Happy Birthday to kettle inventor George Stephen!

George Stephen weber
The iconic Weber kettle was invented by Mr. George A. Stephen, who was the late founder, and former owner & president of the Weber-Stephens Products Company. George passed away in 1993 but his legacy lives on at WKC and in millions of backyards around the world.  Today we celebrate George’s accomplishments and birthday!In the early 1950’s, George was an employee of the Weber Brothers Metal Co. He was destined to become the original grillfella when he had the inspiration to modify a metal bouy into the kettle bbq we know and love today. The kettle barbecue would forever be part of Americana bringing “covered cooking” and delicious bbq to people worldwide.

Here’s to you, George!




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  • Thomas Greiling Link Reply

    Happy Birthday George!
    And thanks to the entire weber community for all the great products and sharing of inspiring stories and information! Started grilling on Webers about one year ago, inspired by Georges story. Pulls me away from lifes stresses!! This product and it’s history somehow reconnects me with something very special from my childhood, BBQ memories with dad and family, and good old American times! What an American Icon!! Thank you ALL.
    Tom Greiling

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