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Yoder YS 640 Pellet Smoker


Pros: Built like a tank..heavy gauge steel, ability to grill or smoke. digitial theromostate. Made in USA, warrenty

Cons: Caster wheels too small, hard to move on uneven surface. Shelf/handle needs to be stiffer,,bends when you pick it up to move smoker.

I had been looking at the Yoder pellet grill for the last several years.  Have always like the way they look and the quality of the construction...Like the heavy steel,,welds are smooth and lid fits nice and firm into body of grill.  It is made here in Kansas with a great customer service dept.  The operation of the tempature controls is easy and straight forward...The hopper will hold 20lbs of pellets and thus far I am using about 2lbs per hour(with ambiant temp of 50 degrees) and average cook temp of 250.  I added the second shelf to mine and have liked this option.  Also like the damper system, that can be used to grill, smoke or to make two different temp zones. Grease control system works well and defector shield is heavy and has not warped.  Two things negative and they are minor..Stock wheels work fine on pavement...but not too good on unpaved surface...Also the wire shelf by the smoke stack...is what you lift on to move smoker...I think it needs to be stiffer.  Cooks great and holds temps that are set.


Pros: Easy of use. Easy of set up. Function.

Cons: None so far.

Well I have had a 640 now for two moths. Smokes 4 times. Came very professionally packages banded on a pallet delivered to the edge of my garage. I ordered factory direct. I ordered the grilling grates but have not used them yet. Broke it in as commanded. I have done 4 briskets so far I including a lean cut. Everything has turned out great. Still getting my sea legs on it but the info I have found on it has been very helpful. I made the best ribs I have every made on them a few weeks ago. I will post some pictures as soon as I can. Have been using pecan so far. Tomorrow will try mesquite for some chicken halves. I have not had the negative experience so far that the other user had with the hopper catching fire and I had the circuit breaker trip when I was away one time. I hope that user has things resolved. So far my first experience with. Pellet smoker has been very positive. I wish that pellets were a little more convenient to get though I just saw them in my local Costco.


Pros: Built like a tank, great support, made in the USA!

Huge amount of room in the cooker, made of heavy steel, MADE IN THE USA!


Pros: Built like a tank. Made in USA

Cons: Pellet hopper has caught fire twice. Doesn't always start if you don't remove grates, drip pan, and clean ashes off glow-rod.


Yoder YS 640 Pellet Smoker

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