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Rain Cover Necessary?

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Hi everyone,

 

I’m a new & proud Kamado Joe Classic owner. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on the rain cover.

 

I upgraded from a BGE Minimax which I’ve left uncovered out in the rain for a year without problems. Can I expect the same from the KJ or is it better to get the rain cover? As I will do 1-2 cooks each week I wonder whether it’s worth the hassle.

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I’ve had my Kamado Joe Junior for about two years now and never used a cover. 

 

The amount of rust that I just found is not worth the hassle of a cover in my opinion. 

It probably wouldn’t have rusted at all if I hadn’t forgotten to put some grease on the nuts and bolts. 

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On 7/27/2019 at 8:31 AM, GrillDawg said:

I got this cover for mine:

 

Classic Accessories Ravenna Cover... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R4J5APU?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

 

Not a bad investment for $25 to cover your Joe. I was impressed with the quality of this cover.

 

I bought the same cover as well. I like it so far and it's easy enough to get off and on. I don't even bother to cinch it down.

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Mine came with a cover and once cooled it takes 3 minutes to cover and about 1 minute to uncover, so really not much of a hassle to use. 

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18 hours ago, len440 said:

Mine came with a cover and once cooled it takes 3 minutes to cover and about 1 minute to uncover, so really not much of a hassle to use. 

Yep, I cover mine, but it came with a cover. It takes no time, and I don't mind bird s*it on the cover nearly as much as i mind it on the grill

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I just took delivery on a KJ III. I never covered my Big Green Egg or my Primo.  The Egg hardware developed minor rust in 5 years. In 5 years, The Primo hardware developed more rust, especially the nuts and bolts. 

 

I was was considering a cover, but wondered how often I’d use it. 

 

for those who do install a cover, at what temp do you install the cover? How long does it take for the grill to cool enough to put it on? (I am aware it depends on the temp at which you cook.)

 

 

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I close both vents for about 2 hours then crack the top vent 1/2 inch . A few hours later if the top vent is cool  the thermometer reads about 100 and the top ceramic is warm to touch i can put the cover on.

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