I have as somewhat related question; how do you all keep critters out of your grill/is there a solid bbq where critters are less of an issue? Like many in western WA, I grill year around. However, if I go more than a week without using in the winter, invariably a critter moves in, start building a midden, etc. This skeevs my wife out to no end which means I am stuck with a portable Weber gas grill I can bring inside after each use. Thoughts? Seems like every grill I research from standard run of the mill charcoal and gas to Traegers and Big Green Eggs are susceptible to this issue.
Do I need to just invest heavily in steel wool to plug entry points no matter what grill I might buy?
I have a BGE, grill year round, and have never had this issue. No clue how a rodent could even get in a BGE if you close the vent and put on the cap.
That dude left a vented cap on top. Silly for a couple of reasons, 1) shutting it down (cap & vent) after a cook can save you a considerable amount of charcoal for your next cook. 2) mice could definitely get it if you leave a vented chimney cap on.Thanks TDB. It definitely seems less likely with a BGE but I did come across a couple of online items where it was discussed. Maybe just user error then. I guess I need to seriously consider a BGE. I prefer gas but maybe the inconvenience of having to bring my gas grill indoors after each use makes it a wash.
Yesterday I went to fire the egg up for some steaks after 4 days of neglect on the patio. Loaded the lump up to the top of the firebox and lit her up.eggheadforum.com
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