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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 Smoker 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.