The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 04-30-2010, 10:36 PM   #46
WadePatton
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
WadePatton's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-10
Location: Middle Tennessee
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

here's mine in action. only had her back for three weeks and learned more here in a week than i thought i didn't know...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg smokersilhouette.jpg (39.3 KB, 922 views)
WadePatton is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-05-2010, 10:44 AM   #47
BBQCookin
Knows what a fatty is.

 
BBQCookin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-08
Location: Sayville, NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
i don't even remember where i bought my "bandera". just found out why they quit makin' 'em. then started over...with, as usual, a lesser product.

mine hasn't been used since i was married (reception food!) and now i'm deevorced. time to get it and put her back into action.
I lost nearly 2 years of cooking time due to a divorce. Very happy to report I've successfully reunited with my bandera and we plan on living happily ever after! Oh yeah, I'm getting married again, WadePatton, but this group's feelings about our banderas is the real love story here!
__________________
BBQCookin
-Bandera
-Weber Kettle Gold
-Weber Smokey Joe Gold
-Jenn-Air Gas
BBQCookin is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-09-2010, 09:55 AM   #48
WadePatton
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
WadePatton's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-10
Location: Middle Tennessee
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

oh yeah, i'll be rebuilding this one as necessary until i can build my own moab.

bricks and sticks make mine rock on. never cooked "badly" on it, but realize now that a lot of that was luck.

here she is in the middle of my comfort zone, and running blue. yes, i turn the thermo to read my desired temp at 12'oclock. make remote (kitchen door) reading quite easy.

_note_ if i had had any idea how popular banderas were, i'd taken a photo of mine sitting side by side with my bros'. we both got them back before anybody (round here) knew anything about 'em. pre internet q.

_note 2_ if the photos appear blurry, then have another beer.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tempsup.jpg (19.8 KB, 897 views)
File Type: jpg selfportrait.jpg (45.0 KB, 894 views)
WadePatton is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-12-2010, 12:14 PM   #49
NateOwsley
On the road to being a farker
 
NateOwsley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-24-09
Location: Pewee Valley, KY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Bandera rehab

Here is the beginning of my bandera rehab, gonna turn it into the "red rib racer".
Attached Images
File Type: jpg smoker before 1.jpg (33.8 KB, 886 views)
File Type: jpg smoker before2.jpg (38.8 KB, 883 views)
__________________
www.KentuckySmokeSquad.com - Backwoods Party, Bubba Keg, Natures Grilling Products, KCBS CBJ
NateOwsley is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-12-2010, 09:59 PM   #50
NateOwsley
On the road to being a farker
 
NateOwsley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-24-09
Location: Pewee Valley, KY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Bandera Rehab *updates*

Ok after day 2 here she is all painted up chevy red with white racing stripes, new steel axel and lawn mower wheels instead of the cheap plastic casters, charcoal basket made.
Still need to make the heat deflector, put in the firebrick, make all the wheels match, add shelf, put some sort of gasket on the door and find a thermometer. The red rib racer is coming to life!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg NB smoker1.jpg (31.2 KB, 878 views)
__________________
www.KentuckySmokeSquad.com - Backwoods Party, Bubba Keg, Natures Grilling Products, KCBS CBJ
NateOwsley is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-24-2010, 12:18 PM   #51
jjkozel
Wandering around with a bag of matchlight, looking for a match.
 
Join Date: 11-19-08
Location: Pearland, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bourbondrinker View Post
Here's the finished smoker project. I fired it up on Sunday. It got up to 250 degrees in less than ten minutes. Now I just need to get better at holding temp for a sustained period. Hopefully next weekend I'll put some real eats in it and go to town! I'm looking forward to learning more about using it and figuring out how to make some world class bbq!
Devin,

New to the site and just got my Bandera - my first smoker. It looks very similar to the way yours did before your remod. Great job...I'm curious if you could give me an idea of what worked best for you when cleaning it up, inside and out. Also, can you give a brief template for the cutting board modification you added?

Thanks!

Josh
jjkozel is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-24-2010, 02:33 PM   #52
ggeilman
is One Chatty Farker
 
ggeilman's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-14-05
Location: San Antonio, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

That before pic kinda looks like mine except I have 4 tires. It needs work badly.
__________________
NB Bandera with mods, Weber Kettle, Texas Trailblazer
ggeilman is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-27-2010, 09:21 AM   #53
bourbondrinker
Found some matches.
 
bourbondrinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-30-10
Location: Lawrence, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjkozel View Post
Devin,

New to the site and just got my Bandera - my first smoker. It looks very similar to the way yours did before your remod. Great job...I'm curious if you could give me an idea of what worked best for you when cleaning it up, inside and out. Also, can you give a brief template for the cutting board modification you added?

Thanks!

Josh
Josh-

I may have gone overboard on the restoration (20 hours)... But any job worth doing is worth doing right. For rust removal I used an angle grinder (worth buying a new tool---only way to go) with a brush, and sometimes with a more aggressive sanding pad. Than I took the thing completely apart for more rust removal. Painted (before reassembly) and rebuilt with new hardware. More paint after reassembly. Inside I just ran a wire brush on a drill to knock off what I could and than wiped down with oil which took care of most of the rust ---not much clean up inside really because it's pointless.

For the smaller parts I was fortunate enough to find a moth balled sand blaster at work. Got it running, cleaned up the small parts, and called it a day.

The folding cutting board mod was inspired by this forum. I saw someone that did their own woodwork, but I thought a cutting board would be cheaper and much quicker! I bought folding shelf brackets from Woodcraft.com. Found a cutting board for $10 at TJ Maxx. I looked EVERYWHERE for one that would fit and didn't cost a ton. TJ Maxx was the last place I'd think to look, but is the only place that even came close. Not really any sort of template to offer on this portion---I just used a tape measure and looked for something that fit.

The only really 'original' idea I had on this restoration was using a stainless steel dog bowl to use as a replacement water bowl---perfect fit.
__________________
Devin, Head Drinker, BourbonDrinker.com
bourbondrinker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2010, 03:53 PM   #54
BamaRambler
On the road to being a farker
 
BamaRambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-28-09
Location: Alabaster, Alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Help, i just acquired a Bandera for $40. Is in pretty good shape just needs a good cleaning. The guy that had it must not have known much about it because no modes done to it. I have a UDS and have had great success with it. I saw this Bandera and just to get it and try it. Not knowing anything about it i knew i could find help here. I read about the modes to do. Before i print it, is the "Bandera 101" updated with any knew info since it was created?
__________________
Brian, Good o'le Charcoal Grill, Campfire Cooking, UDS(2)
BamaRambler is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2010, 04:16 PM   #55
BBQchef33
Grand Poobah and Site Admin
 
BBQchef33's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Long Island, NY
Downloads: 12
Uploads: 4
Default

it hasnt been updated, (I wrote it), but it covers all the mods.. The only thing is the charcoal baskets they we were making are no longer in production for them. U would have to find a welder to make one for u.
__________________
Site Administrator and
Grand PooBah

CBJ with a Fuzzy Blue Hat, 18 Foot Competition Trailer, Customized Klose BYC, Custom Klose built MoAB (Mother of All Banderas) passed on to Big Dog, 1 Double Barreled Lang 84, 1 Heavily Modified Bionic Bandera, 1 Custom Super Medium Stickburning Spicewine w/stoker, 1 XL BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Pit Barrel Cooker, 3 WSMs, 3 Weber Kettles, an NB Hondo, A Modified Brinkman Horizontal, DCS 48" Grill, a Broilmaster P3, a covered, pellet pooping FEC100, and our duck died. :(

News Flash:
"A mans worth is judged by the weight of his integrity "

You know your getting older when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy


Smoke on KC.
WWW.BBQ-BRETHREN.COM
BBQchef33 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #56
BamaRambler
On the road to being a farker
 
BamaRambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-28-09
Location: Alabaster, Alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Ok, Thanks.
__________________
Brian, Good o'le Charcoal Grill, Campfire Cooking, UDS(2)
BamaRambler is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #57
texasmfp
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 07-21-10
Location: Wash DC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

New to the Forum. Had my Bandera for 12 years now. I have used a pizza stone in the bottom and top of the smoke box and a thick steel baffle for years. Will try the door mod. Are there any other threads or links that discuss the materials for sealing the door? Also, has anybody setup a Guru or Stoker on a Bandera? I am very interested but alsways do my research first. Thanks
__________________
12 yo Bandera with ceramic thermal coated firebox and baffle.
texasmfp is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-25-2010, 08:16 AM   #58
brewerjamie15
Full Fledged Farker
 
brewerjamie15's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-16-10
Location: Milwaukee, WI.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

There are some georgeous projects in this thread. Makes me want a Bandera of my own.
__________________
UDS, Weber Performer, 18" Weber Silver, and a Smokey Joe. (I have a human-child too)
brewerjamie15 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-09-2010, 08:10 AM   #59
citrus
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 02-04-09
Location: Lake Placid Fl
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Me too!
__________________
Primo Oval XL, Ducane Gas Job, Propane Tank Pit Smoker, Old Truck Tire Rim
citrus is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 10-31-2010, 07:32 PM   #60
TxGambler
Got Wood.
 
TxGambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-20-10
Location: San Antonio Texas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have a few questions? Is there any video's on using the smoker? Explain the water bath? I love the pictures, I was redoing my smoker that I got on craigslist, and see that the hings pin on the fire box was installed wrong, tried to knock it loose but didn't move maybe a bigger hammer. I would love to have the heat diverter but have no way to make one, does anyone have one for sale?
TxGambler is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
Bandera 101

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bandera 101 Question tjack Q-talk 1 07-10-2011 05:39 PM
Bandera 101 keend Q-talk 2 05-18-2008 09:00 AM
Bandera 101? sdhjames Q-talk 3 03-27-2008 02:03 PM
Bandera 101 Document BBQchef33 Q-talk 12 01-08-2005 03:26 PM
Bandera 101 chathorne Q-talk 1 11-11-2003 03:00 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts