Real Smoked BBQ, Fired Up With Yoder

These monster Yoder Smokers are getting ready for a west coast road trip. The 36″ X 108″ triple-door offset wood-fired pits are the latest custom smokers we’ve made for the Ingram family barbecue empire. The Ingrams run six popular restaurants spread out across California’s fertile Central Coast region known for barbecue that is so delicious, it regularly sells out.

Custom Yoder Smokers En Route to California

Each of the Ingram family’s restaurants has its own distinct personality and specialties (local craft beer, live blues) but the tie that binds them is the tagline “Real Smoked BBQ,” which they achieve by cooking low and slow on their custom Yoder Smokers. Over the years, we have built a dozen heavy duty offset pits for the family and we are very proud to be part of their barbecue legacy. The two new smokers are headed for Mission St. BBQ in Santa Cruz and South Winchester BBQ in San Jose.

Ingram BBQ Brothers

BBQ Brothers: Larry, Eric, and Franz Ingram

Visit the Ingram Brothers’ BBQ restaurants and check out their Yoder Smokers at work!

• Aptos St. BBQ, 8059 Aptos St., Aptos. 831-662-1721, aptosstbbq.com

• BBQ 152, 8295 Monterey St., Gilroy 408-842-4499, bbq152.com

• Mission St. BBQ, 1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 831-458-2222, missionstbbq.com

• Salinas City BBQ, Salinas, 700 W. Market St., Salinas, 831-758-2227, salinascitybbq.com

• Trail Dust BBQ, 17240 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, 408-776-9072, www.traildustbbq.com

• South Winchester BBQ, 1326 South Winchester Blvd., San Jose, 408-376-0485, www.swinchesterbbq.com

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Personalize Your Pellet Grill With Custom Paint Color

Yoder Smokers competition carts are available in three standard colors with no additional charge: orange, black and silver. Over the years, many customers have requested carts in colors to match their competition BBQ or business logo, favorite sports team, or even their car.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill Competition Carts Available in Custom Colors

Blue- and yellow-clad custom painted Competition Carts ready to be mounted on YS640 Pellet Cookers.

We can match just about any color in the rainbow. Give us a call at 877-409-6337 ext. 1 to learn more about options, availability, and pricing.

Yoder Smokers YS640: The World’s Most Versatile Grill

We know it’s not easy to admit that you’ve made a mistake… but it’s never too late to fix it. Especially if the mistake was going with a “bargain” grill.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill is Always A Good Decision

The Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill might not seem like a bargain at first glance but its solid construction, ease of use, versatility, and sheer longevity will pay off in the long run. We hope you’ll factor in details like our best-in-class 10/3/1 warranty, acclaimed customer service, intensive R&D engineering, and commitment to quality American craftsmanship when considering your next (or first!) pellet cooker. It’s no wonder the YS640 is known as The World’s Most Versatile Grill.

 When we say “make the investment once and enjoy it for life,” at the end of that video, Yoder Smokers is talking about YOUR life– not the life of your grill. We’re in it for the long haul and we hope you’ll be joining us.

 

 

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Steven Raichlen Brings #ProjectSmoke to Wichita

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Yoder Smokers is proud to be a sponsor of Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke show on public television. We were thrilled to partner with our Wichita retailer All Things Barbecue to welcome the barbecue scholar emeritus for a series of cooking classes. It was kind of like an episode of Project Smoke, but with a whole backline of Yoders! Steven and Chef Tom from ATBBQ’s The Sauce cooked up an incredible array of dishes from the new Project Smoke book on everything from the Loaded Wichita offset smoker to our 24″ x 48″ Flat Top charcoal grill and a fleet of Yoder Smokers pellet grills.

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We took the grates off the charcoal pit and cooked Cowboy-style T-bones and corn in the husks right on the glowing coals.

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Steven’s Chinatown Spareribs were a huge hit with the crowd, shown here by Cody.

Cody shows off Chinatown Ribs at All Things Barbecue

It was a lot of fun showing Steven #WhyIYoder and learning some new recipes from his barbecue travels. Smoked ice cream was another huge hit. We’re going to have to do more experimenting and, hopefully, have him back sometime soon.

Steven Raichlen Smoked Ice Cream at All Things Barbecue

For more photos and video, visit Yoder Smokers on Facebook or Instagram.

Learn more about Steven Raichlen and Project Smoke at barbecuebible.com.

Check out All Things Barbecue’s blog at thesauce.atbbq.com.

 

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House of Q Cooking Classes at ATBBQ #TeamYoder

Our Wichita retailer All Things Barbecue hosts monthly cooking classes in their teaching kitchen. It’s a fantastic set-up with an indoor demo kitchen that features overhead cameras so students can see what the chef’s is doing from all angles and a big outdoor patio with a fleet of smokers and grills to cook on, many of which are Yoder Smokers. ATBBQ’s House Chef Tom Jackson, who creates the recipes for their blog The Sauce leads classes with the help of friends like pitmaster Andy Groneman of Smoke on Wheels BBQ and occasional guest instructors.

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We’ve been lucky enough to have BBQ Brian Misko from Vancouver’s House of Q to preside over classes at ATBBQ twice now and it is always a lot of fun. Brian uses a Yoder Smokers YS1500 in BBQ competitions, taking top calls at such prestigious events as the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue and the World Food Championships. He released his first cookbook, Grilling With House of Q, last year and it quickly became a bestseller in his native Canada. ATBBQ is the exclusive US distributor of House of Q’s popular BBQ sauces and rubs.

Brian Misko of House of Q at All Things BBQ

Brian Misko at ATBBQ YS640

There are certain folks we expect to see at All Things BBQ classes. Steve Hamous, for example, is always there to lend a hand with the Yoder Smokers:

Steve Hamous at ATBBQ Cooking Classes

And Kim’s smiling face is always front and center at classes:

Brian Misko and Kim Rosen at ATBBQ Cooking Classes

Sometimes there are new faces in the room, mostly people from the Wichita area or greater Kansas, often from neighboring states like Oklahoma, Missouri, or Nebraska. But this last class of Brian’s brought visitors who flew in from almost as far away as he did! Randy and Chris came in from Billings, Montana and took the time to drive out and see the factory in Hutchinson where their Yoder Smokers pellet grills were made. They found out about Yoders via social media and learned about the classes through subscribing to ATBBQ’s newsletter and The Sauce’s YouTube channel. Elaine flew in from Nashville, where she cooks on a Loaded Wichita. She enjoyed Brian’s Grilling With House of Q and wanted to meet the guy who could come up with a recipe called “Cockroach Chicken.”

Brian Misko Cooking Classes at ATBBQ

What did Elaine think of her trip?

OMG! It was worth every cent to meet Brian and attend his classes. I learned so much and have already tested my learning. I smoked the best brisket that I have ever eaten! Thank you Brian Misko! My ribs were so good that my next door neighbors deemed them: “out of the park” as in that good! I love my Yoder Loaded Wichita and she is such a pleasure to smoke and grill on. My favorite is “Cockroach Chicken.” Brian’s secret brine is awesome. ATBBQ is such a friendly and warm place to shop and come to classes.

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Here’s Brian’s Cranked Up Meatloaf recipe from ATBBQ’s The Sauce YouTube Channel:

If you’re a Yoder Smokers owner or contemplating becoming one, ATBBQ is a great place to see a wide selection of our cookers all in one place and there is usually something cooking on their patio. Check out their upcoming cooking classes and see if there is anything that piques your interest. And let us know if you’re coming!