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PimpSmoke
02-24-2006, 10:14 AM
Hey guys,

Was sent over here by Zilla from the SmokeRing forum because of the new cooker I got as a gift.

Have TONS of questions about mods, particularly the cookchamber deflector and the smokestack extension.
Anyway here's my rig:
http://usera.imagecave.com/XMit/IM001391.JPG
And another:
http://usera.imagecave.com/XMit/IM001392.JPG

So I'm a little shaky as to how the mods for my BSKD run along the lines of the Bandera mods.

I'm greatful for everything I've learned so far. And plan to continue learning.:-D

Oh, I should say I've been doin this BBQ thing for a coupla years now.

BobberQer
02-24-2006, 10:16 AM
Welocme aboard Pimp Good luck to ya

BBQchef33
02-24-2006, 10:17 AM
mods are the same.. Grab the Bandera 101 document off our homepage.

Firegrate first and foremost, then baffle....


oh.. and WELCOME!!

CharlieBeasley
02-24-2006, 10:18 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood

MrSmoker
02-24-2006, 10:24 AM
Welcome to the family,Brother PimpSmoke.

backyardchef
02-24-2006, 10:24 AM
Welcome aboard Pimp, these folks know those cookers inside and out....

Jorge
02-24-2006, 10:28 AM
Welcome, good to have you here!

BrooklynQ
02-24-2006, 10:30 AM
Welcome to the group

Bill-Chicago
02-24-2006, 10:32 AM
Welcome

Besides the 101 document, do the "Buy additional Grill Grates" Mod, cuz your gonna want to load that puppy up to get the most bang for the buck, fuelwise.

Arlin_MacRae
02-24-2006, 10:38 AM
Hey Pimp - welcome aboard!

There's something wrong with that unit, though...

There - that's better! :-D

nmayeux
02-24-2006, 11:04 AM
I saw your other posts and wanted to welcome you. I have the same smoker, and I have really enjoyed it. Attached are some pics of my mods, and if you have any question, just shoot me a line. You don't need to spend a lot of money, and although my basket is light weight and simple, it has held up great. Oh yeah, be sure not to use galvanized metals. Good luck!

VitaminQ
02-24-2006, 11:09 AM
Welcome, bro!

bruno
02-24-2006, 11:24 AM
Welcome to the Brotherhood.

Sawdustguy
02-24-2006, 11:25 AM
Pimpster, lurk no more! Welcome!

jt
02-24-2006, 11:32 AM
Welcome to the fray, Pimp! :-D

Yeah, what you've got there is a queer Bandera. Arlin did what he could to straighten it out. :twisted:

BBQ_MAFIA
02-24-2006, 11:48 AM
Welcome to the group

tommykendall
02-24-2006, 01:05 PM
Welcome

Smoker
02-24-2006, 01:08 PM
Welcome Home,

And get some smoke on that thing. Looks way tooooo clean.

frognot
02-24-2006, 01:29 PM
Welcome aboard, Pimp!

chad
02-24-2006, 01:33 PM
Welcome to the group.

stan
02-24-2006, 02:06 PM
Welcome Pimp!

bittertruth
02-24-2006, 02:54 PM
Welcome!

HoDeDo
02-24-2006, 02:56 PM
Welcome Pimp!
You read all the bandera threads and there are mods for mods. My fav. so far is the attempts for the vert. rotisserie mods. I want to see pics when that one gets worked out.

The_Kapn
02-24-2006, 03:02 PM
Welcome to our little part of the WWW.
Hope you enjoy it here as much as we do.

Your BSKD will give you good service.
Just get the firegrate off the floor so it can breath, and make some sort of baffle to spread the heat out a bit. Even using HD Aluminum foil as a temporary fix.

Get to cooking--you will love that machine and can tune it to your hearts content as you go along.

TIM

Jeff_in_KC
02-24-2006, 03:48 PM
Welcome aboard! Mine's a lefty too... it's a fuel hog but a good piece of equipment!

ChipotlePat
02-24-2006, 03:57 PM
Welcome!

thillin
02-24-2006, 04:13 PM
Welcome aboard Pimp. Where ya located?

Trout_man22
02-24-2006, 04:39 PM
Welcome

Kevin
02-24-2006, 04:54 PM
Welcome. Pay no mind to Arlin and JT. They're just a little dyslexic.

Solidkick
02-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Welcome my new brother........Only one thing wrong with your new cooker.....it ain't had a fire built in it yet! Best of luck, ask questions, and get to cookin'!!

Bigmista
02-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Welcome! Glad to have you here!

Ron_L
02-24-2006, 07:13 PM
Welcome! Nice gift! It too clean! Cook something, get it dirty!

BTW, where is Jack-Pine Savage? I'm sure its a very nice place, but the name doesn't sound like too much fun, especially if your name is Jack :-D

PimpSmoke
02-24-2006, 07:50 PM
I'm in central WI, which is very far off from the northwoods...therefore I refer to myself as a Jack-Pine Savage, instead of a Northwoods Savage.

I have cooked in the BSKD, just haven't got the pics off the camera yet.

She's plenty greasy now...trust me.:-D

I have the firegrate raised with brick to get some air under the fire. Next is the baffle and then the smokestack extension if I need it. What do y'all think? (extend the stack or not)

More pictures to come

PimpSmoke <<<<<<<Smokin in the 20's and sometimes colder!:eek:

Kevin
02-24-2006, 08:17 PM
The advantage to extending the stack is to induce more draft, this would increase the velocity and consequentialy volume of air to make the fire hotter. You may need to do it. I haven't. May I suggest the baffle mod and then cooking with it a while. I guess my goal is to have a controlled fire that is just the right amount of heat source. It is a common misconception to decide that the SKD (or Bandera) requires a large fire and a lot of fuel. Not true. What this cooker lacks is heat storage, as in it has a thermal mass deficeincy. Put simply it is not constructed of 1/2" steel. The MOAB perfectly illustates this. This can, and has been overcome. A few fire bricks stacked around the bottom helps. The water pan serves a purpose as heat storage. It is a good cooker. It just takes a little patience and persevearance. I know my spelling sucks, but I think I made my point.

qman
02-24-2006, 08:40 PM
Welcome aboard, PimpSmoke. Enjoy the ride.

Neil
02-25-2006, 02:07 PM
Welcome aboard Pimp, enjoy what you learn and share what you know, it's what we do here.

cabo
02-25-2006, 05:35 PM
Welcome, pull up a chair, and stay awhile.