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guntera
05-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Anyone use the Yoder Smoker Trailer for competitions and are happy with it? Just trying to get some feedback on a BBQ trailer Co. close to home. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Southern Krunk BBQ Societ
05-01-2011, 09:57 PM
they went out of their way to make a smoker that fits all that I need in a smoker. I've had mine a little less than a year. Took a little time to learn how to control temp, etc., but couldn't be more pleased. FWIW, the one thing I would change, I would get a square insulated firebox. The one change I made to my smoker was to raise the level of the firebox so I could get a little higher temp to cook high and hot.

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Smokedelic
05-01-2011, 10:11 PM
Check out Horizon Smokers in Perry, OK. Roger and his guys build a great smoker, and provide excellent service as well.

I've had the pleasure of cooking on an Horizon for the last couple of years. We started cooking on this one a month ago. 3 contests in, I couldn't be happier with it. Give Roger a call.

Jaberwabee
05-01-2011, 10:17 PM
Yoder and Horizon are VERY similar. Model to Model the Yoders are a little more refined in a few places (door on firebok seals better on a Yoder). That is just on the standard models though. Dan Cary is the owner of Yoder, and of All Things BBQ in Wichita. Give him a call and tell him what you want. He is a good guy. Mike Davis is cooking on a Yoder they built last year. They also make a kick ass Pellet, the YS'640.

Ron_L
05-01-2011, 10:29 PM
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I've had the pleasure of cooking on an Horizon for the last couple of years. We started cooking on this one a month ago. 3 contests in, I couldn't be happier with it. Give Roger a call.

Hey Mike... What the small box on the tongue?

Jeff Hughes
05-01-2011, 10:54 PM
Yoder's main tech worked for Horizon. Aside from the pellet cooker, Yoder designs are knockoffs. The Davis cooker is a Jambo copy, and the rest are copies of Horizon designs.

KC_Bobby
05-02-2011, 01:13 AM
I'd love to have the Yoder pellet feeder. Looked at one at the KCBS banquet - nice thick steel for efficiency and to help even out the heat.

Smokedelic
05-02-2011, 01:39 AM
Hey Mike... What the small box on the tongue?
Ron, that's a 12v winch. The cooker was designed to be hauled inside a toy hauler or cargo trailer. The winch just helps an old guy and a fat guy get the cooker in and out.:thumb: