Originally Posted by Diverreb
If you can afford it, I would suggest a Yoder 640.... Built like a tank, Made in the US, and great customer service.... Traeger and Green Mountain hit a price point, but in the long run the Yoder's will outlast them big time. You get what you pay for, and the value is there for the extra bucks you spend on a Yoder.
Cooked a Prime Rib last night.... Best one I ever had....
First off, nice PR.... Nice smoke !
That being said I think one can get very partial with their choice of smoker they chose.... I'am not here to bash any smoker, Yoder does make a fine smoker. IMHO, so does other manufacturers.... I have a GMG and it's run flawless & kicks out some awesome Q, including a few PR that turned out great as well as turkey, chicken, ABT's, snackin sticks.... The list could go on.... I have a buddy that has a Traeger & HE loves it, just as I love my GMG !
My point is find the smoker that works for YOU the owner, the Yoder worked for YOU & my GMG works for ME.... Now if ya wanna talk features Yoder vs other smokers then I don't have an issue with that.... I could have afforded a Yoder but chose GMG because I really liked the smoker for ME ! It's been a pleasure to use & it'll last for years I'm sure of it !