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flavorsoffire
05-25-2005, 01:07 PM
Just wanted to say hi to everyone. I picked up my new Bandera this past Monday and plan to smoke a couple of briskets this Memorial Day weekend.
I was suprised to see all the info available on the Bandera. The day I went to pick it up I was not to sure about it because of how thin the metal is but after seeing this forum and reading how many people like smoking with it I decided to buy one.


Andy

chad
05-25-2005, 01:14 PM
Do the baffle and firegrate modifications - even if it's foil for the baffle and a couple of rocks to lift the firegrate up off the bottom of the firebox!

Read the 101 document - get LOTS of charcoal and wood for your first burn. :D

Welcome to the neighborhood.

Jorge
05-25-2005, 01:23 PM
Welcome fellow Texan!

icemn62
05-25-2005, 01:23 PM
Congrats on your new buy, welcome to the group

Trout_man22
05-25-2005, 01:28 PM
Welcome

brdbbq
05-25-2005, 01:57 PM
Just bought to do Two Briskets ? You need a name change to Balls Of Fire. Welcome to the Group

frognot
05-25-2005, 02:11 PM
Welcome aboard! Lotsa good advice on smoking briskets (and everything else here). Let us know how yer shakedown cruise goes.

Bigdog
05-25-2005, 02:18 PM
Welcome to Bandera Heaven, Andy. We used to be the Bandera Brethren, but changed to BBQ Brethren because we like all types of smokers. Good luck on your first cook.

jt
05-25-2005, 02:26 PM
Welcome, Andy!

Arlin_MacRae
05-25-2005, 03:45 PM
Hey Andy.
Welcome and good luck with the weekend cook!

spicewine
05-25-2005, 04:53 PM
Welcome Bro.

MrSmoker
05-25-2005, 05:05 PM
Welcome to the family,Brother

Solidkick
05-25-2005, 05:06 PM
Welcome my new brother!! Several of us here are Bandera owners, we're for ya when you need us!

Bigmista
05-25-2005, 06:50 PM
Welcome and Good luck!

BrooklynQ
05-25-2005, 10:02 PM
Welcome

The_Kapn
05-25-2005, 10:15 PM
Andy,
Welcome to our little part of the world.
There are some of us who own and love the Dera here :lol:

Read the background and MOD info and then "ask away"!

We will have more answers than a centipede has legs! :wink:

TIM

dapittboss
05-25-2005, 11:54 PM
Welcome to the group!

Aeynghus
05-26-2005, 09:02 AM
Greetings Brother. Good Q to you and yours.

Bill-Chicago
05-26-2005, 09:14 AM
Welcome Andy

Great Avatar!

Elkhound
05-26-2005, 09:49 AM
Welcome fellow Texan !!

flavorsoffire
05-29-2005, 09:36 PM
Update:

Both briskets turned out great. Thank you all for the good wishes and all the info on how to smoke a brisket. On my brisket, just under 9 lbs., I coated in mustard, added a homemade dry rub, and I sprayed it with apple juice even now and then. On my buddies brisket, just under 12 lbs., all we did was trim it and let it marinade in Dr. Pepper overnight. It smoked for four hours and then was wrapped in foil and moved to the oven at 225 for an additional four hours. My brisket stayed in the smoker for approx 10 hours. Both were a hit. Mine may have been a little over cooked because it was not as tender as the oven brisket, but it had great flavor.

Thanks again for everything. I cannot wait to smoke some pork butts, ribs, and anything else I can find.

Andy

jgh1204
05-29-2005, 10:12 PM
And then, it could have just been the brisket.

Welcome aboard.

nmayeux
05-30-2005, 06:43 AM
Welcome!

kcquer
05-30-2005, 09:07 AM
Welcome Brother Andy!!
Mine may have been a little over cooked because it was not as tender as the oven brisket, but it had great flavor.


This may well have been just the cut of meat you cooked. Over cooking will lead to a bit of dryness but will result in a more tender product. Make sure you have good meat thermometers and hitting the "mark" for ultimate results will get a lot easier!!

parrothead
05-30-2005, 10:52 AM
Welcome!

nucleargeek
06-22-2005, 08:11 AM
Welcome aboard fellow texan!