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August 23rd, 2014, 8:37 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: August 23rd, 2014, 7:44 pm
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  • Location: Afghanistan for work. SW WA and SE ID is where I call home

Howdy all.

Purchased a YS640 last year but only used it a few times. My YS is in SE Idaho where temps get pretty cold so I have seasonal usage at best. Thinking about the insulation blanket when I return and maybe the Comp cart. I've enjoyed the meat I've prepared so far, looking forward to firing it up again.

Take care and enjoy.

August 23rd, 2014, 9:18 pm
* Wichita ** Wichita *
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  • Joined: August 16th, 2014, 10:02 pm
  • Posts: 246
  • Location: Iowa

Hello and welcome,
Get back home safe and take some bbq pics for us.

August 23rd, 2014, 10:54 pm
* Durnago ** Durnago *
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  • Joined: May 10th, 2014, 12:33 pm
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  • Location: Sitting Near a Yoder Smoker, Smelling Sweet Blue

Welcome to the forum, and thanks for joining the group! An insulated jacket certainly is not needed, but you would likely notice a reduction in pellet usage with it and also likely make your cooking less "seasonal".


August 23rd, 2014, 11:14 pm
* Wichita ** Wichita *
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  • Joined: August 15th, 2014, 4:08 pm
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  • Location: Lincoln, NE

Hello from Lincoln.

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August 23rd, 2014, 11:22 pm
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Welcome aboard!

August 25th, 2014, 2:06 pm
* Kingman ** Kingman *
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  • Joined: August 15th, 2014, 9:55 am
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Greetings from Mesa, AZ. Thank You for all you do!
Come home safe!

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August 25th, 2014, 2:16 pm
* Kingman ** Kingman *
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  • Joined: August 25th, 2014, 10:28 am
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Hi BlueThunder, thanks from here as well and best wishes for a safe return home soon. Just a quick note on your usage as I'm in MA and the temps are obviously cold here too. I use a welding blanket and a couple of moving blankets on top of the welding blanket. No where near as pretty as the beautiful Yoder insulated blanket, but I've cut my pellet consumption by a significant fraction by using this combo, particularly in cold weather. I also note that temp recovery times are faster after opening the lid, when using a cover of some sort too. I was able to get a very heavy duty (I can't remember the thickness now...) welding blanket from Harbor Freight Tools for less than $40 and I had the two blue moving blankets/pads already so it was a really effective, cheap solution. Good luck and happy smoking!

August 25th, 2014, 6:03 pm
* Wichita ** Wichita *
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  • Joined: August 22nd, 2014, 11:53 pm
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Welcome from neighbors in SW Washington- come home safe...

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August 25th, 2014, 9:25 pm
* Kingman ** Kingman *
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  • Location: NORTH


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August 28th, 2014, 9:15 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
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  • Joined: August 15th, 2014, 9:26 am
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  • Location: College Station, TX

Welcome to the group bluethunder and THANKS for what you do. Come home safe.

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