Costco, the national warehouse chain, finally opened a store in Louisiana back in September. Ordinarily, bulk sizes and large volume pricing don’t excited me, but Costo carries a decent selection of produce, hardware/utility items and wine. (As well as an entire barrel of Jack Daniels, priced at a little over $10,000.)
I picked up an inexpensive metal cart at Costco recently, which I repurposed as a stand for my Mini Green Egg. It’s weatherproof and mobile thanks to locking casters. It provides a handy place to store the various baking stones, racks, grids, and smoking woods that previously cluttered up a corner of my garage. I used an angle grinder to cut an Egg-sized hole in the top shelf, so the cooker is securely held in place while the cart rolls around.
The “rolling” part is important to me these days. I moved, and my new house has a screened-in back porch far too nice to pollute with barbecue smoke. So I roll my Eggs out from beneath the porch ceiling before I fire them up. (It’s a good idea, not just for tidiness, but for fire safety reasons as well.) Now I can relocate my cookers according to wind and weather–it’s like an outdoor kitchen on wheels!