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  • beeger
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 6
    • Edmond, OK

    #16
    You are my new Hero! Can't wait for blow-by-blow description. I'm smoking a small brisket this weekend (just the wife & me), give me something to up my game!

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    • bollingknowles
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 33
      • Richmond, Va

      #17
      Welcome. Can't wait to hear about it. Definitely on my bucket list.

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      • Santamarina
        Club Member
        • Aug 2018
        • 733
        • Wildomar, CA

        #18
        Living the dream!

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        • Spinaker
          Moderator
          • Nov 2014
          • 10600
          • Land of Tonka
          • John "J R"
            Instagram: JRBowlsby
            Smokin' Hound Que
            Minnesota/ United States of America

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            Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

          #19
          Nice! Let us know what you think!

          Also, try to make it down too Lockhart. It is an amazing BBQ town that can't be missed if you are in that area.

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          • luvthemstillers
            Club Member
            • Jul 2019
            • 200
            • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

            #20
            Picked this guy up yesterday.
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            • JoeSousa
              Club Member
              • Sep 2016
              • 879
              • Spokane, WA

              #21
              Enjoy! I went last fall and it was one of the best meals of my life. The turkey was my second favorite behind the brisket. But of course get some of everything.

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              • luvthemstillers
                Club Member
                • Jul 2019
                • 200
                • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                #22
                Final prognosis: The line at Franklin is a friendly fun experience. The employees do an amazing job explaining everything to the customers and they keep the process moving. Its definitely a well oiled machine. Getting there early is definitely reccomend to get your choice of meats. As for the food itself, the brisket is as amazing as everyone says that it is. It is the perfect level of tenderness, and the bark from the rub is excellent. The ribs are melt in your mouth tender and easily bite right off the bones. The pulled pork is succulent and is made even better with Franklin's Espresso barbecue sauce. The turkey is moist, but compared to the other meats, it's just ok. As for the sides and desserts, the cole slaw is a perfect cold creamy balance to all of the rich barbecue meats. The beans are spicy, but perfectly cooked and are made even better by the burnt brisket ends that are part of the recipe. The potato salad is too much dill pickel flavor for my personal tastes, but I'm sure most people would enjoy it. As for the pies, the Bourbon Banana is delicious and definitely represents both flavors very well. My pie had at lest a half dozen slices of fresh banana in the filling. The pecan pie was also really good and probably one of the best I've tasted actually. All in all, Franklin's Barbecue was an amazing experience and should not be missed if you find yourself in Austin Texas.
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                • RickyBobby
                  RickyBobby commented
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                  The smoked meat pictures being my favorite here, that picture of Lone Star is a close second for me!!!! My favorite all time cheap beer!!! For those not in Texas, Lone Star is like the bud light/coors light/Miller light of Texas. I actually kind of love it.

                • ofelles
                  ofelles commented
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                  Holy C#^* Sounds amazing Thanks for the tour.
              • Hugh
                Former Member
                • Jun 2017
                • 357

                #23
                Best post ever. I've never hit the refresh button before to see if the next pic is in.

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                • Red Man
                  Club Member
                  • May 2018
                  • 1029
                  • Western Washington

                  #24
                  Awesome...I’m so jealous! I have a friend living in Austin, I need to get down there for a visit!

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                  • luvthemstillers
                    luvthemstillers commented
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                    Book your trip now. Pro tip: get up early and get a good spot in line. Being first in line was a blast and worth the extra wait.
                • bollingknowles
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 33
                  • Richmond, Va

                  #25
                  Looks amazing. Drooling on my keyboard.

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                  • luvthemstillers
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2019
                    • 200
                    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                    #26
                    Just like a great Marvel movie, I have a post credits scene for you all... the famous Franklin offset smokers. This room had to be 120 degrees minimum. All the smokers were filled with the brisket for tomorrow's lunch, and it was only about 12:15 when I took the shots. I didn't get to see Franklin himself, but seeing these beauties in action was thrilling enough.
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                    • Backroadmeats
                      Backroadmeats commented
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                      I would like this post a 1000 times if I could.. thanks for taking this Minnesota boy through this meal with ya.. and you got to see the smokers... I am truly JEALOUS!!

                    • RickyBobby
                      RickyBobby commented
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                      Absolutely awesome post!!! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking The Pit along with you!!!

                    • fzxdoc
                      fzxdoc commented
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                      That smoke room is so nice and clean! Looks great! Thanks for taking the photos and bringing us along.

                      Kathryn
                  • SmokingSteve
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2018
                    • 315
                    • Mesa Arizona
                    • SmokingSteve

                    #27
                    Great write-up! I can tell you enjoyed it very much! My bucket list just got longer.

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                    • Huskee
                      Pit Boss
                      • May 2014
                      • 15022
                      • central MI, USA
                      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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                        • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                        • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                        • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

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                      #28
                      This really was an awesome post; the pics, the story, real-time updates. You are the man, good sir!

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                      • IowaGirl
                        Club Member
                        • Dec 2018
                        • 611
                        • Northeast Iowa, USA

                        #29
                        Yummmmmm!!!!

                        Thanks for sharing!

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                        • Nate
                          Former Member
                          • Apr 2015
                          • 3811
                          • Quarantined

                          #30
                          Great post! I hope to make the pilgrimage one day!

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