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Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:30 pm
by freddie987
Thats horrible. How did you start the fire? Charcoal? Kindling? Etc...

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:31 pm
by slamkeys
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Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:00 pm
by BurningStick
About 10lbs of coals, it's still smoking like that on oak splits only.

The wood I bought wasn't heart wood, lots of bark. Pretty much crap for the price I paid. It's a new store close to me ran by an ex-Yoder employee.

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:23 pm
by freddie987
How frustrating

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:10 am
by BurningStick
Well...my wife and granddaughter loved the jalapeño poppers anyway. I have two flats and one corn beef brisket still cooking.

I just didn't have time to get a load of wood.

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:03 pm
by RogerWilco
slamkeys wrote:Image



Now that's funny!

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:03 pm
by RogerWilco
Sad, but funny.

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:05 pm
by BurningStick
I had a good laugh at that myself. I'll make sure and have (2) chimneys full next time and I'll only buy heart wood or strip the bark. I preheated every split I added. Briskets finished resting at 4:00am. Still sitting in the fridge wrapped in foil. I'm going to have a strong beverage before I open them up.

I'm sending all my photos to Yoder as I tried running my fire in the back of the firebox like ATB's Chef Tom did on his YouTube video.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YCX5C0DIrfc

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:21 pm
by BurningStick
Wish I had a 12' brick wall around my patio like in the video. I was working with 25 mph gusts causing the smoker to back flow every couple minutes.

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:45 pm
by BurningStick
I'm selling the Wichita and getting a Kingman, the bugs are all worked out on the design and I don't have the time or patience to deal with the Wichita.

Going to be tough selling the Wichita local as Craigslist buyers aren't looking to spend this kind of money. And people that know this smoker won't buy it most likely.

The kingman might crack my patio a little more so I better pour a footing and pads for it to set on, lol.

I sure hate hate buying twice, made this mistake so many times.

Thank you slamkeys for all your posts.

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:42 pm
by RogerWilco
Ya' know, there's always Horizon Smokers. They don't seem to have any of these problems as far as I know. Once a fire is started in any of the several Horizons with which I've played or been around, the draft through the cooker is strong enough that no wind seems to create a back draft, regardless of direction. And this is in those oh-so-light-and-variable Oklahoma breezes we are famous for. Plus, no kiln-dried, preheated, debarked, specific-gravity, unicorn wood is required, which is of course a plus, as well.

Good luck with whatever you end up with!

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:26 pm
by BurningStick
I'll check them out.

RogerWilco, that user name brings back memories of the beginning of my online gaming days, third party online chat was still new to me. Almost 20 years ago...man I'm getting old.

Thanks for posting!

Edit: Those are kick butt smokers, looks like a lot of copyright infringement going on between Yoder and Horizon. If the Marshall had a top shelf pictured I'd drive there tomorrow, only an hour or so from me. I've got to see it running and kick the tires (wagon wheels) before I buy though. Very impressed!

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:37 pm
by slamkeys
I think you'd be surprised how fast a Yoder smoker will move on Craigslist. I frequently search the site for Yoders and I've only seen 2 units come up for sale, and both of them were gone within a week.

24" RD Special Marshal - pretty much a Kingman with a lower firebox and vent, and the sliding convection plate:
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I'm eager to see if the "new production run" of Kingman smokers is also going to lower the intake damper, because the current design still flows out the top hole:
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People have been encouraging me to look into Shirley Fabrication too. They have good prices for what you get, and the welding is supposed to be excellent.

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:12 pm
by BurningStick
slamkeys wrote:24" RD Special Marshal - pretty much a Kingman with a lower firebox and vent, and the sliding convection plate:


And less $ than I paid for the Loaded Wichita w/charcoal basket, log lighter. Please tell me it has a top shelf cooking grate? The photos I seen doesn't show one.

I hope RD doesn't mean R&D i.e., Research and Development. I do that for a living however at a much higher level in aerospace. LOL!

Re: Just Bought A Yoder Loaded Wichita

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:28 pm
by freddie987
Yes it does:

http://www.horizonbbqsmokers.com/backya ... l-smoker-1

I will always regret not buying a 24” rd special instead of my yoder wichita