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Heat diffuser too hot

PostPosted: December 8th, 2020, 2:34 pm
by Kseyedoc
YS640 4 years old. I cant cook anything on the lower rack without it burning the bottom. Cooked a pork butt this week temp at 250 damper all the way in and the bottom was totally crispy and black had to cut it off and the butt tasted burnt. Same thing happened last month with a brisket with the damper out. This is new. Help please I am pretty bummed that I am not getting usable meat anymore.


Re: Heat diffuser too hot

PostPosted: January 10th, 2021, 8:58 pm
by FreeMeat
Mine is 1 year old and I have the same problem. Does anyone have suggestions?

Re: Heat diffuser too hot

PostPosted: January 30th, 2021, 11:09 pm
by deadbase
The fact that Yoder decided to use the drip tray as a diffuser is the most mind boggling thing I've come across and it seems to be something that owners won't discuss. I've had 5 pellet smokers. From a junk GMG to a Pitts and Spitts. Every single one of them use a true diffuser and (what Yoder calls a diffuser) a simple drip tray. Yoder is the ONLY one that doesn't have a true diffuser. It makes the bottom shelf nearly unusable above 225*. I would love to know Yoder's response to this. I cooked at 400* on the bottom shelf of my Smokin' Bros and Pitts and there was NO SCORCHING. The ONLY way to use the bottom shelf over a length of time at a higher heat is to use a cookie sheet and jerky rack. It's idiotic.