- Digital Control System
- 2nd Sliding Shelf
- Chrome External Shelves
- Two-Zone Heat Damper
- Stay-Cool Handles
- Door Counter-Weight
- Grease Tray + Drain
- Over 6900 cm² of cooking area
- Cooking Chamber: 3.5 mm steel
- Pellet Hopper and Cart: 2.0 mm steel
- Temperature Range: 65 - 315 °C (150 - 600 °F) - controller temperature is in Fahrenheit
- Pellet Capacity: 9 kg (about 12 hours cooking low&slow)
- Overall Size: 155 x 92 x 137 cm (including external shelves)
- Cooking Surface: 81 x 50 x 30 cm (bottom grate)
- Weight: 155 kg
- Power: 220V @ 50Hz
Pellet grills are the latest technology in grilling and low&slow barbecue cooking. These innovative grills burn 100% hardwood pellets, allowing them to maintain extremely consistent temperatures. They can achieve low temperatures or get extremely hot for searing steaks. A digital controller gives you ultimate control over your grill and allows you to "set it and forget it" without constantly maintaining a fire. Hardwood pellets are extremely efficient and produce very little ash, while giving off a beautiful aromatic smoke and classic wood flavor that will produce professional quality BBQ even for beginners.
They are the ultimate in versatility, capable of replacing your gas grill, charcoal grill, and wood smoker.
Our pellet grills are handcrafted in America using 10-gauge and 14-gauge steel, making them the most durable grills on the market. Designed to last more than a lifetime, these grills will not rust or burn out as others will. The heavy-duty construction also retains heat, reducing fuel consumption and allowing you to BBQ through the winter!
WHAT MAKES THE YODER SUCH A VERSATILE COOKING SYSTEM?
A Yoder Pellet Grill is capable of smoking, baking, and grilling. Barbecue a rack of ribs, bake a wood-fired pizza, or sear a thick steak all over 100% natural
hardwood fire and smoke. And with the ease of turning on a gas grill!
WHAT IS THE PELLET CONSUMPTION OF THE GRILLS?
Pellet consumption ranges from 0.5 - 2 kg per hour depending on the cooking temperature and environment. The grills will run up to 12 hours depending on the cooking and ambient temperatures. The Insulating Jacket can reduce pellet consumption. For standard BBQ smoking (115 deg C) in the summer, the pellet consumption averages about 0.5 kg / hour.
CAN I USE NORMAL HEATING PELLETS IN THE GRILL?
Do not be tempted to use standard heating-grade pellets in your grill! Pellet grills burn 100% natural hardwood, which results in a clean, natural smoke. Heating pellets are made from softwoods, such as pine, which contain bitter resins that will coat your meat as well as your grill and firebox. This can damage the grill or at best reduce the lifespan significantly. In addition, heating pellets can also contain glues and other toxins that will be imparted to the meat.
HOW DO I CLEAN THE ASH AFTER BURNING THE PELLETS?
Yoder pellet grills are extremely efficient! After burning an entire bag of pellets, you will be left with only a small cup of ash! So the firebox only needs to be cleaned after every few cooks. The easiest way to clean out the ash is to just use a shop-vac or other appropriate vacuum cleaner.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE YS480 AND THE YS640?
There are two differences between the YS480 and the YS640. The first is size. The cooking surfaces are 33% larger on the YS640. The second difference is the addition of the Variable Displacement Damper (VDD) in the YS640.
WHAT THICKNESS OF STEEL IS USED?
The cooking body is constructed from 3.5 mm steel, which provides heat retention suitable for 4-season cooking. The hopper assembly and cart are constructed from 2.0 mm steel.
WHAT ARE THE COOKING GRATES MADE OF?
The main cooking grates are constructed of 6mm steel bar with a chrome finish.
ARE THE FRONT AND SIDE SHELVES INCLUDED?
Yes. The front and side shelves are constructed from steel bar with a chrome surface.
HOW CAN I MOVE THE GRILL AROUND?
The standard grills are fitted with a set of wheels so it moves easily across hard surfaces. The shelf doubles as a handle for moving the grill across uneven surfaces. The Catering Cart model has pneumatic tires for handling changing terrains.
WHAT IS THE PELLET HOPPER CAPACITY?
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE RANGE?
150 to 600 F (65 to 315 C). Over 700 F (370 C) with the Direct Grill Kit.
HOW DO YOU CONTROL THE TEMPERATURE?
The temperature is digitally controlled in 5 deg Fahrenheit increments.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAT UP?
The heat up period for direct grilling is 10-15 minutes. The heat up period for indirect cooking is 20-30 minutes.
WHERE IS THE FIREBOX LOCATED?
On the left side of the pit. Airflow is less volatile from left to right (firebox to chimney) than a center-mounted firebox, so the placement significantly reduces the hot spots in the corners and in the front and back edges of the cooker which allows the cook to utilize more of the cooking area.
HOW DOES THE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT DAMPER (VDD) WORK?
When the YS640 is setup traditionally (heat diffuser in place) the Variable Displacement Damper allows some additional temperature control. With the damper pushed all of the way in, the left half of the grill will run hotter, when positioned all the way out (open) the right end of the grill will run hotter. With the damper pushed in about 10cm the grate surface will cook evenly, which creates the ideal environment for slow cooking similar cuts of meat. With the direct grill kit in place it is recommended to open the damper all the way to allow the heat to develop across the entire cooking surface.
HOW DO I CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE PIT?
Start by disassembling the pit, vacuum the body, use a thin knife to remove any buildup and finish by wiping with a citrus based cleaner.
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY?
Warranty is 1 year on the igniter, 3 years on the control system and 10 years on the cooking body against rust-through. The warranty for commercial use is 90 days.