Should I buy a GOSM?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by nomorecoop, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looking for a propane smoker, already use an electric.

    With GOSM going out of business, is this a safe purchase? I found one at a Wal-mart while on vacation.

    Just want thoughts & opinions on whether I should buy something it may be difficult to get parts for.
     
  2. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have one, love it. I think that basically the only thing that could (by saying could, I mean have the potential) to break on these things would be the control valves, or maybe a burner hole get clogged, and if any of that happenned it would be a simple fix. the burner is solid brass with a ten year gaurantee. The company may not be around in ten years, but looking at the quality of that burner ,, I'm sure it will be.

    Go ahead and buy it, you'll love it

    I have heard of people on hear ordering parts....they got them, I think the only complaint was the customer service was kinda lacking.
     
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you will love it, great gas smoker!!! get the big block if you can!!!
     
  4. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I agree with both Krusher and Erain. Have one and love it. Easy to use.
     
  5. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    The GOSM can turn out some good "Q" with little effort and usually priced reasoniable.
     
  6. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    Get the wide body if you can -- especially if you're trying to do spares or brisket.

    I love my GOSM, but it is a tad narrow.
     
  7. I have the small GOSM (16") and have looked at the wide body (20"), however I am going to upgrade and I will get a big block (24")!

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  8. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have the big block and love it.
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I also have the big block, and I only have two words to describe it. NO REGRETS.
     
  10. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    I've got the smaller version but seriously love it.... go get one!
     
  11. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i also have a wide body and my 2 words are GREAT BBQ
     
  12. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Getta GOSM and be happy for a long, long time!

    I have the Big Block and LOVE it!

    Cheers!
     
  13. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    buy it--you will love it.........
     
  14. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love mine, just ain't much ta go wrong with em. Most a the parts would be available from propane parts dealers anywho, other then the burner, an I beleive even that could be found somewhere. I'd get another in a hartbeat!
     
  15. bmudd14474

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

    you can get the 20 inch one from walmart and bassproshop.com has the 24 inch one.
     
  16. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Buy it, big block #1 choice, then wide body then 16 incher. I too have an electric Smokin Tex brand an since getting my GOSM wide in the early spring The electric is used very little. I would have never thought I would say this but I could have bought 3 Big blocks for what I paid for the little electric, and would have been happier.
     
  17. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Jump on it, they are great!!!! I have the wide body and luv it (when I get to use it)......
     
  18. I am so glad to hear all the positive info on the GOSM! The 16" was my birthday present and we're both loving it. Walmart had a serious deal on them and we just couldn't resist. We'd have gotten the 24" but I've got a root canal coming up this week and $$ are going to be stretched. [​IMG]
     
  19. What was the "serious deal" on them at Walmart?
     
  20. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's going out of business AGAIN [​IMG]
     

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