The Thickness Advantage
Yoder Smokers hasn’t cut any corners by employing 10-gauge steel in the construction of the YS640S and YS480S cooking chambers, a thickness rarely found in backyard pellet grills today. This decision is not arbitrary; it's a deliberate choice to elevate the grill's durability and overall performance.
Industry Insight: Instead of being measured in inches or millimeters, steel is quantified using a unit known as 'gauge.' This practice traces its origins back to the 19th-century British iron wire industry. At a time when a standardized unit for thickness was absent, the concept of gauge was embraced as the prevailing measure. When reading gauge thickness, lower gauge numbers are thicker than higher gauge numbers.
Many grills on the market typically use thinner steel, often in the range of 14 to 16 gauge. The YS640S, with its robust 10-gauge steel build, not only withstands the test of time but also exhibits superior heat retention properties. The thickness of the steel provides a buffer against the elements, ensuring that your grill can brave the coldest days and most blustery conditions with ease.
Thicker steel also reduces the amount of flexing within the cooking chamber at higher temperatures. This means tighter door seals and better fitment of grill grates, accessories, and the upper shelf.
Durability is more than just a buzzword when it comes to the YS640S. The use of 10-gauge steel ensures that this grill is built to last. Unlike thinner counterparts that will quickly succumb to the rigors of expansion and contraction from regular use, particularly at searing temperatures, and exposure to the elements, the YS640S will stand the test of time.
This thicker steel construction extends as an example of every component of the grill, from the body to the auger and beyond. Each part contributes to the overall resilience of the YS640S, making it a wise investment for those who appreciate quality and longevity in their outdoor cooking equipment.
Temperature Control Management
The benefits of 10-gauge steel extend beyond durability; they also play a crucial role in temperature control. The YS640S excels in maintaining a consistent temperature even in challenging conditions such as cold days and windy environments. The thick steel acts as a thermal buffer, preventing rapid heat loss and allowing for precise temperature regulation as well as a quicker recovery time after a door opening.
Whether you're slow-smoking a brisket or searing a perfect steak, the YS640S ensures reliable results every time. This level of control is a testament to the engineering excellence behind the Yoder Smokers brand. In the competitive landscape of pellet grills, the Yoder Smokers YS640S distinguishes itself with a commitment to quality and performance. The use of 10-gauge steel set a new standard, providing unmatched durability, longevity, and temperature control. For those who looking for a grill that will deliver a lifetime of service, you will find that in the YS640s.