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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:27 am 
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Hi Dave,

Firstly thanks for you and Darren's patience and resolve in getting the Yoder grills compliant and a over the line. Many would have thrown there hands up in the air given the frustration and cost. Thrilled to be able to have my YS640 on a sexy silver comp cart here.

Unfortunately I am wheels up in a few hours time to the USA so zero time to get to fire it up in anger....will have to wait until my return in a week or so.

Anyway I think it would be beneficial, certainly to me and I am sure the many other YS owners about to receive their units to find out what is the recommended procedure to season the YS grill prior to cooking on them?

Is there anything that needs doing with the top shelf? I suspect that once it has undergone a cook or two it probably forms it's own barrier. Is the an initial need to do anything to the top shelf?

Appreciate your recommendations

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:36 am 
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Fleetz,

Darren/dave may come back to you and provide you the official Yoder procedure but i will let you know what i have done with mine.


Grab yourself a can of vegetable oil spray and spray the entire inside and outside of your bbq (except the control panel and openings for the fan/power point)

once done grab a cloth and rub down the surfaces to smooth out the oil.

this performs 2 functions

1. the colour looks sweet after oiling it and it will pull the ladies
2. oil forms a natural barrier that prevents oxidisation and thus rust. even stainless steel rusts over time so a bit of oil will prevent this light surface discolour for rust spots.

the inside of the grill will naturaly form a barrier from the oils in the wood burning but if you dont have time to do this then that oil will do.

when do you re-do this?


- After high pressure hosing the heat management plate and grills or the outside of your unit after a rain or wash.



my poor old yoder has a few battle scars after going through many many weeks of being tested and with a quick clean and oil it comes up beaut!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:05 pm 
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I second Beaver but the other thing I did was to purchase a large pack of bacon, filled the shelves with bacon and cooked it. It helped the seasoning but was also bloody tasty :-)
My new Yoder will be here in the next day or so and I will be doing the bacon again :-)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:41 pm 
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Thanks for the input guys....all sound advice. Like the bacon idea as it will let you know where your hots spots maybe. Seen a few guys do this to check for just that, mostly from what I have seen the Yoders are fairly consistent across the grills.

As you rightly point out Hector...you can eat you own test and seasoning....score!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:18 pm 
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they are consistent temp wise but the way the heat is delivered is different and handy to know as you can cook lots of different meats in the zones that suit them.
edgy and i were able to hand in all 4 categories in the Bangalow comp on a single 480 because we knew its tricks ;)

- top left low airflow heat
- bottom left high radiant low airflow heat
- bottom right med airflow med radiant
- top right high airflow heat

obviously on the 640's you can adjust but you shouldn't see much more than about 10-20F tops

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:25 am 
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Beaver wrote:
they are consistent temp wise but the way the heat is delivered is different and handy to know as you can cook lots of different meats in the zones that suit them.
edgy and i were able to hand in all 4 categories in the Bangalow comp on a single 480 because we knew its tricks ;)

- top left low airflow heat
- bottom left high radiant low airflow heat
- bottom right med airflow med radiant
- top right high airflow heat

obviously on the 640's you can adjust but you shouldn't see much more than about 10-20F tops


Cheers Beaver....that has been noted! :D That has just saved me a year of experimenting. :D

Now I can just watch the thin blue smoke and drink beer :mrgreen:

Regards,

Fleetz

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:44 am 
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Fleetz wrote:
Now I can just watch the thin blue smoke and drink beer :mrgreen:

hoorah!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Thanks that's good info. My 640 is now expected the week after next so I'll get a can of oil, a pack of bacon and a box of beer...


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