Q: Dear Dr. BBQ,
I’m a university professor and I teach Industrial Design in Brazil. I’m having a little problem finding out about the history of barbecue. We are trying to understand the history of grills to make a new grill design, something to use inside the home, but it”s impossible to find books, sites or magazines to give us information about the beginning of grill design. Have you any information about that subject?
A: Hi Alexandre,
I found this nice article about the Weber Kettle and frankly, I don”t think there was much of value before that: http://popularmechanics.com/home_improvement/smart_consumer/2002/9/weber_kettle/
I also found this Weber evolutionary chart that is pretty neat: http://www.webergrillrestaurant.com/images/pdfs/webertimeline.pdf
Hope that helps,