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 (49)

How to Grill on a Smokey Joe Premium

How to Grill on a Smokey Joe Premium

For many grillers, this is the first Weber they own!

What is the Difference Between Propane and Liquid Propane?

What is the Difference Between Propane and Liquid Propane?

One question we get a lot is “What’s the difference between propane and liquid propane?”

The Anatomy of a Weber Kettle

The Anatomy of a Weber Kettle

Let's breakdown the basic design of the Weber kettle to learn a little more about what's going on inside your grill

How to do Indirect Grilling on a Weber Q

How to do Indirect Grilling on a Weber Q

Check out our helpful tips to help you go low and slow on your Weber Q!

Need Help Replacing Parts on Your Grill? Service Agents Can Help!

Need Help Replacing Parts on Your Grill? Service Agents Can Help!

Every Weber grill is designed with quality and great performance in mind, but things can happen, which is why each grill comes with an extensive warranty, backed wit...

Why Won't My Grill Get as Hot as My Thermometer Says It Should?

Why Won't My Grill Get as Hot as My Thermometer Says It Should?

Just because your thermometer reads up to 700 degrees doesn't mean you need or want the grill to be that hot!

Indirect Grilling on a Two-Burner Gas Grill

Indirect Grilling on a Two-Burner Gas Grill

Is indirect grilling possible on a two-burner grill? Yes, it is!

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.