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Franklin Barbecue Pits Expanding to Retail Locations

If you’re in the market for an offset smoker, it just got easier to get a really nice one. Franklin Barbecue Pits by Aaron Franklin are now available in some brick and mortar stores.

The smokers are now available at the 718 W 29th St. Breed & Co. store in Austin, TX, with plans to expand to all Austin area Breed & Co stores. They’re also available now at the Texas Star Grill Shop in Houston, TX.

Priced at $5,150, the offset smokers are made of 1/4″ and 5/16″ solid, American steel. Weighing in at a hefty 600 lbs, the Franklin Barbecue Pits also have the following features and specs.

  • 80″ long
  • 81″ tall to the top of the smokestack
  • 42″ cook chamber that will fit 3 briskets
  • Water pan shelf
  • Double-walled firebox
  • 4 rolling casters to move it around

The barbecue pits originally were announced in 2017 and an email list requesting information has grown to 70,000 people. Since the smokers started shipping in 2020, more than 1,000 people have taken delivery according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Aaron Franklin will be at Breed & Co from 2pm – 5pm on September 2nd to launch the offsets and will have delicious food and merch. He’ll be at the Texas Star Grill Shop on September 3rd from 1pm – 3pm for a meet and greet as well.

If you’re interested in learning more about the pit, we did a full interview with Aaron on its development.

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