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Indy Rich
06-09-2006, 10:21 AM
Hello everybody. My name is Rich and as my handle implies I am from Indianapolis. For some reason I decided that I would begin to try to learn the art of smoking this summer. I did a good bit of research on what would be a good one to start with I actually had found one that seemed like it would be a good for me to learn on (and did not break my budget).

I was all set to go buy it and thought I would check one more place. That is when I ran accross the Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe for only $199. Well, that put a monkey wrench in my plans!! I saw some early in my research for quite a bit more. Anyway, trying to find information about them I stumbled across this site. What a great find!!! Anyway, thanks for have this place and for all the great advice many of you have posted. I just bought my BSKD but have not had a chance to get it out of the box yet:x !!! Anyway, I will begin my journey into the "Smoke" this summer and will try to let you all know how it goes...

06-09-2006, 10:24 AM
Welcome aboard Rich. You've come to the right place to learn and ask questions.

06-09-2006, 10:35 AM
Welcome Rich. Lot's of BSKD owners here. Download and read the Bandera 101 from our home page if you haven't. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/index.php
That will get you started with a lot of good info. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and most of all get that cooker set up and cook.

06-09-2006, 10:36 AM
Hi Rich! Welcome to the site and the wonderful world of BBQ!

Congrats on you purchase! You're in for some fun learning how to best use it and some great food! Do a quick search here and you'll find a lot of info on the BSKD and Bandera. Also, look at the Bandera 101 doc here on the site. it will give you a good starting point.

06-09-2006, 10:40 AM
Welcome aboard Rich, enjoy what you learn and share what you know, it's what we do here.

06-09-2006, 11:28 AM
Welcome Brother Rich!

06-09-2006, 12:10 PM
A new brother! Welcome! You've just found your BBQ home!

Indy Rich
06-09-2006, 12:24 PM
Thank you all for the greetings!!! Looks like I am the only one to represent the state of Indiana??? I have much to learn and little to share so far... Right now I am just trying to plan a time to cure my BSKD. I have two young'ns running around and try to keep them hurded in the yard most of the time I am at home. Most of my experience has been on a Weber Kettle that my dad had and passed along to me some years back.

06-09-2006, 01:04 PM
Welcome, Rich!

06-09-2006, 01:14 PM
Welcome !

06-09-2006, 01:29 PM
Welcome, grab a cold one and jump into the fray.

06-09-2006, 03:14 PM
Welcome, Rich. Glad to have a new brother. Enjoy the ride.

06-09-2006, 05:02 PM
Welcome Rich! As far as Indy, my wife and her family are from there. I also have a BSKD, and I love it. Just know that once this bug bites, your screwed! Make the baffle and the basket before you put your beast together, and you will really appreciate what this thing can do. Here are a couple of pics, and if you have any questions, just shoot me a pm. Also, DO NOT USE GALVANIZED PARTS!

06-09-2006, 05:45 PM
Rich : Glad to have you on board!! Enjoy the site and post often!!


06-09-2006, 06:10 PM
Welcome Indy

06-09-2006, 08:09 PM
Welcome Rich.

06-09-2006, 11:34 PM

06-10-2006, 11:16 AM
Welcome to the Monkey House, my new bruddah!


06-10-2006, 12:32 PM
Welcome aboard!!!

big brother smoke
06-10-2006, 07:01 PM

06-10-2006, 10:02 PM
Welcome Brother Rich.

06-10-2006, 10:07 PM
I have two young'ns running around and try to keep them hurded in the yard most of the time I am at home.

Thats no excuse:razz: Fire up that BSKD and slather it with Crisco. Get her seasoned and start making some Q.

I have 2 young ones too. 4 and 1. My 4 year old son now helps with about all steps in the process. Good times. He is especially good at stacking the apple wood after I split it.


06-11-2006, 07:54 AM
fellow rookie here learning as I go--(is this forum great or what?)---anyway we'll both learn and share a lot here:-D :cool: :biggrin:

06-11-2006, 11:51 AM
Welcome aboard. Ask lots of questions, these guys'll give ya lots of answers. Read the Bandera 101 doc that was listed earlier and definitely do the mods. It'll make your life and outlook with the BSKD SSSSSSSSssoooooooooooooo much better. I used my BSKD without the mods for about a year. I used Heavy Duty Aluminum foil for a baffle for the first few months but the basket made all the difference in the world. If you're a tinkerer or have even the slightest bit of mechanical skills, you're gonna love that thing.

06-11-2006, 12:49 PM
Indy, WELCOME!!!

Indy, isn't that somewhere in S.C.???

Just kidding!!!

06-11-2006, 06:04 PM
welcome aboard

06-11-2006, 11:44 PM
Welcome Rich...:biggrin:

06-12-2006, 02:06 AM
Welcome aboard, Rich!

06-16-2006, 02:24 AM
Welcome Brother Indy

06-18-2006, 06:12 AM