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Old 03-02-2014, 12:39 AM   #16
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What about a spicewine?
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:53 AM   #17
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I think you'd be quite happy with either from what I hear about the Yoder. I have the Rec Tec -- it's very well made and I've been really happy with it. Great folks to deal with too.

I don't know enough about it to evaluate the manufacturers claims about the benefits of a side vs center burn pit. The Rec Tec holds more pellets -- not a significant benefit in my mind in the summer but with the way things have been this winter where I am it could have been more convenient if I had tried any overnight cooks. It has less headroom than the Yoder. I've cooked a 15lb turkey in it though without any issues so not sure that's a huge benefit to the Yoder for me at least. The extra height probably does help if you are running a second rack.

Probably not the best reason to select one over the other but they do have different looks. My kids thought the bull design was really cool
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:08 AM   #18
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Both are solid units but the Yoder would win out for me. What are your plans for it exactly? Just back yard stuff? Comps? Etc...
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:12 AM   #19
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Yoder 640, it does it all. Very good cooker & built to last. Get the comp cart.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:13 AM   #20
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Yoder without a question. I live and die by a stick burner and I really don't know anything about pellet cookers...But I can tell you from owning a Yoder Chisholm II you would be hard pressed to buy a better built cooker.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:58 AM   #21
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Love mine as well. Pricey unit, but does so many things well.



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Old 03-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #22
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Yoder rules the roost in the pellet pooping world. YS640 is great, if you have the extra money get the comp cart. It makes it really easy to wheel around and it looks cool.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:53 AM   #23
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Got this Englander about a month ago. Made in the USA. Really been enjoying it. Got a brisket on it for supper tonight.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:13 AM   #24
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I've used the Englander to cook all kinds of stuff but today I've got
Poblano peppers roasting on the left hot side (wife will be stuffing these later today) and plenty of real estate for the brisket on the right. You can see a cast iron grate directly over the heat source for any direct cooking you might want to do. It's a nice setup.

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Old 03-02-2014, 11:58 AM   #25
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What about a spicewine?
Spicewine is a great cooker, but the question is about pellet cookers. As far as I know, Jay doesn't make a pellet cooker, does he?
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:05 PM   #26
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I would purchase the yoder. Unfortunately I cannot follow my own advice, as I live in Alaska and shipping would be almost the cost of the smoker. Looks like a traeger will be in my future... Sigh
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:14 PM   #27
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Soooo........Yoder, or Rec Tec? And why???
I've not seen Rec Tec (on line only) but have seen Yoder. Yoder looks like a BBQ pit. Seriously they would have to smush 3 or 4 Traegers together to get the mass of one Yoder. I don"t care for the design of the red Rec Tec, the backward looking long horn handles or the red color with the matching red smoke stack cap. I would rather have a pink Traeger pig pit than that red Rec Tech.

No idea how either cooks, which should be the determining factor. But I still don't want a pink or red BBQ pit. I know these comments are not PC.

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Old 03-02-2014, 12:44 PM   #28
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Got this Englander about a month ago. Made in the USA. Really been enjoying it. Got a brisket on it for supper tonight.
That thing looks like a beaut--enjoy :)
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:31 PM   #29
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Thanks bbqgeekess, I have really enjoyed cooking with a pellet smoker vs the charcoal that I've been using for many years. A couple of weeks ago I smoked a 12 lb Boston Butt overnight for my wifes luncheon at work. Started it about 9pm. Filled the hopper with hickory pellets and went to bed. Got up the next morning about 5am and checked my internal meat temp and it was 170ish, right on target. Wrapped it in foil and continued cooking for 2 more hours. After that I kept it good and warm until lunch. Everybody raved over how good it was.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:01 PM   #30
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Got this Englander about a month ago. Made in the USA. Really been enjoying it. Got a brisket on it for supper tonight.
I like it. The double doors are really nice!

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