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Unread 08-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #16
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I am concerned about power at a comp or even in general since we are starting to do more catering.

I went with a APC invertor and a couple marine deep cell batteries. I can do a full cook off of that power and still have 80%+ juice left in the batteries.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #17
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I am concerned about power at a comp or even in general since we are starting to do more catering.

I went with a APC invertor and a couple marine deep cell batteries. I can do a full cook off of that power and still have 80%+ juice left in the batteries.
I agree. They draw the most current on start up mod. but very little during the cook.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #18
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Wife and I have had our YS640 (no comp cart) since January of 2012 and it has been cooked on I would say an average of 3 times a week... we just love it! We would not hesitate to purchase another if we needed it. I enjoy using our other grills and smokers but when North Dakota winter comes around I just love the set it and forget of the Yoder with the thermal jacket in -10º temps (sometimes -60º wind chills) as it keeps me inside and warm!
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Unread 08-27-2013, 06:50 AM   #19
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I'm a relatively new owner (spring 2013) of a YS640 which is my 1st smoker ever so I have nothing to compare it to. However, I've had good results so far. I have a couple of questions.
1) Is the Thermal blanket just for winter cooking? Or can it be used year round to maintain a constant temp.
2) Can the Comp. Cart be added afterwards?
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Unread 08-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #20
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1) I guess you could leave the jacket on year round, but I would worry about flameouts if you were cooking at low temps and it was hot outside. I used it only when it was below 60* or so.

2) Yes
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I'm a relatively new owner (spring 2013) of a YS640 which is my 1st smoker ever so I have nothing to compare it to. However, I've had good results so far. I have a couple of questions.
1) Is the Thermal blanket just for winter cooking? Or can it be used year round to maintain a constant temp.
2) Can the Comp. Cart be added afterwards?

The are two different jackets, one modified for the comp cart.
Your question about modifying it to the comp cart 'after' would also require modification to the winter jacket to account for the cart added.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #22
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^^^^^good point!
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