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Chicago, IL BGE XL BGE Mini Webber Charcoal / Elmhurst, IL
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,039
    Dang- somebody got it first.  And here I signed up for all the opening salvo email alerts a couple of years ago.  Oh well-guess I will just move along.
    @BGEChicago- I may have a nightmare or meltdown now.  Many thanks!   =)   
    Louisville;  "indeterminate Jim" here; L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • BGEChicagoBGEChicago Posts: 562
    I wonder if you bought it, would Arron let you move to the head of the line when you showed up?  =)
    Chicago, IL BGE XL BGE Mini Webber Charcoal / Elmhurst, IL
  • Wowza 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  Collection of my best BGE foodporn shots 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,039
    It’s the prototype they used to dial in the design. It’s “unit 1” and all the money is going to charity. 
    Gotta figure Aaron Franklin is gonna do it the right way.  I don't know who (if anyone) does PR for him and his brand but it is certainly done right!
    Louisville;  "indeterminate Jim" here; L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • lousubcap said:
    It’s the prototype they used to dial in the design. It’s “unit 1” and all the money is going to charity. 
    Gotta figure Aaron Franklin is gonna do it the right way.  I don't know who (if anyone) does PR for him and his brand but it is certainly done right!
    I don’t know if he has someone but based on my few brief visits with him, it (at least) appears to be right on brand for him as a person. 

    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,407
    I might buy one eventually. Says price will be in the range of 2 XL BGEs. So a couple grand doesn’t seem terrible if they perform on par with some of the other premium offsets I’ve seen.


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,400
    I’m building my own offset right now. Nothing crazy, just a basic offset out of a 120 gallon propane tank, with a 24x24 FB. My plan was to do a reverse flow until I read his book. I really like the simplicity of his smokers, And have decided to copy it fairly closely. We’ll see. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 146
    How is 7 grand the same price as two xl eggs??
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,400
    How is 7 grand the same price as two xl eggs??
    Read that again. The 7k is for the 1st one, for charity. No different than the first of a new car that gets auctioned off at Barrett Jackson. Their saying the rest will be in the 2k range, hence the ballpark of two xls. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,025
    @lousubcap No one beat you too it.  Unless I'm reading it wrong, We still have 9 days to place a winning bid....
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • I think it will go much higher. It’s currently at $7k but someone here will
    pay $20k or more for it. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,025
    I tried to enter a $7,500 bid, but my eBay account must be expired...
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,025
    Got it straightened out.  I'll bring this to BB 2020
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,561
    Jeremiah said:
    I’m building my own offset right now. Nothing crazy, just a basic offset out of a 120 gallon propane tank, with a 24x24 FB. My plan was to do a reverse flow until I read his book. I really like the simplicity of his smokers, And have decided to copy it fairly closely. We’ll see. 
    Any pics? @Jeremiah ;
    Minnesota
  • BGEChicagoBGEChicago Posts: 562
    thetrim said:
    Got it straightened out.  I'll bring this to BB 2020
    Sh!t, you win it, I gotta come see it! It's hard to take off time from work but the heck with work to see it!
    Chicago, IL BGE XL BGE Mini Webber Charcoal / Elmhurst, IL
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,400
    @WeberWho not yet, Ill post up some once the FB is at least complete. :)
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,561
    Jeremiah said:
    @WeberWho not yet, Ill post up some once the FB is at least complete. :)
    Only if you find time. I really enjoy following along on the BBQ Brethren when someone builds a pit from scratch. I have to live vicariously through someone as I'm far from having any of those type of skills. Fun nonetheless though.
    Minnesota
  • DFWDFW Posts: 143
    A few of you guys have mentioned the cost of Franklin BBQ pits will be approximately the price of two XL's, or around $2,000, but the eBay listing indicates the 'Retail price' as $3,499.00 - anyone know if that's accurate?


    Arlington, TX
  • DFW said:
    A few of you guys have mentioned the cost of Franklin BBQ pits will be approximately the price of two XL's, or around $2,000, but the eBay listing indicates the 'Retail price' as $3,499.00 - anyone know if that's accurate?


    I’ve heard $3500 from the beginning. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,407
    DFW said:
    A few of you guys have mentioned the cost of Franklin BBQ pits will be approximately the price of two XL's, or around $2,000, but the eBay listing indicates the 'Retail price' as $3,499.00 - anyone know if that's accurate?


    I’ve heard $3500 from the beginning. 

    I just saw on a couple articles they stated it would be roughly the cost of 2 XL BGE's. Never verified anything though


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 146
    edited August 28
    2 xl bge with every accessory you can throw at it, which some dealers make a compulsory bundle....

    The thing is also 550lbs and you have to pay for shipping....
  • up to $8100. My bet is it's close to $20,000 by the time the auction ends.
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • Retail price is set for the Franklin smoker. $3950. That is spendy. 

    The Deets                       

    • A fully insulated, double-walled firebox
    • ¼-inch-thick cook chamber big enough to fit three briskets
    • The Franklin “original” smoke stack collector mounted on a pressed ellipsoidal head for maximum airflow and convection
    • Removable smoke stack 
    • Expanded metal cooking grate
    • Water pan shelf
    • Custom hinges on fire box and cooking chamber door
    • Brushed stainless steel handle
    • Legs are mounted to 5-inch casters
    • $3,950 Retail Price (+ Sales Tax and Shipping)
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,808
    For $2,000 I would let Shirley Fab keep my deposit. For $3,400 I'll just keep waiting in line for Paul or Tyler to give me a ring. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,561
    The Franklin name cost an extra $1,500. I'd imagine a shop could put that together for under $2,500. 
    Minnesota
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,407
    Retail price is set for the Franklin smoker. $3950. That is spendy. 

    The Deets                       

    • A fully insulated, double-walled firebox
    • ¼-inch-thick cook chamber big enough to fit three briskets
    • The Franklin “original” smoke stack collector mounted on a pressed ellipsoidal head for maximum airflow and convection
    • Removable smoke stack 
    • Expanded metal cooking grate
    • Water pan shelf
    • Custom hinges on fire box and cooking chamber door
    • Brushed stainless steel handle
    • Legs are mounted to 5-inch casters
    • $3,950 Retail Price (+ Sales Tax and Shipping)

    I'll pass at $4K. For 2K sure, sign me up. Guess I'm just gonna get a Old Country Brazos for a grand instead.


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,411
    Retail price is set for the Franklin smoker. $3950. That is spendy. 

    The Deets                       

    • A fully insulated, double-walled firebox
    • ¼-inch-thick cook chamber big enough to fit three briskets
    • The Franklin “original” smoke stack collector mounted on a pressed ellipsoidal head for maximum airflow and convection
    • Removable smoke stack 
    • Expanded metal cooking grate
    • Water pan shelf
    • Custom hinges on fire box and cooking chamber door
    • Brushed stainless steel handle
    • Legs are mounted to 5-inch casters
    • $3,950 Retail Price (+ Sales Tax and Shipping)
    Geeezz... for that kind of money I'd expect a unit that could handle FOUR briskets!
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,025
    Still holding at only $7,800
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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