Banderas are known as fuel hogs. But the same issue that is problematic for hot cooks (firebox shedding alot of heat that doesn't get through the food cabinet) also makes them great cold smokers for bacon, fish, cheese etc. If you ever go to a different smoker like a WSM as many Bandera owners did, hang on to it for cold smokes. They DO cook good Q, just require more fuel, fine tuning, babysitting than WSMs, UDSs etc.
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