Last month, we checked out Yoder's YS640 Hardwood Pellet Cooker, a pellet fired BBQ unit that can be used for smoking, baking and grilling. If you're looking to host a different kind of BBQ over the long weekend, a pellet smoker could be the way to go. Here are a handful of recipes we tried, ranging from jalapeño poppers to succulent hanger steak.
The Yoder YS640 Hardwood Pellet Cooker is powered by a firebox that sends a steady flow of heat through the cooking chamber and out the chimney. Unlike traditional gas BBQs, the air and smoke from the Yoder travel through the length of the cooking, imparting colour, flavour and texture into the food.
The inbuilt variable displacement damper (VDD) offers a high level of temperature control in different sections of the grill depending on where the damper is placed.
It has a cooking area of 51x81cm on the main grates and 39x71cm on the second shelf which should be ample room for the largest of family gatherings. The grilling temperature is capable of reaching nearly 400C which is hot enough to bake a traditional wood-fired pizza.
We recently tried out some tasty morsels created on the Yoder YS640 in a bid to find out what the cooker is capable of. Below you can find the full recipes for each meal, along with our taste verdict.