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Snow on the way, should I cover

I,m a new egg owner and learned last week that the cover my wife bought held moister in and caused mold to grow. We have snow and ice coming in tomorrow. Should I leave the cover off and keep the ash door open? What top should I use?

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,867
    edited February 2014
    It's not a big deal.  :D  I never cover mine. Sometimes, I even forget to close the dome. Hahaha.

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    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Central Connecticut 

  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,628
    I always have my cover on with the ceramic cap.
    Only had mold once after not using it for a month, because we were away on vacation, I usually use my egg only on weekends.
    I am sure you will get all kinds of answers and opinions.
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  • tkleagertkleager Posts: 539
    I don't even have a cover for mine.  I have leave the bottom vent closed and the green cap on when I shut it down.  Haven't had a problem yet.  I have 5 inches of snow on mine right now.
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 7,998
    With all the ice that maybe coming your way I would put some foil between dome and base and put your cover on. We just had about 1/4" of ice last week and a couple good smacks and the ice was loose enough the cover came off easily. It would suck to have no power and a heavy coat of ice on your only means of cookin because you have a cover and didn't use it. IMHO

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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,173
    edited February 2014
    If you use cover with ceramic cap ... be very careful when removing the cover, you don't want to drag the cap off and shatter it, don't ask how I know  :\">  :D
    canuckland
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,628
    If you use cover with ceramic cap ... be very careful when removing the cover, you don't want to drag the cap off and shatter it, don't ask how I know  :\">  :D

    I already learned that lesson. I am much more careful now.
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    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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  • Thanks everyone. Seems like either way I go it's ok !
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Start a low and slow when the snow/ice starts. By the time both the weather and the meat are done, you won't need a cover.
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  • Quick build a cover porch or roll it inside next to your bed!!!
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • I have 2 LBGE and both are always covered and never had a mold issue
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • Snow is on the way here so I covered mine, didn't need to, just figure it will be earier to shake the snow off the cover tomorrow when I fire it up than to instead of having snow on the egg and table.

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  • LitLit Posts: 6,856
    Don't cover it. Light it. Mines not cooling down till the snow stops.
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