need help gosm temp

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by mudduck, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    my temp on my gosm is running round 270 on low.
    in 50 to 60 deg weather.
    if i open the vent on top all the way open thank it would cool off some
    or lose all the smoke?
    i all ways ran it close to the tabs
    im going to put a needle value on it half to order it
    need to cook today
    thank for all the help as allways [​IMG]
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So you are saying that your smoker will not go under 270??? If so you do need a needle valve for sure. If you cann't get up past 270 you night have another probem that I cann't help you with thats a gas company question.
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    are you getting that reading from the stock thermometer? also is the water pan in?
     
  4. Yeah, my GOSM runs high when I have nothing in it (including no water pan) and the tabs are closed as well... but more like 255-260.

    Usually if you keep the tabs wide open, keep a full water pan, + Meat, you should be in the goal zone (225-250) most of the time.

    There are some GOSM mod threads here too that you can check out. I'm going to try placing bricks the bottom of mine for my next smoke.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    the door reads 245 to 250 with no water pan
    temp in top vent reads 20 to 25 degs hotter today will have
    water pan we will see today
    and full of meat
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never trust the door thermometer. They are usually off by alot. And with out the waterpan in your GOSM will run hot. Put the water pan in and use a good thermometer and i bet your temps will be fine.
     
  7. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i don't know anything about the gosm, so i might not be qualified to say this, but i think you want your top (exhaust?) vent all open all the time. on any other smoker, you'd be begging for problems by closing the vent.
     

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