Yoder Smokers YS1500 Pellet Grill

Yoder Smokers YS1500 Pellet Grill
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About the Yoder Smokers YS1500 Pellet Grill

Our customers have asked for it, and here it is. The Yoder Smokers YS1500 Pellet Grill has redefined versatile. The integrated heat management system (HMS) that was perfected in our wood pits is now available to pellet cooks! The HMS gives the pitmaster outstanding temperature control from side to side, making it easy to grill off a bunch of steaks over direct flame, fill it full of butts and briskets, bake dessert or cook an entire competition on it. Mounted on our competition cart with 10" pneumatic tires you have exceptional style and unmatched mobility from your trailer to cooking position. That’s Yoder listening to your requests, and delivering.

Yoder Smokers YS1500 Pellet Grill Features

  • Made in America's heartland
  • Digital control and display 175° – 500° in 5° increments
  • 20 pound hopper capacity
  • 1,500 square inches of cooking surface (24" x 42" main cooking shelf)
  • Heat Management System instantly creates different heat zones in the cooking chamber
  • 3/16" steel cooking chamber, 14 gauge steel on hopper 10 gauge steel competition cart
  • 10 gauge stainless steel front shelf
  • Integrated probe port (included) for running thermometer probes into cooker
  • Orange, silver, or black competition cart (call for pricing on custom cart color)
  • Weight: 685lbs
  • Warranty: 10 years on grill body, 3 years on control system, 1 year on igniter
  • 10" pneumatic tires with 3 1/2" wide tread
  • Built for a lifetime of cooking enjoyment

The YS1500 has gotten dangerously close to imparting the color, flavor and texture of a wood fired pit with the ease of a pellet fired grill. The major difference between the YS1500 and other pellet grills is in the integrated heat management system (HMS). This design has a series of holes that starts small at the firebox end and steadily increase in size as they progress toward the chimney end. The HMS serves two very unique and important purposes; 1) it delivers even heat across the cooking chamber and 2) unlike other pellet grills releases smoke across the entire cooking surface rather than just at the edges of the drip pan and at the chimney. This is how the great color, texture and flavor are imparted into the meat. In addition to the HMS has a damper over the firebox. With the damper closed the pit runs evenly. To create two different temperature zones simply begin opening the damper, the more you open it the hotter the firebox end will run. This can also be used to create the perfect space for direct grilling. Finally, the HMS is easily removable for quick cleanup and to get full access to the firebox and burn grate area.

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  • Maverick XR-40 Wireless BBQ Thermometer


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Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks

Product Reviews 7 item(s)

I ordered this pit without ever seeing one since they just went into production. As a long time stick burner I was very skeptical. However Don and Kathy made me feel very comfortable about making the purchase.

The pit has met all of my expectations. It is easy to operate, keeps perfect temperature and puts out very consistent smoked meats.and did I mention the best bacon and pizzas you will ever eat?

I would recommend this cooker to anyone that is looking for something a little more than a backyard smoker.

Everyone I have talked to that has bought this pit loves it as much as I do mine.

Thank you Yoder Smokers for making my BBQ experience much more enjoyable.
Review by Pinkie's BBQ / (Posted on 5/1/2018)
The Cowboy Way Competition Team AZ
we have been using the 1500 for the last month. It is one of the best if not the best cooker I have ever used. We have only used it for one comp but we made a few mistakes and won't blame it on the cooker. Did a few practice cooks and a party for my church of over 300 chicken quarter. I will be buying the YS 1500.
Review by johnjr / (Posted on 5/1/2018)
Two worlds collide for one amazing cooker!
One part Yoder offset smoker, and one part Yoder pellet smoker gets you a YS1500. I have owned my YS1500 for 6 months at this point, and it is flat out amazing! Dead even cooking surface, tons of cooking space, several heat adjustments and amazing food flavor and texture. Everything from high heat cooks, to low and slow, this will help to make your meals something to be proud of. Easy to use, and top quality food makes this a dream cooker. Add to that Yoder Smokers build quality and service, you've got a winning combination. Thanks for the wonderful product! My smoker will be around for years to come due to awesome results, and equally awesome build quality.
Review by husker9903 / (Posted on 5/1/2018)
Excellent pit
I have owned my YS1500 for a couple months now and all I can say is WOW! VERY even temperatures across the grate and non-stop nice thin blue smoke at all times.Build quality is second to none. If you want the best, get a Yoder.
Review by tduffy / (Posted on 5/1/2018)
Everything I expected and More
Like many people I was having a hard time choosing between the YS640 and YS1500 decided to go with the YS1500 and very glad I did. Very even cooking temps and none stop thin blue smoke. Holds heat very well even when getting rained on. The food that comes off the smoker is amazing from low and slow bbq to high heat pizza the thing just flat out cooks. I cant find anything to complain about except for having to watch how much I eat now because everything that comes off of it is delicious.
Review by ricardoleon1981 / (Posted on 5/1/2018)
I live in California and did not have the opportunity to see the YS1500 in person before placing my order. Although the reviews online are all positive about Yoder and ATBBQ I still had reservations about making such a big purchase sight unseen. My YS1500 arrived a few weeks ago and all can say is it's worth every penny and the guys at ATBBQ are stand up guys. The engineering and craftsmanship are second to none. Pull the trigger - you will not be disappointed.
Review by slowplay28 / (Posted on 5/1/2018)
Yoder YS 1500
Can't begin to tell you how happy I am with this smoker! It was everything I thought and more!
I would say it's the best smoker I've ever owned thus far.
Highly recommend it to anyone.
But the really big thing is customer service! Outstanding!!

Review by Ric / (Posted on 12/29/2016)