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Unread 02-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by KotaChuk678 View Post
Is the New Braunsfels Bandera an offset or a vertical then?
Offset Vertical (). You could get away with a basket in one because the air flow is naturally going to rise upward. It then carries the heat into the cook chamber then out the stack. With an offset, you are talking horizontal air movement. The heat from the firebox wants to escape upward through the firebox door. The trick then becomes to create a draft that will carry the heat into the cook chamber without making your temps leave your target range.

Placing a charcoal basket that takes up much of the space in the firebox can really hinder the draft making it tough to get temps steady. Building a charcoal fire right on the charcoal grate can become a chore to babysit, but that is the nature of cheapo stick burners.
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