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BigDBBQ
04-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Hi, All Just picked up a large vintage BGE and was wondering if anyone knows how to date these. The fire box does not want to come out and appears to be molded in. I pick this BGE up for $20. and is in nice condition. Thanks for help.:-

legendaryhog
04-24-2014, 05:19 PM
Hi, All Just picked up a large vintage BGE and was wondering if anyone knows how to date these. The fire box does not want to come out and appears to be molded in. I pick this BGE up for $20. and is in nice condition. Thanks for help.:-

Molded in or stuck to the bottom? I'm not sure I know of one that has a "permanent" fire box.

fingerlickin'
04-24-2014, 05:19 PM
Pictures would be very helpful if you have them. If it looks that vintage it may not be a BGE it may be an older Imperial Kamado.

BigDBBQ
04-24-2014, 05:32 PM
94919

94920

94921 Pics of $20 BGE

ssv3
04-24-2014, 05:52 PM
That looks like an Imperial kamado thats been painted over. Not sure about the firebox though.

fingerlickin'
04-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Looks like an Imperial or similar to me but I'm not an eggspert either. I believe the firebox is supposed to come out. It looks to be intact, not cracked or anything, if it were me I might be inclined just to throw a grate in there and fire it up, I'm not sure I'd want to force it out for fear of the firebox cracking.

Maybe a little grease and a couple cooks might loosen it up even.

It has a sliding vent already, grab a BGE cast iron lid if it didn't come with one and let er rip.

pahutchens
04-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Imperials from what I've seen (mine included) the fire box is sealed in.
I ordered parts this week to rehab mine.. after a long wait.
They don't go as hot either most say don't go over 350, others disagree with that

Good deal you got

Hoss
04-24-2014, 11:24 PM
I am no expert,looks like a REALLY OLD BGE or one of those other things.The early stuff was made from clay and not ceramic.Fine for lo n slo.For $20,who cares.Good buy.