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post #1 of 17
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Hi Folks!
My name is Mark. I live in Athens, GA. (Go Dawgs!) I've been smoking with a Bandera for several years now. I've done brisket, butts, foul, fish, chicken, salami... It's a great smoker (with the mods). I like it, but am starting to loose the rust battle on the firebox. I wish they made it in stainless. I'm thinking of switching to the Cabela stainless steel vertical propane smoker, but have always been a fan of thin, blue smoke from a good wood burn. Folks that have the Cabela's seem to love them, though. And the price is great for stainless. Any of you switch from the Bandera to vertical propane?
Beer today, gone tomorrow,
post #2 of 17
Hi Mike,

Welcome to SMF, I have never heard of a any pictures of it.
post #3 of 17
Hi Mark. It's nice to have you join us here. I don't experience with your smoker but I do own a vertical propane unit (camp chef smoke vault) and I have been very happy with it as have my family and friends who have sampled the variety of Q it produces.
post #4 of 17
Welcome Mark -

I almost bought one of those but couldn't get my hands on one. Spray that puppy with cooking oil and let it burn in real good! Whenever you start to see it again spray it some more inside and out. It helps.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi all,
Thanks for the welcome. New Braunfels made the Bandera. Academy sports still has a few, but they are of poor quality. Brinkman Smoke King is very similar (like a mirror image).
Good tip, Debi! I 've used alot of veg. oil on the thing over the years and it has helped. Georgia's climate is subtropical . Very hard on steel. The Bandera still has some life in it. I'm just planning ahead. Someone should make a stainless version.
post #6 of 17
Welcome to the SMF Mark! Lots of friendly folks with great advice!
post #7 of 17
Welcome, Oh Brew-wise One! <Soon to be Q-wise One> ..Hehehe

Not bad, eh? ;{)
post #8 of 17
Welcome! It sounds like you bring a fair amount of experience with you. Folks here are friendly and more than willing to help and answer questions. Glad to have you aboard.
post #9 of 17
Welcome to SMF! Glad you joined us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #10 of 17
Welcome to the SMF, remember questions are always welcome here and we love Q-View PDT_Armataz_01_22.gif
post #11 of 17
Welcome freat people here.
post #12 of 17
Welcome aboard Mark, you have found the greatest smokin' site on the net! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Glad ya found us Mark and hope you enjoy the place as much as us'ns do! Dont be shy. Lookin to hear from ya!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to the forum! may your smoke be thin and bluePDT_Armataz_01_29.gif !
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welcome to SMF
post #17 of 17
Welcome to the forum Mark!! I share your interests i.e. Sausage making, smokin' and homebrew!! Best of luck!
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