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Saying goodbye to a great grill

I recently had to retire my favorite portable grill. It was an older Meco charcoal grill with a cooking grate that could be adjusted relative to the coals. The grill had countless hours on it. (It was used when I got it.) It had also traveled to a number of campouts, cookouts, and hangouts.

Retired Meco grill

My recently retired Meco grill

With the bottom finally rusting out, the legs no longer have a solid connection point. I suspect that the combination of heat and moisture (condensation) over the years took its toll. I have decided that an appropriate final resting place for this grill would be a local recycling yard. I will use the buck or two that they pay me for it to seed the fund to purchase a new portable grill of the same style...

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The most iconic grill?

Is there a grill more iconic than the Weber Charcoal Grill? The first Weber Charcoal Grill was made in the early 1950’s, with George Stephen starting the Weber Grill company in 1952, and was an instant hit. While you may not consider the Weber Grill the best or most useful grill on the market, there is no doubt that it is the most popular grill on the market. The simplicity of design makes it a very usable grill for even the most inexperienced grill master.

This article by Ryan Bradley of Fortune magazine is a great review of where Weber Grills are born, with a photo gallery showing how they are made. Weber Grill

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