Yoder Smokers might not have been the first to come up with the concept of a smoker that runs on compressed wood pellets, but we put our experience building high-quality offset pit smokers from heavy gauge steel into manufacturing the very best pellet cooker on the market. We’ve put more time and money into research and development than marketing swag and celebrity endorsements, and it’s paid off with a solid range of American-made pellet grills that are durable, dependable, and quite literally award-winning for the folks who cook on them.

YS480 Pellet Grill

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.

The YS480 Competition Pellet Grill

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. The cooker’s main body and electronics are the same as the YS480, 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.

The YS640 Pellet Grill

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.

One of the biggest features that differentiate this grill from others is that this model is made in the United States. Built of heavy steel and looking much more like a smoker than a grill, this is a serious product, but one that can be had for under $1,500 USD, which makes it one of the better pellet grills in its price range.

There is a wide range of accessories and upgrades available for this model and Yoder is proactive about improving the programming on the computer control unit with occasional firmware upgrades. Support for Yoder products has been very good, though some of that depends on the dealer who sells you the grill.

The YS640 Competition Pellet Grill

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.

The YS1500 Pellet Grill

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.

The Cimarron Pellet Competition Smoker

Whether you are competing in the fast paced world of barbecue competitions or engaged in mobile catering, the Yoder Smokers Cimarron Pellet Competition Smoker delivers robust cooking area in a small footprint to fit neatly into your mobile cooking package. The texture and color produced by the Cimarron is un-matched in the world of pellet grills. Our heat management system and control system delivers results that are akin to a wood fired offset. The marriage of a pellet grill and old-fashioned wood pit to create an incredible smoker, designed with world class results in mind.

The 26″ x 54″ cooking chamber features two 25″ x 26.5″ main level cooking grates giving you 1,325 square cooking inches while the slide out second level shelf adds another 898 square cooking inches. The Cimarron was designed to easily cook an entire barbecue competition giving you the room you need to move food around as necessary and allow heat and smoke to envelop meat giving you better bark and flavor. This fully featured unit includes a 40 pound hopper with pellet dump feature. The pellet dumps allows for each change over pellets flavors or the ability to dump for those long trips!

Yoder Smokers Buyer’s Guide

he YS Pellet Cooker Series is made up of three models: the YS480, the YS640, and the YS1500. The number in each model’s name corresponds to the area of cooking surface it offers, in square inches. Each one offers indirect and direct cooking, offering incredible versatility and ease of use for anything from barbecue to baking. (Note: the YS480 and YS640 are also available with competition cart bases like the one shown on the YS1500 for added mobility.)

We know we’re not the only pellet grill on the block. But we think the difference is obvious, especially when you see one in person. Check our Dealer Locator to see if there is a retailer near you. Yoder Smokers pellet cookers are made from heavy gauge steel, with an attention to detail you just don’t find in pits made outside of the USA. We put a lot of pride into what we put out into the world, so much so that our warranty is the best among our peers: 10 years on the body of the cooker, 3 years on the electronics, and one year on the igniter.

There are plenty of places to find information online about our pellet cookers and those manufactured by our competitors. If you’re looking for a place to ask specific questions about how Yoder Smokers match up to other brands, from pitmasters who have considered and/or cooked on a variety of makes and models, our Community Forum is a good place to start. Facebook groups like Team Yoder Smokers and Yoder Smokers Australia & NZ  are also a great resource.