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Old 04-29-2019, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default Yoder or Pitts/Spits ???

Anyone had both or really looked over both units? Trying to decide between the two pellet units.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:18 AM   #2
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I have a Yoder stick burner but looked at the pellet grills , they are really nice. Good friend bought the Yoder YS 640s competition and loves it. They are very well built but expensive.
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I have a Yoder stick burner but looked at the pellet grills , they are really nice. Good friend bought the Yoder YS 640s competition and loves it. They are very well built but expensive.


Definitely expensive with all the add ons.


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Old 04-29-2019, 09:16 AM   #4
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YODER... all day everyday
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:26 AM   #5
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Can you “grill” in the Pitts and Spitts?
You can add the baffle plate with a door and sear plates to the Yoder and cook all kinds of other stuff besides just smoke. Burgers, fajitas, chicken...etc. makes it more versitile and helped justify some of the higher cost for me.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:26 PM   #6
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Been researching both of these as well as the Memphis and MAK pellet smokers lately. Yoder was the first off my list. Great product but the Pitts/Spitts is built even more solid (10/12 guage on Yoder, 7/10 on P/S) and it's stainless. Also the P/S has wireless controller capability. I can't find any reason to pay more for the Memphis or MAK, and will probably pull the trigger on a Pitts and Spitts Maverick very soon. Copied a link to a helpful review below. I don't think you can go wrong with the Yoder or the P/S.

https://amazingribs.com/smoker/pitts...t-grill-review
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:36 AM   #7
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Been researching both of these as well as the Memphis and MAK pellet smokers lately. Yoder was the first off my list. Great product but the Pitts/Spitts is built even more solid (10/12 guage on Yoder, 7/10 on P/S) and it's stainless. Also the P/S has wireless controller capability. I can't find any reason to pay more for the Memphis or MAK, and will probably pull the trigger on a Pitts and Spitts Maverick very soon. Copied a link to a helpful review below. I don't think you can go wrong with the Yoder or the P/S.

https://amazingribs.com/smoker/pitts...t-grill-review
I just ordered my Maverick last week for the outdoor kitchen in the new home Im building. Cant wait to use it there.
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Been researching both of these as well as the Memphis and MAK pellet smokers lately. Yoder was the first off my list. Great product but the Pitts/Spitts is built even more solid (10/12 guage on Yoder, 7/10 on P/S) and it's stainless. Also the P/S has wireless controller capability. I can't find any reason to pay more for the Memphis or MAK, and will probably pull the trigger on a Pitts and Spitts Maverick very soon. Copied a link to a helpful review below. I don't think you can go wrong with the Yoder or the P/S.

https://amazingribs.com/smoker/pitts...t-grill-review


You know what the cooking surface for the P/S models are? They show total area inside but I donít see how big the cooking surfaces are. Hard to look at these things online and decide what you need for sure.


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Old 05-14-2019, 11:24 PM   #9
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You know what the cooking surface for the P/S models are? They show total area inside but I donít see how big the cooking surfaces are. Hard to look at these things online and decide what you need for sure.


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Iíll pull a tape measure tomorrow on my 850. I was trying to decide between the 850 and 1250. When I saw the 850 it was clear to me that was plenty space. Can easily handle 3-4 brisket or pork butts at one time.


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Old 05-15-2019, 04:59 AM   #10
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Love my Yoder pellet smoker
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:07 AM   #11
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Iíll pull a tape measure tomorrow on my 850. I was trying to decide between the 850 and 1250. When I saw the 850 it was clear to me that was plenty space. Can easily handle 3-4 brisket or pork butts at one time.


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Yep Iím out in BFE nowhere near any dealers to look in person so hard to decide on the sizes just looking at pics. I may just have to wait until I can actually look at one.


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Old 05-15-2019, 09:30 PM   #12
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17Ē deep on bottom rack


14Ē deep top rack


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Old 05-16-2019, 06:18 AM   #13
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:39 AM   #14
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Been around them all and was going to buy a Yoder until I found Rec Tec.

https://www.rectecgrills.com/

I bought this one. https://www.rectecgrills.com/bull-rt...-pellet-grill/

The warranty, their commitment to customer service is better than any other. Heck they give you their personal cell phone numbers should you have any issues after hours.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:59 AM   #15
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I bought Pitts & Spitts but Tec Tec was 2nd on the list.


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Old 05-16-2019, 12:46 PM   #16
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how well does the Pitts&Spitts hold temp? I picked up one of the small traegers and the temp is all over the place for about the first 45 minutes.
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Same for me. Worth the increased cost in my opinion. These things are extremely well built!


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Old 05-16-2019, 02:30 PM   #18
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how well does the Pitts&Spitts hold temp? I picked up one of the small traegers and the temp is all over the place for about the first 45 minutes.


As good or better than your oven. Makes it incredibly easy to cook a great brisket or pork butt. Iíve done burgers on it that turned out great also.


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