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


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.

Thread Tools
Unread 07-09-2004, 10:14 PM   #1
Found some matches.
Join Date: 06-28-04
Location: Magnolia, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Just got my Bandera!

Got it at Academy for $199. Didn't realize it weighed 200lbs either! They loaded it into my truck and we went home. I slid it out of my truck, and whoa nelly! Pretty stout. Anyway, after nearly crunching my spine out of my back trying to get the firebox and smokestack on the frame (and before reading it was a two man job), I finally got her put together. The firebox lip closest to the smokestack was bent up a little, but nothing that a good set of pliers didn't fix.

I coated it in oil, fired it up (mesquite of course), and I'm just drinking beer and watching tv until the seasoning is done.

I'm glad I read Bandera 101 and expected the paint to peel. It's already peeled, no big deal.

Tomorrow I'll take out a brisket, and about 15-20lbs of wild hog. Let's see what this thing can do!
TXpitdog is offline   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-09-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
somebody shut me the fark up.
Jorge's Avatar
Join Date: 01-23-04
Location: DFW, San AntonioTx
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

Enjoy it and let us know how the first smoke goes!
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa


Recipient of a Huggies box!

Shut up, and cook!!!!
Jorge is online now   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-09-2004, 10:54 PM   #3
Lives in Spirit
kcquer's Avatar
Join Date: 02-17-04
Location: Wherever there's Sweet Blue
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

T'dog, when you cook tomorrow, fire code says you gotta have an open beer within reach of the cook! Best of Luck.
kcquer is offline   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-10-2004, 12:32 AM   #4
On the road to being a farker
Join Date: 08-26-03
Location: Thousand Oaks Ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

Congratulations...THrow a couple of bell pepers and some onions in the firebox for proper atmospheric flovor.

SoCalCraigster is offline   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-10-2004, 01:55 AM   #5
Bash lurker
badger's Avatar
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: San Carlos, CA
Downloads: 2
Uploads: 0

Congrats! You are going to love that beast! Keep her oiled and she'll be happy.

Happy smoking!
In order of usage:
Weber Performer
WSM - no mods.
NB Bandera - modded.
Unknown Offset Horizontal- Looking for my babies daddy!
badger is offline   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-10-2004, 09:06 AM   #6
Grand Poobah and Site Admin
BBQchef33's Avatar
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Long Island, NY
Downloads: 12
Uploads: 4


Guess I should tweek the 101 document a little bit to say that a load of charcoal is good enough for seasoning. also a little easier to walk away from and get a few hours. Around here mesquite is a comodity and wasting it on seasoning the pit to me would be a waste.. yeah, u TX'ns grow it like weeds...we have oak for that. also.. mesquite has a huge BTU output which would lend to the peel on first fire. but first, second.. who care.. its peeling. Glad you didnt go into cardiac arrest the way i did when mine peeled on the first cook.

Enjoy it... I think i hear a rack of ribs call you!
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.
BBQchef33 is offline   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-10-2004, 09:09 AM   #7
somebody shut me the fark up.
chad's Avatar
Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: Clearwater, FL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

yeah, u TX'ns grow it like weeds..
Mesquite IS a weed -- if it wasn't so good for 'que there'd be a bounty for cutting it down! :D
Southern Brethren BBQ Competition Team

"It's all about getting paid!" - Myron Mixon
"I love being hated in my hometown!" - David Hair
KingFisher Gator Rotisserie cooker, WSM, Stainless 5 burner with IR gas grill, Turkey Fryer, Weber JD Commemorative grill, slightly used Bandera chamber for future use as a cold smoker, Masterbuilt 40" insulated ELECTRIC smoker
chad is offline   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-10-2004, 09:20 AM   #8
somebody shut me the fark up.
Mark's Avatar
Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: St. Peters MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

Cutting it down don't work noway. Ya need to rip it out A Cat D9 works pretty good.
Dr. Mark (STL)
Ph.D. (honorary) Bovine $hitology

A thin line separates paranoia from an acute understanding of reality.
Mark is online now   Reply With Quote

Unread 07-11-2004, 03:12 PM   #9
is Blowin Smoke!
BigAl's Avatar
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

Bad Back MOD!
Big Al
Castle Rock, CO
:confused::idea: Fire Box Basket Designer, Heat Shield Inventor.

You can whip our Cream but you can't beat our SPAM.:clap:
BigAl is offline   Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bandera done raybob Q-talk 6 07-10-2006 04:58 PM
Bandera Help sdewing Q-talk 11 09-21-2005 08:09 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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 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