When you store your WSM outside with the stock cover, put the center section on the charcoal bowl upside down and then put the dome on, leaving all the vents open. This will prevent any water from getting into the WSM. (when the center section is in it's intended orientation water can easily get inside of the WSM.)
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My Toys: 10 WSMs (B, C, E, DH, DA, EZ, DZ, EO, DU, DR); 5 - 22.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettles; 2 - 18.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettle; 4 WGAs (EZ, DE, N, B); 2 SJPs ( DR, DR); 2 Smokey Joes (A, K); Genesis Silver C (DU); Brinkman Cimmaron.
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