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Storing the smoker outside
« on: September 11, 2020, 12:12:33 PM »
The top of the smoker being a large, flat area poses a problem when the unit is stored outside.
 Rain water tend to pool instead of rolling off.  Even though the cover is heavy duty, I still find the top of the smoker a little wet after heavy rain.  Do you find this to damage the smoker after a while?  Maybe I should put something on top of the smoker to make the top less flat? 


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Re: Storing the smoker outside
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 12:31:00 PM »
I put a large garbage sack over the smoker and cover. Makes a cheap replaceable cover.
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Re: Storing the smoker outside
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 11:52:13 PM »
Put something down on the smoker that will provide a way for rain to roll off, a brick or something. Then the cover and then the trash bag and you will have a great set up.

I have a cover from Coversandall - itís made out of sunbrella, so breathable and waterproof. I have three of these covers, for my gasser, Weber kettle and the 3D. Two of the three are completely under the patio but my gasser is exposed and the cover is holding up well after three years.
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Re: Storing the smoker outside
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 10:06:57 PM »
My smoker is covered under a patio so I don't have that problem.  You could tilt the smoker slightly by setting the back (or front) wheels on a brick or something so that water runs off.
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