Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

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Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

Postby SmokeNHops » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:37 am

Looking for opinions/experience on the YS640. A coworker of mine offered to sell me his for a good price so I accepted. I've cooked once or twice on my dad's offset but my primary experience is with my drum smoker.
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Re: Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:42 am

You won't go wrong with this -- built like a tank. I see them all of the time at competitions. Lots of pellet cookers on here. Not much of a learning curve. It'll make you lazy. :D
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Re: Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

Postby SmokeNHops » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:00 am

Okie Sawbones wrote:You won't go wrong with this -- built like a tank. I see them all of the time at competitions. Lots of pellet cookers on here. Not much of a learning curve. It'll make you lazy. :D


Awesome. My main concern was making sure I get enough of a smokiness and can get bark nice and firmed up like I've grown very fond of. But for $600 on a garage-kept smoker that started out it's life considerably more expensive, it's worth taking a flyer on!
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Re: Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:32 pm

You won't get the smokiness you'll get from an offset or drum. You'll need to get you 1 or 2 of these to add adequate smoke: https://www.amazon.com/A-MAZE-N-AMNPS5X8-Pellet-Smoker/dp/B007ROPJ1M I'll run one with ribs, two with brisket. I start mine with a propane torch -- makes it easy.

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Re: Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

Postby outlaw » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:00 pm

Okie Sawbones wrote:You won't get the smokiness you'll get from an offset or drum. You'll need to get you 1 or 2 of these to add adequate smoke: https://www.amazon.com/A-MAZE-N-AMNPS5X8-Pellet-Smoker/dp/B007ROPJ1M I'll run one with ribs, two with brisket. I start mine with a propane torch -- makes it easy.

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Re: Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

Postby RogerWilco » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:51 pm

We have a YS640 and greatly enjoy it. The lower the temp setting, the more smoke is generated. On a pork belly cooked earlier this week, the cooker was set to 175°F for a couple of hours and then cranked up to the "real" cooking temp. Came out plenty enough smokey.
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Re: Anyone cook on a Yoder YS640?

Postby Papa Tom » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:04 pm

First off I think you are a thief..... :rose: and maybe you ought to buy a lottery ticket too.

Next what Roger said you will learn how to cook on a pellet pit.
Start out low and slow. I have been using a pellet pit for almost 20 years (since 1998) and during that time I have had several stick burners including deluxe they are gone even the original pellet cooker remains but I have a couple newer ones too.
Nothing wrong with those stick burners but pellet cooking allows good sleeping.
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