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Weber Kettle GrillToday marks the first Product Review on the blog. Today we review one of the most iconic grills in BBQ, the Weber Kettle.

The most important tool in any BBQ’ers arsenal is their BBQ grill.  You can go fancy and spend thousands of dollars on a professional grade smoker that will allow you to cook for half the town or you can go simple and inexpensive and get the grill that will be as loyal to you as your dog – that grill is the Weber Kettle Grill.

In the early 1950’s backyard griller George Stephen, Sr. was determined to build a grill that would enable him to cook year around in all kinds of weather.  He was part owner of Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago who made among other products, sheet metal buoys for use on Lake Michigan.  Stephen cut one of these buoys in half and created a dome shaped grill with a round lid and the Weber Kettle was born.  His grill became such a hit that he formed a barbecue division of the Weber Brothers Metal Works and eventual bought the Weber Brothers factory and focused the company on producing and selling the Weber Kettle.

As a proud owner of several Weber Kettles I fully endorse the product and encourage you to look into one for your next grill.  It is simple to use and diverse in its functionality.  Whether you are simply grilling hot dogs and burgers or smoking a brisket or turkey the Weber Kettle won’t let you down.  It comes in several sizes, but even the most common 18.5 and 22.5 inch surface area sized Weber Kettle’s can accommodate a meal for a small dinner party. The best part is all this versatility can be yours for under $100 and will last the most avid BBQ’ers 10 good years.  10 bucks a year isn’t bad for such an essential BBQ tool!

We give the Weber Kettle a score of 95 out of 100 thanks to its affordability, mobility and versatility. It’s only draw back is that you might need several to cook for a large crowd.

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In future blog posts we’ll give you some tips and hints on how to get the most out of your Weber Kettle Grill.  One tip that will make all of the meals coming off your Weber Kettle taste great is to be sure to try out our Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub on all your meats and vegetables!