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Al b que

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First cook Cajun Bandit door
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:43:47 PM »
first cook with the WSM Cajun Bandit door install. cooked 250 275 solid love it ribs corn smoked pears. Used bone-sucking rub on the ribs also bone-sucking sauce. white corn was delicious ribs out-of-this-world tender. Miller Lite and nap time.

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HoosierKettle

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First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 03:02:13 PM »
Well played [emoji106].

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the cb door.


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« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 03:26:19 AM by HoosierKettle »

mhiszem

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 03:08:50 PM »
Looks great!


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iCARRY

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 04:08:25 PM »
Glad it worked out for you. I love my door


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Mike in Roseville

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 09:10:10 PM »
Great job! I love my cb door too!


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Troy1620

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 08:32:16 AM »
Great cook. I'll have to try corn in the smoker. I love the Cajun bandit door. My first cook ran hot because I started too many briquettes. I use much less charcoal on my cooks now.

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RemoGaggi

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 08:40:16 PM »
I just got a CB door for my 18.5 and it totally sealed up the door.  I know some will argue it doesn't make a difference, but all I know is that it can't hurt anything, it can only help. 
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Big Dawg

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 02:07:41 PM »
I just got a CB door for my 18.5 and it totally sealed up the door.  I know some will argue it doesn't make a difference, but all I know is that it can't hurt anything, it can only help.

Yeah, for me it's almost a "must have" accessory.

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JEBIV

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 08:28:16 AM »
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jcnaz

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 11:45:10 AM »
I know that the CB door is a big deal for the 22" WSM. Is it as much of a difference maker for the 18Ē?

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HoosierKettle

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 11:52:00 AM »

I know that the CB door is a big deal for the 22" WSM. Is it as much of a difference maker for the 18Ē?

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If itís not broke donít fix it. I got my 18 second hand and it wouldnít shut down or maintain temp well. The new door and latch solved those problems for me and was a great investment.


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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 06:34:52 AM »
I know that the CB door is a big deal for the 22" WSM. Is it as much of a difference maker for the 18Ē?

I had one and didn't think it was all that. It looks cool and is well made.

If itís not broke donít fix it. I got my 18 second hand and it wouldnít shut down or maintain temp well. The new door and latch solved those problems for me and was a great investment.

Nice that you got a good fit out of the box. My CB door leaked about half as much as the stock door. After some tweaking to the door and barrel, i actually did get a decent fit.

Doing it over again, I would get the gasket over the door.
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HoosierKettle

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First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2017, 06:43:30 AM »
I know that the CB door is a big deal for the 22" WSM. Is it as much of a difference maker for the 18Ē?

I had one and didn't think it was all that. It looks cool and is well made.

If itís not broke donít fix it. I got my 18 second hand and it wouldnít shut down or maintain temp well. The new door and latch solved those problems for me and was a great investment.

Nice that you got a good fit out of the box. My CB door leaked about half as much as the stock door. After some tweaking to the door and barrel, i actually did get a decent fit.

Doing it over again, I would get the gasket over the door.

I still had a small insignificant smoke leak with the cb door out of the box but my stock door had a huge gaping leak that caused problems cooking.  The Cajun bandit door solved the problems I had.

Itís a grill not a submarine. Tiny wisps of smoke here and there are completely fine but a flimsy thin door that will not hold its shape with an equally crappy latch didnít cut it for me.


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kettlebb

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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 07:03:00 AM »

Itís a grill not a submarine. Tiny wisps of smoke here and there are completely fine but a flimsy thin door that will not hold its shape with an equally crappy latch didnít cut it for me.

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This is the truth.  I see a lot of posts about gaskets and guys trying to get every leak and make kettles and WSMs air tight.  I don't think you'd want a cooker air tight.  If you want the most precise temp control, use the oven.  I highly doubt you'd notice any difference in pulled pork smoked at 250 vs 260.  I personally cook with a temp range in mind, not a set temp.  This takes the worry out of cooking and I still get great results.
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Re: First cook Cajun Bandit door
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 07:06:31 AM »
I was super excited to use my brand new CB door and gateway hanger.  And then I tried Rubís BBQ and lost all motivation to even try. 

True story.


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