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January 4th, 2020, 2:36 pm
#1
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: June 7th, 2019, 6:41 pm
  • Posts: 8

I currently have a YS640s and just bought a YS640 made on May 15, 2015. It was an amazing deal at $500 including a Yoder heat blanket, cover and searing grates. It is immaculate. I know, that's a once in a lifetime buy.
My question is, is it worth upgrading the controller, ignitor and or the high flow burn grate? Will I notice a difference in performance?
I thought I would ask and save some time of comparing myself. I am sure someone here knows if I should leave well enough alone or make some changes.

January 4th, 2020, 8:43 pm
#2
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: March 18th, 2019, 2:42 pm
  • Posts: 16

I would run it how it is and have new igniter as back up. I will upgrade mine as parts fail (which hopefully isn’t anytime soon). I have a separate FireBoard to monitor temps but have to be standing in front of the smoker with a beer in hand to change the temperature.

February 5th, 2020, 9:16 pm
#3
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: June 7th, 2019, 6:41 pm
  • Posts: 8

Thank you. I took your advice and bought the Fireboard to monitor cooks. Not planning on upgrading the controller now. I will pick up an ignitor on my next order.

February 6th, 2020, 9:47 pm
#4
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: March 18th, 2019, 2:42 pm
  • Posts: 16

love cooking on my Yoder. FireBoard makes things super easy

February 7th, 2020, 11:00 am
#5
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: June 7th, 2019, 6:41 pm
  • Posts: 8

Me too. I have a Thermoworks setup and now the Fireboard. I like the Fireboard much better. The app is a lot more stable than the Thermoworks setup. It's a bonus that I can see my YS640s, control it and view the Fireboard on the YS640.

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