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Yoder Smokers - The Best of the Best

As your local retailer of Yoder Smokers, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our customers a truly exceptional smoking experience. When customers come to us with the common question of "What sets Yoder apart from the competition?", we are always excited to delve into the multitude of reasons that make Yoder Smokers stand out.

First and foremost, Yoder Smokers are renowned for their exceptional build quality and durability. Crafted with precision and using high-quality materials, these smokers are designed to withstand the test of time and deliver consistent, mouth-watering results with every use.

Furthermore, Yoder Smokers are not just your average backyard smoker or grill – they are professional-grade equipment that is trusted by pitmasters and barbecue enthusiasts around the world. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a novice in the world of smoking, investing in a Yoder Smoker means investing in a tool that will elevate your cooking to new heights.

The attention to detail that goes into the design and engineering of Yoder Smokers is truly unmatched. From innovative features that enhance the smoking process to thoughtful touches that make cooking a breeze, every aspect of a Yoder Smoker is carefully crafted to enhance your culinary journey.

Heavy-Duty Construction

From the smallest unit (the YS480S Standard), the thinnest steel used on the outside of a Yoder cooking chamber is 1/8" steel, made in the USA and welded by hand. This doesn't just mean that Yoder Smokers are heavy (the lightest YS480S weighs 277lbs). This means that Yoder Smokers offer superior heat retention and durability. Think of your smoker like a flywheel on a car, except instead of holding kinetic energy, it holds heat. This means that opening and closing your smoker results in quicker rebound times and less of a temperature drop, similar to cooking with a cast iron pan on your stovetop.

Cooking in cold weather is not a concern in any way with your Yoder as they are capable of holding temperatures much more easily than your run-of-the-mill tin can smoker. And once your smoker has come up to temperature, your Yoder Smoker will be more efficient at holding that heat resulting in better pellet efficiency and less temperature fluctuations all year round.

Fireboard-Integrated ACS Controller

While many smoker brands out there have the same Bluetooth and WIFI capabilities as Yoder Smokers, the Fireboard-Integrated ACS Controller really stands above the competition. Instead of attempting to design their own user interface and app, Yoder decided to outsource their software to a company that has been focusing solely on cloud-based temperature monitoring from their inception. Since Fireboard is solely focused on this type of product, they place much more importance on having a useful, bug-free user interface that works, no matter how many times or where you use it. The result is an easy-to-use app that has every feature you want, without the headaches sometimes associated with phone apps being buggy or needing the occasional reboot.

Here are our favourite features that you can use to control your smoker from anywhere with internet access:

  • adjust your smoker temperature (150F - 600F)

  • turn your smoker off

  • set low or high temperature alarms on both of your probes, as well as pit temperature (great for overnight cooks)

  • add notes with pictures at any point in your cook

  • "Analyze" feature to compare realtime data with previous cooking sessions, and predict your current cook time

Smoke and Bake, but also Grill, Broil, and Griddle

Aside from their incredible build quality, Yoder Smokers are not JUST smokers. Yes, you can smoke and bake on them, with a temperature range from 150F to 400F, BUT you can also grill directly over a wood pellet fire, broil or cook a pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven up to 900F, or griddle on your Yoder. This means that your Yoder replaces almost every single backyard cooking option on the market, and does it as well or better than the competition.

Smoke and Bake

Of course, first and foremost, Yoder Smokers make exceptional quality smoked meats, and this is what made them famous. Set your smoker to 250F and put on ribs, pork shoulder, brisket, beef ribs, and anything in between and you will get delicious smoked results within a couple hours. However your Yoder can also be used to bake casseroles, desserts, mac and cheese or even a smoked queso dip. Think of it as an outdoor oven with a temperature range from 150F to 400F and use it to cook whatever you want!

Grill and Sear

One of the key features that sets Yoder Smokers pellet grills apart is the option to grill and sear directly on the smoker by making a simple part swap. By removing the small window above the pellet firebox and placing the SearStation GrillGrates, you can achieve searing temperatures exceeding 600F degrees. However, you are not restricted to searing at high temperatures only. Drop the temperature down to 350F or 400F and you can cook burgers, steaks, hot dogs, chicken breasts, or pork chops, resulting in delicious grilled meats similar to those cooked on a propane grill, with the added bonus of a touch of smokiness from the wood fire.

Broil and Bake

Yoder has introduced a clever attachment that integrates a wood-fired pizza oven into your smoker, enhancing its versatility. This innovation not only expands the cooking capabilities of your smoker but also eliminates the need for an additional outdoor cooking appliance, saving valuable deck space. The performance of this pizza oven is comparable to top standalone models, allowing you to achieve temperatures of up to 900F for quick cooking of wood-fired pizzas, broiled mac and cheese, or pasta dishes by simply removing the heat diffuser plate and dropping in the pizza oven attachment.


Why buy a standalone backyard griddle when your Yoder can accomplish the same results? The griddle attachment shows that once again, the only cooking appliance you need in your backyard is the Yoder Pellet Grill. The Yoder Cast-Iron Griddle attachment is a double-side 3/4" pre-seasoned cast-iron plate that weights in over 20lbs. The thickness provides superior heat retention for cooking your pancakes, eggs, or smash burgers. The griddle sits directly above the pellet firebox to heat up quickly and provide nice even heat distribution across the entire depth of your smoker.

When selecting a new smoker, it is essential to carefully weigh your options and consider the long-term benefits that come with choosing a brand like Yoder Smokers. Their reputation for unparalleled quality, exceptional performance, and meticulous craftsmanship is unmatched in the industry. Investing in a Yoder Smoker is not merely a transaction; it is a commitment to a culinary journey filled with delectable meals and unforgettable BBQ experiences that will last a lifetime. The attention to detail and dedication to excellence that Yoder Smokers put into each unit ensure that every cooking session is a testament to precision and flavor. With a Yoder Smoker, you are not just buying a product – you are embracing a tradition of excellence that will elevate your outdoor cooking adventures to new heights.

Ready to order your new Yoder Smoker? Fill out the contact form on our website, or give us a call at (519) 625 - 8194, or send us an email at

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