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Louisiana Grills Country Smokers Super Hog Pellet Smoker Review

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Louisiana Grill SH 2400 Whole Hog Smoker

The Super Hog is Louisiana Grill’s largest cooker. It is basically two smokers joined together with two independent fire pots and two dedicated hoppers. You can roast chickens at 325 on one side while slow smoking brisket at 225 on the other. Remove the middle partition and free up all 2400 square inches of cook surface to smoke a whole hog and more. In 2014 it underwent significant upgrades.

The new Country Smoker controller toggles between set temp and meat probe temp. Set it and forget it, the thermostat will maintain cooking temperature just like your indoor kitchen stove. As a safety feature the meat probe can be set for your desired target temp. When internal meat temp rises within 10⁰ of the target, the controller automatically drops the smoker down to 170⁰ to avoid overcooking. So if you’re cooking low and slow BBQ temps of 225⁰F and looking for an internal meat temp of 200⁰F, when the meat hits 190⁰ the controller switches to the holding temp of 170⁰.

Shiny metal enclosure with an arched metal surface inside. The left side of this surface has several slits running from front to back.

The Arched Flavor Guard, (above) is unique to LGs. Unlike flat diffuser/drip plates found under the grates of most pellet smokers, the Flavor Guard with sliding broiler plate is a 14 gauge curved metal sheet that conforms loosely to the shape of the hood, cresting in the middle of the cook surface and dropping off in the front and back of the cook box. LG feels this design presents a larger surface for meat drippings to sizzle and enhance flavor. The Flavor Guard has a section over the fire pot which can slide out of the way to expose large, slotted openings that allow meats to sear over open flame. This feature, previously optional, is now standard for all Louisiana CS smokers. Some other pellet manufacturers have their own versions of this “sear zone”. They kinda-sorta work, but fire pots are small and don’t crank enough intense radiant heat over a large enough area to do serious searing. They will, however heat up griddles, cast iron pans, or cast aluminum GrillGrates for conductive searing. You can do a nice reverse sear using the flat side of a GrillGrate on this system.

Instead of a chimney, Louisiana Grills uses a row of holes at the back located several inches above the cook surface. The Grease bucket hooks underneath the smoker rather than off to the side like most other brands. An upper cooking rack comes standard with the Super Hog. Options include hopper extensions and a front shelf. All Louisiana Grills have porcelain coated steel grates.

  • Model:
    Super Hog Pellet Smoker
  • Item Price:
    $ 4495.00
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Made in USA:
    no
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Primary Function:
    Smoker, Pig or Lamb Roaster
  • Fuel:
    Wood Pellets
  • Main Burners:
    2
  • Primary Capacity:
    2400 square inches

Published On: 1/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

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