is raining ?

My concern is that I set up some long and slow and then find that the weather changes from warm to rain

Cold rain hitting hot ceramic dome.... is it a problem ?



  • No.
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,218
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 645
    No problems either rain or snow.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,768
    One of the greatest sounds in the world... the egg snickering at whatever the weather is doing as it chugs along.

  • Cheers everyone
  • StlScottStlScott Posts: 77
    Echoing everyone else...

    The one caveat being ice. While cooking during sleet isn't an issue, if your egg is not covered, it can/will ice over. That makes it darn near impossible to open at the risk of damaging your gasket.

    Assuming you can get the bottom vent open, a quick light to the underside of the charcoal typically is enough to get it going...assuming you have good/dry lump in there.

  • Also works through tropical storms and hurricanes.  No problem.  Although it's easier if you light it before the storm arrives...
  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,260
    One of the factory tests performed on eggs according to our distributor is they run an egg up to a stable 750 degrees and then dump ice water on it to see how it reacts! I live in the Midwest in the US and I have fired up my egg when the temperature was -11. You'll be fine!
    Dunlap, IL
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,149
    My egg's nickname is the mailman. It always delivers.
  • Posted in root.  You are awesome.  I like to click on the topic...  Did you know you can subscribe (RSS) to feeds when you see a magical root post?

    Super-user, you may egg all climates, and enjoy a pint of bitters.


    Root of category tree. Users should never see this.
    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • Rocket15Rocket15 Posts: 41
    Go to my thread "Eggin in the Rain" (put this in search).  It will give you a good picture for your answer.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 885

    My egg's nickname is the mailman. It always delivers.

    Until the playoffs?


    Pikesville, MD

  • Big problem, the newspaper for the chimney will get wet.
  • Great pictures Rocket15
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,333
    Acn said:

    My egg's nickname is the mailman. It always delivers.

    Until the playoffs?

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,164
    My egg's nickname is the mailman. It always delivers.

    I could never use that nickname being from Canada. Our postal idiots go on strike all the time so Id be lying if I said what you did.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

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