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July 19th, 2021, 8:35 am
#1
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: May 2nd, 2018, 9:21 am
  • Posts: 6

When I turn up the Yoder to higher temps 500-600 degrees, the pellets in the auger and into the hopper are stating to light. Any insight would be appreciated.

July 19th, 2021, 12:45 pm
#2
* Kingman ** Kingman *
  • Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 11:04 pm
  • Posts: 413

Always wondered why folks use a smoker for 500+ degrees.

Just a thought that might help.

July 20th, 2021, 7:50 am
#3
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: May 2nd, 2018, 9:21 am
  • Posts: 6

Yoder Page:; So, when you need 700°F to properly sear a steak, you’ve got it — likewise when you need 250°F for a 12-hour smoke, you’ve got that too.

July 20th, 2021, 1:55 pm
#4
* Kingman ** Kingman *
  • Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 11:04 pm
  • Posts: 413

How do you turn off your smoker when done cooking?

I have used my 640 for over 7+ years, I have smoked a lot, used the smoker as a searing device to finish off rib roasts, cook steaks etc. Never ever have I had a pellet auger fire. I do have the diffuser plate with the opening, I do have a updated burn grate (upgraded 3 years ago).

So I can't see how you get a auger fire unless you are doing something wrong..

I also have a great charcoal grill for steaks etc. I know I can hit 700+ on it, but the Yoder says 500-600...?

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