Handmade In Austin Texas
🇺🇸All American Made 🇺🇸
“Why did I make a pit?”
I built Franklin pits for those BBQ purists who want to take their craft to the next level. Each pit is skillfully made by hand in Austin, Texas. They are built to last. They are built with purpose. They are the result of everything I’ve learned and all the happy accidents I’ve made over the years. But my pits don’t cook on their own. They need you. They need your hard work, your passion, your patience and your craft. Give them that, and they’ll reward you every single time.
Bringing It To Your Backyard
Aaron is bringing his handmade pit design to your backyard. Made in Austin Texas, Franklin pits are a meld of artistry, science, and the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. A family heirloom.
Where the Magic Happens
There’s a reason you get up before the sun rises. There’s a reason 5 degrees stress you out. There’s a reason you have separation anxiety with your smoker. There’s a reason you think about what you’ll try on the next brisket. The craft is everything.
About The Pit
Bring your craft to the next level
The original handmade backyard smoker from Franklin Barbecue Pits in natural steel patina. Needs regular oiling and TLC.
High temperature powder coat offered in two colors: Franklin Ash (graphic grey) and Franklin Coal (black).*
Dang, that thing is heavy
We crate the pit and provide personalized shipping options for you to choose.*
* Additional cost will apply
Get On The Waiting List
Jump in the queue… or cue… for a Franklin Barbecue Pit. We are now officially ready to take orders. The waiting list is long, so please be patient. We’ll reach out in the coming months to let you know where you are on the list.