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08-17-2005, 09:33 PM
Howdy to everyone. Well I guess I'll start with going to a auction and buying a bandera smoker for 45.00 bucks a week ago come Saturday. It was put together but never used. I brought it home to Topeka and seasoned it on Sunday. Man it leaks smoke everywhere, so I thought I'd look on the web and see if I could find anything on this new toy. Thats how I happened onto all of you. This is quite the place just to look around. Then I started readin and the next thing you know it's 3 in the morning. Anyway this AM with your tips I bought fire brick (3"x9"x1 1/4") @ 1.03 bucks each. This evening I made the new fire grate and drilled holes in the door (top and bottom Latch side) in the smoke box I tacked 3/16" bolts to go thur the door holes so you can wing nut it shut to keep ambient air out + smoke and heat in. Tomorrow sometime I hope to install high heat gaskets and the Baffle that is suggested by you folks. friday and saturday are my days off so hope to give this baby a test run on 1 of those days weather and wife permittin. Things I Like well the wife and kids come to mind along with the farm we have thats mostly a hobby to keep me from getting to fat.. We like to go to the Lake and water ski drink watch the folks in some party cove and so on. Oh lets don't forget tail gateing at K State and KC Chiefs Football games comin up real soon. But the wife and I love to cook and shoot the bull anytime anywhere and we're looking forward to learnin how to use this smoker we got. hope youall can help with that a little. Lookin forward to chatin with you folks real soon.

08-17-2005, 09:40 PM
Welcome to the group.

08-17-2005, 10:04 PM
Welcome! Any Chiefs fan is a friend of mine!

08-17-2005, 11:05 PM
Welcome Sodbuster, sounds like you are off to a good start. I have been here a couple of months, and have learned a lot from these guys. Enjoy the ride

08-17-2005, 11:16 PM
Welcome Mr. Sod

08-18-2005, 05:47 AM
Another southern plains brother!
Welcome - and great job finding that 'Dera for that price!!


08-18-2005, 05:51 AM

08-18-2005, 05:58 AM
Welcome aboard, Sodbuster! For 45 bucks, you gotta heckuva deal. Sounds like you're ready to start producing some quality Q.

08-18-2005, 07:01 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood! :D

08-18-2005, 07:20 AM

08-18-2005, 08:24 AM
Welcome to the fray.

08-18-2005, 02:31 PM
Welcome to the group; glad to have ya.

08-18-2005, 02:58 PM
Welcome aboard, Bro sodbuster!

08-18-2005, 05:16 PM
Welcome to the group.

08-18-2005, 05:31 PM
Add another to the Midwest Chapter!!

Welcome my new brother! We'll have you doing competitions by late next year......... 8)

08-18-2005, 09:06 PM
Sodbuster, Welcome Brother!! Nice buy on the 'dera, you'll make some great Q on that thing in no time. Great to have another heartlander in the group!!
Oh lets don't forget tail gateing at K State and KC Chiefs Football games

My 2 favorite sports teams are the Chiefs and whoever whuppin on the chickenhawks, we just may get along :D

08-18-2005, 10:11 PM
Sodbuster--Welcome to our little part of the Internet and Queing world.

I used to live in Hutchinson and Salina (too many years ago).
Miss the great people, but not the wind!


08-19-2005, 08:25 AM
Welcome sodbuster! I am a newbie here myself!

08-19-2005, 12:44 PM
Welcome aboard Sodman, enjoy what you learn and share what you know. Great buy on the 'dera!

08-19-2005, 06:24 PM
Welcome. Never thought I be saying greetings to a danged sodbuster! Great deal on the 'dera.

08-20-2005, 01:12 AM
Welcome. Never thought I be saying greetings to a danged sodbuster! Great deal on the 'dera.

HEHEHE I was wondering....

Lonesome Dove Mod

08-20-2005, 11:06 AM
Welcome aboard!

08-22-2005, 08:18 AM
Welcome to the group, grab a cold one and jump right on in.

08-23-2005, 09:45 PM
Welcome sodbuster. Nice to have another Kansan in the group. Great buy on the beast.

08-24-2005, 06:13 AM
Welcome to the Family, "Brother Sodbuster"

09-03-2005, 06:10 AM
welcome to the group