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So it's raining here, hard enough that the hood is staying wet even though the grill is on full blast. I guess that means I'm grill crazy, but I'm wondering if this is an especially dumb idea. Apart filling up the catch pan with water, which I know happens on my Summit, is there any other harm likely to occur because of my idea to grill in the rain?

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I guess now 6 hours later you have an answer. I have been fortunate to have a roof of sorts over my grills for years now, but to get to your question, the rain will cool the grill and your cook time will be extended. As for damage to the grill, I don't see how it would increase any more than leaving one out in the weather.

 

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I cooked in the rain before. No harm. Harder to get to temps because the hood keeps cooling it down but it still will work.

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So it's raining here, hard enough that the hood is staying wet even though the grill is on full blast. I guess that means I'm grill crazy, but I'm wondering if this is an especially dumb idea. Apart filling up the catch pan with water, which I know happens on my Summit, is there any other harm likely to occur because of my idea to grill in the rain?

 

Smoke, I live in the northbay, and it's raining like crazy,but your not. Friday I covered the 320. Not that it makes any difference. It still gets full of water in the pan and cabinet. I put my owners manual in a ziplock bag. Luckily I have the old 1000 Genni that I don't cover at all...ever. When it's raining, I try to cook something that dosen't require me to be keeping a close eye on it and stay out of the rain. I like to roti, and that's kinda a "set it, and forget it" thing. And great for those rainy days when you don't wanna be standing out there too long, other then to baste , and take a quick temp reading.

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grilling in the rain, trying grilling when it's -20 and a foot of snow on when you go out to start the BBQ. that's what we had today.

 

skewers still turned out great, but took a few minutes longer.

 

pics are harder to take now though, it gets dark around 5pm.

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Well, no major harm done. Water doesn't get in during the cook. The main problems were that I basted less than I ordinarily would have because I didn't want to be standing around in the rain; rain got in my drink; rain got in the mop, which I was simmering on the sideburner; and after the cook, while it was still too hot to put the cover back on, the grill got all wet again and the catchpan filled up. Cook seemed to take a little longer than usual too.

 

Basically had to take the cover off this morning and towel everything off. I might grill steaks or chops again, but fooling around with a slow and low in the rain is going to require an umbrella or a "pop-up canopy" (what is that, anyway?) or something. Because I can't have my drink getting watered down!

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Well, no major harm done. Water doesn't get in during the cook. The main problems were that I basted less than I ordinarily would have because I didn't want to be standing around in the rain; rain got in my drink; rain got in the mop, which I was simmering on the sideburner; and after the cook, while it was still too hot to put the cover back on, the grill got all wet again and the catchpan filled up. Cook seemed to take a little longer than usual too.

 

Basically had to take the cover off this morning and towel everything off. I might grill steaks or chops again, but fooling around with a slow and low in the rain is going to require an umbrella or a "pop-up canopy" (what is that, anyway?) or something. Because I can't have my drink getting watered down!

 

You can't leave your drink in the house while you walk out flip or baste and come back in??????

 

 

 

John

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I use a $25 9' pop-up umbrella. They go on deep discount sale every spring. I buy a new set every 2-3 years. One over the outdoor dining table, one over the grill.

 

Yes, I get the occasional question about why I have two big umbrellas on my deck - a lot of people can't seem to get past the idea of using a grill if the weather isn't perfect.

 

Of course if the wind is howling and blowing the rain sideways, I skip the umbrella and put on a poncho.

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Well, no major harm done. Water doesn't get in during the cook. The main problems were that I basted less than I ordinarily would have because I didn't want to be standing around in the rain; rain got in my drink; rain got in the mop, which I was simmering on the sideburner; and after the cook, while it was still too hot to put the cover back on, the grill got all wet again and the catchpan filled up. Cook seemed to take a little longer than usual too.

 

Basically had to take the cover off this morning and towel everything off. I might grill steaks or chops again, but fooling around with a slow and low in the rain is going to require an umbrella or a "pop-up canopy" (what is that, anyway?) or something. Because I can't have my drink getting watered down!

 

I laugh at people when I hear them say grillin' season. I grill all year long and in all weather. I will and have dug a path to my grill before I did the driveway after last year's snow.

 

 

Basically had to take the cover off this morning and towel everything off. I might grill steaks or chops again, but fooling around with a slow and low in the rain is going to require an umbrella or a "pop-up canopy" (what is that, anyway?) or something. Because I can't have my drink getting watered down!

 

Here is a 10x10. I leave it in my building put together for quick and easy access. Collapsed it takes up very little room about the same size as my golf bag. I can have my grill, table and a few chairs under it even in a heavy rain. As long as the winds are not blowing bad everything stays dry.

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Here is a 10x10. I leave it in my building put together for quick and easy access. Collapsed it takes up very little room about the same size as my golf bag. I can have my grill, table and a few chairs under it even in a heavy rain. As long as the winds are not blowing bad everything stays dry.

 

Where is the Weber grill?????

 

 

 

 

John

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Where is the Weber grill?????

 

 

 

 

John

 

Real men don't cook with a gas grill. That's why woman use it in the kitchen to make cooking easier! :)

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Real men cook with a gas grill. That's why woman need it in the kitchen to make it easier! :lol:

 

Say what??

 

 

 

 

John

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Here on the Jersey Shore we grill 365 days a year. Rain, snow, sleet or hail, if the mail is running my grill is running! :P

 

Yea, snow puts a damper and adds cooking time as well as shoveling and scraping time, rain just gets you wet while you cook, the cold - well, just bundle up some more, and for the sleet - heck, that tames the flames a bit while trying to sear but doesn't stop us! :lol::)

 

Don't know what I'd do without a grill... Summers are mid 90's and steamy, winters low teens with 4-5 blistering snow storms each winter, last year we had up to 36" at a clip. Get up in the morning, clear a path to the grill FIRST, then the driveways....

 

Oh, never use a cover - it's more of a pain to clean that then the grill. We are 100% 304 SS, so the elements can do no harm!

 

Happy Grilling! mikey :)

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We have a beach umbrella permanently mounted to our frame.

Makes things more tolerable in the rain and snow, keeps the plate dry and warming on the hood.

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