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The best thing about the egg

I have recently become convinced that the best thing about the egg is that I never have to cover it.  I have a back deck and pool area that is mostly shaded by oak trees.  I have covers on my gas grill, other charcoal grills, a cooler/table, multiple chairs and my fire pit, but I never have to cover my egg.  At this time of year if it rains while a cover is off of something, then it is a minor pain to clean it before I can recover it... but again, not with the egg.  I have an egg cover and occasionally put it on, but I'm not sure why.

So, as much as I like how easily I am able to produce great food on the egg, I think that it's ability to ignore the outdoor elements is it's greatest benefit - at least in my back yard.

Comments? Thoughts?

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

San Antonio, TX

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Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,801
    I can only think of bad things that could happen with covered. Mold..........
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,216
    I use a cover...

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,216
    Seriously? Best thing is the versatility, hands down.
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  • to me the best thing is SWMBO don't know how to use it and since she don't know she can't say a word  it is my domaine other then that the versitality it is by far the best cooker I have had the pleasure to use !!
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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  • Two words, Hookers and Blow.  Well technically that is 3 but you get my drift.
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,030
    The BEST thing about your Egg is that you don't have to cover it ????

    Why don't you just buy a rock ?  
    :-??

    Would the rock get hot enough to sear a steak?

    Seriously, I can cook really good food on any of my grills and my firepit.  They take more effort than the egg but if I do it right the food is just as good. 

    But I recently used several of my grills and chairs on a day when it rained - and then it rained the next day, etc. By the time I got around to covering them, everything was coverd with leaves, the covers were soaked and full of leaves and water... and by contrast the egg was just sitting there laughing at them and the leaves and the water and probably me. So, I came to appreciate that the egg is not only easier to use while you are cooking, it is much easier to use after the cooking is done as well.

    I didn't always see it this way.  When I first got my egg I made a point of covering it and based on that I thought of it as requring more effort after the cook than a gas grill because it took too long to cool down so I always had to remember to cover it the next day...

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

    San Antonio, TX

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  • Move to Austin.  It never rains.   :))
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

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  • The BEST thing about your Egg is that you don't have to cover it ????

    Why don't you just buy a rock ?  
    :-??
    What? In Texas you gotta buy rocks? Hell we have so many they're free up here. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • I liked the price
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  • What? In Texas you gotta buy rocks? Hell we have so many they're free up here. 
    Uh, no.  This is part of my back yard.

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,801
    edited September 2013

    @Skiddymarker

    @Village Idiot

    Seems our Texas rocks don't look good. So we toss them and go buy good looking rocks. I sh!t you not............................

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,177
    I have the fancy cover... Used it once, now it hangs as a counter weight for my gear shelves. LOL

    Everything is better because of the egg
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,420
    So I have actually been pondering this. Recently moved my eggs to the new (uncovered) patio and was wondering whether I needed to keep them covered. I guess I'm hearing that I don't need to? 

    The large sits in an EggCrate made out of 2x4's, I may have to put some waterproof stain or something on the wood to prevent water damage over time. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,224
    A wooden EggCrate? Pics please.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I cover just to protect the hinge. No big deal if I forget though.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • I've never covered mine in 16 years of Cdn weather

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,420
    henapple said:
    A wooden EggCrate? Pics please.
    You'seen it before... the egg on the left in my avatar.


    I've never covered mine in 16 years of Cdn weather
    You win. That's all I need to know. No cover it is.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • To me, best thing about the egg is it produces excellent food at minimal maintenance (cover not needed), minimal clean up, minimal attention (temp stays consistent) and minimal cost (so efficient dont need lot of charcoal).

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • Good looking rock that reflects sunlight, expensive and can be set on a ring to be put in Someones finger? :D

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • Best thing about an egg? Eggers
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 466
    Its a great excuse for a wanna be Chef marinate himself and occasionally some food.
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,591
    Not needing a cover is definitely a nice bonus! 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,066

    The only time I cover is when we are expecting snow. Not that snow affects the egg, but ice has been a problem.

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