I bought a VC grill instead of a Weber for 2 reasons. First, the hood on a weber looks to low to do a beer can chicken..
I have done many beer can chichens on my Weber, including 6 - 7 lb. roasters without a problem.
In addition to the outstanding customer service, longevity, and parts availability of the Weber, let's talk about cooking on it. My experience confirms what both Consumer Reports
and Cook's Illustrated
reported. The Weber is outstanding in evenness of heat, temperature control, absense of flare-ups, and all-around cooking ability. Both magazines rated the Webers highest in their size class. The Jen-Air and Vermont Castings were rated lower overall.