Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers is a small manufacturer in Paxton, IL. They make small portable campfire and fireplace grills, the Braten 1000, and a larger Stahlkammer 2000. Braten and Stahlkammer are heavy duty, over engineered cookers with very unique features. They use Argentine V-shaped grates that capture drippings and direct them toward a front drip pan for sauces and basting. These grates are typically used on vertical lift or Santa Maria style, open fire cookers. By design, these cookers cannot have a lid. But Englebrecht uses a large frame for the lift mechanism that extends above and to the left and right of the lid, allowing it to swing open and shut. The 1000 Series Braten also has an offset firebox.
In March 2012, President Barack Obama gave the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his wife, a very cool gift, a $2,000 wood and charcoal-burning grill and smoker combo, made, where else, in Obama's home state, Illinois. These are hand made cookers. Production is limited. All sales are direct.