A complete meat- and brisket-cooking education from the country’s most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue–winner of Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award.
When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer at the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into. Lately, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the preferred, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world)—and Franklin is the winner of each and every major barbecue award there may be.
On this much-anticipated debut, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets in the back of really great barbecue, and share years’ worth of hard-won knowledge. Franklin Barbecue is a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, with chapters dedicated to building or customizing your own smoker; finding and curing the right wood; creating and tending perfect fires; sourcing top-quality meat; and naturally, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue, better than you ever thought imaginable.