Back in the 1966 my grandfather purchased a lime green Giant Casa Q bbq. The predecessor to the Green Egg here in the US.
Typical Sunday meal at Casa Turner (four kids, and at the time of this photo five grand kids, all of which lived with-in 15 minutes!!)
According to my Grandma the Casa Q was used every weekend while they resided in Portland, Oregon. In 1976 they moved to the Depoe Bay Oregon and built their retirement home. The Casa Q resided mainly in the garage, but came out for special holiday meals. In 1981 my grandfather passed away and the Casa Q remained in the garage for the next year and a half. In 1983 my grandmother decided to sell the house buy a fifth wheel and travel the country. Not wanting to leave the Casa Q for the new owners she gave it to some friends in town. The Casa Q sat on their back porch as a planter until two days ago! I knew that it had been there so I thought I'd inquire about bringing it home with me. Sure enough they said no problem. So a buddy and I loaded it up and brought it back.
There she is a bit of rust, a bit of coastal slime, but all in all not to bad of shape. It is missing the original flue cap. Which actually broke and my Grandpa replaced with an aluminum cap he fabricated. That cap is also missing.
Amazingly the hinge still works. I was excited to see the Blitz cans, both my Dad and Grandpa used to drink Blitz! (obviously not their cans, but an omen)!!
So from the red garbage can, there are three broken pieces, those are the charcoal basket (going to have to replace, fabricate a new one). Top left is the ceramic ring that sits on top of the charcoal basket. Still in one piece, just a bit green...
Interior shot, about 3" of coastal sludge at the bottom!!!
Lower damper door, has oxidized itself shut, so a bit of work there is going to be needed to get it to work.
I plan on doing a full restoration and hope to have the Casa Q up and smoking by spring. I will post updates as I get things cleaned up. May be a bit was only 10*F this morning and looking to be stuck at below 30* for a bit, not the best time to be cleaning!!!
Here's a few interesting links: