About

A little competition is a good thing. Especially when you're competing at something that really matters. Like barbecue. And let's face it, whether you're competing against the top smoke masters, the guy next door, or yourself, barbecue matters. So, for all you folks who like to win – the smoke pit crews, the Backyard Chefs the apron-wearing, tong-carrying people who live to "Grill" – it is YOU for whom we build our Yoder Smokers.

Yoder Smokers are NOT the typical barbecue pit you buy down at the local department store. These pits are designed for use at the biggest BBQ competitions, and in your own backyard where the competition can be just as stiff. We construct our line of competition-grade smoker pits to last a lifetime. In fact, that's how long we guarantee them against burnout. Our pits have so much steel in them that even the smallest pit we make weighs in at 255 pounds... and our biggest pits weigh well over 1,200 pounds, before we even add a trailer to the weight. So, when your neighbor's shiny polished-steel grill has burnt through and is headed for the dump, you'll still be smoking away.

Go to a sanctioned BBQ competition and ask any owner of a Yoder Smokers product why they chose one of our pits and you're likely to hear things like: "It keeps an even temperature for a long time;" "It really keeps in the heat;" or "It uses less wood than the other pits."

In other words, people who really know BBQ recognize the quality workmanship we put into our line of smoker pits, and how those "extra details" can make all the difference in turning out mouth-watering BBQ. They appreciate why our pit doors are all fully welded, and how our offset chamber design – perfected by award-winning smoke masters – keeps a flowing smoke and even temperature.

The YODER Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker

“We didn't invent the pellet grill....

WE PERFECTED IT”

Direct Grilling

It’s simple – remove the standard grate and heat diffuser plate and install the direct Grill Grates. Prepare to be amazed by the sizzle that pops off the surface of this pellet grill. You will blow friends away with the steakhouse grill marks that have been reserved for super-hot direct grills…until now.

Indirect Griling

With the cooker set up for direct, you have an outstanding indirect grilling surface opposite the firebox. You’ll get sear marks without the direct heat for entrees like fish or sides like veggie kababs. The added versatility of a YS pellet grill will let you move all of your cooking outside. 

Baking

Seriously, anything you can bake in your oven will be better on your Yoder. Swedish chocolate pudding, cornbread, pizza, you get the picture. The Yoder series of pellet cookers will make light work out of all of your cooking requirements.

BBQ Ribs

There is something about a rack of sticky BBQ Ribs where the meat is so tender it basically falls off the bone. Your Yoder can help you produce these mouth watering morsels.

Brisket

If you want to prove yourself as a pit master you are going to have to tackle what is often considered the king of Texas BBQ, the brisket. Your Yoder is well up to the task producing competition grade brisket with the much sort after smoke ring. 

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork buns with creamy coleslaw is a great way to feed a bunch of people. Get that Boston Butt (pork shoulder) on lo'n'slo and wait until you see the response from your guests when they taste it!

Smoked Salmon

Smoked fish is a real treat and something that you can easily do by yourself with a bit of practice. Salmon, Kahawai, Trevally, Kingfish (and other species) all smoke up beautifully. 

What top barbecue pitmasters say about Yoder Smokers...

“IT WILL LAST FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE”
“THE THICK STEEL RETAINS HEAT IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS”
“THE FOOD COMING OFF THIS SMOKER IS UNMATCHED”
“IT JUST WORKS”

Pellet Grills

Pellet grills are the latest revolution in outdoor cooking.  These grills cook your food by burning hardwood pellets, giving your food the taste of cooking over a wood fire. Wood pellets are loaded into a hopper and then dispensed into the fire chamber via a rotary auger. An automatic controller maintains the auger feeding the pellets and the temperature for you, meaning you can focus on preparing your meal or enjoying family time.  No more messy charcoal, and easy to use like a gas grill but with far better flavor.

Yoder Smokers pellet grills are the only cookers which can BBQ low&slow like a traditional wood smoker, but still get hot enough to sear a steak like a professional.  And since they are handcrafted from heavy steel in the USA, they will last a lifetime.  Simply put, if you want a grill that can do it all, a Yoder Smokers pellet grill is the last grill you will ever need to buy.

Offset Smokers

Offset smokers are the kings of the barbecue world, used by everyone from backyard cooks to professional pitmasters. When you own an offset smoker, it says you are serious about your BBQ.  By burning charcoal and/or wood in the side firebox, the meat is cooked in the main chamber over indirect heat, creating moist and tender BBQ.  Smoke is drawn through the cooking chamber to give the meat a rich smoky flavor.
 

Yoder Smokers has developed a reputation of building some of the best smokers in the industry, all handcrafted in America. With super-strong welds on all joints and over 6mm steel plate construction, these smokers are guaranteed to last a lifetime, without rusting through or burn-out.  And maintaining temperatures is as easy as sitting outside with a beer in your hand, smelling that irresistible BBQ!

Yoder Pellet Grills and Offset Smokers

Pellet Grills

Yoder YS640 Pellet Grill, $4999

Yoder Smokers Pellet Grills come standard with an easy-to-use digital control and two convenient exterior shelves. With expansive cooking surfaces-ranging from 800 to 1,070 square inches-combined with nearly twelve inches of headroom, there's plenty of room for anything, including beer can chickens or turkeys.

• Dimensions: 61" long x 54" high x 36.24" deep
• Cooking Surface: 1,071 sq Inches

• Hopper Capacity: 20 lbs

• Weight: 335 lbs

Yoder YS640 Competition Pellet Grill, $5999

Our well respected and popular YS640 is just at home on the competition circuit as it is the back yard. The cooker's main body and electronics are all the same, but when you add the competition cart and stainless steel prep shelves, it becomes even more versatile and markedly more maneuverable - perfect for someone competing at a different venue every weekend. The competition cart has 8" pneumatic casters, two of which lock the cooker into place, and a set of tie-downs to keep it immobile in your trailer.

• Dimensions: 61" long x 54" high x 36.24" deep
• Cooking Surface: 1,071 sq Inches

• Hopper Capacity: 20 lbs

• Weight: 418 lbs

Yoder YS1500 Competition Pellet Grill, $14,999

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 pit-master outstanding temperature control from side to side, making it easy to grill off a bunch of steaks, fill it full of butts and briskets 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.

• Dimensions: 58" long x 67" high x 37" deep
• Cooking Surface: 1,500 sq Inches

• Hopper Capacity: 20 lbs

• Weight: 667 lbs

Offset Smokers

Yoder Cheyenne Offset Smoker, $3,999

"The Cheyenne" moves you beyond simply grilling and into the world of slow smoking and barbecuing. The difference is this; the heat and smoke are drawn through the cooking chamber indirectly, the indirect heat is the secret to producing moist, super tender meat with that rich smoky flavor. Whether you are feeding your family or a gathering of a dozen people put the Cheyenne to work for you and be prepared to enjoy Blue Ribbon results.

• Dimensions: 68" long x 48" high x 30.75" deep
• Cooking Surface: 703 sq Inches

• Weight: 315 lbs

Yoder Wichita Offset Smoker, $5,999

So, your reputation as the neighborhood pit-master is drawing a crowd. The Wichita boasts up to 1,093 square inches of cooking surface gives you all the room you need for additional meats and sides. Precision crafted, the Wichita's dual-damper draft control system produces professional results–regardless of your level of experience. For even more cooking versatility, the Wichita features a firebox grill grate and an optional top slide out shelf. From the backyard to large gatherings–or even competitive events–the Wichita will astound your newfound fans.

• Dimensions: 78" long x 57" high x 34" deep
• Cooking Surface: 1093 sq Inches

• Weight: 495 lbs

Yoder Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, $6,999

Load it up! The Loaded Wichita adds our three most popular options: cooking door counterweight, heat management plate & 2nd level slide-out shelf. To maximize your cooking experience. The Loaded Wichita boasts over 1600 square inches of total cooking surface. Precision crafted, the Wichita's dual-damper draft control system produces professional results–regardless of your level of experience. From the backyard to large gatherings–or even competitive events–the loaded Wichita will build your reputation as the neighborhood pit-master.

• Dimensions: 78" long x 57" high x 34" deep
• Cooking Surface: 1610 sq Inches

• Weight: 591 lbs

Yoder Kingman Offset Smoker, $7,999

Is the quality of your barbecue increasing the size of your gatherings? The Kingman is sized to make light work out of preparing unbelievable smoke infused meats for crowds of 100 and more. The key is the Kingman's consistent heat management characteristics, which efficiently draws heat and smoke from the offset firebox. Adding to the Kingman's competition-grade status is an extensive list of standard features including a cooking door counterweight, dual-thermometers, Heat Management Plate, top slide out shelf and a firebox grill grate. With the Kingman is at home doing commercial catering, competing in BBQ competitions or in the backyard with friends.

• Dimensions: 91.75" long x 64" high x 41.25" deep
• Cooking Surface: 2242 sq Inches

• Weight: 932 lbs

Yoder Durango Vertical Offset Smoker, $6,895

For gatherings of 50 or more, the Durango 20" provides up to 2,681 total inches of cooking surface: 342 square inches of direct grilling surface in the firebox, 1,235 (with optional 2nd shelf) square inches of horizontal indirect grilling surface and 1,104 square inches (4 shelves @ 276 square inches each) of slow smoking surface in the vertical chamber. 

Quickly achieve 700 degrees for searing steak, 400 degrees for indirect grilling, 200 - 250 degrees for barbecuing or down to 150 degrees for slow smoking and warming. Yes, it's that versatile. Remove the top rack(s) in the vertical chamber and gain access to the Durango's hanging bar for hanging your favorite slow smoking foods. As with all Yoder products, the heavy ¼ inch steel construction and efficient air flow management system produce blue ribbon results, with minimal effort.

• Dimensions: 86" long x 82.5" high x 34.6" deep
• Cooking Surface: 1910 sq Inches

• Weight: 765 lbs

Charcoal Grills

Yoder Charcoal Grill 24" x 36", $6,295

The popularity of charcoal cooking has been steadily increasing over the past 10-years. To meet that demand Yoder Smokers has introduced large format charcoal grills that cater to the folks who are cooking for a crowd. The 24x36" grill boasts 864 square inches of cooking surface. Key features that cooks will immediately appreciate are the variable height charcoal basket, the ability to cook indirectly and the stainless steel front shelf. The grill is mounted on 8" pneumatic tires which makes easy work out of positioning the grill.

• Dimensions: 47.9" long x 47.7" high x 37.5" deep
• Cooking Surface: 864 sq Inches

• Weight: 378 lbs

Yoder Charcoal Grill 24" x 48", $7,295

The popularity of charcoal cooking has been steadily increasing over the past 10-years. To meet that demand Yoder Smokers has introduced large format charcoal grills that cater to the folks who are cooking for a crowd. The 24x48" grill boasts 1,152 square inches of cooking surface. Key features that cooks will immediately appreciate are the variable height charcoal basket, the ability to cook indirectly and the stainless steel front shelf. The grill is mounted on 8" pneumatic tires which makes easy work out of positioning the grill. 

• Dimensions: 59.9" long x 47.7" high x 37.5" deep
• Cooking Surface: 1152 sq Inches

• Weight: 441 lbs

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