The Ultimate Charcoal Grill for Serious BBQ Enthusiasts: PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition

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The PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition: A Revolution in Grilling

Alright, folks! Let’s talk about grilling, the holy grail of all things food! It’s not just about cooking, my friends, it’s a legit lifestyle. And hey, if you’re a serious griller, listen up! The PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition is the grill of your dreams. Get ready to unleash some lip-smacking, finger-licking BBQ perfection right in your backyard!

You won’t believe this grill! It’s so good, it’s like Aaron Franklin himself came down from barbecue heaven to help design it. Yep, that’s right. This baby was made in collaboration with the barbecue mastermind behind Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas. And get this, he’s even won the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Southwest! So you know this grill means serious business when it comes to cookin’ up some tasty delights.

The PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition: Features and Benefits

The PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition has got all the bells and whistles that turn even the most amateur grillers into pitmaster pros. Whether you’re a serious BBQ enthusiast or just a backyard warrior, this grill is your secret weapon to BBQ greatness. Check out these features!

  • Durability: The PK 300 AF is made from high-quality cast aluminum, which means it will last for decades.
  • Temperature Control: The patented 4-point venting system allows for precise temperature control, so pitmasters can achieve their ideal temperature and maintain it throughout the cook.
  • Grill Grates: The PK 300 AF goes to the next level with it’s nickel-plated steel grill grates that offer plenty of cooking space and are perfect for searing meats and vegetables.
  • Portability: The grill’s included cart and four wheels make it easy to move around your backyard or take it on the road to your favorite tailgating spot.

The PK Story

Portable Kitchens Inc. (PK Grills) born way back in 1952 in the legendary land of Tyler, Texas, is the brainchild of the ingenious Hilton Meigs. Hilton was a man with a vision, armed with a brilliant invention, this grill became an instant classic, capturing the hearts and taste buds of grill enthusiasts nationwide. Its secret sauce lies in its unique design and its sturdy all-aluminum construction. Not only is it a culinary masterpiece, but it’s also lighter than a feather and tougher than a Texas tornado.

Now, after almost seven decades of BBQ magic, PK Grills and Aaron Franklin have joined forces to cook up the one and only, charcoaly masterpiece for the most dedicated BBQ lovers out there. The PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition – the sizzling result of countless years of BBQ wisdom, grill wizardry, and enough innovation to make your taste buds high-five each other.

Our go-to for STEAK!

When it comes to working some magic on a juicy steak, the PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition is like having a secret weapon up your sleeve. So, grab your apron and get ready to dive into the fine art of grilling the perfect steak with this step-by-step guide:

  1. Prep your steak: Start with a high-quality steak of your choice, we typically grab a filet or New York strip. Season it generously with a 1:1 ratio of our Rock’s Anytime Spice Blend and our Rock’s Coffee Rub Spice Blend, and let it sit at room temperature for about 15+ minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate.

  2. Preheat the grill: Fire up your PK 300 AF and preheat it to medium-high heat. The grill’s temperature control air flow allows for precise heat adjustments, ensuring even cooking.

  3. Create a two-zone fire: Divide your grill into two zones, one with direct heat and the other with indirect heat. This setup allows for searing the steak over high heat and then finishing it off with gentle heat to reach your desired level of doneness.

  4. Sear the steak: Place the seasoned steak directly over the hot zone of the grill. Sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until a nice crust forms. This high-temperature sear locks in the juices and creates delicious caramelization.

  5. Move to indirect heat: Once the steak is seared to perfection, move it to the indirect heat zone of the grill. This allows for slower, more gentle cooking to ensure the steak is cooked evenly.

  6. Monitor the internal temperature: We use our Meater+ thermometer to monitor the internal temperature of the steak. For a medium steak, aim for an internal temperature of around 140°F. Remember, cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the steak and your desired level of doneness.

  7. Rest and serve: Once the steak reaches your desired temperature, remove it from the grill and let it rest for about 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a tender and juicy steak. Slice against the grain and serve immediately.

With the PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition, you get the ultimate grilling sidekick to help you achieve competition-grade results right in your own humble backyard. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with flavors that will make your mouth water uncontrollably, and revel in the sheer joy of grilling like a seasoned pro! So, gather your apron, grab some tongs, and let the culinary magic begin!

Go to Grill for Competition

Behold the magnificent wonder that is the SKA Steak Competition! Folks who attend should be prepared to be swept away by the sheer excitement of these extraordinary events, where masterful pitmasters unleash their grilling skills to vie for steak supremacy. Each moment is filled with electric anticipation as these culinary maestros strive to concoct the most tantalizing, mouthwatering steak dishes known to mankind.

For these competitions, PK Grills are the go-to for many SKA steak competitors, given that PK Grills are renowned for their exceptional quality and performance. Their reliable heat distribution ensures even cooking, while their sturdy build guarantees durability.

As taken from PK’s website:

The Steak Cookoff Association held its first annual World Championship in Ft. Worth, Texas on October 24, 2015. The SCA World Steak Championship is an invitation only event which this year hosted 67 of the world’s best steak cooks and cook teams. This group was culled from 265 competitors from competitions across the U.S. and Europe in 2015. These folks are serious about their steaks and about their equipment.

-PK Grills,


If you’re on a quest to become the BBQ master extraordinaire, then look no further because the PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition is here to make your grilling dreams come true! Picture this: you, armed with this legendary grill boasting stellar features and unmatched performance, taking your outdoor cooking escapades to a whole new level.

Whether you’re already a grill whisperer or just starting your grilling adventure, this top-notch, cutting-edge grill is here to blow your socks off and surpass all your carnivorous expectations. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers – hop on board the PK 300 Aaron Franklin Edition and strap in for the epic culinary ride of your life! Who knew grilling could be this exhilarating?

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Mike 'Rock' Rauch

Hey! I’m just a backyard pitmaster excited to share my experience in barbecuing with you! I’ve spent over 14 years perfecting my skills, testing and refining flavors to bring my favorites to your backyard. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to take your taste buds on a new culinary journey.

Whether you’re someone who frequently grills or someone who loves to try new flavors, my experience in food is sure to make your next gathering extra special. From the classics to new, innovative dishes, I love food and I’m excited to share my passion with you. Let’s fire up the grill and make your next get-together unforgettable!

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