Discuss, share information, ask questions, and show off your expertise on Yoder Stick Burners.

Click the links below to go directly to available resources:
**Backyard** - Cheyenne, Wichita, Loaded Wichita, Kingman, Durango 20", Durango 24", Stockton
**Trailer Mounted** - Santa Fe, Chisholm, Frontiersman
**Competition** - Cimarron, Kingman, Frontiersman
**Custom Trailers, Combinations and Competition Cookers**
November 18th, 2014, 1:58 pm
#1
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: November 10th, 2014, 11:19 am
  • Posts: 1

What is everyone using as a cover? I have had a Kingman Competition for a couple months now and every time it rains the firebox ends up full of water. Plus it's causeing rust. I know I could just through a tarp over it, but I'm hoping to find a better solution.

Has anyone had one custom made for their smoker? Any other ideas?

November 18th, 2014, 3:30 pm
#2
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

I ordered a cover with mine. I guess they are back ordered. I don't know how they can be back ordered. I ordered my Wichita 6-7 weeks ago. Got it last Friday. Now I know things happen but probably could plan a little better. It is the beginning of winter and would like to protect the 2,500$ purchase.

Just a southbound pachydork
November 18th, 2014, 4:18 pm
#3
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 4th, 2014, 10:45 pm
  • Posts: 36

I ended up ordering a 12 x 9 tarp and a few bungee cords for my Kingman backyard that I'll use from now till spring, and then leave uncovered till the next freeze. I was able to strap it down well enough that it actually fits pretty good.

December 1st, 2014, 4:48 pm
#4
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

Are the covers still back ordered. Could someone check on this. I payed for it already 9 weeks ago. How back ordered are they? I would like to protect the 2,300$ of investment I just bought off you guys. Winter isn't coming...it's here! Lol.

Just a southbound pachydork
December 1st, 2014, 5:39 pm
#5
ModeratorModerator
  • Joined: May 12th, 2014, 3:35 pm
  • Posts: 53

We are still currently back ordered on these covers. We hope to have some in the week of the 22nd of December. Sorry for the inconvenience. We are working with a new vendor for covers on our wood smokers so it is taking some time to get things worked out. Covers have always been a 13-16 week lead time, we sold way more this year than we anticipated. We will keep you updated on the progress.

December 2nd, 2014, 4:40 am
#6
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

Awesome. Thanks. I'll just use a tarp until then.

Just a southbound pachydork
January 2nd, 2015, 1:31 am
#7
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

any covers come in? thanks

Just a southbound pachydork
January 7th, 2015, 7:58 pm
#8
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: January 6th, 2015, 8:15 pm
  • Posts: 12

Good info on the covers. Does your new vendor use a different material? The one that I got has significantly faded in less than a year's time. It also doesn't repel water very well at all anymore, which means it doesn't really protect my sweet Wichita as well as I'd like. It also pulls between the firebox and the pit. It'd be great to know if these issues have been ironed out.

January 8th, 2015, 5:59 am
#9
ModeratorModerator
  • Joined: May 12th, 2014, 3:35 pm
  • Posts: 53

I hope to be able to pick up a few Wichita covers today.

The covers will be made from a different material than the previous model. The covers are made from a 800 denier material.

February 1st, 2015, 1:37 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

Ok guys, seriously? Jan 8 you said you might pick up some covers. It's February 1. I guess I'll check back once a month.

Just a southbound pachydork
February 2nd, 2015, 4:52 pm
ModeratorModerator
  • Joined: May 12th, 2014, 3:35 pm
  • Posts: 53

Here is the latest update on the cover information. I approved the proto type cover. My Purchasing Manager is on the phone as I type getting a update from them. I expect we should have them in the anytime now. I apologize for the long drawn out process. We are working with a new vendor and expect excellent quality covers from them. This has turned out to be a much slower process than we anticipated. We appreciate your patience and business.

February 3rd, 2015, 2:38 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

If the covers are as nice as the smoker...take as long as need. Thanks.

Just a southbound pachydork
February 5th, 2015, 9:46 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: January 6th, 2015, 8:15 pm
  • Posts: 12

Any chance of getting a new & improved cover at a discounted price to replace prematurely faded, poorly fitting ones? If so that'd be great. If not, I still love the smoker. Thanks.

March 8th, 2015, 4:45 am
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

any word on covers?

Just a southbound pachydork
March 8th, 2015, 9:00 am
Site AdminSite Admin
User avatar
  • Joined: April 18th, 2014, 3:12 pm
  • Posts: 2085

Covers should be shipping now.

Yoder_Herb
March 9th, 2015, 2:55 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

Got mine today. Quick question. There is nothing accounting for the smoke stack. So the left side is all jacked up and lop sided. This how it's supposed to be? The weighted handle has an extra fitting that fits nice. The handle on the firebox fits nice. The life handle on the main chamber fits nice. But the smoke stack makes the side all messed up.

Loaded Wichita

Attachments
image.jpg
Just a southbound pachydork
March 9th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Site AdminSite Admin
User avatar
  • Joined: April 18th, 2014, 3:12 pm
  • Posts: 2085

You should turn the chimney down and put the cover on.

Yoder_Herb
March 10th, 2015, 4:17 am
* Abilene ** Abilene *
User avatar
  • Joined: September 28th, 2014, 3:49 am
  • Posts: 34

Boom. Thanks man.

Just a southbound pachydork
March 23rd, 2015, 5:55 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: January 6th, 2015, 8:15 pm
  • Posts: 12

Do you have any new covers available for non-adjustable smokestacks? (looks like the option to turn the stack down is new).

March 23rd, 2015, 7:46 pm
ModeratorModerator
  • Joined: May 12th, 2014, 3:35 pm
  • Posts: 53

We have the fixed stack version on order now. We are due to have them in late April.

Return to Stick Burners