The striker scored twice in the first-half against the Whites and was a constant threat for the Bees as they buzzed to rip Slavisa Jokanovic's side apart.
Hogan has been recovering from two anterior cruciate ligament injuries and Smith has been handling him with kid gloves.
But that won't stop the 24-year-old from being grumpy at missing out on his chance for a hat-trick.
He said: “I’ve known of Scott since he was at Rochdale banging them in. Unfortunately, he’s had a couple of ACL injuries, and been out a long time.
“Maybe, he’s not talking to me after scoring two goals and me bringing him of at half time.
“I knew he was angry with me, but he had ice on his knee and ice on his head.
“But there was always a plan between me and the medical staff and we have to go softly, and manage him properly.
“He’s a goalscorer, and he’s stronger knows where to run. He always had that edge, but he looks more powerful now.
“He’s certainly put himself in a tough place when it comes to expectations from supporters. He showed great technique for the third goal.”
Smith also paid tribute to Tom Field, who marked his debut by being involved in two of Brentford's three goals.
He added: “You never know what it’s going to be like until you put them on, and it’s a credit to Kevin O’Connor and Flemming Pedersen who brought them on.”