Got there a little before 2, line was inside. It was damn good.
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I wonder what the foil is on there for?
^^Probably to prevent burning of that edge of the flat. All are facing the fire box.
Just a guess.
Yup, heat shield. Paco were you there for build tips?
Those little pieces of foil saves what 1000+ in sales.
The foil is actually away from the fire box, same way any free born American would cook a brisket.
And yes, I kinda was there for smoker tips. Turns out I kinda know one of the assistant managers and she gave us the grand tour. Didn't take near enough pics, especially of the kick ass wood fired rotisserie they cook the ribs on.
Aaron Franklin was treadmillin' before treadmillin'was cool.
I've also noticed Aaron keeps un-split, un-burned logs in the cook chamber pretty close to the firebox as a barrier between the meat and the firebox. Anyone ever done this? Is this to protect the meat or is there any flavor benefit to having them in there?
I do that too. or if the wood is damp.. but he does it with un-split logs and they stay in there. I'd like to try it but my pit is too small.
Aaron Franklin's first-time ever food festival finally has set dates and a name. Hot Luck will take over Austin from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21, as reported by Austin 360.
Casual and fun are the key themes of Hot Luck. Franklin emphasized the "interactive" appeal of it, "super DIY, real hands-on kind of stuff,” as he told Eater previously. All involved chefs are there to "hang out, drink beer, and have a good time” with guests.
Helping out Franklin are festival vets James Moody (of the former Fun Fun Fun fest) and Mike Thelin, cofounder of Portland's food-focused Feast. Moody wants Hot Luck to run like "the best-run tailgate" ever.
During those four days, 35 chefs who are close with Franklin will cook up food across eight to ten spots in Austin. Yes, barbecue will be involved, but Franklin teased that there might only be one smoked meats person on the lineup.
As it is Austin, live music is involved though there are no further details available on that front. Guests will be able to buy individual tickets to events, as well as overall festival passes. Tickets are expected to go on sale in late February.
One of my bosses is leaving for a better career opportunity and bought everyone under him Franklin at my urging. Preorder was simple and efficient. 21 pounds of meat and a tray of each side.
Line was not long at all today. Left at 11:15 with the order and the end of the line was near the ramp.
Line at 10:45
The meat...brisket, ribs and turkey.
Forgot to take a pic of my first plate, so second will have to do.
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