Musings about recent switch to New Braunfels Bandera
I recently procured a New Braunfels Bandera from a friend for $75.00. For the past 3 years of my smoking experience, I used a COS made by Char-Broil that I bought at Home Depot.
What a change!
The COS needed constant attention to keep at the right temperature. I found with the Bandera I just had to adjust the vents a little, every so often, and was able to keep it between 225-235 very easily.
Also, while it was hard to get it to initial temperature, and I had to use a lot of charcoal to do so, by the time it was to temperature, I had to use very little fuel. I got a 11 hour smoke (shoulder and baby backs) out of 2 oak logs (Which i turned to charcoal in my fire pit) and half a bag of Kingsford Blue.
I am sold, and will be experimenting a lot more now. I look forward to becoming a more active member of your community!