George Stephen, founder of Weber-Stephen Products Co., designed his first kettle-shaped barbecue grill in 1951, and sparked a backyard revolution. He was tired of complaining about flat, open braziers that exposed his food to wind, ashes, and charring flare-ups, he decided to put a lid on it "literally. (www.weber.com).
At the time, George worked at Weber Brothers Metal Works just outside of Chicago, welding large metal spheres together to make buoys. In creating these spheres for Weber Brothers, his idea took shape. He knew a rounded cooking bowl with a lid was the key to success. He added three legs to the bottom, a handle to the top, and took the oddity home.
George's "folly- was in such hot demand; he couldn't produce them fast enough. The popular kettle shape quickly became an American icon for food and fun. In 1985, Weber began producing the highly rated Genesis ® gas grill. Suddenly, consumers could enjoy the convenience of gas grilling without sacrificing quality or flavor.
Today, every Weber ® grill comes equipped with a legacy of caring. One might call them perfectionists, but they are dedicated to building the best grill you can buy. That's because, they know that when you've got friends and family hovering around the grill, the last thing you want to contend with is shoddy construction or burned food. They have done their homework, and continue to do so when designing products that won't let you down. They offer a line of grills that are easy to assemble, last for years, and deliver exceptional results every time.
Keg-R-Que Product Description.
The Keg-R-Que has a very distinctive look unlike any other Bar-B-Que. The biggest characteristic of this item is that the chamber section of the unit is constructed of a stainless steel beer keg shell that has been cut in half horizontally to yield the top and bottom halves of the BBQ chamber. The keg chamber is settled on a square tubing frame that is constructed to serve as a sturdy and solid stand.