Happy Birthday to George Stephen!

Chris Allingham

Staff member
Updated 2/26/20
Happy Birthday to George Stephen, inventor of the Weber kettle grill. He passed away in 1993 and would be 99 years old today.

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Timothy F. Lewis

TVWBB Hall of Fame
I’m not sure I am quite elegant enough to grill in tails. Dinner jacket? Sure but, tails is one piece of sartorial splendor I am afraid I do not own.
Today, I’d rather be grilling than stripping wallpaper!

KE Quist

TVWBB Super Fan
Thank you Mr. Stephen! You made mine and my family's lives better. (and neighbors, and friends) (and a good amount of strangers)

Jon Tofte

TVWBB Hall of Fame
A true pioneer. I wish he was still at the helm:coolkettle:!

I always wonder if the story about him tinkering with his first cut-open buoy kettle is truth or just legend. They say he was trying to get it to work but the fire kept going out. A neighbor supposedly looked over the fence and said something like, "Hey George, you need to poke some holes in that thing so the fire can get some air!" I would love it if that were really true:redmastertouch:. I also wonder what George would say about the SmokeFire?!!!!