The Smoke Hollow 40″ Barrel Smoker is a horizontal offset smoker and seems very similar to the Char-Broil Oklahoma Joe and the Brinkmann Trailmaster. But it costs twice as much. Smoke Hollow claims heavier steel construction justifies the significantly higher price, but they were unable to provide specs. This isn’t a hot item for Smoke Hollow and it is in limited distribution. We caution our readers to stay away from cheap BBQ offset smokers, because they are, well….cheap. And hard to use. But if you must have one, why pay more?
40" Barrel Smoker
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720 square inches
Large(about 35 burgers)
Smoke Hollow has offered value-priced smokers since 2005. They make several vertical, cabinet-style, gas smokers that are very similar in cost and construction to Brinkmann and Masterbuilt. Some of their larger gas smokers include sausage hangers, jerky racks, and a two-sided combination cooking grid/rib rack. Smoke Hollow also makes one 30″ tall electric smoker, an offset smoker and a gas/charcoal combo grill and smoker that has an offset firebox on the charcoal side.
All cookers are built in China and designed to sell at entry-level price points. They are sold on-line and at various chains like Sam’s Club and Gander Mountain.
Published On: 3/23/2013
Last Modified: 2/16/2021
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