The Blue Rooster Company was the first company in the world to come out with Cast Aluminum Chimineas. We know this for a fact because no one has ever shown us one older than the first ones we made many years ago. If you can find a cast aluminum chiminea older than our first one, we will give you a free t-shirt.
We didn’t always make metal chimineas. We actually sold clay ones for a few years. They kept falling apart when we shipped them. Then a good friend of ours named Kyle taught us our ABC’s. It goes like this “Anything But Clay”. So we moved on to Cast Iron. Things were going great until our warehouse manager Patrick decided he didn’t like lifting those heavy cast iron chimineas and that we needed a lighter material. So we made the first chiminea ever out of Cast Aluminum. We weren’t sure how the aluminum would hold up so we got a big pile of firewood, a large quantity of adult beverages, and a bunch of buddies to help us light the fire. The fire burned until the wee hours of the morning and that chiminea is still being used today.