I know that water and electricity don't mix at all when combined. My smoker sits on my back deck under and eight foot overhang. It does not get rained on directly but gets hit with the mist or overspray.
My power outlet is a GFCI and is inside a waterproof cover. If I cover the control panel of the smoker with a plastic tub or bag, is that safe enough to use when it's raining. It is raining today (which I'll take all day. it is 39 out. Normally it is 0 or single digits).
My thoughts are about overnight cooks and it starts to rain. Is this adequate?