A complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country's most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue.
When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into. Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world)—and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is.
In this much-anticipated debut, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly 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 of course, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue, better than you ever thought possible.
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Aaron Franklin continuously tells you that the devil is in the details, he even explains buying wood, how to keep a clean fire and how to meticulously wrap your ribs, yet he doesn't give a simple recipe for brisket rub. "try what you like and experiment". I didn't buy the book to be told to experiment, I bought the book for details. Oh, he gives details, ("what's the best beer for BBQ"! Really?!? That I don't need a book for...) just not the kind of book I was looking for. Personally I like Myron Nixons book/s better.
Don’t waste your money
I get it, not all of us have the space for a large smoker like the author owns. I found the smugness of this book to be incredibly annoying, it was a waste of money.
If you want to know any and everything about BBQ you should defiantly read this book. Great job by Franklin explaining it down to the meat fibers.