UPDATE: I phoned Aaron Franklin earlier today and he quickly agreed to do the showdown with the only hesitation being his busy upcoming agenda. We planned to talk again soon about the details and coordinate a date that works for everyone.
We talked how the showdown will be a very positive spirited thing, something that would be really be cool and fun to do, with proceeds donated to charity.
Afterwards John Mueller replied via text, "it sounds cool and think it would be best to wait til summer because thru June there is something every week".
We are planning on firming up the cook-off date which could be later this summer.....
Monday was a great day.
I spent it cooking, backyard-style, with two of the best pitmasters in the state: John Mueller of JMueller BBQ and John Lewis, who works for legendary Aaron Franklin at Franklin BBQ.
More about that in a later post.
But first, let's get to the real news. During the day Mueller, who was recently featured with Franklin on the cover of Texas Monthly magazine, said he would like to have a one-on-one brisket cook-off against Franklin.
It could be an event and the proceeds could go to charity, Mueller suggested.
I e-mailed Franklin for a response and have not yet heard back from him. Will update when he does.
Within the Posse, we've had some heated debates about who produces the best brisket, Franklin or Mueller. Both are damn good. If there's a volunteer judges list, put us on it.
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