Bandera Mods

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by stonebriar, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. I have made a diverter from the firebox to the smoke chamber out of aluminum foil. One day I would like to know how to make a more permanent solution. However, my question is this: When attempting to elevate the firebox wood grate, does it matter what kind of bricks I use, i.e. fireplace, standard, etc.? Thanks!
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would use 3 for that should give you a stable surface to rest your grates on too.
  3. Will any brick do?
  4. smokeon

    smokeon Smoke Blower

    I would use fire bricks. Standard building brick have a tendency to explode when overheated.
  5. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I just went out and bought a piece of 3/4 expanded metal (not from HD or Lowes, thicker) and had it cut to cover the whole width of the fire box on the first rack level. I believe it was like 15 7/8" x 20 something.... DAWN now has it in her Bandera.

    IMO this worked great and elevated everything to the proper level...

    I have a local place called "Metal Supermarket", you can probably find something like that where you live.

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