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Watch Aaron Franklin Make Brisket on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Beer is crucial to the process.

Barbecue master Aaron Franklin stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday to chat about his new cookbook Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto. Host Jimmy Kimmel reveals that Franklin is also there to "teach us a very, very important lesson. A lesson most people don't get to learn... how to smoke brisket." Franklin proceeds to prepare a cut of beef for the brisket by trimming some of the fat with a knife, after which Kimmel cheekily asks, "Can do you do this to your stomach too after you eat this?" Franklin then proceeds to coat the meat with a salt and pepper rub, advising the audience to always keep once hand clean so that you can use it grab your beer. Go, watch.