“Bought myself a YS640 and couldn’t be happier. I spent months researching multiple brands, and I’m beyond happy. Cooks so well, maintains temp, and I love the direct grill grates. From a 18 pound brisket to just grilling some brats, everything comes out perfect.” – Dave W.
“I have a Yoder Loaded Wichita. Bulletproof build quality with all welded construction. Super HEAVY, like over 600 pounds. Great heat retention. I really like the 2nd upper grill in the cooking chamber. Smoking large cuts, just slide it out.” – Matt S.
” This grill is a game changer. Absolutely love how easy it is to raise the coals right up to the grate to sear and then lower them back down once the crust was where I wanted it. The cooking chamber is massive and able to smoke large cuts of meat, too, and temps hold dead-steady from the heavy gauge steel, built like a tank.” – Ryan G.
About Yoder Smokers
A little competition is a good thing. Especially when you’re competing at something that really matters. Like barbecue. And let’s face it, whether you’re competing against the top smoke masters, the guy next door, or yourself, barbecue matters. So, for all you folks who like to win – the smoke pit crews, the Backyard Chefs the apron-wearing, tong-carrying people who live to “Grill” – it is YOU for whom we build our Yoder Smokers.
Yoder Smokers are NOT the typical barbecue pit you buy down at the local department store. These pits are designed for use at the biggest BBQ competitions, and in your own backyard where the competition can be just as stiff. We construct our line of competition-grade smoker pits to last a lifetime. In fact, that’s how long we guarantee them against burnout. Our pits have so much steel in them that even the smallest pit we make weighs in at 255 pounds… and our biggest pits weigh well over 1,200 pounds, before we even add a trailer to the weight. So, when your neighbor’s shiny polished-steel grill has burnt through and is headed for the dump, you’ll still be smoking away.
Go to a sanctioned BBQ competition and ask any owner of a Yoder Smokers product why they chose one of our pits and you’re likely to hear things like: “It keeps an even temperature for a long time;” “It really keeps in the heat;” or “It uses less wood than the other pits.”
In other words, people who really know BBQ recognize the quality workmanship we put into our line of smoker pits, and how those “extra details” can make all the difference in turning out mouth-watering BBQ. They appreciate why our pit doors are all fully welded, and how our offset chamber design – perfected by award-winning smoke masters – keeps a flowing smoke and even temperature.