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THROUGH THE MUD BBQ TEAM

  • Smokey Joe
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Ball-B-Q!
« on: June 14, 2019, 08:39:49 AM »
The wife found this retro Ball-B-Q on a local buy and sell. So excited! These were made by a Canadian company from the 50s til the mid 70s. Became kinda famous when one was used on the set of That 70s Show.

I was hoping to cook on her, but when I finally got it home I realized how great of condition she was in! The grates are in mint condition. Looks like it was used maybe a handful of times.

The lady I bought it from said it was in storage for about 40 years.

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JEBIV

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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 08:53:35 AM »
Those are so retro cool !!! and usually pricey
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Marzipan

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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 08:57:36 AM »
that's a neat find. what does it have for vents...I'm not seeing anything?
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varekai

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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 10:26:18 AM »
Looks like something from a Woody Allen movie...lol. Sweet find man!!


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THROUGH THE MUD BBQ TEAM

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 12:43:38 PM »
that's a neat find. what does it have for vents...I'm not seeing anything?
No vents. There's a gap between the lid and the base. The only real temperature control is the variable level grate. 3 different heights to set the grate at.

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THROUGH THE MUD BBQ TEAM

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 12:44:56 PM »
that's a neat find. what does it have for vents...I'm not seeing anything?
No vents. There's a gap between the lid and the base. The only real temperature control is the variable level grate. 3 different heights to set the grate at.

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4 height settings for the cooking grate

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YardBurner

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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 12:45:55 PM »
Too Cool!

Just don't use it on that nice wood deck.

MacEggs

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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 05:59:19 PM »

 @THROUGH THE MUD BBQ TEAM

Wow, that one is in great condition! Congrats.

I grew up with one of these when I was a child in the 70s.
Not sure how much patience my Dad had with it...
TBH, these are not great cookers... Compared to a Weber kettle.

I happen to have two of these in my possession.
One is very similar to yours, albeit, in a slightly more worn condition, but still purty.
And, the other is even more worn, but it is the brown and gold version.

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Walchit

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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2019, 04:29:10 AM »
Sweet!

Craig

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Re: Ball-B-Q!
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 08:12:46 PM »
Those old BALL B Qs are sweet! There's an  episode of That 70s show where Red is having a BBQ off with Bob next door. Red has a red Weber kettle with anachronistic wood bowl handles and Bob has an anachronistic red Genesis gasser.

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