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any umbrella eggperience?

edited 3:16PM in EggHead Forum
Common sense tells me heat and smoke coming out of humpty's dome is hot, but seems to dissipate quickly...therefore can't a person probably drill a hole in his table so as to insert the rod end (handle removed) of say a large "golf size" umbrella when it is raining or even snowing? We get some downpours that can drown a fish and so far I've been lucky that I haven't had a low and slow in process during these storms. Any eggperiences anyone will share? ^oo^~


  • Bama FireBama Fire Posts: 267
    one feral kat,
    I have had several experiences EGGin' in the rain. I simply make a "tent" out of aluminum foil and feed it through the handle on the daisy-wheel top. The handle keeps it from blowing off, and the foil doesn't seem to affect the airflow from the fire. The method has worked on a 20 hour low & slow butt cook. If your trying to sear steack, I'm not sure that it would work for you.[p]Just a thought.[p]B~F

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    one feral kat,
    I have seen that several eggers have an umbrella hole drilled in their table. I am planning on doing this myself. Wouldn't think it would be a good idea for high temp searing, but nearly everything else should be okay. [p]NB
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  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    one feral kat,[p]I've not cooked low and slow without a top of some sort, and usually covering 95% of the chimney opening so the rain has never been a problem. I've cooked in one gully washer with no problems and have cooked burgers in a storm with no ill effects either. Your umbrella setup sounds interesting but be careful, it may start to look somewhat like a New York city hotdog stand. Maybe BGE could start to manufacture the table with a big green umbrella as an optional accessory? [p]Troy
  • PeddlerPeddler Posts: 37
    one feral kat,[p]I've pulled my big patio table umbrella (the one that slips into a weighted base)out when it rains and it works just fine. I haven't tried it with high-temp cooking though, only up to about 400. I don't get wet and neither does my work area.

  • I've used an umbrella quite a bit up here in the rainy pacific northwest. Just a cheap umbrella, with the handle cut off, hanging from a tree, with a little loop of wire to attach the umbrella to the top of the egg via that slide top bale. It works great, although.... it's a pretty smokey umbrella now! [p]Mike

  • Kona TimKona Tim Posts: 35
    one feral kat,
    I do use an umbrella occasionally---but for shade on these lazy Hawaiian afternoons. Keeps the home brew from warming too quickly.
    Kona Tim

  • Bama FireBama Fire Posts: 267
    Kona Tim,
    What's been happening out there in vacation land? how's the new egg treating you?[p]I just purchased a rolling nest for mine & it feels like a new egg -- no more bending over![p]Bama Fire

  • BryanBryan Posts: 53
    <p />one feral kat,[p]Get you one of these!

  • Kona TimKona Tim Posts: 35
    Bama Fire,
    Life is good out here, buddy----eggin it three to four times a week----wish I had known you did'nt have a nest---I'd have
    made you a real deal on mine----I have my egg mounted in my old fire pit---and there it will stay!
    See ya,[p]Tim

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