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New offset smoker, opinions needed

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by number5jr, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Yoder Loaded Wichita

  2. Johnson Customs Compact Patio

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  1. number5jr

    number5jr Newbie

    I have a propane vertical smoker already but I am interested in a new challenge in the sense of an offset stick burner. I am mainly between the Yoder Loaded Wichita with the heat management plate, and the Johnson Customs Compact Patio pit. They are both around the area for cooking space I am interested in (enough for a couple briskets/pork butts) and both have similar features. The biggest difference and the one that is causing me to ponder my decision is that the Johnson has a reverse flow system where the Yoder does not. In your personal opinions, do you think the Yoder would be better for a couple hundred dollars more and have a good heat distribution? Or is the reverse flow of the Johnson more than enough to warrant a purchase? Please let me know your honest opinions and thank you for taking the time to read this!

    Yoder: https://www.yodersmokers.com/wichita-loaded.html
    Johnson: http://www.johnsonsmokers.com/compact-patio/
  2. jbellard

    jbellard Smoking Fanatic

    For $100 more, you could look at the Johnson Rolling patio smoker. It has a removable reverse flow plates- seems like the best of both worlds. Just a thought.