I am (finally) a Pellet Head!

May 31, 2013

Since Yoder Smoker’s began offering GrillGrates as a standard on their newest line of pellet grills I

had to make the jump. I’ll admit to actually resisting getting a pellet grill. A grill with a plug just seemed foreign and complicated to me. Boy was I wrong!

I’m experiencing the same enthusiasm and pleasure I had when I got my Big Green Egg. I’m like a kid with a new toy! Its amazing how efficient the Yoder YS 640 is. And not just as a low and slow grill either. The first time I grilled steaks on the Yoder (removing the heat shield to direct grill over the burn pot) I was surprised at how fast the grill got to 650F.

I’m over the plug issues too. Just plug it in, turn it on, and set the temp– it really is that simple. Within 5 minutes the smoke is coming out of the stack and within 10 minutes the smoke is minimal while the heat steadily climbs to the programmed temps.

The Yoder’s efficiency is matched with its environmental friendliness compared to briquettes or lump charcoal which put off a lot more smoke and soot. The ash in the bottom of the grill after 60 pounds of pellets would not fill a coffee cup. Compare that to the ash from briquettes which would fill a coffee pot!

My first low and slow was a pair of pork shoulders that spent 12 hours, then ribs and now its time for a brisket.
I think I’ve seen the future of grilling and it does have a plug after-all!
PS- Register to WIN a Yoder Smoker YS640!  Winner to be announced 12/13/13.