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Smoke Hollow Electric BBQ Smoker - Full of BBQ Goodness!
Is your old bbq smoker struggling to bear up against the cold weather? Are your prospects of a sumptuous meal ruined when the wind picks up a little? Is it a labor of love to maintain that ideal smoking temperature for hour upon hour?
Your struggles are over, with a Smoke Hollow outdoor electric smoker.
This stout and hardy performer is a willing workhorse, churning out one delicious dish after another. Once you have mastered the not-so-difficult art of preparing the food and setting up the smoker, it will feel more like just pushing a magic button - et voila! - out comes mouthwatering ribs, turkey, ham, vegetables, seafood, anything!
EASY AS YOU LIKE
There are not too many moving parts to this easy-to-use smoker. Once you have assembled it and carried out the seasoning process, you will have to deal with only the following:
You really do have to read the manufacturer's instruction manual carefully to get the most out of this smoker. Much emphasis is put upon these safety precautions:
Remember also that this smoker is not rain-proof; so do take the necessary precautions.
The heater element should be wiped off after every cooking session. While the rest of the interior should be coated with a light layer of vegetable oil, no oil should be applied to the element itself, nor to the controller.
Neither the wood chip pan nor the water pan should be placed directly on the heating element.
An inherent weakness in the design of vertical smokers is the problem of drippings falling onto the wood chips and the heating element. Even though the element can withstand quite a bit of grease, it is recommended that you wipe it clean after every use, having allowed it to cool down completely first.
You could place a layer of foil on the protective mesh, under the water and wood-chip pans. This could interfere with the flow of heat from the element, but is worth a try. Or you could try the idea of placing an aluminum pan on the bottom rack to catch the drippings.
If you allow the grease to fall to the bottom, you may find that it doesn't run perfectly out of the drain. This is because the bottom panel is not angled sufficiently to guide the grease to the hole, or the smoker is standing at a slight angle. The grease will probably seep out of the bottom of the door and run down the legs of the unit. A simple solution would be to place pie plates underneath the legs, to spare your patio floor from grease stains. It is hoped that the manufacturer will rectify this deficiency in new models.
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE...
What is a bbq smoker without smoke?
Er... Let's rather get this thing puffin'!
As usual, certain users prefer a heavier smokey flavor than others. If that's you, then you can try the following tip to improve the smoke generation from the wood chip pan.
The most straightforward method is to turn the smoker to high (+ 300°F) for up to an hour, and turning it down to the desired level once the smoke gets going. Do this before putting the meat in the smoker.
If you need even more smoke, forming a "tent" of foil over the top of the wood-chip pan will prevent drippings from falling onto the wood chips and killing the smoke.
You do not need expensive wood pellets; any wood chips of your choice will do. It is better not to use wood chunks.
RUNNING A TEMPERATURE
The Smoke Hollow electric bbq smoker is capable of maintaining a constant temperature even in very cold conditions. This makes it attractive to folks who like to enjoy a "low and slow" cookout year round.
The parts most likely to wear out are the controller and the heating element. Fortunately, the element is not too hard to remove and is available from the manufacturer's website.
WHAT THEY SAY...
Happy customers have heaped glowing reviews on this quality bbq smoker.
"Great for beginners... Money WELL spent!"
"...smoked just about everything and the results are yummy..."
"I could not believe the meals that came from this smoker!"
"Well worth the investment. Easy to use, works well."
"Very easy to use, meat flavored as well as any restaurant prepared dish. Love it!"
"So easy, it seems like cheating!"
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