…was still elusive and in those days it was inconvenient to have to keep driving to Nuremberg or Erlangen.
After a couple of years, though, the Sturz family was finally able to supply 7 chicken rotisseries to the Oktoberfest. But when installing the units just one day before the festival was to begin, they were horrified to see that the wrong gas valves had been used. By then the Oktoberfest grounds had already begun using natural gas. A fatal error! Always inventive, people from the Bavarian Forest wouldn’t be who they are if they couldn’t solve a setback like that. In those days, however, it unfortunately wasn’t possible to simply change the valve the way we do today. The entire gas valve had to be drilled out!
So that’s what the Sturz family did – well, to tell the truth it was one of their employees, still with the company today, who did the drilling. But Anni, Siegfried and the employee had 16 sleepless nights back then: That’s how long the Oktoberfest lasts. And thank heavens nothing exploded or started a fire. 16 sleepless nights can shake the self-confidence even of someone from the Bavarian Forest, which of course ultimately goes to make him stronger.