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Green Egg in Rain

edited 11:48PM in EggHead Forum
Can the Egg be safely used in bad weather? Are there any precautions that need be taken?


  • rain.jpg

    The Egg is fine to use in the rain. You probably want to rig some sort of protection above the top vent to prevent water from entering the cooker and possibly snuffing your fire. My ceramic FAQ has some photos and information on this:

    Ceramic FAQ
    The Naked Whiz
  • I'll be using mine this weekend. Temp's in the 20's, more snow on the way.

    How's that?

    Good eggin'
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Like the others said no problem...This umbrella is for me not the eggs.
  • Can you cook like that? Won't the heat damage the umbrella? Is it ok to cook on a Spring Porch?
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,785
    That's really a cute setup, but MYGOWAD, don't let them bottle openers get rusty! 8 -)

  • A few of the bottle openers appear to be older than the rest and yes they seem to suffer from rust. Most of them have been on the table for 6 years and look new.
    The Naked Whiz
  • No, the heat 2 feet or so above the daisy wheel for a normal cook isn't that much. I would not have done this with the daisy wheel off and the vent wide open and flames licking out the top....
    The Naked Whiz
  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    You could get one of these at Home Depot or Lowes. This is the 6" one. Be careful they do get hot. good luck, Tom Raincap-1.jpg
  • BraddogBraddog Posts: 212
    And besides, you have to be able to use at least one of your bottle openers without getting wet! :P

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,785
    tb7981, I dunno, but I enjoy everything in the rain![p]

  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 882
    Can't tell you how many times I grabbed the cap and burned (lightly) my fingers :) Then finally learned that if I pick it up by the collar it really isn't very hot. Old dog - New tricks
  • tb7981,[p]My BGEs [two of them] live outside in the elements, and I use them any time I want -- rain, snow, ice... The Eggs don't care about the weather.[p]We do, sometimes.[p]Best Wishes![p]~ Broc[p]
  • AvocadosAvocados Posts: 465
    Nah, the umbrella is 'water cooled' :P
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    How is Brocfest coming along. I should know shortly if I can make it no matter what. Dates again?

  • BrocBroc Posts: 1,398
    I'm on my way out the door -- Will send a email to all [5] manana...

    We were talking of the third weekend in Feb.

    How's that for you.

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  • you do need to take precautions when you cook on the egg in bad weather. i find that i get wet when it is raining and my feet get very cold when it is snowing or the temperature is below 40 . my sons think this is because i go oitside in bare feet and a tee shirt. kids, they think they know everything.
  • Yeah, make sure that you are warm. and dry. The EGG can take care of itself.

    I have done 600 degree pizzas in cold rainy weather.

    No problem.

  • tb7981,[p]you may want to check for some additional replies.
  • This was Pre-Coop days. I took this photo during a heavy downpour that lasted for an hour or more. I was cooking a butt with no rain protection at all. No problems.


    I later learned that I could simply cover my Daisy Wheel with my rain cap and keep the rain out without altering the settings at all. Works great and there's no need to adjust anything.

    But since then I've moved to the Coop and love cooking inside for a change.

    Spring "Don't Be Rain'n On My Cook'n" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • ThrRoffThrRoff Posts: 169
    I thought that I should show my exquisitely engineered rain gear for my large. The only problem Egging in the rain, is getting the Egghead wet.



    I llike the plastic wrap because I can manipulate the Guru controls without taking a cover off.
  • tb7981,[p]My egg is undercover. I don't have to worry about the rain. Others have posted about this on the New Forum. Check link for answers to your question.[p]Mike
    [ul][li]New Forum[/ul]
  • tb7981,[p]I did a mess of chicken thighs last night, in 40 degree rain. I used to have a photo (never saved it) of my large's thermometer reading 275 degrees -- with snow half an inch deep around the thermometer.[p]You may want an umbrella handy for yourself :-)[p]Tom
  • tb7981,
    I live in the greatnorthwest, if you don't egg in the rain you'll go hungry

  • NessmukNessmuk Posts: 251
    Here in Metro Kansas City, I cook year round in whatever weather occurs.[p]The BGE is impervious to weather because of the ceramic mass. The iron cookers fail to maintain a temp above the product. The BGE keeps a dome temp that may be above grid temp.[p]Now that we have tiered levels, 2 & 3, we can take advantage of the dome temps. Thus, the BGE has overcome the critism of having only a small about of cooking surface.[p]If I were restricted to one cooker, it would be the BGE as it grills & smokes.[p]

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