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Cover Question

skyhopsingskyhopsing Posts: 107
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Ok, Grilled out tonight. TS Bonnie in range. What Temp is safe for the cover?

Thanks in Advance!
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I read somewhere, possibly here, that the cover can go on at 200deg, but that seems really hot to me. I normally just wait till morning.
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  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    I've got two different models. One is kinda cloth lined. I think it's the insulated cover and I've put it on at 175. The other is regular plastic or vinyl or whatever that material is. That one withstood 150, but others may have gone hotter.
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,365
    You don't need no stinkin cover!! B)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Not for the Egg, but it does wonders for a wood table!
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  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    If you can hold you hand on the Egg without burning yourself it should be OK.
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  • skyhopsingskyhopsing Posts: 107
    In Florida you need a cover, heat and humility. The Springs will rust. I have the BGE cover with the vent, I think 200 might be pushing it, I usually wait till morning but hate to look through the window, in the morning, at the rain hitting my BGE!
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  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    ...And we have humidity too. Where abouts? Expect wind and rain soon enough.
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  • skyhopsingskyhopsing Posts: 107
    Wellington, standing by for Bonnie.
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  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Sorry, had to go look that up. Got a bunch of great eggers on the East Coast. Okay, some on the West Coast too...

    Ed, in Clearwater.
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  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Hey Misfit and Sky...Not trying to butt in...Showers (intermittent) started in here in Hollywood (No Miami) about half hour ago. As far as the cover goes, I totally agree. Made sure all eggs were covered, and just covered the egg used for dinner about an hour ago. As somebody else mentioned (sorry, I forgot whose post) as long as you can lay your hand on the egg fairly comfortably, it's cool enough for the cover. The cover can probably withstand hotter, but have always been afraid to risk it. Stay dry!! :)
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  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    LC, good to have live updates, keep us posted. Also send a pic of your cinderblock shoes. :laugh:
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  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    I put my cover on at 300-350. No issues.
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  • I am with philsgril, once I am below 400 or so, I throw my weber covers on the egg.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3

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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    We are fortunate to have a carport for our eggs here in Tennessee.

    I would like to see those cinder block shoes though. :whistle: :lol: Tim
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    I am in the “no stinking covers needed camp” but those that do would you not be better off without covers in high wind? Just asking with nothing to back it up with……
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 459
    I put the cover on at 200º too, but I am still not convinced that a cover is a good idea. Here on the humid Jersey Shore I often take the cover off in the morning when everything in the yard is bone dry and find the Egg soaking wet from condensation under the cover. Tables may well be another story, but I don't have one.
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  • Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 459
    I put the cover on at 200º too, but I am still not convinced that a cover is a good idea. Here on the humid Jersey Shore I often take the cover off in the morning when everything in the yard is bone dry and find the Egg soaking wet from condensation under the cover. Tables may well be another story, but I don't have one.
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  • Good point Doug, in very humid areas it may actually lock in the moisture and cause more problems. Here in arid Utah, we have mostly no humidity, so I dont have that condition. I use my cover for sun protection on the handle, and to keep the bands/hinge dry. The ceramics could stay in the sun forever without issue.

    Interesting side note, my large and medium were under cover all day yesterday in the sun. When I took the black weber covers off to make pizzas in them last night, it had baked them so much, I had to use gloves to take the rain caps off because they were so hot. I probably could have done a low and slow without any fire.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3

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