Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 Combo Grill How to Use Smoker

The Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 combo grill is a great addition to any outdoor kitchen. This multifunctional grill can be used as a traditional gas grill, a smoker, or a charcoal grill. It’s perfect for those who like to entertain often or for those who want the option to cook their food in different ways. If you’re planning on using the Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 combo grill as a smoker, there are a few things you’ll need to do first.

We will now look at how to use the four different smoke hollow 4-in-1 grill parts one by one, including how to use the smoker.

About the Smoker

The smoker is the perfect way to add a smoky flavor to your food. It’s of the same size as the sear burner, and it sits on the right side of the grill. The smoker has its damper, and it also has a coal tray at the bottom.

It also features a charcoal barbecue on top, but it doesn’t have a thermometer. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t cook to your recipe’s specifications. You’ll need to use your intuition to gauge the heat.

How to Use the Smoker on a Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 Combo Grill?

The Smoke hollow 4 in 1combo grill is equipped with a small firebox, a sear burner, a charcoal grill, and a gas grill. When smoking, I find that it’s best to use the charcoal grill or the firebox, as charcoal will help give a more authentic smoke flavor to the meat, but you can also use the gas grill if you want, and just put the wood chips or pellet in a smoker box, it’s really up to you.

For smoking you’re going to need some sort of flavored cooking wood for generating smoke. We recommend that you buy some wood chips, as they are easy to use and give a good final product.

Also Read: How to Use Wood Chips on a Charcoal Grill

I find that it’s best to either use the big charcoal grill or the firebox for smoking, but you can also use the gas grill. If you use the gas grill, just throw the wood chips in a smoker box and put on the gas grill and heat turn the gas on. For more information on this read our guide on using a smoker box on a gas grill.

Here’s how to smoke using charcoal with a smoke hollow 4 in 1 combo grill. (use either the firebox or the charcoal grill chamber)

Step 1: open the smoker and place around 2 pounds of charcoal in the charcoal tray, beneath the grill. Let the coal burn burn until they are glowing. You can also heat the charcoal using a chimney starter, and then place the coal in the charcoal tray when its glowing.

Step 2 (optional): Add in your desired type of wood pallet for the type of flavor you have chosen.

Step 3: Close the lid and let the smoker heat up. The best smoking temperature is said to be 225°F to 250°F. A damper is located on both the big charcoal grill and the firebox, which can be used to regulate the temperature.

Step 4: When you have reached the desired temperature its time to place in the meat. You can either smoke raw meat or precooked meat, its up to you. Make sure to keep the temperature stays constant. Smoking takes time, so you’ll need to be ready with new hot charcoal before the old ones burn out.

Step 5: A general rule is that the meat needs 30 minutes per pound depending on the temperature and whether or not its precooked. Make sure to look up the best length and temperature for the food your smoking. Also the more pounds the longer it will take per pound (e.g. 5 pounds of meat might be 30 minutes per pound, while 10 pounds might be 45 minutes per pound).

If you want to keep cooking the meat but do not want it to get too dark of a color, then wrap it in aluminum foil. This will keep the food from further darkening while its still cooking in the smoker.

Step 6: Use a meat thermometer and check if the meat is cooked enough.

Tools you Will Need When Smoking

  1. Aluminum wrapping foil
    Wrap around the food if you want to keep cooking it but do not want it to get any darker. You can also wrap the wood chips in aluminum foil instead of a smoker box. Just remember to poke some holes at the top so the smoke can get out.
  2. Smoker box
    A smoker box is recommended. You can also chuck the wood chips directly in the charcoal if you want, but a find that buying a smoker box is a lot easier.
  3. Meat thermometer
    Use to check if the meat temperature
  4. Grill Tongs and Oven Mitts
    For safely grabbing the meat

You can also read the manual of the smoke hollow 4 in 1 combo grill

How to Use the Other Components on a Smoke hollow 4 in 1 combo grill

We have now looked at how to use the smoker aspect of the Smoke Hollow combo grill.

We will also do a quick overview of the other components: the infrared side burner, charcoal grill for grilling and gas grill.

Using the Infrared side burner (sear burner)

The first part of the smoker we will look at is the sear burner. The sear burner generate uses some sort of modern infrared technology to heat up really quickly. The sear burner can use up to is 12,000 BTU which is more than enough for searing.

There’s also a temperature control knob to easily adjust the heat to your desired level. The top ceramic plate helps to distribute the heat by emitting infrared radiation evenly, and the hundreds of little flames emit infrared radiation that can easily sear the meat.

How to use the Sear Burner

Connect the gas, turn on the burner, and set the temperature. Allow the ceramic plate to preheat before placing your food on top. Wait for the food to get seared according to your recipe’s instructions. You can even move it over to the charcoal or smoker section to finish cooking.

Also Read: Review of the Smoke Hollow TC3718SB

Using the Gas Grill

The second part of the smoker is the gas grill. The gas grill is a large grill that can be used to cook or smoke food. It has a wide grilling surface that is perfect for cooking large amounts of food at one time.

The gas grill also has three 10,000 BTU burners that allow you to cook the food evenly. The gas grill is designed differently than the charcoal grill. It has cylindrical steel burners that create an even heat distribution.

The grilling plate and the warming plate are also made of steel. This allows the food to cook evenly and prevents it from burning. The gas grill makes fantastic toast and other foods that require low heat. It also has a built-in thermometer that tells you the internal cooking temperature.

The best part about the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 gas grill section is, It’s huge enough to accommodate various foods or prepare a meal to feed a large family. You can also use it with a smoker that sits on top of the burner grills. However, this might be a downside as you will have to lift the grill lid to access the smoke, especially when replacing the wood chips.

How to use the Gas Grill

Connect the gas, turn on the burner, and adjust the temperature according to your recipe. Place your food on the grilling surface and wait until it’s cooked. If you want to slow cook, you will have to shut off two burners and leave one on low. If you want to check the meat temperature, you need a temperature probe. The inbuilt model shows only the cooking temperature.

Using the Charcoal Grill for grilling

If you’re in the mood for some authentic barbecue flavor, you can use the charcoal grill on the Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 combo grill. It’s the same size as the gas grill, but it has some additional features.

The most notable feature is the damper. The damper is directly below the lid latch, and it allows you to control the amount of air that gets into the grill. By controlling the amount of air, you can control the temperature of the charcoal without having to add or remove coals from the grill.

The charcoal grill also has six tray positions that you can adjust using a lever. This allows you to control the heat without adding or removing coals. The best part is the position of the trays doesn’t affect the cooking surface area. The grill also has a built-in drawer that will allow you to remove the ashes easily for disposal.

How to use the Charcoal Grill

First, you’ll need to gather some supplies. You’ll need charcoal, a chimney starter, and wood chips (if you want to add a smoky flavor to your food). You’ll also need fire starter fluid, but we recommend avoiding this if possible as it can give your food a bitter taste.

Once you have everything you need, it’s time to start cooking. Fill up the charcoal pan with coals, light them using the chimney starter, and wait for them to turn white. Once the coals are lit, place the smoker box on top of them and add wood chips if desired. Close the lid and wait a few minutes for the smoke to start flowing.

Now it’s time to start cooking. You can adjust the heat by moving the charcoal tray up or down. The closer to the bottom of the grill, the hotter it will be. There’s also an inbuilt lid thermometer so you can monitor the temperature.

The charcoal grill is perfect for slow-cooked barbecue favorites like ribs and brisket. Be sure to keep an eye on the temperature and adjust it. And don’t forget to add some wood chips for that delicious smoky flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How portable is the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 combo grill?

Even though it’s heavy to lift, it comes with four built-in wheels that allow easy portability. This allows you to move indoors and outdoors when the need arises. Remember, never use it indoors as the charcoal grill can be extremely hazardous.

How big is the cooking area?

The cooking area of the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 combo grill is 1,100 square inches. This should be more than enough space for all of your grilling needs.

Is Smoke Hollow a good brand?

Generally speaking, yes. Most people consider Smoke Hollow a good brand with high quality grills. Smoke Hollow grills are some of the cheaper grills on the market but their performance still seems to hold up against more expensive grills.

There are many smoke hollow combo grills. A good one we recommend and have reviewed is the smoke hollow ps9900 combo grill.

If you need a cheap and useful grill, Smoke Hollow grills are definitely recommended. Be sure, however, to research the specific grill you’re interested as some grills are more suited for different things.


The Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 combo grill is a great addition to any outdoor kitchen. This multifunctional grill can be used as a traditional gas grill, a smoker, or a charcoal grill. It’s perfect for those who like to entertain often or for those who want the option to cook their food in different ways. If you’re planning on using the Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 combo grill as a smoker, be sure to follow the instructions carefully. And always use caution when working with charcoal. Now, it’s time to get grilling.

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