When Aaron and Stacy Franklin opened up a small barbecue trailer in Austin, Texas in 2009, they had no idea what they had gotten themselves into. Since then, Franklin Barbecue has grown to legendary, bucket list status, and become the most sought after smoked meat in the land.
As a self-proclaimed tinkerer—known to obsess over the precise details of heat efficiency and cooking functionality — Aaron has found multiple ways to share his passion and knowledge of the smoked arts beyond his famed restaurant, including books, online tutorials, sauces, spices, and backyard pits (like the one pictured). And now, for the first time ever, a partnership and custom grill! Aaron discovered the Original PK grill way back in the day, and fell in love with its design and performance. Over the years, Aaron’s constant engagement with Original PK led to a friendship with the folks behind the brand. Thus, a hot-rodded PK was born, resulting in this Special Edition PK+Franklin Grill. Let the magic begin.
Please visit franklinbbq.com to learn more about Franklin Barbecue and cool stuff designed to make smoking and grilling better and more fun.
We call it the New Original because at the heart of its upgraded retro architecture, our grill embodies the spirit and pure cooking simplicity of the very first cast aluminum PK Grill to come out of its mold in 1952. Still built to cook. Still built to last. As always, 100% Original.
*An AF exclusive
Use the "Belly Bar" to hang a towel or stow a set of tongs while you create your barbecue masterpiece. Rest a ramekin of salt or a beer on the small shelf.
Speed racks that fit standard sheet pans for easy access and keep your prep area clear (Pans not included)
Two cast aluminum shelves that lock the capsule in place and fold down when not in use
Radial top vents and bottom vents with easy access control levers
New Durahinge™ design offers more stability open or closed
High-quality and rust-proof cart construction with cast aluminum lugs and beefy aluminum tubes
Interior ash control system contains ash and pre-heats air entering the capsule for a more efficient burn.
Unlike other grills, the PK300 cook chamber is constructed entirely from aluminum. Aluminum conducts heat 4x more efficiently than steel, which means heat is dispersed evenly throughout the capsule. Say goodbye to expensive mistakes and hello to evenly cooked meats and veggies.
Your PK will be with you through decades of sunshine, rain, sleet, snow, humidity, disco music, you name it. PK grills produced before the moon landing are still cooking strong to this day, so buying a rust-proof aluminum PK saves you dollars in the long run.
Our industry-leading 20 year warranty.
We stand behind the PK Grill & Smoker completely. If you are not entirely satisfied with your new PK Grill & Smoker, we want to know about it. Contact us immediately to resolve the issue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 (866) 354-7575.
This item is covered by PK's 30 Day Rust Free is Risk Free Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the Original PK Grill & Smoker, return it to us for any reason.
Portable Kitchens, Inc. hereby warrants to the original consumer-purchaser this new “Portable Kitchen” grill and smoker to be free from defective material or workmanship at the time of purchase. Portable Kitchens, Inc. warrants the cast aluminum bowl and lid for a period of twenty (20) years from the date of purchase; the cooking and charcoal grates, if constructed of stainless steel, for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase, and otherwise for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase; the plastic components for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase; all other metal parts and accessories for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase; grill covers for two (2) years from the date of purchase; and the temperature gauge for one (1) year from the date of purchase.See the full warranty