In 2006, I got a large Big Green Egg as a gift and learned first-hand about all the advantages of cooking on a Kamado Style Ceramic Grill. After grilling some steaks “Pittsburg-Style” and slow-smoking some whole “Texas Tickler Chickens” I found out quickly that weather could be an issue with Ceramic Grills due to the cast iron top.
In Florida, we have a lot of great grilling weather, but we also have a lot of afternoon thunder storms, that show up during prime grilling time. After getting rained on during several cooks I began to look for a way to eliminate weather issues when grilling. I wanted to keep grilling, even in the rain.
Eventually, I came up with the prototype for the SMOKEWARE Stainless Steel Vented Chimney Cap. It kept the rain out of my Big Green Egg and solved a few other issues. No more cook-out’s ruined by an unexpected thunderstorm or by the vent setting changing when the dome is opened! No more having to beat the cast iron top open with a hammer due to grease freeze-up and no more rust or cast iron tops falling off and breaking.