My First Smoker - Smoke Hollow 34 LP

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by withoutink, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. withoutink

    withoutink Newbie

    Today I picked up my first smoker! It's a Smoke Hollow 34" LP... After setting it up, I seasoned it, sadly I ran out of time to do some smoking today, so its on for tomorrow. But I figure I would post some picks of my setup and setup process...

    I cant wait for tomorrow!

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  2. kaiser

    kaiser Smoke Blower

    Awesome - looks great.

    Looks very similar to the GOSM I just put together.

    Oh - the temp gauge on my door is way off (reads about 50 degrees high) - which apparently is the norm for these things - Get an extra thermometer to put inside the smoker so you'll really know your temps (I hung one from the topmost grate)
     
  3. withoutink

    withoutink Newbie

    Thanks for the reply, It was a toss up between the one you have and the one I bought. Gander Mtn was closer than Bass Pro.. so I got the SH.
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your new smoker, brings back memories of when I assembled my GOSM big block. Be sure and check the calibration on your door therm before smoking, against a rack temp. You didn't get to smoke today... but then's there's forever. it's all good my friend.
     
  5. valien

    valien Fire Starter

    Niiiiceeee.

    I have a Smoke Hollow as well (smaller version..the 30") and love it. In fact today I smoked my 1st batch of babyback ribs and a chicken. Man, turned out a yummy.

    Temps stayed about 250 in the smoker with the damper fully open. Not sure how I can lower it from there. Worked well though.

    My only issue is my wood pan is really small. Great for chips, not so good for chunks. Might have to find a cast iron substitute somewhere.

    Have fun smokin'!

    ~V
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new smoker
     
  7. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great choice on a smoker. You'll have a good time and lots of great smokes with it! Best o'luck and we'll all be expecting some Q View!

    And remember....two tanks, two tanks, two tanks.......[​IMG]

    Cheers!
     
  8. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new smoker! Look forward to seeing it's maiden voyage.
     
  9. mgnorcal

    mgnorcal Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Nice photos, it's real helpful and informative.
    Looks a lot like my older model Perfect Flames except for the shelf-holding brackets.

    Could be the camera or lighting, but your flame looks a little uneven and too orange.
    If I remember correctly, one cause of that is a lack of air in the mix. The venturi could be partially closed or the orifice might not be lined up right.
     
  10. withoutink

    withoutink Newbie

    Thanks for all the comments, I have a spare tank in the garage, and one on my grill. So I can swap if needed. I think I want to install a needle valve on it to control the fire a little better. Someone mentioned throttling the gas control knob between Off & High, this really seemed to make a difference. Prior to that I really couldn't get the temp below 250. With this method I got it down to almost 200 on the door thermometer.

    I did shoot an email about this to the Smoke Hollow company, as many others have.

    Thanks again for the advice!
     

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