Story Time: The Original Sherman Cookers
The story of the Original Sherman Cookers begins in 2008 at a log cabin in the small town of Sherman, Maine. The thoughtful gift of a cast iron cooking grate sparked the inspiration to build something the cabin desperately needed, an outdoor fire pit that doubled as an open flame grill. This way no one was ever left out while tending to a gas grill and everyone could participate in the casual cooking with a front row seat.
If we only knew then what that simple gift of a cast iron grate from Pépère would evolve into...
The Sherman Cooker That Started It All...
The original prototype for the fire pit cooker was constructed of a large, steel truck tire rim as the fire pit, with a steel vertical pipe bolted to the side and the cast iron grate attached to that. It wasn’t perfect or pretty, but it sure was a conversation starter with a ton of potential.
After over a decade of use and innovation, trial and error, tweaks and opinions that one-of-a-kind fire pit has evolved into what we are now proud to call the Original Sherman Cooker, an heirloom product capable of being passed down from generation to generation.
It became our ritual that upon returning from whatever adventure the current season would allow, whether it be snowmobiling, mudding in the ATV’s, hunting or hiking, the day would always start and end the same way - with family and friends, swapping stories around the Sherman Cooker while firing up a savory meal.