Ill get some pics. up shortly.
I went with the Yoder, just my opinion, not bashing any other pellet smokers.
I looked at the Memphis, very nice unit, the all stainless was nice, but, for 2,300 + I felt like it didn't have a big enough cooking surface to justify the cost.
Looked at the MAK 2 and was pretty impressed, good build, nice stainless. Liked the pellet boss....Shipped was @ $2,300 Not a bad price for a high quality unit, but felt like I was just paying for a lot of stainless steel that I didn't care to have.
The Rec Tec looked good, great price. This was a close second in my choice, the made in China bothered me a little, I wouldn't be surprised if my Yoder steel is from China.
The Grilla had a lot of nice features but it was just way to small for $1,500.
The Blazn looked really good also. Got real serious on this smoker, but after a few slow responding and one no reply to my e- mails, I figured if I cant get answers before I buy, what can I expect if I have a problem?
The Yoder is 300+ pounds, thick steel, LOTS of room and liked a lot of the features. The large front and side chrome racks on the outside give a lot of room for mops, rubs and utencils. The inside is large, especially with the upper stainless cooking grate. Being able to move the damper back and forth to aim the heat was a neat idea. And the searing grates are pretty cool, you can sear and get good marks on your meat, the Yoder just seemed real versatile. And the warranty is decent for a $1,500 smoker.
Again this is just my opinion, I bought the pellet grill that suited my tastes and style. Boy it was a hard decision with all the great smokers out there now.
Edited by ZComanche - 7/16/13 at 11:13am