The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 08-30-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
nucornhusker
Babbling Farker

 
nucornhusker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-29-11
Location: Lincoln, NE
Downloads: 4
Uploads: 0
Talking My Yoder Smokers YS1500 has arrived! (Very picture heavy)

Well, after “Operation Cooker Purge”, I have my two new cookers. The flagship cooker of which is the Yoder Smokers YS1500 pellet smoker/grill. I initially wanted a YS1320 when I bought my YS640 back in February, but it just didn’t work out. A few months ago Yoder discontinued the YS1320 in favor of the YS1500 which is the same cooker, just 6” longer. The 6” extra allowed for pans to fully fit inside the cooker (I hope to get a picture with pans inside soon). I had an “ah-ha” moment about a month ago that I could get the two cookers I ultimately wanted (YS1500 and BigJoe) if I sold all of the cookers I had, and set aside a little more cash. I realized one day that I used my YS640 and KJ 95% of the time, and most of the other cooks were with my Weber Smokey Joe’s if I was at work. So why not clear out some space and upgrade in the process. I sold the cookers, and the orders went in. The both arrived on the same afternoon (some planning was involved for that) and I got straight to work on the YS1500.

First off, pictures do not do this cooker any justice. Way more impressive in person.


Ubiquitous FedEx truck shot.




On the pallet, still wrapped...this thing is HUGE!!




Unwrapped, on pallet




Everything is inside (pull handle, stainless shelf, therms, grates, pellets, HMS) and packed up awesome like last time




Here is a picture of the full bottom of the inside. The bottom has a seam or crease to help all of the grease and oil move to the middle of the tube then out the drain




The firepot. It is “sunk-in” to the bottom of the pit, not set atop the bottom of the pit like most if not all pellet pits. This helps to keep the fire further from the food and behave more like a stickburner.




Left side HMS installed with sliding heat damper connected to pull bar




HMS plate fully installed. The graduated holes allow heat and smoke to come up evenly left to right across the pit. How even you ask, that answer to come up shortly.




Bottom food grates washed, dried and installed




And now the top grate also




The cooker, man she is big and beautiful.






Do you see sweet blue from this pit? All day long, non stop TBS from a pellet pit. No intermittent puffs of white then heat vapor. Just sweet blue.




And now to test evenness and season up the pit. Over 4lbs of thick-cut, Hormel Black Label Bacon. Smoked at 225* for 3 hours. This is the before




And now with three hours in the pit, the after




And a plate full of evenly cooked bacon




As you can see, the bacon was completely dead azz even front to back, side to side. The only spot where the bacon was a little crisper, but not the least bit black or burned, was the very way left back slice. That was it. Otherwise, perfect bacon all of the way across. The bottom rack pieces were a little more crisp, and the top rack a little more chewy, which is to be expected. The bottom line is, this sucker is EVEN, and I am IMPRESSED. I can’t wait to do more.

I will be doing a good amount of cooking on the YS1500 this weekend, so I will be posting to and updating this thread throughout the weekend. I also plan to do a biscuit test also for evenness.

__________________
Yoder Smokers YS1500, Kamado Joe BigJoe & Joe Jr., Yoder Smokers 24" Firepit, Weber: 18.5" OT (L), SJG (AU) & (DI) - Past Cookers: Yoder Smokers YS640 Comp Cart, Kamado Joe Classic, OKJoe's Longhorn, UDS, Weber: Performer(AA), Genesis Gold C(DH), 22.5" OTG(DI), 22.5" OT (L), Traeger Junior, ECB

Runner-up in the 2014 BBQ Brethren Beard Tussle . My Son won the 2014 "peach fuzz" category
IMBAS Certified MOINK Baller
nucornhusker is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #2
J15491
Knows what a fatty is.
 
J15491's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-02-12
Location: Texas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Beauty
J15491 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 01:25 AM   #3
MeatCandy
Full Fledged Farker

 
MeatCandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-09-13
Location: Dog Patch, Ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Awesome smoker...
__________________
"Before the end of this thread, someone will tell you to build a UDS"...Nostradamus

Lang 36 Patio - Kamado BigJoe
30" Gasser(Dock Box)

MeatCandy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 03:30 AM   #4
Hawg Father of Seoul
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 09-14-10
Location: Rogers, AR
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nice rig.
Hawg Father of Seoul is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 03:52 AM   #5
sliding_billy
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
sliding_billy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-27-13
Location: Princeton, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Really nice smoker. Thanks for the pics.
sliding_billy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 05:48 AM   #6
Untraceable
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Yoder makes some stunning pits. Congratulations
Untraceable is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 05:58 AM   #7
MossyMO
Full Fledged Farker

 
MossyMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-27-12
Location: Glenburn, ND
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Congrats! Very nice and I love the color on the comp cart... I am jealous!
MossyMO is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #8
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Congratulations.....
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 06:08 AM   #9
thunter
is One Chatty Farker
 
thunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-21-06
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Congrats! Nice rig you have there!
__________________
Tony Hunter

Pit Happens!

18.5 WSM (x2) - "Porky" and "Miss Piggy"
Chargriller Smokin' Pro - "Boss Hog"
Aussie Charcoal Grill - "Piglet"
Cheapie Tabletop Charcoal Grill - "Fire Starter"

Former KCBS CBJ
thunter is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 06:16 AM   #10
deguerre
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
deguerre's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-15-09
Location: Memphis, TN...Formerly of Decatur, AL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

What's that 28 lb pail of kitty litter for?









Sweet cooker!
__________________
Guerry >^..^< Pit Beeatch for Team Munchkin
Avatar by Northwest BBQ
"If more people would just open their minds, more people would learn things." Wampus
deguerre is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 07:14 AM   #11
cpw
is One Chatty Farker

 
cpw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-28-11
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Downloads: 4
Uploads: 0
Default

NOW I'm jealous. That thing is a beauty!
What does the sliding heat damper do? Just allow you to get hotter over on that side?
__________________
________________
Superior SS1
Lang 84 Deluxe
UDS
Savannah, GA
Yes, Dear BBQ on Facebook
Proudly sponsored by Dixie Meat Rub
cpw is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 07:46 AM   #12
PekingPorker
Full Fledged Farker

 
PekingPorker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-21-13
Location: Atlanta, GA
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Very nice!
__________________
CRAFT BBQ FKA Peking Porkers
Assassin 28, Superior SS-1
Lang 36" Patio Deluxe
XL and Small BGEs, 18.5 wsm
GREY and GREEN Thermapen
KCBS CBJ
Facebook: Craft BBQ, The Art of Smoke Instagram: @craftbbq
PekingPorker is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 07:50 AM   #13
rexbbq
Full Fledged Farker

 
rexbbq's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-03-12
Location: Glen Allen, VA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Awesome Pit! I am totally Jealous!
__________________
Rex

Rex's Red Hot BBQ
http://www.savoryreviews.com

KCBS & MABA Member
Black Thermapen and Backup Blue Thermapen!
Superior SS1, Traeger Lil Tex, Weber OTS, Weber Spirit
rexbbq is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-30-2013, 08:00 AM   #14
Ron_L
Moderator

 
Ron_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-09-04
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Beautiful pit! And the sight of that much beautiful bacon brought a tear to my eye

You have to do a biscuit test to have something to eat with all of that bacon!
__________________
"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."

Unwrap me!
Smoke me!
Eat me!

The Naked Fatty!

FEC-100/BWS Party/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Nomad Pellet-matic/Good-One Model 42/WSM X 2/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Gasser (RIP)/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/UDS/Coffee Roasting Gasser

Remembering a friend
Ron_L is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 08-30-2013, 08:01 AM   #15
muidaq
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 12-12-10
Location: Columbus, OH
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Now that's a nice cooker. And no better way to start the seasoning process!
__________________
Mike -- 22.5 OTG -- 22.5 OTS -- Mini WSM -- Stumps Prince
muidaq is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Tags
pellet cooker, pellet smoker, Yoder Smokers, Yoder YS1500

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts