Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SmokeyJoe Great tool for the home arsinal
My very first smoker. Thanksgiving I smoked a 16 lbs turkey using plum wood, the smoker did an outstanding job, got rave reviews with respect to flavor and succulence.
Unpacking and assembling took about 90 minutes. As many have mentioned the door leaks heat and smoke so I took the precaution of sealing the door. After assembly I removed the door and applied a bead of silicone around the door and let dry to provide a a much needed door seal. I do recommend burning in the unit prior to cooking anything. I also recommend a dual remote electronic thermometer to monitor the meat and smoker temp rather than rely on the door mounted thermometer. Wheels would be a plus the thing weighs 90 or so pounds. In my humble opinion, it's a great unit for the DIY backyard chef.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kenny Works great but leaks smoke.
I bought this model to upgrade from my previous smoker which was half the size. Now I can put a brisket in without cutting it in half. The cabinet and other materials are sturdy, but the door doesn't seal well. That didn't bother me. As with most smokers, use a better thermometer to monitor the temp. I also found that the burners don't turn down as low as I would like if it is a hot day. But, you can turn the burner knobs beyond the low mark toward off and lower the flame even more. I've been very sucessful so far with pork spareribs and beef tri-tip. Overall a good purchase for me.
June 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Outstanding smoker
I researched smokers on line for sometime before I selected the Smoke Hollow smoker. This one has dual burners and wood chip trays with multiple racks. I used the provided receipt for smoking my first turkey and could not be happier. This smoker is priced right and offers easy assembly and construction that should last me a long time. I would recommend this smoker to anyone who enjoys smoking foods. This is just plain fun to use.I love to taunt my neighbors with the wonderful smells emmeting from the patio
December 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aragorn771 Excellent for the Price Point
Looking for smokers can be ridiculous. All the different types and sizes. I chose this one based on the amount of space it takes up but still gives great room inside. I am very happy with my choice. The wood trays over the burners work perfectly for getting the cabinet full of smoke quick. Really enjoying this unit. There is one problem. They did not seal the cabinet doors with a heat gasket. This allows smoke and heat to escape out the doors. It's far from a major problem. Picking up some nomex tape should cure it.This isn't a $1,000 plus smoker. It's certainly far better than it's price tag though! If you're looking to save space and yet still do some real smoking, I recommend this one.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by papa very easy go put together. very good quality for the prices. am extremely happy with thevperformance.
I have used smokers costing thousands of dollars and I found that this unit smokes just as well. It holds a constant temperature even outside in the rain. The capacity is outstanding for a home unit, a whole brisket, 4 slabs of spareribs, 5 whole chickens and 12 pounds of sausage, and I still had room. The directions recommend 2 people to put it together, but one can do it, it just takes a bit longer. Unit is Heavy, so I added a wheeled frame for ease of movement.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigJim Dual Burner 44" SMOKE HOLLOW only smoker needed
I had been researching this smoker for a month and finally out of nowhere the deal of the century came my way on this smoker for under 200.00 brand new. I have smoked up trout, chicken, sausage, hamburgers, pork shoulder roast and tillamook pepperjack cheese and have been very happy with this smokers' performance. I try to smoke at 225 temps according to thermometer on the door and have not had any issues even in 10 degree weather outside. Once the inside temps get near 200 then I monitor and control burner heat settings, usually just under MED on the dials will keep the temp at 225. The chip trays are big enough to handle enough smoking chips for over an hour and YES I even use the flavored pellets in the trays and they work perfectly fine. I lined the water dish with foil and that has worked out well. I spray the grates with non stick cooking spray and that makes cleanup afterwards a breeze. On the whole chickens I placed them on top of a 9" square of foil. When I did 16 trout fillets, they were done and still moist in about 90 minutes, depending on temp. I used applewood and the flavor is amazing! The door barely lets out any smoke so I didn't mess with any sealants. I did buy a digital themometer but have not used it yet. The water pan will last about 2 hours until it gets dry so you may have to watch that periodically if smoking for long durations. The push button ignitor lasted 2 uses so I bought a box of long wooden matches and the problem is solved. Overall, I could not be happier with the quality of materials and how easy it is to use this smoker. I really like the two independent door concept and that makes alot of sense to make this unit even more user friendly. I would highly recommend this smoker to anyone considering opening up a whole new world of culinary cooking....its not like you can go down the the local tavern and get smoked jalepeno poppers!! You will have fun with this and will enjoy it year round.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DAVE it works good NOW!!
When I got it it was BENT , I liked to never have gotten the door to close. The whole thing was not square.Thewre should be a seal on the door! and the wood need something to slide in. But I am very happy with it price and preformance. Knowing what I know now I would buy another. COL. DAVE
August 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 87Knight This product is well built and has plenty of cooking space.
The construction is solid. Assembly is easy. There are some cooking accessories that aren't necessary and take up space. The cooking grates allow for different foods to grill and smoke without skewers such as scallops, shrimp and vegetables. The smoking trays are smaller than I like for slow smoking with chunks. Chips are fine but they don't last long. The smoking trays are easily accessible via a separate door. As with any vertical smoker, drippings from marinades are a challenge. The dual burners provide ample heat quickly.
February 25, 2014