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New Braunfels Vertical Smoker

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by rabbithutch, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anyone ever use one of these . . .



    . . . and what can you tell me about this unit?

    There's one on CL near me for $300. Is it worth that (if in reasonable condition)?
     
  2. I don't know anything about it.

    David
     
  3. vaquero01

    vaquero01 Smoke Blower

     It's a New Braunfels Bandera...they run about $600 new. I have a an earlier version of one and like it well. NB was purchased some time back and they are a bit thinner now and you will want to gasket the doors for better temp control. If it's in good shape, an offer of $250 would seem like a decent enough deal.
     
  4. buttburner

    buttburner Meat Mopper

  5. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I realize I'm a bit late on this thread, but I came across it while searching for other Bandera owners.  In the event that anyone else sees it, I figured I'd throw in my two cents.

    I bought one recently and have been restoring/modifying it.  I see them pop up on Craigslist from time to time but usually well less than $300.  I lucked out and got mine for $75, but have seen one for $200 and one for $120.  Given the following that they have, I have to believe it will do a good job when mine is ready, but I don't have any cooking experience on it yet.

    Here is my intro thread with some of the details:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/...ing-bandera-d-fw-tx-lots-of-pics#post_1043412
     
  6. Hippy Hay

    Hippy Hay Newbie

    One of the Best finds for Me was the New Braunfels Bandera. Made in Texas. Char-broil has bought New Braunfels and now hooked up with Oaklahoma Joe's and have a Bandera. From what I understand, they look similar but No comparison. I wouldn't give up My Bandera for Nothing! Mine is in Very good shape and is All Original! Even the temp gauge is Original. I Highly recommend the Texas made New Braunfels Bandera to Anyone that can find one.
     

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