Grilling in the rain..

VELPO

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If I don't have the cover on my SF and it rains, my entire ash pan gets filled with water. I also get water in the base of my grill and even the pellets get wet and dusty on the bottom. There is a huge gap right about the auger tube... Makes me nervous to grill in the rain. Just curious if your's looks the same as mine...

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Mine looks similar I think. I haven’t noticed any water in my grill but I have a cover. It’s only rained on me while I was cooking something once time but it was a very light short shower that barely got the outside of the grill wet.
 

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I think we all have that "feature". I have a cover but I also know that there will be times I will be smoking in the rain. This is indeed disturbing. I wonder if the pellet slide For my EX4 can be bent to make a cover? It might be more useful. I have already removed it.
 

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I was wondering about this too... Today is gonna be one of those days I'll be cooking in the rain. See what happens 😅
 

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Let us know how it goes. Weber support told me no problem to use in rain but did recommend a cover when not in use.
 

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I’ve been smoking and grilling for years and ALWAYS use I deck type umbrella 10’ in diameter. Keeps me and smoker dry. Just sayin, and always cover when not in use. Payed too much for my new toy!
 

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Well, I had to do the experiment today with rain. That old SF was swimming under water for 6 straight hours of good rain and worked just fine. I will try to dry her out a little tomorrow if we get some sun.
 

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I’ve grilled in the rain several time and it has been fine.. haven’t noticed any difference and my pellets haven’t got wet
 

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Rained almost all day here in North Texas. Started my cook in a solid rainfall used an umbrella to load pellets. Started up fine and maintained 275 throughout the rainfall just fine. Got sunny finally a few hours ago and still going strong. Hopper nice and dry and cook chamber as well. Ash pan got a little wet but that was all.
 

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