Now you can bring the taste of Franklin Barbecue to your backyard! Back in 2015 pitmaster Aaron Franklin hinted at making backyard Franklin barbecue pits during the KCRW Good Food podcast, and today it looks like it's finally a go! Recently Aaron and Stacy Franklin announced that the first batch of Franklin's backyard smokers will be delivered in time for Memorial Day Cookouts. We are already drooling from the thought of all the amazing brisket.
Handmade in Austin, Texas, the 42" long cook chamber is big enough to fit 3 briskets comfortably. Made of American-made steel, the Franklin Barbecue pit includes a double-walled firebox, the Franklin original smoke collector, a removable smokestack, a single dedicated cooking grate, and a water pan shelf. According to Franklin, each smoker is "the result of everything [he's] learned and all the happy accidents [he's] made over the years".
The Franklin Barbecue Pit is Coming Soon
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The Franklin Barbecue Pits start at $2,950, with a choice of adding a powder coat for an additional fee. Delivery is extra as well.
The price of the smokers is $1000 lower than originally forecasted, making the bbq pit a little bit more affordable for home cooks. Each smoker comes with a guide book as well as a thermometer to ensure proper cooking temperature. All you need to supply is the wood and meat (no propane tank here!).
Currently, the waiting list for the Franklin BBQ Pits is 18 months. Those who have already signed up for the waiting list will be contacted in the next few months to see if they are still interested in purchasing a smoker. The waiting list is still open, so if you plan on smoking any meat next summer, now's the time to get your name on the list.
In other Aaron Franklin news, the James Beard award chef is looking to open a new restaurant in Austin, Texas. Taking over the historic Uptown Sports Club, Aaron's group plans to restore the building and create a new Uptown Sports Club.