Its been real cold here in CT for the past few weeks and MY XL BGE has been frozen shut. I have been having grilling withdrawal syndrome! GWS. I tried a hair dryer, some firestarters and paper with no luck. I did not try too hard because I did not want to damage the gasket. Yesterday it went above freezing and today it is raining. I was able to open it up. Tomorrow it will be single digits again. I have put a 1 1/2 degree taper on a long 1/2 piece of wood, wrapped it in wax paper and propped the top open. Then I covered the BGE with a tarp and bungeed it tight. My question is this, does anyone have any better idea's to keep their BGE from freezing closed? Does anyone see any worries with propping it open with a 2 inch wide, foot long stick?
XL BGE; Medium BGE