So, does this mean you don't need your GOSM anymore? I know someone just north of you who'd be very glad to take the smoking grates off your hands...
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WOW I've now had my Yoder YS 640 for 8 days and this thing is FANTASTIC. The 40 lb. bag of pellets that came with it are gone and then some. So far I've done Smoked Salmon, Grilled a Steak, slow cooked 8 racks of Baby Backs, and then quick cooked 6 more racks of Baby Backs. On Saturday it ran for 10 hours straight and then did another 6 hours on Sunday. All of the food that has come off this unit has gotten rave reviews by the folks that ate it. It has continued to hold the set temperature to + or - 4 degrees, except when I opened or closed the exhaust to much. I'm still in the learning stage with this unit, but am having a ball with it. Not only does this unit look good, it cooks good.
That explains the sweet smells coming up from the southwest of me. 40 lbs plus? It's lucky you're still working (WHEN YOU SHOULD BE FULLY RETIRED, NOT SEMI-). I'm glad you're finally back in the "I love to smoke" camp.
Todd, I agree 110% with all 3 of your items. And the company has been very responsive so far. It works as good as your Amazen Pellet Smoker.
Ok, I've had this unit for 2 weeks now. So far I've only run into 2 minor problems. 1st one is that the Heat Shield is just a tad wider than can be covered with 18" Aluminium Foil, so have to use 2 pieces folded together, not really a big deal. 2nd one is a bit worse, the residue in the Fire Pot can set up hard enough that you can't get another fire started, ie the new pellets just sit on top of it and the Hot Rod can't get them going. Not to big a deal, just slide the Heat Shied down a bit and reach in with some long tool and stir the pot up a bit, reset the Heat Shield and hit the start switch.
Now I've had this thing going quite a bit already. I've used over 70 pounds of pellets so far. I've used pellets from 3 different manufactures and they have all worked fine, but I am going to go to BBQers Delight for pellets from now on. Just a couple of bags of the others to use up first. Over the 4th of July weekend I ran it 10 hours one day and 6 hours the next without a hiccup. 2 batches of Smoked Salmon, 16 racks of Baby Back Ribs, SEARED a Steak, 2 Fatties, and 2 Yard Birds so far. Everything has come out FANTASTIC. So I'm giving this unit a 4.95 Star, out of 5 Star, rating right now.
That's a lot of pellets. I didn't realize BBQers Delight had pellets available in bags bigger than the cute little bags you see at Freddies. Where do you get the larger quantities??????? (And what price?)
Yep it is a lot of pellets, but I've been running it pretty heavy. Getting ready to go fire it up again to cook a bit of dinner. BBQers Delight lists 10 lb bags on their website, but there was a 40 lb bag that came with the grill so I've emailed them for more information.
Yeah, they got some flavors I'd like a little more of than those 1 lb bags for 4.99 each. I'll catch you on the flip side. I think while I'm in the Denver Metro area, I'm gonna see if I can find a WSM, 22.5, of course. Fraid I got bit by the lump bug. Fact, I managed to find enough space in the load plan to stow away 4 bags of Royal Oak, just in case. Your Yoder looks very interesting but it doesn't fit my profile right at the moment. I do know I'm sure glad you're happy and back in the smoking world. The last year or so, you sure were struggling with that other pellet machine. After I get back from Colorado, I'm going to have to come down and see that new water line you put in. Course if you just happen to be smoking or grilling at the time, I'll be sure to bring a knife and a fork.
Thanks Dave, you and your Bride Travel Safe. I'm still looking for something I can take with me in the MH. Just haven't found anything that fits good YET. Did a Pork Chop on it last night for dinner, MMMMMMMMMMMM GOOOOOOOD.
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I was searching around the internet and ran a cross a site that sells the 40lb bag of BBQ Delight pellets for $40.00 and it is free shipping.
Thanks I'll check them out a bit more later.
Thanks for the heads up on PGO. They are close, well 250 miles, but closer than most and they carry Full Flavor Pellets. I have some Bear Mountain and they are Alder base. Not to bad, but don't burn as well in the AMNPS as the Treager. Really like the idea of full flavor wood pellets though.
Yeah, Todd, I'm surprised you mentioned Bear Mountain. That's the stuff I was having some problems with. I actually prefer your pellets.
Working on my tan in Colorado.