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BBQ With Franklin

Pitmaster Aaron Franklin takes a boisterous BBQ culture road trip - featuring the people, the places and, of course, the food. The series celebrates the traditions and storied histories passed down through the generations, as well as those breathing new life into this distinctly American culture. Tour guide Franklin, owner and chief firestarter at Franklin BBQ in Austin, is widely regarded as one of the most influential pitmasters in the United States. The series takes viewers into Franklin's world, visiting BBQ joints, trying new recipes, answering questions and shoveling coals at his BBQ pits.

Episodes

Season 1
Aaron sends out a little leftover brisket to some chefs around Austin to see how they are...
Season 1
Aaron tours Texas to research and then cook some beef ribs. After a butchering and...
Season 1
Aaron travels to a BBQ cook-off competition in Kansas with his father-in-law, going way...
Season 1
Aaron gets a lesson in cooking “cowboy style”, in a way that combines traditional BBQ...
Season 1
Aaron takes us to a Texas BBQ joint where they cook their chicken in a unique way and...
Season 1
When you’re cooking with fire, you’d better have good wood. Aaron covers the major types...
Season 1
Aaron takes a deep-dive into the realm of BBQ pits, as personal as they are functional....
Season 1
Learn the steps that go into a whole hog cook from beginning to end. Aaron walks us...
Season 1
Sausage, often a BBQ afterthought is now finding reason to take center plate. Aaron...
Season 1
Learn how the brisket became a popular centerpiece of Central Texas BBQ. Hear from...

Specials

Aaron shares the secrets of TEXAS-style pulled pork. What to look for in the cut of meat...
How to tell when your turkey is finished plus make a beautiful gravy with smoked butter.
Stacy Franklin shares a couple recipes that go perfectly with a smoked turkey. Learn how...
Learn how to brine and smoke a turkey with Aaron Franklin
What types of wood work best for which types of meats? Aaron describes characteristics...
Before you put the brisket on, Aaron explains how to modify and season your smoker.
Aaron Franklin explains the telltale characteristics of a finished brisket, when and why...
Your brisket is trimmed, seasoned and the fire is ready to go. Now what? Pull up a chair...
Your ribs are trimmed and seasoned, now what? In part 2 of our Ribs episode, Aaron shares...
Part 1: Learn how to trim and season pork spare ribs for the smoker.
In this first episode of BBQ with Franklin we go straight to the important stuff: the...

BBQ nerd Aaron Franklin explains the steps for creating delicious BBQ in your backyard.