Choosing The Right Pellet Grill

Yoder Smokers might not have been the first to come up with the concept of a smoker that runs on compressed wood pellets, but we put our experience building high quality offset pit smokers from heavy gauge steel into manufacturing the very best pellet cooker on the market. We’ve put more time and money into research and development than marketing swag and celebrity endorsements, and it’s paid off with a solid range of American-made pellet grills that are durable, dependable, and quite literally award-winning for the folks who cook on them.

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Bob’s YS1500 Pellet Grill

One of the best ways to learn about Yoder Smokers is to join our Community Forum. It’s an incredible resource, with Yoder owners putting our cookers to the test, troubleshooting, and sharing insights and helpful hints with each other. Competition pitmasters and backyard grilling newbies assemble on even ground, to discuss the ins and outs of barbecue and how to get the most out of your Yoder. We peer in and try to answer questions and generally be helpful, but Yoder owners are an independent breed and tend to make their own decisions!

Here’s a recent post from Community Forum member Bob Parrish, summing up his thoughts about his new YS1500 pellet cooker.

Yoder Smokers YS1500 Pellet Grill

My new cooker sitting on my super secret leveling device.

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Yoder_Herb and the Birth of the Yoder Smokers Forum

The Yoder Smokers Community Forum is a great resource for learning about our cookers, both for new owners and those considering buying one. Forum discussion is driven by owners, not created by our staff, and features conversations about everything from competition tips to photo brags and troubleshooting. It’s overseen by Yoder_Herb who was, himself, a customer deciding between a Yoder YS640 and one of our competitors. (We just dug up the 2012 email to prove it!) He became a Yoder owner, and then one of our most dedicated fans until we unceremoniously pulled him out of retirement and put him to work – manning the forum he suggested we needed! Here is his story, as told to a recent customer.

Yoder Herb and his trusty trailer

Yoder Herb and his trusty trailer

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