GOSM max temp

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by mofo, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    I spatchcocked a couple small chickens today for my big block. I wanted to cook them real high so the skin might be fit for consumption. I left water out of the water pan thinking that would help as well. The outside temp in my part of Kansas was in the upper 80's today. I hottest I could get was 280*. There also was a bit of a wind blowing, nothing strong by any means though. What kind of high temps do you other big block owners get out or your GOSM?
  2. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Had my wide body up to 500f. Then shut it down before it went any higher .
  3. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    Did you have anything in it? I wonder what would prevent mine from getting over 280. It appears to have a good flame on High.
  4. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    How old is your unit? Maybe the burner is dirty and plugged. I have an older GOSM with a cast iron burner that needs cleaning every couple of years. the burners holes will start to rust shut just from sitting around in a humid environment. Remove the burner and use a small drill bit to clean out the holes. DO NOT MAKE THE HOLES BIGGER!!! use a drill bit just large enough to clean them out and tap out all the crud that accumulates inside the burner head. A clean burner with good air adjustment will have a mostly blue flame with some yellow tips on the flames. A dirty burner with poor air adjustment will show more yellow in the flame.

    Hope this helps


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