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ricknct 02-25-2005 08:08 PM

new bandera
 
Just got my cut from the profits from my company. Looking for a new smoker. Where's the best place to start looking? Want to do the Bandera thing. Should I look at the local home supply(Lowes, Home Depot),or are there direct factory/dealorship options? What am I looking for in a good smoker that will last for good bit of time? THanks. :D

BBQchef33 02-25-2005 08:32 PM

Real question is whats your budget??

If ya wan to to stay with the bandera style.. think ya should look for the Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe.. charbroils phasing out the bandera it seems. Brinkman has a nice line. check them out.

http://www.thebrinkmanncorp.com/acb/...ectGroup_ID=15

brdbbq 02-25-2005 09:00 PM

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think ya should look for the Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe..
Ask me tomorrow.

jeffsasmokin 02-27-2005 09:00 AM

Rick, as phil stated...........what's your price range? IMHO, I would try to find a Bandera as opposed to the BSKD. Even though they may or may not be phasing them out, I feel it is a superior product. I'm not knocking any SKD owners or touting the 'Dera because I have one. But I can say that when my WIFE can notice the difference in craftsmanship........I have to raise an eyebrow. The SKD does have a rain-proof vent cap which is nice, and I like the idea of the water pan that slides out. Both are good units for the price and BSKD's are easier to find..............but if you can track down a Bandera, I'd recommend it.

As a side note to Phil, I believe he is recommending the BSKD for ease of replacement parts. In time (if not now.........still debatable) you probably won't be able to obtain replacements for the 'Dera. But with proper care, will last a long, long time.

Good luck with your search, and let us know what you decide.

Neil 02-27-2005 09:05 AM

If money isn't an option, why not have Klose make you one like Phil's?

racer_81 02-27-2005 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by brdbbq
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think ya should look for the Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe..
Ask me tomorrow.

Well. It's tomorrow.

TangSooDoMan 02-27-2005 10:46 AM

Acadamy Sports, $198.00
 
If you have an Acadamy Sports, go there. They sell dera's there for $198.
:shock:

kcquer 02-27-2005 11:12 AM

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The SKD does have a rain-proof vent cap which is nice, and I like the idea of the water pan that slides out.
Jeff, you fail to mention that the BSKD also has wheels that don't fall off, a superior fold down shelf and better cooking grate supports.
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But I can say that when my WIFE can notice the difference in craftsmanship........I have to raise an eyebrow.
Having seen a lot of both models at contests, I haven't seen this at all without going back to New Braunfels models made in the states. The paint is still on my BSKD lid, how 'bout your higher quality Bandera?

jeffsasmokin 02-27-2005 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by kcquer
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The SKD does have a rain-proof vent cap which is nice, and I like the idea of the water pan that slides out.
Jeff, you fail to mention that the BSKD also has wheels that don't fall off, a superior fold down shelf and better cooking grate supports.
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But I can say that when my WIFE can notice the difference in craftsmanship........I have to raise an eyebrow.
Having seen a lot of both models at contests, I haven't seen this at all without going back to New Braunfels models made in the states. The paint is still on my BSKD lid, how 'bout you 'dera owners?

I had a feeling I'd hear from you on this issue. :D A drill, cotter pin and washer solved that problem.

Yes. mine's still there, but I oil my firebox after each use, too. Seriouslly, the SKD's I've seen down here at Lowe's are very poor. They are noticeably shorter and the material was inferior, including the cooking grates. Cheryl looked at it and said: "Ooh, I don't like that one!" She's been around mine long enough to decipher the difference.

This is only one Man's opinion, plus, I don't think that Lowes has a very good assembly team............it was extremely loose and rickety.

jt 02-28-2005 07:56 AM

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The paint is still on my BSKD lid, how 'bout your higher quality Bandera?
LOL I have a thick coat of baked-on oil on my firebox. There's no paint there at all! :(

Arlin_MacRae 02-28-2005 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jt
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The paint is still on my BSKD lid, how 'bout your higher quality Bandera?
LOL I have a thick coat of baked-on oil on my firebox. There's no paint there at all! :(

Does 'mostly there' count? Come on, I burn wood up there! :)

ricknct 03-05-2005 09:11 PM

new bandera
 
Think I'm Going with the banderas model from Academy Sports. They have it for $198.00, w/ free shipping under certain conditions. Will phone my order in tomorrow. Thanks for all the advice. Can't wait for it already. Have to start to download all the modifications, and get ready to start right in. :D

Jorge 03-05-2005 09:31 PM

Re: new bandera
 
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Originally Posted by ricknct
Think I'm Going with the banderas model from Academy Sports. They have it for $198.00, w/ free shipping under certain conditions. Will phone my order in tomorrow. Thanks for all the advice. Can't wait for it already. Have to start to download all the modifications, and get ready to start right in. :D

I might be missing something on the site, but I don't think they ship.

tommykendall 03-05-2005 11:58 PM

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I might be missing something on the site, but I don't think they ship.
I saw it on the site - misleading mod. They ship their gift certificates free of charge. That's all they ship I think

jeffsasmokin 03-06-2005 02:24 AM

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Originally Posted by tommykendall
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I might be missing something on the site, but I don't think they ship.
I saw it on the site - misleading mod. They ship their gift certificates free of charge. That's all they ship I think

I couldn't find it on the site either. Rick, you made a good choice............I really hope you can treck one down!


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