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New BGE Cover

A few weeeks ago for my birthday my large egg received a new winter coat.  My old cover had worn through at the top.  I put on the new cover.  It is longer than the old one, and it is vented.  I am haveing a big problem with moisture.  When I uncover it there is moisture on the dome on the outside and when I opened it there was drops of water on the cast iron grate.  I have it covered when not in use, but it seems like it would be better left uncovered if I am getting this much moisture on and in it.  Any thoughts and/or suggestions concerning this problem?  Thanks.


  • trout1trout1 Posts: 98
    Still wondering if anyone else is having this moisture problem with the new BGE cover?
  • Trout, no problems w/ my LBGE cover.  I haven’t noticed any moisture, but I do live in Colorado with very little humidity. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

  • i actually posted yesterday with same issue. i have an xl and i have notice mold on the inside of mine when left long enough with out cooking


  • someone suggested leaving the bottom vent door open about 1/4"
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,011
    I have this one:

    I have no issues with moisture. It has a Triangular patch with 3 ~3/4 inch rivets on the back for ventilation.
  • Yep, that's the same one I've got.
  • trout1trout1 Posts: 98
    That is the one that I am having the moisture problems with.
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 430
    Mine is embroidered with gold colored stitching. Got it from my Egg dealer last week. We have had lots of rain in Houston area the few days resulting in condensation on everything in my covered patio. The Egg underneath the new cover, however, is dry as a bone.
    LBGE and Mini
  • I have the new one - with the gold embroidered logo. I took it off yesterday after being on there for 3-4 days and was surprised to see moisture on the inside. I did have the bottom vent closed - will try leaving it open a little as @gdawgs24 suggested.

    So you're not alone!

    I live in middle Georgia where it's very humid.
  • bodskibodski Posts: 462
    edited January 2013
    I have the same cover and the same moisture issue in Cincy, at least some of the time. It turned cold last week which created a situation where the cover froze to the grill and ceramic damper/topper. Had to be careful since the topper came off with the cover. This may be one of the reasons so many here don't mess with a cover.


    LBGE, Weber Kettle

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