Gen IV 1000 Series Original Braten Grill

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  • Regular price $3,350.00
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Wood Fired Grilling at it's finest

The grill that made us famous. Professional reviews have described it as "the worlds toughest backyard grill",  Four time top ten grill by Once a Presidential gift and a favorite by professional chefs. The Original Braten 1000 series wood burning grill is known across the globe and now you can get a wood fired grill that is heavy-built, long lasting and versatile enough that you can produce exceptional grilling, smoking, southern style bbq, western style bbq, and Argentine style grilling. 

We all love our food cooked over a wood fire, the problem is most grills can't take the heat of burning wood. The Braten is your grill for wood fire cooking. The coal grates are made from 3/8" solid steel, and it is sized right to take whole logs. If you prefer to use charcoal, the Braten will work just as well.

Built with Excellence, Built for Longevity, Built for Versatility

The Braten is engineered to last. In fact we tell our customers, "Take care of this; you can pass it down to your grandkids." 

That's because every detail is thought out for longevity. 1500 degree powder coating, 10 gauge .1345" thick steel body—check the thickness on yours! Heavy duty cast aluminum wheels, Not to mention a 2000 lb. stainless steel aircraft cable, UV resistant coating on the handles, stainless steel fasteners on the aluminum, stainless steel calibrate able thermometer, laser cut hinges with stainless honed pins, and the list goes on.

The versatility is amazingly impressive with the offset firebox for low and slow cooking or smoking, the ability for the cooking grate to travel up and down to dial in the temperature needed for searing, and is superb at western style bbq or open pit bbq. But also the options of the Argentine insert for Parrilla cooking and that south of the equator taste and the open pit rotisserie.

To put it short, the Original Braten was made to be played with and be a stage in your backyard for years. 

How Engelbrecht Handles Wood Fired Cooking

Every time you fire up an Engelbrecht grill, expect the coal grates to exceed temperatures of 1000 degrees. This would be brutal for most grills, as these temperatures can deform or melt steel.

The solution is mass; to absorb and transfer the heat. Just like the fire boxes on an old steam locomotive, the 3/8" solid steel coal grates and 10 gauge body are built with more mass to withstand the heat, ensuring its survival. They're heavier than anything you'll find in a box store, and the difference is longevity.


  • External Grill Dimensions: 67"H x 30"D x 55"W
  • 29" x 17" Cooking Grate
  • Heavy Duty, 10 ga. Thick, Fully Welded Body
  • Laser Cut Hinges with Stainless Steel pins
  • Stainless Utility Shelf with Stainless Steel Hardware and Pins, Brushed Finish
  • 3/8" Steel Rod Cooking and Coal Grates
  • Stainless Steel Calibrateable Thermometer
  • Fully Adjustable Lower and Upper Damper
  • Stained and Turned Wood Handles with UV Resistant Clear Coating
  • Main Wheels are Cast Aluminum with Urethane Tread and Roller Bearings
  • 3/8" Solid Stainless Steel Cooking Grate comes Standard
  • Top Loading Firebox
  • Designed for Easy Ash Cleanup


Ships by freight for mainland US customers—rate calculated upon checkout. Any accessories included with your order ships free by freight. Final delivery location will be a location accessible to the truck. Example: street level or driveway.

For international orders, please email us at  please provide your shipping address for an accurate shipping quote. We will then calculate shipping and respond back with instructions on how to order. 

Your grill can also be picked up from our Paxton, Illinois facility, contact Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers for details.


Due to demand and build time, these grills are frequently on a lead time. Your order will be placed on a first come-first served basis. You will be notified at the time of order how long the expected wait time will be. Please contact us with any questions or a lead time quote. 

Currently 3-4 week lead time.