BBQ with Franklin Season 1
S01 E01May 23, 2015
Brisket May 23, 2015 Learn how the brisket became a popular centerpiece of Central Texas BBQ. Hear from legends of Texas BBQ plus be guided through a step-by-step brisket cook experiment using three different methods.
S01 E02May 29, 2015
Sausage May 29, 2015 Sausage, often a BBQ afterthought is now finding reason to take center plate. Aaron makes sausage from scratch and visits some folks who are pushing the boundaries of artisan sausage making.
S01 E03Jun 6, 2015
Whole Hog Jun 6, 2015 Learn the steps that go into a whole hog cook from beginning to end. Aaron walks us through the process of building a cinder block pit, learns about pig breeds and throws a party in his backyard.
S01 E04Jun 13, 2015
The Pits Jun 13, 2015 Aaron takes a deep-dive into the realm of BBQ pits, as personal as they are functional. Explore different types of smokers from those at the roots of Texas BBQ to the kinds bought in stores. Aaron builds a smoker out of a 250 gallon propane tank.
S01 E05Jun 20, 2015
Fire & Smoke Jun 20, 2015 When you’re cooking with fire, you’d better have good wood. Aaron covers the major types of wood used in Texas BBQ, gives some tips on building a fire, and shows a twist on using smoke for more than cooking meat.
S01 E06Jun 27, 2015
Poultry & Sauce Jun 27, 2015 Aaron takes us to a Texas BBQ joint where they cook their chicken in a unique way and then teaches us how to make sauce from scratch. Meanwhile, John Markus takes us on a whirlwind tour of the regional sauces of America.
S01 E07Jul 4, 2015
Direct Heat & Mesquite Jul 4, 2015 Aaron gets a lesson in cooking “cowboy style”, in a way that combines traditional BBQ skills with the grill. Then go behind the scenes at a big city BBQ joint in Dallas and learn their unique take on Texas traditions.
S01 E08Jul 11, 2015
Competition Jul 11, 2015 Aaron travels to a BBQ cook-off competition in Kansas with his father-in-law, going way outside his comfort zone.
S01 E09Jul 18, 2015
Picking Beef Jul 18, 2015 Aaron tours Texas to research and then cook some beef ribs. After a butchering and anatomy class in College Station, Texas, he receives some tips from a legendary Central Texas BBQ family.
S01 E10Jul 25, 2015
Leftovers Jul 25, 2015 Aaron sends out a little leftover brisket to some chefs around Austin to see how they are inspired by brisket. We end with a taste test that turns into a party.