First turkey, in new Smokey Hollow 44"

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skootchnc

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Original poster
Dec 8, 2013
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Raleigh
Went to the grocery store and picked up a frozen  turkey breast, and thawed it....

first I gave it a quick massage with olive oil (extra virgin) then K-Paul's Black Magic, and some granulated garlic, and more herbs,

Filled the chip/chunk boxes with apple wood, and got a steady 300 degrees going on the smoker... Placed the turkey in the smoker, and went about my chores...

IT of 160 I pulled the bird out of the smoker....looks and smells great..... My wife gave it thumbs up.... and thanks to THIS forum... I have finally licked the "rubber chicken skin" syndrome.

This Smoke Hollow, is far and away better than my old rusted out Masterbuilt.... but the old unit made soe tasty dinners, so I won't gripe, and it was a low cost entry into the world of smoking....


my little operations center
 

I didn't THINK to photograph the bottom drawer..... but....

inside the bottom drawer is a large water pan (holds water for about 3-4 hours at 300 degrees, under the water pan, are 2 (roughly) 2" deep,x 5" wide x 12" long wood trays.... with a cover..... so far.... wood has lasted 2.5-3 hours, which is about all of the smoke you need. you CAN easily slid the trays onut, and refill with wood as needed, ditto the water tray.

it's a propane smoker.... which I understand, is a "hanging offence" in Texas....but for a Jersey boy, living in North Carolina, it works pretty well
 
 

I didn't THINK to photograph the bottom drawer..... but....

inside the bottom drawer is a large water pan (holds water for about 3-4 hours at 300 degrees, under the water pan, are 2 (roughly) 2" deep,x 5" wide x 12" long wood trays.... with a cover..... so far.... wood has lasted 2.5-3 hours, which is about all of the smoke you need. you CAN easily slid the trays onut, and refill with wood as needed, ditto the water tray.

it's a propane smoker.... which I understand, is a "hanging offence" in Texas....but for a Jersey boy, living in North Carolina, it works pretty well
My friend, if it smokes and makes a good meal, I don't care how it's done!

I ran offset smokers for most of my 35+ years doing this, and in 2013 I built my first electric smoker so I could start having better control over my sausages.  Now, my big offset is on loan to my nephew and I do the majority of my cooks on either all electric, or my hybrid which works off electric and lump.

So, I say this, if it smokes, put some meat in it!

Looking forward to more from you!
 
Nice job on the turkey. I have the same smoker and love it. I replaced the water pan with a very large disposable aluminum foil pan and I can fill it with 2 gallons of water. This is key if you are going to do a long overnight cook...you can get almost 8 hours out of it. The only other mod was adding Nomex gasket to both doors.

Enjoy your new toy
 
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