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breambuster
10-04-2006, 12:22 PM
I got a new Bandera and plan to put it together and use it this weekend. I already printed the Bandera 101 but I was looking for tips and tricks. I dont think I will be able to build the new fire rack in time so I was also looking for a quick fix. Thanks alot!

Jorge
10-04-2006, 12:29 PM
I got a new Bandera and plan to put it together and use it this weekend. I already printed the Bandera 101 but I was looking for tips and tricks. I dont think I will be able to build the new fire rack in time so I was also looking for a quick fix. Thanks alot!

If you can get the expanded metal and cut it to size it should handle one cook without the straps for support. Otherwise you can use the hardware that came with the cooker if you elevate it a little to get some more airflow.

chad
10-04-2006, 12:30 PM
Definately make a baffle - even if just heavy duty foil.

breambuster
10-04-2006, 12:32 PM
Jorge, are you talking about the straps of expanded metal they mention in Bandera 101?

Arlin_MacRae
10-04-2006, 12:33 PM
Like Jorge said, Bream: elevate that fire rack. I used bricks for quite a while...

And, like Chad said, a foil baffle will also work for a couple of cooks. You've probably got what you need at the house already to get cookin'. ;)

The_Kapn
10-04-2006, 12:34 PM
Take the existing factory fire grate, rotate it 90 degrees and turn it upside down.
Slide into the lowest set of shelf racks in the firebox for a quick fix.

Get better grate as soon as you can. The stock grate lets everything fall into the ashes too quickly.
I am currently using a grate from a dead gasser. I had to trim about three inches off one end and it works fine. Holds coals a lot better.

TIM

Jorge
10-04-2006, 12:44 PM
Jorge, are you talking about the straps of expanded metal they mention in Bandera 101?

The 2" metal that is used to support the expanded metal. There should still be some pics in the Photo Gallery. Kapn has the easiest quick solution. Arlin's will work as well.

thillin
10-04-2006, 02:35 PM
Welcome aboard!

Kevin
10-04-2006, 04:03 PM
Welcome, and yes, raise that fire grate.

Sawdustguy
10-04-2006, 04:44 PM
Welcome and enjoy your new smoker!

Pig Headed
10-04-2006, 05:44 PM
Welcome aboard.

JohnMcD348
10-04-2006, 07:19 PM
Welcome to the club.

Westexbbq
10-04-2006, 07:23 PM
All of the above and welcome to the camp!

BBQ_MAFIA
10-04-2006, 07:53 PM
Welcome to the group