As stated elsewhere I'm now the owner of a Yoder Pellet Grill. I placed the order for it last Monday morning and it arrive at my place yesterday afternoon. I also ordered it with the Second Shelf so I can really load this thing up. First impression was, this thing is built like a tank. It came 95% assembled and wrapped and strapped to a pallet. After getting it unpacked, took a few minutes to read through the instruction book. Then rolled it outside and finished putting it together. Only mashed 1 finger getting it together. T TheHeat Shield/Grease Tray is one piece of heavy metal. Then proceeded to load up some pellets I had laying around and did the first firing and recommended burn in. Took about 30 minutes to get up to 400 degrees and then maintained that temp + or - about 5 degrees for the next hour. I took off then for a couple of beers with friends and came back a couple of hours later. Since it was still light out I decided to try a low heat burn, so hit the switches, set the temperature at 170, and grabbed a cool one while it went to work. After ignition the temperature went to 195 then settled back and stayed at 170 for the 20 minutes I watched it. While I didn't notice very much smoke, other than on startup, you could certainly smell the wood burning.
Next test will come tomorrow when I load it up with a batch of Salmon to smoke. Gotta get used to how it cooks real quick as I have a small shin dig going on here the 3rd featuring Baby Back Ribs.