I, like so many other Americans, grew up with a Weber Grill in the backyard. The memories for me, started at a young age. My father restores antique period furniture for a living and is excellent at building things. My earliest memory of grilling goes back a few decades.
My father built a nice wood table, cut 2 holes in the top and dropped 2 kettles in it. I have great memories of grilling and hanging out at home. We still do it to this day. That table has seen its day but we’ve made sure to put a couple nice Weber’s on my Dad’s patio for him to entertain with.
I found my love for cooking at a very young age; Right around 10 or 11 if I remember correct. I was the guy in Boy Scouts who had to do all the cooking. I wasn’t much for washing the dishes but cooking I loved. The summer camp I went to used large rectangular box grills with a door on the front that we called “Sheep Burners”. It took forever to heat up but when you did it ripped for hours. There was a silo that came off the back to pump the smoke into the air and off it went.
Growing up in a large family, food and entertainment has rubbed off on me to this day. I love having people over but even more I love grilling. I am working on passing these traditions down to my son, who loves to eat more than he does cook. He’s still young so we have time.
Last year, I brought him home his first Weber. He’s young and a smaller kid so we started with a Smokey Joe. He was super excited! That night we fired it up and cooked some burgers on it for the family.
Grilling has always been a pillar and staple in my family and I hope what my father passed down to me, I can pass down to my son. Cooking on a Weber Grill is not just about cooking. It’s about enjoying yourself and making memories.
To all the Fathers out there, Happy Fathers Day!! Now go out and make some memories!!