New Yoder 640 on the way!

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by riblet1, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. riblet1

    riblet1 Fire Starter

    Just placed my order today for a Yoder 640, can't wait to start smoking on it!
  2. njfoses

    njfoses Meat Mopper

    Congrats!  I am getting close to pulling the trigger myself.  Did you get the comp cart as well?
  3. riblet1

    riblet1 Fire Starter

    No I went with the direct grill, upper rack and a probe port. For my birthday is think I'll get the comp cart with stainless shelves.
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  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new pit! Those Yoders are nice rigs.

  5. Have had my 640 for about 3 months.  Fantastic.  I would have to say it makes the Traeger look like a tin can by comparison.  The delivery was great and extremely reasonable price for shipping here to Texas.
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  6. striper

    striper Meat Mopper

    Had my YS640 for a bit over 2 years now and like it even more than I did when I bought it.  Company has been top notch to deal with anytime there has been a problem, which has been twice.  Hot rod went out and the temperature probe died.  Both times they had a replacement part out ASAP and at no cost to me.  As for comaring them to a treager, kinda like comparing 100 year old Scotch to Bathtub Gin.

  7. I just got mine a couple of days ago. The bottom shelf had a dent on it. I sent my contact at Yoder a pic, they responded the next day saying that a replacement shelf is on the way. I did the initial burn and seasoned. So far I love it. I need to play with the damper to get a uniform temp in the chamber.
  8. riblet1

    riblet1 Fire Starter

    Good to hear, Yoder said it will be delivered this Friday!
  9. pellet play

    pellet play Newbie

    I really love my Rec-Tec but never compared it to a Yoder. I did compare it to a Traeger and found it built better and the reviews on it sold it. Happy Smoking!
  10. You will love it. I'm throwing a pizza on mine tonight.
  11. Hi Roharris33-

    I've had my Yoder for a couple months now, and everybody I know with a pellet pooper raves about pizzas onn there. Can you give us a couple pointers, ie temp & time, damper placement, etc.??


  12. I finally got a uniform temp by setting the damper at about 6-8 inches from the full open position. In other words 6-8 inches from the right. This depends on the ambient temps. I started at 6 inches when it was 75-80 degrees out. But the temp has dropped to around the 50's and 60's so I had to move the damper to the left a couple of inches. As far at the internal temp goes I just followed the instructions on the box. I've been doing the home run inn thin crust at 450 for about 15 minutes. If I'm cooking one I sit it in the center. The first time around the edges on the right side were darker, after adjustments to the damper the pizzas come out with a uniform color. I also like to add fresh veggies, they pickup some of the smoke and add an awesome taste to the pizza. Also all I've used is hickory pellets for my pizzas.

    In general start with the instructions on the box then make adjustments from there. Little bit of trial and error, but so much fun. Hope this helps.
  13. I have done 2 pizzas from scratch on my Yoder.  They took way longer than on my gas grill.  I use pizza stones and from what I have found out i need to preheat the stones more before putting on the pizza.  Other than them taking a long time to cook came out pretty good..a nice smoke accent to the flavor.
  14. I've always preheated the stones before cooking, but mine cracked earlier this year, and I keep forgetting to buy a new one. I've never owned a gas grill so I can't say how pizzas cook on them. Do you know of any good pizza stones out there or all pretty much the same?
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I cracked mine as well over charcoal.....then found out most stones are not designed to go past 450/500 degrees, especially the ones from (ugh) China. I was informed there are special stones available on Amazon that can go up to 1200+ degrees. Sorry, I forget the exact name but if you type in pizza stone in their search bar it should appear. I believe around $35 or so......Willie
  16. Cool thanks I'll check it out.
  17. I have had good luck with pampered chefs pizza stone.  I warm it gradually
  18. riblet1

    riblet1 Fire Starter

    The wife just texted me saying you got a delivery!
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  19. Yes, Amazon, Pizza Craft is the name, this is 9/16 inch thick. .

    I have one, always preheat the stone with the grill .
  20. riblet1

    riblet1 Fire Starter

    I managed to get it off the pallet and this thing is a tank! I'm doing the burn off now. I'll be cooking off some bacon next to start getting it seasoned and look for any hot spots.I'll do some abt's next then some ribs!
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