4th of July first time cook on new Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 grill

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bgaviator, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. bgaviator

    bgaviator Smoke Blower

    First time using the newly obtained Smoke Hollow grill.  I can tell the metal is thin and it probably won't last more than a few years, but it's a great design concept.  I especially like the fact I can raise the charcoal platform to right underneath the grill grate to get a super hot sear.  I also like that there is a gap area around the platform that automatically creates a cooler zone that I could move the food to.  This is the first time I've used charcoal in probably over 15 years, and it was awesome!  The steaks didn't take on too much of a smoke flavor I think because of the strong marinade (KC Masterpiece Steakhouse Marinade) but the hot dogs definitely

    tasted better than just being done on a propane grill. 

  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would love to go back to Charcoal or Wood but got to get out of this Apt first...JJ
  3. bgaviator

    bgaviator Smoke Blower

    I feel ya Chef JJ,

    We are temporarily living at a house out in the country, but will probably eventually move to an apartment.  I hate apartments because of all the rules regarding grills.  A lot of places won't even let you have them, or they have to be propane.  Some places only allow you to have them if you live on a bottom floor apartment.  When my wife and I got married, our main wedding gift from her parents was a gas grill.....well I ended up getting a new job and we moved into an apartment that didn't allow grills at all......so there my new grill sat for over a year not ever being used! 
  4. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    I agree that living in an apartment is a pain in some ways. 

    I made it a point to befriend the managers at every new place I went.   Once they got smoked chicken, or brisket, or ribs, the problem never seemed to happen.  However, I always took an apartment that was not too close to the front.

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