Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker 38202G Review

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Large cooking space

Not bulky

Reaches the desired temperatures in just a few minutes


It can go out when windy

Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker 38202G Review

The Smoke Hollow 38202G Gas Smoker is perfect for people who love smoking foods without limitations. Some smokers on the market don't give you enough space for all of your food, but the manufacturers of this Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker created a unit that offers users a smoking cabinet capacity of 3.4 cubic feet; this means that you'll never have problems smoking multiple racks of ribs, pork shoulders or turkeys at one time.

The 38202G can easily handle meals for large groups, and its two-door design allows you to add water and wood to the unit while cooking without losing the heat and smoke that has built up inside of the unit. It comes with four chrome-plated cooking grates that can be adjusted; this allows you to smoke a variety of foods at different temperatures. The makers of this unit thought of everything when it comes to smoking; they even included a sausage rack inside of the cooking chamber.

The 38-inch Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker is large, but it uses propane gas to reach and maintain temperature within a couple of minutes. The cast brass gas burner inside of the unit guarantees that you'll never have to sit around and babysit the unit while you are waiting for it to warm up. It's made of solid materials, so you can feel confident about it maintaining a stable temperature in both hot and cold weather.


Large 3.4 cubic feet of cooking space
High quality materials; the unit is made of welded steel
It's not too bulky; the unit measures in at 38 x 20 x 14 inches
Uses a 20,000 BTU propane burner to ensure consistent heating
Cast brass burner uses an easy external push-button ignition system
Two-door design for easy access; doors use a locking latch system to keep heat inside the cooking chamber
Built-in temperature gauge
Upper and lower vents for excellent temperature control
Four chrome-plated cooking grates
Porcelain-coated water and wood chip pans

What We Like

The 38202G Makes Smoking Easy

Some purists are hesitant about buying this unit because it doesn't use charcoal, but once they try it, they realize that they can use the 38202G to easily get all the flavor of charcoal without the hassle that comes along with maintaining a charcoal smoker. Unlike charcoal, you can get this smoker going in just a couple of minutes; you simply start the unit on high, reduce the temperature and load the meat when you are ready. The gas gives you a steady burn, so you can leave your food inside of the unit without worrying about temperature fluctuations; this guarantees that your food never comes out over or under done. You can't do this with charcoal unless you spend all day checking and maintaining the unit's temperature. The 38202G Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker can maintain a temperature of up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit regardless of the temperature outside of the unit.

The Versatile 38202G Is Perfect For Amateurs And Professionals Alike

When you buy this unit, you get a high-quality piece of equipment that is going to last you for a lifetime. It's made of steel, so you never have to worry about it breaking due to inexpensive parts. The unit does need to be put together when you first get it, but most people are able to get it up and running in about an hour. Once you get your unit going, you can set it and forget it; the unit doesn't use a lot of gas when cooking, so one propane tank will last you more than 30 hours of continual cooking time.

The only downside to this unit is that it sometimes goes out when it is very windy. The instructions tell you to face the unit towards the wind, and this prevents the flame from being put out. If you want to be completely sure that your unit stays lit on a windy day, you can take a piece of aluminum foil and build a windscreen around the burner. The 38202G is a well-built unit that will smoke all of your favorite foods perfectly. It's easy to use, and it gives you an authentic smokehouse flavor right from the convenience of your own home. If you love the taste of juicy, tender and flavorful smoked meats, then this Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker is a perfect addition to your cooking arsenal.