Have you ever wondered where your Yoder Smoker was born? Wonder no further! Here are some highlights from a recent visit to our factory in Hutchinson, Kansas where raw steel is sheared, shaped and welded to become the world’s finest barbecue pits.
We see a lot of aftermarket customization on Yoder Smokers. It’s pretty great to see how people make them their own, usually with a custom cut logo or decal on the cart. We’ve got to say this old school hot rod pinstriping on Noah Davis’ cooker looks awfully sweet! Pollock Joe did a fantastic job and we love that fiery red on Yoder orange. No word yet on how it affects the food that comes off of it but we suspect it adds a little swagger to whatever Noah is cooking up!
One of the most recognizable ambassadors of Yoder Smokers is Smoke on Wheels BBQ‘s pitmaster Andy Groneman. He’s been cooking in competitions for more than two decades and has the trophies and bragging rights to show for it, with over 25 Grand Championships under his belt. Andy is also the instructor for cooking classes at All Things Barbecue, where he shows Kansans how to get the most out of their Yoders by preparing demonstration meals from prep to table.
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably know that Andy spent the last month in Australia. Our exclusive distributor there, Grill Pro, set up a whirlwind transcontinental teaching tour that paired Andy with local meat and produce purveyors, restauranteurs and gastronomes. From what we could see, Australians love American style BBQ and have an amazing locavore scene that rightly celebrates itself, especially in the glow of summertime.
Here are some photos to give you a taste of #TeamYoderAustralia, snagged from Grill Pro on Facebook: