I have a little secret for you on the Smoky Hollow if you find that your temps run too high on the lowest setting. I had this problem, and I learned a fix from somebody else who had the same problem. Turn the knob back to High, push it in, and then turn in the direction of Off. You'll see the flame go down. Keep turning towards Off until the flame goes lower than what you see on your Low setting. It's sensitive, but I can set it at 230* reliably every time (compared to 275*-300* I get on Low). I used a bit of my wife's nail polish to mark the sweet spot. I've even set it at 130* and probably could go lower if needed. Unfortunately, it is not entirely set it and forget it (for me, anyway): Somewhere at about 1-2 hours in the temp spikes pretty quickly. I think it has something to do with the wood and/or the water pan heating up.
Another potential caveat: My Smoky Hollow built-in thermo is terribly inaccurate and, worse, it is inconsistently inaccurate. I have pro grade thermometers that all measure approximately the same temp. They will indicate no change in temp, but the built-in will fluctuate +/- 30* throughout the smoke.
I use it all the time for short smokes (<3-4 hours). For long smokes, I use my WSM which is truly set it and forget it for at least 5 hours.
Originally Posted by Wngsprnt50
Oh yeah...I did decide to pull the ttrigger on another unit. Went to local Meijer and they had a Smoky Hollow propane 34168 on clearance for $100. Will put together, season, and christen very quickly. Still have 20# of ribs to do tomorrow!