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Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill
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$1,449.00
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About the Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill

Designed with versatility in mind.

  • Over 1,000 square inches of cooking space will allow you to smoke, bake, roast and grill for any crowd
  • Custom coded Programmable Logic Controller gives you true set it and forget it usability
  • Produces more smoke than the competition, from 150º to 300º allowing you to focus on your food

If you are searching for a single grill to perform all of your outdoor cooking needs, the Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Smoker is the answer. Traditionally, pellet fired grills have been excellent at smoking and baking but could not create the focused heat at the grate to be considered a serious direct grill.

Yoder Smokers has overcome this challenge with their YS Series of pellet grills outfitted with their direct grilling package. When fit with this package, the grate temperature on the left side soars past the 700-degree mark and produces those coveted steakhouse quality grill marks, fast cooking times, intense caramelization, color and texture common to cooking over an open fire or gas fired grill.

The YS Pellet Grills also offer superior quality and taste when used traditionally as a pellet fired smoker. With second-to-none build craftsmanship, the YS Pellet Grills help to produce the flavor that only wood fires can produce, all with the ease of "set it and forget it" operation.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Smoker Features

  • Made in America's heartland
  • Digital control and display
  • YS640 has 640 square inches of cooking surface (20" x 32")
  • The standard 2nd shelf brings total cooking space to 1,070 square inches
  • Includes probe port on hopper side
  • Variable displacement damper creates different heat zones on main cooking grate
  • 150 – 600-degrees in 5-degree increments
  • 20 pound hopper capacity
  • 10 gauge steel cooking chamber, 14 gauge steel on hopper and cart
  • Weight: 313lbs
  • Warranty: 10 years on grill body, 3 years on control system, 1 year on igniter
  • Optional Kits for the Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill

OPTIONAL SMOKING KIT
  • Two (2) 19" x 22" Frogmats
  • 12-18" Expandable A-MAZ-N Tube Smoker
  • Maverick ET-733 Wireless BBQ Thermometer
OPTIONAL GRILLING KIT
  • 3 GrillGrates w/ GrateTool
  • Cattleman's Grill Seasoning Pack (California Tri-Tip, Steakhouse and Smokey Chipotle)
  • Weber 6492 Instant Read Thermometer
OPTIONAL MASTER GRILLER KIT
  • 3 GrillGrates w/ GrateTool
  • Cast-iron Griddle
  • Cattleman's Grill Seasoning Pack (California Tri-Tip, Steakhouse and Smokey Chipotle)
  • Weber 6492 Instant Read Thermometer
OPTIONAL SERIOUS GRILLER KIT
  • 6 GrillGrates w/ GrateTool
  • Cattleman's Grill Seasoning Pack (California Tri-Tip, Steakhouse and Smokey Chipotle)
  • Maverick PT-75 Instant Read Thermometer

OPTIONAL CAST IRON ACCESSORY KIT

  • 12" Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
  • 13" Lodge Splatter Screen
  • Lodge 5qt. Dutch Oven
  • Lodge 2-pc Pan Scraper Set
  • Lodge Cast Iron Scrubber Brush

Note: the YS640 model pellet grill is now shipped unassembled in a box to reduce freight damages. We can no longer install dial door thermometers on the lids because of this packaging change. If you'd like to add a door thermometer, you can order one here and install it when you receive your cooker. We cannot unbox the grills to add these items.

The shipping dimensions and weight of the boxed unit are: 52" L x 38" W x 33" H, 424lbs

Product Reviews 100 item(s)

Wow......I am impressed....
I have been cooking Southern BBQ for 40 years, my Dad did the same. I have bought ever kind of grill on the market, built many of my own because none of the store bought grills cook very well and don't last because of cheap construction. Had been researching Pellet grills for some time and decided on the YS640. Received the grill yesterday and very impressed on everything from boxing to construction of the grill. Just fired it up to burn it in. Temp stays @350. This grill is well made, USA made ! Which is important to me. Cant wait to cook on it, know it will do the job. Thanks..All Things BBQ.....
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Review by Goober / (Posted on 10/17/2018)
Well built pellet smoker; poor thermocouple life
Bought a YS-640 in 2012 and have been an avid supporter of Yoder pellet grills. Cooks great and very solid construction. Technical support started out phenomenal but seems to be less competent now. Have replaced the thermocouple every two years, almost to the month (pellet grill gets used 1-2 times per month, at low temp 275 deg F cooks). Really disappointing thermocouple life for a $1500 pellet grill. Still love the way it cooks but I have to keep a spare thermocouple in my tool box so I don't have an issue on my cooks.
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Review by Chadworks / (Posted on 9/22/2018)
Didn’t believe the hype, but now I do!
Amazing
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Review by Jeremy / (Posted on 9/18/2018)
Best grill ever!
My Traeger wouldn't keep constant temp and wouldn't get up to the set temp in the winter. Time to get a Y640. Best move ever... love this thing. Plenty of room to cook, keeps the temp steady. A pleasure to BBQ now!
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Review by Chris V / (Posted on 9/5/2018)
ys 640
I did a lot looking around at pellet smokers before buying the ys 640. This thing is amazing! I have been cooking BBQ for about 15 years. I owned a Gator pit entertainer which is made in Houston Texas (stick burning pit) and I currently own a $25,000 Ole Hickory Pit EL-EDX which can cook 700 lbs of BBQ at once. I wanted something smaller to cook for family. The ys 640 turns out PERFECT Q every time! The amount of smoke is just right. Plenty of smoke flavor without over smoking which is very easy to do in my other pit. This is an EXCELLENT product which I strongly recommend.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
5 stars, a really great smoker
I have owned my YS640 for about 9 months now. Before I bought this I researched smokers/grills for about 2 years because I had very little experience with them & cooking in general. With the help of a few good websites I have produced some great food. There is a ton of room to cook on & the heat stays pretty much where you want it. Only a few issues I have had is that where the stack mounts to the side of the grill it drips. I did have a scratch on mine from the shipper & when I called about it I was sent a can of matching high temp paint very quickly. One thing that I like the most about this smoker is it is heavy. You can tell that this thing was built to last.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Almost idiot proof
I say almost idiot proof because I still make stupid mistakes when I'm cooking and I like to blame it on the pellet grill once in a while. The unit is extremely easy to use for a novice such as myself. I just fill the hopper with my favorite wood pellets, set the temperature and add my food. I have owned this unit a little over a year and everything from the first burger I cooked until the smoked pork chops I just had for dinner has turned out really, really well. I find myself wanting to either smoke or direct grill everything. We have cooked pizza, turkey breasts, tri-tips, pork butts, burgers, salmon, cookies, brownies, chicken wings, drum sticks, pork chops, ribs, cornbread, vegetables, meatloaf and many other things. Nobody ever complains. LOL I have used it in all types of weather all year long. Once I learned how to use the damper (didn't take long) the heat stays where I want it and remains relatively stable even on the coldest days. I would buy this unit again and I would recommend it to others.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Best Customer Service.....
Many products have a problem at some time in their life. My Yoder 640 was one of those products. Here is what is different. You all know that sinking feeling when you have a problem....and get ready to call customer service. We sort of steel ourselves to be prepared for the response....or actually, lack thereof. NOT AT YODER. After fully explaining my problems to Joe, he and his company completely exceeded my expectations. My customer service experience was world class - rivaling famed LL Bean, Amica Insurance and other. This is old honor. They better be careful though.....this kind of customer service is going to create raving customers and more business!~
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Best Cooker, best customer service
My wife and I were one of the first buyers of the YS640 in 2010. We had owned a couple of gas grills that, of course, eventually rust out. My wife saw the YS640 at the Kansas State Fair and called me and said that I HAD to look at this smoker! At first, the smoker had many problems--inaccurate temps, huge swings in temps, etc. Don and Joe kept working on the problems and installing updates--never charging us for updates or service calls. Finally, in about March of 2011, they installed the update that really was the solution. Since then, the YS640 has been a consistent workhorse that does everything as advertised. Built like a tank. built to last. Don and his staff stuck by his product and by his customers. In this day and age, customer service is uncommon. By the way, I thought the YS480 would have been big enough, but my wife said, "our family isn't getting smaller,".....I'm very glad we got the 640 and the second shelf. I have needed it many times. Thanks Don!
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
The workhorse of the fleet and my favorite Birthday present ever
Pellet grills have a couple of very distinct advantages and disadvantages. The best can hold a constant temperature more or less indefinitely, provide even smoke at low temps, cook w/o smoke at high temps, make it possible to evenly cook several different meats and do a good job at two zone cooking. The Yoder excels at these. It is built like a tank, easy to use and I love it. One drawback for some pellet grills is the inability to reach high temps and sear. With the GrillGrates I have reached almost 600F and can sear with the best of them. Drawbacks. Well, it is a bit tricky to clean, but I guess I am keeping it cleaner than I did my previous grills!
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Thinking Traeger? Think again if so....
I purchased my unit new this last weekend, and had the privilege of working with the owner directly. Extremely polite and informative gentleman who is straightforward and wants you to buy what you think is best. He was not pushy at all and doesn't need to be. The product sells itself. I have a friend who has a Traeger and I have grilled/smoked with him on several occasions. There is a reason this grill weighs significantly more than the Traeger. If you are truly going to invest this amount of money in a grill, please make sure you are completely happy with your investment by purchasing this Yoder grill.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Great service & quality - New YS640 owner
I just love my YS640. After the first burn and then the coating with oil, I did bacon for 2.5 hours and finishing up with chicken. I have had this thing at 350*, 225* and back up to 350* and it hold temps so well. Don Cary was awesome to deal with and can't wait to get to more smoking!
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
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this is the best smoker/grill ive ever had. i will not go back to a stick burner, the smoker is so well built im really amazed at the Qualty.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
What a deal!!!
Ever since my visit(s) to All Things BBQ in Wichita, my heart has belonged to the Yoder Smokers. I had researched many comparable size smokers, and guess what - they really are not comparable. The smoker started first time, quickly, and heated up well. I did ribs as my first foray and they were as perfect as my meager talents could get them. The fact that this smoker weighs in at almost 360 pounds speaks volumes as to how well built and how heavy gauge the metal is( something severely lacking in most other smokers). I had the extra shelf put in and the cooking space is easily double what I had seen in other smokers about the same dimensions. Hats off to All Things BBQ for the high quality Yoder smokers they so proudly distribute!!
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Best pellet cookers on the market
I picked my 640 in 2011 and after all this time, I have to say it is far and a away the best built most reliable pellet cooker I have ever used. This cooker has helped my win numerous awards on the KCBS circuit and rapidly became my favorite brisket cooker.
Like all of the Yoder line, the 640 is built to last and is a much more rugged cooker than other pellet cookers. From the thick gauge steel body, to the massive pellet a, to the expanded metal grates, this cooker should last you a lifetime.
The control panel is simple, uncomplicated and easy to use, no codes of crazy steps to remember. Turn the switch on, set the temp once it lights and you are ready to go. On the outside the controls may look simple but behind the scenes it is working to constantly monitor feed rates and temperatures to lock into your set temperature as close as possible. The longer you cook the smaller the adjustments , making this one of he most consistent cookers on the market.
In true Yoder fashion the 640 is not a fancy cooker with lots of shiny things, bells and whistles. Don't mistake that for poor craftsmanship, the Yoders are all built to the highest quality standards. They just happen to be more muscle car than sports car. Big, bad ass, built to last American muscle car that will blow the doors off the competition on your back deck or on the comp trail.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Outstanding
I got my YS640 for a combination Father's Day/ Birthday gift and regardless of whether it's grilling or smoking beef, pork or chicken the results have been outstanding. I can hardly wait to break out the turkeys for the Holiday meals. The direct grilling grates leave a steak with beautiful grill marks and the use of the fruit wood pellets along with quality steaks have made for some incomparable meals. As for quality of the smoker itself, I have sons-in-law that are already jockeying for position to try to be the next to have the YS640 after my demise - - - and we're figuring that won't be for at least 20-30 years!
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
The best that money can buy
This smoker is one totally awesome product. It is more that just a smoker, it is a true convection oven, we have baked bread in it! As for being able to hold the temp for low and slow, wonderful. The beef that I smoked was delectable. I just this week smoked 10 venison loins at the same time; it took 1 hour for the most tender, delicious venison I have ever tasted!

I have yet to have any problems with my smoker, other that what I caused for myself. Please follow the instructions on covering the heat diffuser plate with aluminium foil. When fat from the meats that you are cooking (mine was chicken) it will cook right there, and is difficult to get off. When you follow instructions, this cooker is a dream come true.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Great smoker. Even better customer service!
My new YS640 had an issue with the ignitor, but after contacting the retail store Don,the owner, contacted me personally to resolve the problem. Not only was I given a replacement ignitor the same day, Don brought it to my front door! That is above and beyond in my book. I've been bragging on my Yoder Smoker every chance I get!
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Yoder YS640 Awesome Smoker
Best customer service around. Purchased in July of 2011. Many hours of smoking and cooking Steaks, Bacon, Baked Beans, and Pizza. Chicken to Pork. My Gas grill doesn't get used. They called and said the smoker needed a software update. They gave it a tune up and there was no charge. Awesome company.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
New YS 640 Owner
I am a pellet grill newby and a recent convert from the backyard charcoal grill to the Yoder YS640. After a ton of research on pellet grills, I jumped in the deep end with this grill and have won raving Family fans after four grilling adventures. I have never cook ribs...tried three racks using a special rub and several ours on the Yoder...and my wife who isn't fond of ribs was eating the left overs the next day! This grill is easy to use and creates fantastic tasting food. My only regret is that I didn't purchase the grill a lot sooner.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
YS 640 PELLET GRILL
I had an American made Traeger for 6 years and after it rusted out I was looking something built for the long haul. The YS 640 is it. Built like a tank it will hold up for years and the extra steel helps retain the heat. Temperature control is spot on and recoverey after opening the lid is amazing. I thoroughly researched all my options and I could not be happier. I cooked steaks the other night in 40 degree weather and had no issues whatsoever. The grille grates are a must and leave beautiful lines. Before you buy anything else, investigate what the other cookers are made of. There really is no comparison.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Yoder YS640 pellet grill
"How do you figure value in a pellet grill?

Is it customization? I called before I order my YS640 and told them I wanted my grill grates made out of expanded stainless steel, and a few other small things done to ""personalize"" my grill so it was just the way I wanted it. ""No problem. The added materials will cost extra, and shipment will a week so we can fabricate your grates."" Try getting that with a Chinese import!

Is it versatility? I have smoked, grilled and baked in this unit. The sliding heat deflector allows you to even out the temperatures from side to side. Or, create a two temperature cooking zone for different types of food. I have gotten temps as low as 145* and as high as 505*...and cook just about anything with that flexibility.

Is it size? With the optional top grill grate. the cooking surface area is 1070 sq. inches. I filled mine up once....that's a lot of food!

Is it customer support? I ordered a grill cover(made by a outside vendor in Kansas as well) for my YS640. It ended up with a small leak. I called Don, and by the end of the week I had a brand new one. Also, I was getting ready for my first cook on my brand new YS640, and I invited the whole family over for baby back ribs. I called Joe, and he talked with me on the phone for 20 minutes explaining how the grill worked, what temp to set the pit at, when to rotate the ribs and even which ribs will need to be rotated. Joe was spot on! Best ribs I have ever had!!!

Is it food quality? All of my foods are the best I have ever grilled. The ribs are nearly falling off of the bone, yet still moist! In the past, if I tried to get them to that point, they would have been very dry. All of my meats have been moist with a lightly smoked flavor. My breads perfectly crusted on the outside, moist inside with a perfect crust!

In my opinion, the YS640 pellet grill is the best value on the market...hands down!"
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Amazing grill!!
We have owned the YS640 for several months and have used this grill/smoker countless times now. Keeps the temps up great even when it is snowing and blowing and 20 below zero windchill!! The food has been amazing and I will highly recommend this grill to family and friends! Happy Smoking :)
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Quality, Versatile Cooker
I've owned the YS-640 for several months now and I'm still impressed by the versatility of this pit. This is hands down the best built pellet grill on the market. It consistently produces quality slow smoked, baked, and grilled food.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Proud to own it!
I brought my YS640 to Mexico on a friends recommendation, he was right. I takes the complexity of smoking away but this is not the reason why I got it. We live in south of the Sonoran desert and we are over the 100F most of the year, its almost impossible to stay close to your smoker to watch the fire and temperature. Plus, wood is not as easy to get in the desert. Since I got it, I have been selling food on Sundays, I was sold out since day one. Flawless food time after time. I am planning to get the old time offset cooker to smoke in the winter just for fun. There is really no need for it.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 7/30/2018)
Built Tough
Only one disappointment. No Charcoal flavor as discribed. Maybe because the grilling is so quick? Which is nice.
And we only use the Yoder Pellets. But other then that, very well built.
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Review by LostnAz / (Posted on 7/28/2018)
Direct grilling on a pellet smoker is what makes this special
Extremely high build quality. It's heavy. Solid. Nothing flexes or bends. The temp displayed is very accurate when referenced with a thermometer. My only complaint is that the 2-piece diffuser should either be standard equipment, or an optional upgrade at order time (in exchange with the stock diffuser). The 2-piece diffuser is a MUST HAVE accessory. Cleaning the firepot is a messy pain the A** without the 2-piece diffuser. I didn't think I would need it, But I ended up ordering it about 6 weeks after receiving my YS640. I also highly recommend the direct grilling grates. I was able to get rid of my gas BBQ because the direct grilling feature works so well on the YS640.
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Review by Ryan / (Posted on 7/24/2018)
New Yoder YS640
My wife and I just purchased a Yoder YS640. After looking at a lot of other smokers we finally settled on this one. It weighs in at over 300 pounds and is built like a tank. You can see and feel the difference between this unit and others. We brought it home, put it together and did the initial burn in for 1 hour. We then made some ribs for dinner. The temp was set and only had 10 degrees fluctuation up or down. The meat was very moist and had just the right amount of smoke flavor. We are very glad we made this purchase.
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Review by J&J / (Posted on 7/16/2018)
Excellent, high quality grill
Love the quality and versatility of this grill. Built like a tank. Easy to put together. Followed the burn-in and seasoning procedures and my first two cooks were delicious. Simple to use - set and forget until you need to spritz or turn. Looking forward to many more great cooks!!
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Review by DW / (Posted on 7/9/2018)
Just do it
WOW, that’s all I got. What an amazing piece of cooking equipment. I’ve owned mine now for a little over a year, and to be honest, each time I use it, I learn something new about it. I’ve cooked on Traeger’s and owned several Bradley smokers. But nothing compares to the versatility of the Yoder. This thing is well made (its heavy) and it cooks flawlessly. The worst thing about it is the need to empty the ashes, and it’s not that big of a deal. I will say, invest the money and buy the heat diffuser with the access door. It makes removing the ashes so much easier. Ask yourself this question, how many different flavors of propane can you use on your grill. Because with all of the different wood options for this, it’s almost limitless. Make the investment, you won’t be sorry
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Review by Fixer / (Posted on 7/6/2018)
No Regrets!!!!!
I’ve been grilling and smoking for many years and throughout all those years I have burned through many expensive grills. Four years before I purchased the 640 I got on the pellet smoker wagon and started my research. Finally when my daughter was getting married she ask me to cook for the wedding and gave me the perfect excuse to finally get a smoker I wanted. So getting back to the research and after 3 months of comparing I settled on the YS640. I wanted a grill, at my age, to be able to pass down to one of my kids. It was big investment but like I’ve learned in life, you get what you pay for “most” of the time. I have had this grill now, September 2018, will be 4years now. I have no regrets and would do it again. I’ve had some minor corrosion issues and after an email was promptly sent the matching paint to clean it up. I spent the time to do it right and today, a month later, today my grill looks brand new. Honestly nothing like this can be left to take care of itself. Maintenance like anything else is required. But I know this will most likely be my last grill. Thank for a great product and great follow up service. Smoke Shack.....
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Review by Steve’s Smoke Shack / (Posted on 6/30/2018)
Great product and ease of ordering
Ordering through All Things BBQ was VERY simple and easy. In fact, my YS640 arrived a few days sooner than expected/quoted. These grills are expensive, but I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for". There is no doubt the quality of Yoder craftsmanship is exceptional. So far, I have only been able to use my YS640 a coupe of times. However, I'm looking forward to many meals being cooked on it going forward. If you buy one, you will not be disappointed!
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Review by GAS / (Posted on 6/22/2018)
Built Like a Tank
I spent a lot of time researching smokers before committing to the 640. I wanted something that can basically be left alone, produce good results and be durable. The 640 meets and exceeds those goals. It is built like a tank, and weighs about as much. I needed two people to help me assemble and move it. Assembly was straiightforward and took about 90 minutes. I have about 4 cooks on it and cannot be happier with the results.
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Review by Bob / (Posted on 6/9/2018)
LESSON LEARNED, I BOUGHT THE RIGHT ONE THIS TIME
First impression was this thing isn't built like a mass produced unit, it's more like something you would expect from a master fabricator. The assembly instructions were incredibly detailed, and the way it was packaged made it really easy. It takes a little time to get temp steady for low smoking, but once it's there it seems to be pretty steady. So far absolutely impressed with everything about this cooker, and made in the USA!!!
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Review by Angus68 / (Posted on 5/28/2018)
Simply the best Smoker and direct Grill in the Market today!
Best Smoker and Grill on the market, especially love the new deflector plate with the cut out for out of this world direct grilling.....pay the price it's worth every penny....
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Review by Big Rig / (Posted on 5/16/2018)
Forget all competitors
I've had the Yoder for about 4 years now. Never looked back. It made my old Traeger look like a dime-store trinket. Thick metal. Built like a tank. Hold temps perfectly. I used to monitor grill temp. Realized quickly there was no need. Not even in the wind and cold. Eats less pellets than my old Traeger. Don't get me wrong, the Traeger works great when conditions are perfect, but in Omaha, NE, things are rarely perfect. It's true that compared to an offset you won't realize as strong of smoke flavor. That's good and bad, depending on what you're going for. When you're after dense smoke flavor, a simple smoke tube is all you need to get it to where you need.

Simply, I won't go back to any other smoker after having this one. And I doubt I'll need to. I'll die before this thing does.
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Review by JJ / (Posted on 5/4/2018)
Only one Bbq/smoker out there and it's the YS640
For anyone thats thinking about getting this grill and this hung up on the price, you just need to take the plunge. And when you take it home you will realize it's worth every penny. And then after your first use, you will feel that you under payed. My first smoker grill was a green Mountain and there is just NO comparison on the market to the YS640. Grill grates and other add on's are amazing as well. LOOK NO FURTHER IF YOU WANT A GREAT GRILL/SMOKER/OVEN... ECT
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Review by Pumpkinfishing / (Posted on 4/21/2018)
Just get it! You won't regret it!
Let's just say I really love to cook! Especially BBQ. I've had the YS640 a couple months now and can't say enough great things about it! I've grilled ,smoked and high temp roasted with excellent results! After week's of comparing and watching videos I know I made the right decision. There's just no comparison to the Chinese makes and the over priced stainless steel models. I considered the MAK smokers but at double the price couldn't justify it. For the price and USA build quality there isn't anything that can touch the Yoder!
From the second I ordered the YS640 to the day it arrived the service and dialogue with ATBBQ was first rate. They actually care about the customers service experience! One word of caution for anyone thinking about buying this beast. Make sure you have someone strong to help you unload it off the pallet! My neighbor was amazed at the heft and build quality!
I can safely say that my expectations were greatly exceeded!! This is the latest and last smoker I'll ever need! I replaced a Weber Performer and Weber Summit S670 as well as a Natural Gas smoker with this one Yoder product!
Thanks ATBBQ and thanks Yoder for making a great product with that all important "Made in the USA" stamp on it!
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Review by BK / (Posted on 4/18/2018)
Best smoker out there!
I have had my yoder for about 5 years and I love it.. I told my by husband I wanted a smoker for Christmas and he bought me the best!!!
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Review by Grandma11 / (Posted on 4/14/2018)
I have owned many grills...
I have owned many grills in thirty years and this is the best one that I have ever owned. I looked at pellet grills for two years and the Yoder was more versatile. Many talk a good game but this one has them all beat. This has met and exceeded my expectations
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Review by Johnny D / (Posted on 4/7/2018)
Only used it once. It's great. Started it at 3:30AM and went back to bed. That's smoking
Why didn't I get one before now?
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Review by JC / (Posted on 4/6/2018)
JUST BUY ONE ALREADY IT'S WORTH IT
I use to have a charcoal/wood fired smoker and it was a nightmare maintaining temperature especially on a long brisket cook. Instantly I've fallen in love my YS640 coupled with a fireboard. You literally set the temp load it up and walk away with no stress or worries about maintain temperature. It provides great smoke flavor too. Yes it is an expensive purchase but that is because this thing is built like a tank and will last for decades.
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Review by no3ffect / (Posted on 4/6/2018)
QUALITY, PRICE & VALUE
I received my Yoder YS640 Competition Cart 6 months ago and it is AWESOME! Stop debating the price and get the Value of Made in The USA and look at the Quality. I learned long ago if you want QUALITY be prepared to pay for it. You will not be disappointed..
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Review by hbep / (Posted on 4/4/2018)
looove this smoker
best yet
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Review by RH / (Posted on 3/28/2018)
From my initial phone call with atbbq to picking up my ys640, costumer service was spot on! The sales staff are very knowledgable about the products they sale and were able to answer all my questions about the ys640. Last night I tried my yoder out with s
This thing is a Beast!
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Review by Kel / (Posted on 2/28/2018)
THE BEST
I did a lot of shopping around for almost 2 years for a pellet grill this is by far the best of pellet grill on todays market. To cook on and be happy!!
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Review by tomcat / (Posted on 2/15/2018)
AMERICAN MADE WITH AMERICAN PRIDE
This smoker is everything you would expect from a American made product. Its heavy duty and pure quality, and oh yea makes the best bbq you would ever eat.
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Review by skinny / (Posted on 1/22/2018)
Price,value,ease of cooking, smoke flavor, it’s truly an all in one!
If you like to smoke or bbq,you won’t be disappointed!
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Review by Mijoh / (Posted on 1/21/2018)
It has made me enjoy grilling and learning how to prepare dishes we have never tried before
Love everything about it
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Review by Dan / (Posted on 1/17/2018)
Outstanding product
I bought a Yoder YS480 three years ago. I still use my cheaper pellet grill for everyday smokes, but I use the Yoder when I want to get serious. It does a beautiful job on baby back ribs (can do up to 8 racks laying flat on the grate) and I have smoked two complete turkeys at a time. The only time I have had a problem after 2 1/2 years of smoking was caused by a failed temperature probe. I got a new probe, installed it in a few minutes, and was back up and smoking again.
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Review by Al / (Posted on 1/6/2018)
Loving my YS640!!!
I've been using a pellet grill for a LONG time (Traeger for ~15 years?), so I know an upgrade when I see it. I just picked up a YS640, and it's amazing. I love removing the diffuser, adding the Grill Grates, and doing so nice searing! My first cook was a batch of rid eyes, and they were both beautiful as well as delicious. My "guest list" of people wbo want to come over for food keeps growing... Nice problem to have. Good friends, good food, good times.
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Review by DMac / (Posted on 1/4/2018)
Northwest approved.
After owning this grill for six months I can honestly say I don't regret my purchase. I was waiting for low temp weather to really test this grill and i must be honest i was very surprised. I grilled 400 degrees with the outside temp at 38 degrees and the grill came up to temp within 20 minutes. Last night I started a brisket in 31 degree weather cooking at 225. No problem at all, and I haven't use a thermal jacket. We have done every thing from low and slow to baking and just have been amazed at outcome. Got a couple of more tests that i want to do, but six months, it's great. Stop thinking about it, stop worrying about the price, and prepare to make some great wood fire food.
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Review by WSLJ / (Posted on 1/1/2018)
Fantastic
It is -7 degrees this morning in Fibre, MI. The Yoder640 is holding temp noproblem and i can't wait to taste this brisket! I researched pellet smokers for over a year before choosing the yoder. I can't even explain how impressed I am with it. Unbelievable machine!
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Review by Smitty-Q / (Posted on 12/28/2017)
Great product, great service
Well built product,the service from All Things Barbecue is top shelf.
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Review by Steven / (Posted on 12/17/2017)
Great product! Great service! Great everything!!
It took less than a week to receive. I am so impressed with everything. The YS640 is built to last. The packaging was well thought out and the instructions were wonderful. There is no comparison between this unit and the box brand it replaces.
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Review by Scott / (Posted on 11/2/2017)
Highly recommend
This smoker is amazing... ordering from all things bbq was super easy... the shipping was pretty fast and customer service is second to none
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Review by Mike / (Posted on 10/31/2017)
cant go wrong
most impressive unit I have ever seen. LOVE IT.
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Review by RH / (Posted on 10/24/2017)
New To Smoking
I recently got the YS640 smoker. Wow this sucker is heavy!! Nothing wimpy here. I had an older electric smoker that did its’ job for several years. I decided it was time to upgrade. Two things I really like about this smoker...the baby back ribs I did last week were the best I have ever smoked!! Bravo!!
I did a 1 1/2” rib-eye last week. OMG. From start to finish, cooking time was about 18 minutes. I had to dial down the temps, because it was too hot!
And the sear marks were very nice. Yea the price is a bit steep for the regular back yard BBQ’r, but this will be the last grill/smoker you should need. A rate this grill/smoker 10 out of 10! Bravo Yoder!!
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Review by Dan / (Posted on 10/21/2017)
Great American made product, and awesome customer service!
I've been BBQing and pit smoking for many years. About 4 yrs ago I tried out pellet grilling with an import brand, and had to rebuild and replace parts for 3 yrs until it was no longer worth it! I started looking at the YS640 about a year ago, and finally pulled the trigger on buying one. No gimmicks, No hype, this is the finest backyard pellet grill/smoker and wood fired sear machine on the market. The YS640 would also be right at home on the competition circuit as well. As many other reviews have stated, if your thinking about buying one, just do it. You will not be disappointed. Shes built like a tank and holds temp very consistently. From start to finish the staff at ATBBQ has been outstanding and professional, the unit arrived in only 1-1/2 weeks and was packaged securely on a pallet. Great American made product, and great customer service have made this one of the best purchases we've made in years, Thank you.
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Review by RG Jr. / (Posted on 10/19/2017)
Great smoker
Makes maintaining proper smoke and tempature a breeze
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Review by wils23 / (Posted on 10/16/2017)
You wont be dissappointed
I have had this unit for approximately two months now and it has exceeded my expectations! Quality build, excellent service. It doesnt hurt either that this unit makes some of the best bbq ever!
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Review by Rel / (Posted on 10/14/2017)
Ya'll Cant Go Wrong With A YODER!!
This is my first 'real' smoker and I am impressed. This sucker is over 300lbs!! Nothing here is wimpy!! I did my first Boston Butt on the smoker last week and it was very good. I am a newbie and am trying different methods to be the 'best of the best'. This smoker will be the only one I will use from this day forward.
Today I grilled up a T-Bone steak. And I used the Grill Grates. I upped the temps to 600 degrees. The T-Bone came out FABLULOUS!!! Actually, it cooked faster than I expected, and the sear marks were way better than I expected. I have been using Weber Gas Grill for many years and way satisfied with the results, but the Yoder smoker kicks ass...BRAVO YODER!!

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Review by Dan / (Posted on 10/4/2017)
Very impressed with the Yoder 640 and would purchase again.
Received mid July and had a month to try it out. Last grill was a pellet grill, Blazn Grill, 7 years and still has several more years of life. Was ready for new grill and I like the Yoder 640 reviews. The Yoder can hit a hotter temp, faster warm ups, made in USA just to name a few.
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Review by Vince / (Posted on 8/20/2017)
You will not regret buying this smoker from this dealer, superior in every way.
Everything about my transaction was top notch with excellent customer service and a superior quality product. Thank you.
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Review by Chris / (Posted on 8/18/2017)
The best thing I ever cooked on top notch
Very nice smoker does a outstanding job built to last . My wife really enjoy the food I smoked.
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Review by Tbrinkley / (Posted on 7/28/2017)
Outstanding performer from low and slow to roaring 600-700F searing/baking, all wrap in a top notch build quality.
I spent months checking out Memphis, Fast Eddy, Mak, and Yoder grills. I must say the Yoder is by far the most robust pellet grill of them all. I noticed many reviews with 3 or 4 star ratings for price and I must disagree; fit, finish, build quality, and material robustness of the Yoder was better than the Memphis Pro & Elite...and we all know how expensive the Memphis is.

Knowing this is an extremely well made product, my only concern was performance. I had no problems at all smoking in the low 200s and then searing above 600F. I was shocked at the inferno I could generate with the Yoder and realized very quickly that my concern that this smoker could not perform as a grill was not a concern at all.

The smoke quality was good for most cooks, however, I recommend using a smoke tube if you want to match the level of smoke you can get from stick burners.

The controller is very good, however, the display can be tough to see in direct sunlight. I recommend Yoder adds a backlight or something along those lines.

I did not get the competition cart but to be honest, it does not need it unless you are going to be rolling this on rough/uneven terrain
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Review by AZengineering / (Posted on 7/13/2017)
Don't think about it- Just order it!
Right off the bat I could tell this smoker was made in America! While putting it together the holes actually matched up! ATBBQ- beat the 5-6 week lead time and delivered in two weeks out to California. This thing is a beast- the heavy weight I was looking for in a smoker and it has the most consistent temp I have ever had with a pellet grill. I messed up on the first pellet grill that starts with a "T" and should have started out with the Yoder YS640. If you are on the fence or wondering if it's truly worth the cash. All I can say is yes...YES it is. Pull the trigger and order this now- you won't be disappointed. I don't work for Yoder or ATBBQ- I'm just a experienced BBQ'r that could not be happier! Thanks Yoder and ATBBQ,
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Review by Craig from CA / (Posted on 7/7/2017)
Excellent
Love my new Yoder. Easy to put together and it used it within two days to make some great ribs. I am looking forward to making some brisket and pork shoulder with the new smoker. Great steady temperature that made smoking a breeze
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Review by JDT / (Posted on 7/4/2017)
Looks good in videos, but better on your patio
Spent 10 months researching pellet grills, almost went with a different grill until I saw the capacity and how versitile it is. Easy to learn on, and the way it design I didn't experience a flame out one my recent 20 hour cook. Not only is the pit built like a tank but so are the shelves, burn pot and grates.. Now I do have two cons:
1. My heat diffuser started warping the first weekend I got it, but I was planning on changing it anyway.
2.the heat diffuser with the access door should be offered as an option instead of having two when you do purchase it.

Over all you will love it. The customer service is great, stop wishing for it and take the plunge
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Review by Willie / (Posted on 7/3/2017)
Best Pellet Smoker
Built like a brickhouse this grill does it all it is perfect I cant say enough about it.
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Review by Steve / (Posted on 6/30/2017)
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG MADE IN THE USA
this is the best grill I have bought it is so easy to use .all you have to do is load the hopper and follow the meat temp guide & and set the temp and sit back and enjoy. you will not go wrong if you buy this grill.
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Review by goodwrench3333 / (Posted on 6/26/2017)
American Made
4 years ago I made a 700 hundred dollar mistake a bought a China made grill it never worked right from day one. My wife suggested that I should replace it. I decided I wanted a us made grill after seeing the yoder series and all of the great reviews I couldn't wait for it to arrive.so glad a bought the ys640 works like a dream, any one reads these reviews and buys another grill you have made a mistake
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Review by Douglas / (Posted on 6/22/2017)
Heavy Duty, Top Quality, Versatile Smoker
just received my new YS-640 two weeks ago and I absolutely love it. The shipping process and delivery was just as described. The delivery guy unloaded it off the truck, and wheeled the pallet into my garage. Everything was perfect. I am very impressed with the build quality...this thing is a tank. So far have smoked ribs and a brisket, and grilled chicken breasts. The grill heats up much faster than I expected. Temperature holds very steady over the long cooks. I love having the built in probe ports. Still figuring out and tweaking the baffle to control different cooking zones. Only negative thing I say is it can be difficult to manouver in tight quarters because it's so heavy and only the small caster wheels turn. So if you need to move your smoker around a lot, consider the comp cart.
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Review by Andrew / (Posted on 5/29/2017)
YS640 Is Great! Get One!
Have had my YS640 for a couple weeks and love it! Have done a few cooks and everything has gone smooth. Truly a set it and forget it smoker. It is warmed up and ready to go in about 15 minutes. Plenty of room for food.
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Review by Buddy / (Posted on 5/24/2017)
Happy wife, happy life..!
Even after reading the reviews and watching the videos I was still not prepared for seeing the 640 when it arrived. What a machine! A tank? Yes it is, it makes other brands look cheap and disposable by comparison. I was nervous paying a little more for a Yoder wondering if it was worth it, it was worth every penny. Have only used it a few times for ribs and chicken which turned out great. The wife said 'How much?!' when I ordered it, now she says we should have got one years ago.
Happy, happy happy.
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Review by Limey / (Posted on 5/18/2017)
Finally a grill I'll use as often as I can
Excellent quality and craftsmanship. This grill delivers consistent results cook after cook! Grill grates perform wonderfully on open flame for direct grilling as well.
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Review by Jody / (Posted on 5/3/2017)
So glad I went with this smoker
I have several smokers I have used over the years. I have dialed in everyone I own over a course of trial and error. They all get great results, but require me to tend them all throughout the cook. I wanted a smoker that I could easily get to the desired temp, maintain the temp, provide good smoke flavor, and have the size to do a small or large cook, and not need me to be tending it throughout the cook. The learning curve on this smoker is super easy if you know all your temps, your first cook will give you the results your looking for. I was a little worried that I was not going to get the smoke flavor with a pellet smoker, but my brisket turned out amazing, very tender, the smoke ring was perfect. When I was searching for a new smoker I was a little shy of the Yoder based on the price, but when you figure in the ability to grill as well this became a better alternative. The quality is top tier, this is built to last a long time. I'm so glad I went with the Yoder YS640 no regrets.
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Review by Joe T / (Posted on 4/24/2017)
A great machine
This thing is AWESOME! Have no regrets, other than I don't know why I didn't buy this sooner. This Pit is built like a tank and it cooks wonderfully. From A to Z this is the best Pit ever built.
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Review by Sb159 / (Posted on 4/12/2017)
Love it so far so good!!
Recieved my YS640 a few days ago and I must say Im very pleased with the way it is built I paid some money for it but other pellet grills I have looked at dont even compare!! Ive cooked on it afew times and must say so far its been winderful!! Love the set temp and not having to keep watching it thru out a long smoke!!
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Review by Jimbo / (Posted on 4/4/2017)
Great pellet smoker!
This is a great pellet smoker! With a few minor tweaks, this thing would be perfect. Ribs, brisket, chicken, pulled pork, sausage, you name it and it comes off of the grates awesome. I've had mine since 2012 and would recommend that you purchase a spare thermocouple in case your's bites the dust in the middle of a smoke (replaced my thermocouple twice since 2012). This thing is built solid with longevity as a guarantee. The customer support at Yoder is unbelievable as well. I have gotten phone calls from them at 8am on Sunday morning when my first thermocouple gave up in 2014. Made in the USA with a commitment on customer support that has been incomparable to anything I've ever purchased! It's a bit pricey compared to the competition but does an amazing job. "The Sauce", with Chef Tom, is a huge help for those just getting their feet wet in pellet smoking. He does an amazing job by keeping it simple and flavorful!
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Review by Chadworks / (Posted on 3/19/2017)
Need to fix the unplug it every time issue. What if it was a built in?
Love it except for the part of having to unplug it every time you want to use it. When you pay $2k plus I would expect more. Just have one switch to power down and one to turn the power off.
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Review by 1234 / (Posted on 1/2/2017)
Some day I will own a second one.
Have owned one now for over 5 years. It is awesome. Have cooked everything on it. Only thing I have had to replace is the ignitor. Best purchase I made. Would recommend this smoker to everyone. Easy to use.
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Review by Ckirk / (Posted on 12/11/2016)
Buy American, Buy Yoder, BUY THE BEST!!!!!!
My propane smoker lived a good life, but after just 18 months it's another rusted out piece of junk that's was unsafe to use. I wanted to replace it with something that would last so I began researching the internet. I was delighted to stumble upon 1) pellet smokers and then 2) the Yoder 640. This is a premium price item that had me wondering if I should spend that much, but I was sold by the online reviews and YouTube video's. ATBBQ had it at my house in less that 5 days and the build quality, ease of use, and the food it helps produces are all second to none. I'm thrilled companies like Yoder can build the best products in the industry right here in America! Its a large investment in cooking, but worth every penny.
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Review by Clint / (Posted on 11/28/2016)
You can not go wrong with a Yoder smoker!
When you purchase this smoker, the cost is a bit more then some and less then others. Yet, I believe a great deal! One get's what they pay for. I believe this grill is a bargain at the price you pay. From the way it is shipped to me, I was throuoghly impressed with the attention to detail in packing and my receiving the smoker in perfect condition. It is a tank and the people I dealt with at All Things Barbeque, were first rate. If you have any questions, they would answer them. I plan on using the smoker in the next few days and can hardly wait. If the smoker works anything like the staff does at ATBBQ, it will be a grand slam! Kudos to everyone there and thank you for everything!
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Review by Crome726 / (Posted on 11/17/2016)
World class
I have owned this pit for over a year and a half now. I previously had a stick smoker which I achieved really good results with but it was time-consuming. But this baby takes it up to a whole new level.everything comes out amazing competition quality. My Family and friends are amazed by these results , The ribs and pulled pork are the best I have ever eaten. My brisket used to always come out average not on this machine.It's extremely juicy and mouthwatering. I would definitely recommend the top shelf and two side probe ports. The heavy duty cover is also top notch I have extremely Highwinds where I live here and the cover works perfect.everything that I have smoked has come out amazing. The juiciest turkey and chicken and even ham first class.I use mine all year even when it's 0° outside just amazed. Pull the trigger and buy this baby you'll never look back. Thank you Yoder for making a great product.
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Review by Weekend warrior / (Posted on 11/5/2016)
Awesome grill/smoker
Great product, you get what you pay for. This thing is built like a tank! Easy to use controls. My first pellet grill, hopefully it won't keep me from firing up my big green egg.
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Review by dalemke / (Posted on 10/13/2016)
You'll never have to buy another smoker again!
I've been wanting a Yoder for the last year and a half. Finally pulled the trigger on a 640 a couple months ago. Absolutely fantastic. I've been a Weber guy forever and this is my first smoker. This defiantly took my food over the top. My 640 has been incredibly accurate with keeping the heat on the grate to the setting I punch in. Just finished my first brisket and it was fantastic. The only way to go!
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Review by Patrick / (Posted on 8/7/2016)
What a gift!
My wife purchased this cooker for me for Christmas three years ago when I was working on the road. I had been a gas man for years and had converted to charcoal with great success and enjoyment. I built a UDS smoker and was really getting into the slow smoking with better temp control. Then my son ratted on me and told my wife that I had been drooling over a Yoder Pellet Grill. She surprised me to say the least as I would have never bought this unit myself. I've had several cars that cost less than this smoker! Wow. In person, this grill is build by people that love their job. The smoke flavor compared to a Weber kettle is more delicate than harsh. Temperatures are very even across the grill with warmer sides within an inch of the body of the grill. Being able to start it in two minutes and get to cooking in ten is very handy. Being able to run downtown without worrying about the temp is awesome. I've had it get a little lower than where I had set it, but not by more than 15 degrees. It has great reliability in any weather. We live in northern Montana and this thing just does what you want it to do. Great for making jerky, slow smoke, grilling, and baking. Wood fired cookies are one of our favorites. I've smoked cheese on it during the dead of winter at -15 degrees. Bacon...wow. If you have never had slow smoked bacon I feel sorry for you. Don't worry about not liking this unit after the purchase. I've thanked my wife more times than I can remember and I've received just as many compliments back from everyone who has sampled the food. Great job Yoder!
P.S. Thanks again Patty.
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Review by Montanadust / (Posted on 7/31/2016)
American crafted smoker built to last
Purchased the YS640 about a month ago. So far I have cooked nine pork butts, three racks pork back ribs, one beef brisket and four thick cut New York steaks on it. I am very pleased with the results of these cooks. I have an upright propane smoker, Weber kettle, propane grill and so far the YS640 has out performed all three of those in ease of use and flavor performance. I can get almost the same flavors with my others, but takes more work and babysitting. Also want to mention that the YS640 is built to last. I noticed the ruggedness and excellent USA craftsmanship immediately upon arrival. Some reviewers think maybe the YS has a steep price, but I think its justified due to its construction and craftsmanship. It would be difficult to make something of this caliber for any less. A couple minor things to note is you will have to play with the damper a bit to learn the heat distribution, but after learning it, its not a problem. Doesn't put quite as strong as a wood flavor on the food as my upright propane smoker, but it puts the right amount and I have no complaint here. I would and have already recommended the YS640 to friends and acquaintances. If you have spent long hours smoking foods and know the correct flavors that they should be, your not going to be disappointed with this cooker!
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Review by Chad W. / (Posted on 7/28/2016)
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome
7/6/2016 - I received my Yoder YS640 today in great shape (thank you Yoder {Aaron & Cathy] and FedEx). I just started the "initial burn off" and so far no hitches.

I've been smoking and grilling for over 40 years and have never had a cook unit as fine as this one. I am so grateful that we still have artisans here in the United States that take pride in the products they provide.

I'm making brisket and ribs for my buddies that helped me unload and move the smoker\grill. I also have 2 tri-tip roasts, chicken quarters and chicken thighs ready for the smoker this week. It's like I died and went to heaven!

Again, thank you all for your help and an awesome product.

Dave Breames, Mattoon Illinois
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Review by "Not So Famous Dave" / (Posted on 7/6/2016)
Great Grill/Smoker!!
I have owned Cookshack, Smoking Tex and Phoenix grills, this is by far the best all around smoker/grill I have ever owned...
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Review by SWPY / (Posted on 6/30/2016)
Got my ys640 in today, if you have the cash don't think twice just buy it. I was skeptical at first and pondered for weeks because of bad reviews. The yoder is the bees knees! No scratches dents ect. Flawless.
Heavy duty!!!!!! Plus made in the USA, can't beat that.
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Review by WH / (Posted on 6/29/2016)
You can't decide....? You can't go wrong with a ys640
If you don't buy this cooker and spend more than $600 on any cheap thin steeled cooker. By year 2 you will realize you paid for quality that lasts. I joke that no one would steal it because it weighs so much. But it's my baby and it's double locked. I promise you in a year you will look at your wife or family and say "That's the best purchase I ever made!" It's impressive, no one makes a better product. If u buy Traeger or any other cooker. In 3 years you will regret not spending the money on a luxury machine. Yoder is the best of the best. Yoder is who the other guys want to be. I would buy it again tomorrow! Don't have regrets. You won't regret this purchasem
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Review by Yoder4Life / (Posted on 6/17/2016)
The cats meow of cookers. No regrets! Yoder4Life
Although I marked price high. I would buy it again, tomorrow. I was a novice. I had never smoked anything when I bought this. It is amazing and if you asked my friends and family I should have opened a bar & grill. It's grills better than any gas grill u can buy. The YS640 only gets better with time you get good at using it. It's the best cooker on earth. If your considering paying over $800 for a cooker. Spend the money... you will not regret it. My cousins have Traegers.. and they smeared by them. One weekend at my cabin one has ordered his the other don't have the money yet. I have used it a minimum of 2 days a week and have already got my money out of it by not ruining meat. The guys at Yoder have a monopoly. No one makes a cooker that could stand up to it. THANK YOU YODER. YOU HAVE MADE SOME GREAT HOLIDAY MEMORIES FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. Remember if your on the borderline don't know if it's worth a little more. By the 12th month of owning it. You will look at your wife or girlfriend and say "I'm so glad I spent a little extra and got that. It's beautiful.
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Review by GRILLIN' GREG / (Posted on 6/17/2016)
Do not hesitate to buy this machine!!!
Hands down the best buy I have made!!!
I am so impressed with the quality of food and the ease of use!!!
Highly recomended!!!
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Review by Jezz / (Posted on 6/3/2016)
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we use it year round! my wife loves it she may have used it more than I have. its as easy as an oven set it and let it work its magic . they require cleaning more often than a gas grill but worth the work get ya one you will love it
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Review by bbq nut / (Posted on 3/24/2016)
Buy it...it's amazing...it's like cooking with a tank
I am writing this review because when I went to buy a smoker, it took me forever to make a decision. I researched and researched and researched trying to figure out the best way to go.

So I am writing this review in the hopes that I might save someone some time.

This smoker is amazing.

It is expensive. That is a fact. But as with many things, you get what you pay for. Constructed of 1/4" steel, the Yoder 640 will hold it's heat better than any other smoker. It is a tank and it truly is the last smoker you will ever have to buy.

I had never smoked anything before this purchase, and I was planning on getting an entry level one...but the idea of having/wanting to buy another one in a few years left a bad taste in my mouth.

So I bit the bullet and dropped the cash...and I have never looked back.

Buy this smoker...buy it.

I 5 starred the price because it is worth every penny...
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Review by Thomas / (Posted on 2/5/2016)
Don't Hesitate Get the YS640 and from ATBBQ
Just finished my first smoke on the YS640, ribs and chicken thighs. This machine is amazing. It couldn't be simpler to use. The chicken was the best I have ever tasted. The ATBBQ team was great, with fast shipping and they threw in some extras. I could not be happier and can't wait for years of great food off the YS640. Don't hesitate to buy this cooker or to order from ATBBQ.
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Review by Okiepapist / (Posted on 1/30/2016)
Love my ys640. Recommend for sure
I've had my ys640 for almost a year now. I absolutely love it! I debated for a long time before my purchase. I'm an old school charcoal guy at heart. I used to have a gas grill and a coal pit. I got tired of replacing gas grills every few years and having two grills is cumbersome. I considered an egg but the pellet grill is so convenient. I'm impressed by the build quality of the ys640. It's so heavy. It won't be rusting through any time soon. No regrets. My treager owning buddy is buying a yoder as soon as his treager quits because he has grill envy
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Review by Armondo / (Posted on 1/28/2016)
Best in the indsutry and great support from the team!
The first thing you notice about yoders its the quality! They are testosterone, precision, heavy duty machines. Yoders cut the learning curve from novice to celebrated cook in less than a year, because they allow you to focus on the cooking instead of tending the fire which can take you lots of time. The only issue I have with mine is that the fan vibrates inside making a wierd noise, so I have to open the cooker and re-atach or re-instal the velcro strap that keeps the fan from vibrating. If this works, I will return to edit my review to 5x3 stars. However, the support team sent me everything I need to conduct the process my self; no complains here.
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Review by insomniac / (Posted on 12/13/2015)