John  Burns
John  Burns

Meet our Blogger

John Burns

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO FOR WEBER?

I'm a Marketing Associate on our Online Consumer Care team. I work on answering questions from customers that come in through email and social media, as well as providing technical and systems support to our US, Mexican and Latin American customer service teams.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WEBER PRODUCT?

I have two 22.5” Charcoal Kettles, and a Smokey Joe, but my favorite grill is my Genesis Silver B made in 2000. It’s a little beat up after 16 years, but works like a champ!

FAVORITE THING TO GRILL?

Caribbean Jerk Hanging Tenders. I like to cut them up and make carne asada tacos out of them.

CHARCOAL OR GAS?

I don’t like to limit my options. I love both! It really boils down to what I’m planning on grilling.

WHAT'S YOUR BEST GRILLING ADVICE IN ONE SENTENCE?

Don’t overthink it. Grilling is supposed to be fun. If you’re not having fun, you aren’t doing it right.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH GRILLING?

I grew up with my father grilling on a Genesis Jr, and my family always had Weber kettles at all of our huge family parties where my uncles would cook pound after pound of arrechera (Mexican skirt steak). When I was in high school I found a 22.5” Weber kettle for $2 at a local rummage sale and have been hooked ever since!

All Posts by John (42)

How to Smoke on a Genesis II Gas Grill

How to Smoke on a Genesis II Gas Grill

Here are three easy ways to add a little extra smokey flavor when using your gas grill.

The Most Important Things to Know about the Rotisserie Burner on Your Summit Gas Grill

The Most Important Things to Know about the Rotisserie Burner on Your Summit Gas Grill

The IR burner is a great tool for creating crispy chicken and beautiful crusts.

Why Won't Your Gas Grill Get Hot? It's Probably in Bypass Mode.

Why Won't Your Gas Grill Get Hot? It's Probably in Bypass Mode.

There are a few reasons why your gas grill isn't getting hot. Find out one of the most common and easiest to fix reasons why.

Tip Tuesday: Can Your Weber Q Connect to an RV Propane System?

Tip Tuesday: Can Your Weber Q Connect to an RV Propane System?

One of our most frequent questions about one of our most popular grills

How to Avoid the Top 5 Mistakes When Making Ribs

How to Avoid the Top 5 Mistakes When Making Ribs

Find out what this veteran rib master wishes he had known when he first started grilling ribs

Why Won't My Gas Grill Get Hot?

Why Won't My Gas Grill Get Hot?

Find out the super simple answer to one of our most common customer service questions

Thrill of the Grill - Grilled Chili

Thrill of the Grill - Grilled Chili

Taking classes at the Weber Grill Academy is one of the best perks about working here!

5 Must-Know Things About Your Weber Gas Grill - Part III

5 Must-Know Things About Your Weber Gas Grill - Part III

5 must-know things about your Weber gas grill - Part III

5 Must-Know Things About Your Weber Gas Grill - Part II

5 Must-Know Things About Your Weber Gas Grill - Part II

Five things you need to know about your gas grill - Part II

Can I Convert My Gas Grill?

Can I Convert My Gas Grill?

Natural gas vs propane - find out which is right for you