gettin the heat down on my GOSM???

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by lennyluminum, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. what is the best and safest way to get the temp in my GOSM down to smoke jerky? I have read some threads about installing a needle valve in the gas line but I also hear this is not the safest way to go. any other ideas?

    P.S pics help if you have some of your temp mod.
  2. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I smoke my jerky between 140*-180*. My GOSM can get down that low & hold steady temps.

    fwiw, when I smoke cheese, I use 3-4 chunks of charcoal in a 9x9 cake pan (replacing the chip box) & don't use gas. I can hold 70* pretty well with that. Maybe try a few more charcoal chunks & forgo using gas at all.
  3. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Unless its cold out I cant get below 225 deg. With the vent all the way open and the temp. on low.

  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm not sure which GOSM model you have, but try smoking jerky early in the morning or later in the day if the smoker is in direct sunlight. Also try keeping the top vent wide open, lower vents closed to factory settings, and use the top rack area which is usually the coolest area in the cabinet. Good luck my friend.
  5. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If I am not mistaken the more open the top vent the hotter the smoker becomes.......The more air that flows through the smoker the higher the temperatures become........I think!
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is for a GOSM big block. Try testing with a therm at different rack/grill levels. Try closing all the vents and see how much hotter the top gets. It's like turning on your car heater with all the windows closed. All my therms were calibrated before installation.

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