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I Did It - I Bought a Yoder

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  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5684
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #16
    What a monster! Did you get the orange cart? When that rolls off the truck all your new neighbors will be watchin!

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Yes - I got the orange cart. It was just too nice to pass up.

    • HawkerXP
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      Sweeeet!
  • au4stree
    Former Member
    • Aug 2018
    • 552
    • Birmingham, AL

    #17
    Great choice. If you like the youtube how to's and want ideas on recipes, check out "allthingsbbq" channel, Chef Tom does a great job and he cooks the vast majority of his recipes on a Yoder.

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Good to know AU
      I'll be sure to check that out
  • jfmorris
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 3107
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Jim Morris

      Cookers
      • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
      • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
      • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
      • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
      • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
      • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
      • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
      • Anova
      Thermometers
      • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
      • Thermoworks Dot
      • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
      • Thermoworks RT600C
      Beverages
      • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

    #18
    Congrats on selection of a great cooker, and welcome to the Pit from Rocket City USA. You will enjoy getting out of California and that high cost of living. Welcome to the South East!

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      I am so looking forward to calling the south east home!
      We leave Tuesday the 29th.
      I've loved California for a long time but it hasn't loved me back so we're loadin' up the truck.
      And we'll be cookin' on a Yoder!
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2102
    • Brentwood CA
    • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
      Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
      LSG Insulated Cabinet
      Jumbo Joe
      VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
      FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
      Thermoworks Signal
      Thermoworks Dot
      Thermopen Mk4

    #19
    Congrats on the purchase they are great cookers. I have had mine for over 2 years and still love it. Being US made helped in my decision also.
    Post pics of the cooker and your cooks.
    Last edited by ofelles; September 22, 2020, 07:48 PM.

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Thanks ofellas!
      Is good to hear you're still happy after a couple years.
      I need to learn how to post pictures but I'll be sure to!
  • PipsBBQ
    Club Member
    • Jul 2020
    • 16
    • Wake Forest NC

    #20
    Welcome to North Carolina. If you come to the Raleigh area. Stop at Grillbillies. They have everything and treat people right.

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Thanks for the welcome and the tip, Pips. I'll be sure to look up Grillbillies.
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3339
    • Tennessee

    #21
    Congrats on the new cooker. I think you are going to love NC - I spend a lot of time around Charlotte and Raleigh for my job, and I really like it up there.

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Hey Flowers - we're excited about the move and wishing we were already there...
  • fracmeister
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1270
    • Sprang, TX
    • Dances with lemmings

      (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

    #22
    I love mine. You might want to oil it up a bit outside. I got some paint issues but I dont much care how the outside looks. Mine is a workshorse and everything is replaceable in it.

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Hey Frac -
      When you say to oil it up, would rubbing a light coating of some lard or kitchen oil do the trick or.,..
  • TripleB
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 747
    • La Crescenta
    • Jambo Backyard Smoker
      Weber Smokey Mountain (22" & 18.5")
      Portable Kitchen 360
      Portable Kitchen Grill
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber "Brownie" Circa 1978 22"
      Weber Gas Grill, Silver A
      BBQ Guru ATC
      Favorite Beer: Peroni
      Favorite Sports Teams: Rams, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA Bruins

    #23
    Why the move to NC? Retirement/job relocation? Where in NC? My wife and I are a few years away from retirement and been eyeballing NC.

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      We knew we didn't want to move to the typical places - Arizona (way too warm) or Texas/Florida (too humid and they have bugs I couldn't deal with).
      We didn't know anyone there - in fact we had never even been to North Carolina. Of course, Google is always watching and an ad popped up for a new community north of Charlotte near Lake Norman and we liked what we saw so we booked a flight in June 2019 to visit. We lived it. Mild weather (there's humidity but not the in your face kind)

    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      We visited a few more times to see what the various weather and humidity may be and we were very comfortable. I was born in southern California and I realize that anyplace in the country will have some compromise when it comes to weather.
      On our last visit we decided to buy a house.
      I'll work remotely another 2 years then retire.
      The folks are so nice and gas is $1.85.
      And the protein of choice in North Carolina is pork - mine and my wife's favorite!

    • TripleB
      TripleB commented
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      @Ravenrock - thanks for the feedback. We’ll have to keep our eye NC.
  • JGo37
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1576
    • the LOU
    • Cookers:

      22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
      CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
      Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

      Accessories:

      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
      Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
      OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
      Smokenator
      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
      SnS
      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

      My Helpers:

      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
      & the PIT!

    #24
    Investing up front to fit in with your fellows - smart move! You're going to love your smoking journey...

    Welcome to the PIT from the Lou!

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Hi Lou
      I didn't want to buy another smoker in a few years because I made a bad choice today.
      And it is impressive.......
  • Stuey1515
    Club Member
    • Dec 2019
    • 196
    • NSW Australia

    #25
    Welcome from Oz, you will like it here.
    Trust me mate, these guys here know their stuff!!

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Hey Study - thanks for the welcome
  • TJMagneto
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 183
    • Visalia California

    #26
    Congratulations on leaving California. Enjoy your new cooker, it's going to be more of a tank with the comp cart.

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      It does appear to be well built.....
  • Dan Deter
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 473
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Weber Summit S-670
      Thermapen Mk 4

    #27
    Welcome to NC (when you get here)

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    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock commented
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      Hey Dan - we pull into town Oct 6
      Thanks for the welcome!
  • Raven Rock
    Club Member
    • Sep 2020
    • 50
    • Lake Norman, North Carolina

    #28
    Are any of those that have replied going to the Memphis Meat Up next summer?

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    • Tuckmonster
      Club Member
      • Sep 2020
      • 6

      #29
      Congrats! The Yoder is on my short list, very curious to hear your take on it. I couldn't find a lot of hands-on reviews on the new ACS controller so it will be very interesting to hear what you think about that. Enjoy it!

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      • Raven Rock
        Club Member
        • Sep 2020
        • 50
        • Lake Norman, North Carolina

        #30
        I'll be sure to write about my thoughts and impressions.
        I need to learn how to post pictures....

        Here's a question - how would I go about performing a toast test ( temp, warm-up time before placing the bread on the grates, lid closed or...., duration...). I need details,...

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