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December 2nd, 2015, 12:28 pm
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Bobeque wrote:I ordered a YS640 on November 9th and am waiting for delivery of the smoker. Will mine have the improved diffuser plate or do I need to order it?
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This is an optional accessory, and is not included with the cooker. You will need to order separately, or with the cooker when ordered.

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December 2nd, 2015, 12:41 pm
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Hi Herb, Can this be ordered online? I have looked at the All Things BBQ site and cannot find the part listed. Thanks for the update!

December 2nd, 2015, 12:44 pm
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Theokoye wrote:Hi Herb, Can this be ordered online? I have looked at the All Things BBQ site and cannot find the part listed. Thanks for the update!


It will be on ATBBQ.com shortly.

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December 2nd, 2015, 1:21 pm
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Yoder_Herb wrote:
Theokoye wrote:Hi Herb, Can this be ordered online? I have looked at the All Things BBQ site and cannot find the part listed. Thanks for the update!


It will be on ATBBQ.com shortly.


Here you go: http://www.atbbq.com/yoder-smokers-heat ... -door.html

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December 2nd, 2015, 2:02 pm
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I like this, will probably order one! Only question is since it is physically weaker are there bars welded underneath to keep from flexing? Bond some teflon and super easy clean up..

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December 2nd, 2015, 2:08 pm
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I usually wrap my diffuser plate in foil to keep it clean. Can I wrap foil over this diffuser plate and not interfere with the grate cover. Also, my diffuser plate has warped over the last year and a half. If this plate warps will the grate cover still fit in place, or should I budget for a new diffuser plate every 2 years.

December 2nd, 2015, 3:13 pm
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I just ordered 2 of them. They should be shipped today. Call All Things BBQ to order.

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December 2nd, 2015, 3:48 pm
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cnardo24 wrote:I usually wrap my diffuser plate in foil to keep it clean. Can I wrap foil over this diffuser plate and not interfere with the grate cover. Also, my diffuser plate has warped over the last year and a half. If this plate warps will the grate cover still fit in place, or should I budget for a new diffuser plate every 2 years.


Yes you can still use foil on the diffuser.

This new optional diffuser, used normally and as intended, will not warp.

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December 2nd, 2015, 5:20 pm
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Ordered mine for my 640.
This will make it SO much easier to change back and forth from grilling to smoking!
Thank you Yoder.

TIM

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December 2nd, 2015, 5:37 pm
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I would imagine that covering it with foil would be almost necessary considering if you do not grease will find its way inside the access panel.

December 2nd, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Theokoye - I agree. Wrapping in foil and frequent cleaning is a must.

Thanks for the quick feedback Herb. I'll be ordering one!

December 6th, 2015, 8:22 pm
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Yoder_Herb wrote:The new OPTIONAL 2 piece heat diffuser for YS480 and YS640 has been released and is ready for shipping!

Yoder made, Yoder supported, Yoder quality, and will not affect your warranty.

Allows easy clean out access to the burn grate/firebox, and does not require removal for temperatures above 400 degrees.

2 piece diffuser.jpg


$189.00 plus shipping for the YS640
$169.00 plus shipping for the YS480

Call 877.409.6337 and select option 1 for sales, or send an email to info@yodersmokers.com to order.


Herb, is there any temp limit above 400 deg where the new diffuser must be removed? I would love to cook pizza at 600 with the diffuser in.

December 6th, 2015, 8:24 pm
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Thanks Herb, next year it's on my list. Good upgrade.

December 14th, 2015, 4:47 pm
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My YS 640 shipped today! Do I need to be concerned with the warping of the diffuser or has it been modified to mitigate this? It might be a good idea to offer the optional diffuser during the purchase (over the phone)

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December 14th, 2015, 6:58 pm
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The standard diffuser that ships with the cooker has not been changed or modified.

I have forwarded your suggestion to the sales team.

Thanks for being a part of the Yoder Smokers family!

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December 14th, 2015, 9:27 pm
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Just got my new plate with the access door. Should I cover in foil to keep drippings from seeping through the door or not?

December 15th, 2015, 12:24 am
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Using foil is a personal choice. I do not use foil.

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December 15th, 2015, 7:46 am
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I'm a Newbie and so far haven't used foil, but I clean the diffuser plate with a pressure washer.

December 16th, 2015, 7:09 pm
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Thanks for the replies, I was curious if the door would let to many juices through to the fire............. Going to season with canola oil tomorrow and roll with no foil.

December 16th, 2015, 9:17 pm
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Those that have and have used the new diffuser with the door, do you recommend it?

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December 17th, 2015, 7:58 pm
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Grandpax4 wrote:Those that have and have used the new diffuser with the door, do you recommend it?


Mine has worked well on the few short cooks I have used it with. My door does have a bit of play, but it does not seem to be causing issues.

December 19th, 2015, 2:07 pm
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I have been using a prototype since January of 2013, and have not had a single issue. Follow the instructions, and you will not have issues.

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February 26th, 2016, 1:44 pm
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So now I am curious. I have not seen pics or at least I don't think I have seen the new upgraded heat diffuser. Is it the one with the door to access the heat pot or is that just what the 2 piece diffuser is? I saw the video on your Facebook page with the access door and it has the reinforcement so I wasn't sure if that was the new one or if he was meaning it was the new 2 piece version. I'm not gonna lie, I'm excited about the access door and not having to tear so much apart to clean out the pot. If the new version doesn't have the door I will probably just get the 2 piece version and pass on the upgraded version. Thanks in advance.

February 26th, 2016, 2:10 pm
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No, the new reinforced diffuser is not the optional 2 piece diffuser. The 2 piece is an optional accessory, and must be purchased separately.

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