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Yoder Kingman

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:15 pm
by Darkfix
Hi y'all.

I leaning towards buying an Yoder Kingman.

And wonder if there are any owners out there that can share some info about it.

Are you happy with it?



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Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 pm
by slamkeys
Crickets...

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:22 am
by outlaw
I own a Yoder 640 so all I can attest to is the build quality. Second to none. I would not hesitate with any of their products

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:55 am
by slamkeys
I'd buy a Yoder pellet cooker too. That's their bread and butter. I almost bought a fully loaded YS640 that came up on Craigslist before I got my Wichita, but decided to skip it because I wanted a new one.

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:29 pm
by Darkfix
Not interested in an pelletcooker.

I got an BGE XL, want an stickburner

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Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 12:08 pm
by Marshell Miller
Don't know if you are still interested in the Yoder Kingman or not, but, I purchase a Yoder Kingman in July 2015. I love it. It is like any other Offset Smoker in that you will
have to learn to use it. Just season it and build fires using charcoal and wood and become familiar with the smoker. If you do this I believe you will be pleased with it.

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:33 am
by Darkfix
I pulled the trigger and bought an Kingman.
Was about to get Wicita, but didn't want to have all those problems most guys have with it.

Will see how Kingman will work, guess I'll get it next couple of weeks.
Hopefully itäs worth the money, and it way to big for my family...

Bigger is better?

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:06 am
by OldUsedParts
I think bigger is a good choice most of the time - - - you can alway cook small amounts in a large pit but it's hard to accomplish the opposite :dont: Good Luck with your new Pit :tup:

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 pm
by Rambo
Cool, show us some pictures, Congratulations

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:30 pm
by Darkfix
Got my Kingman today and played with it for several hours.

Will post pictures and a longer update later on.
After some cleaning and inside oiled up it was time to fire it up.

To keep it short, Kingman works as it should I must say.

Even if I haven't touched an offset before I had no problem maintaining 225-250F (left side) and 250-275F (right side).

I could get it close as 0-25F between both sides.

I noticed that keeping a small fire was the way to go, one wood split a time to keep even temperature.

No coal bed, just added some logs and fired it up with my propane burner.
No kiln dried wood, took some dry birch-wood some the pile from my father in law.
No need to add charcoal, just one log now and then.
Today it was no wind at all, and hot outside (27C).
Nice smoke, everything from clear to thin blue smoke.

I have the "updated" Kingman with air intake little bit lower than before.
I still has lots to learn and it will be a pleasure to make some Q on this one.
Intake damper was 1/3-1/2 open, no need to have it fully open!

I'm glad that I took the Kingman instead of the Wichita.

Will post more soon as I can...

Re: Yoder Kingman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:50 am
by rms827
Sounds like an awesome smoker alright. If I ever make the jump from pellet pooper, I'll definitely have to give that one a serious look.

Looking forward to the pics. :tup: