View Full Version : Alright I've lurked long enough

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:
And another:

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.

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

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!!

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

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

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

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

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

02-24-2006, 10:32 AM

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.

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

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

There - that's better! :-D

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!

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

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

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

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:

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

02-24-2006, 01:05 PM

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

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

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

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

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

02-24-2006, 02:54 PM

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.

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.


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

02-24-2006, 03:57 PM

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

02-24-2006, 04:39 PM

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

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'!!

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

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

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:

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.

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

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

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