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New GOSM - Question about mods

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
My new gosm wide body is currently on a UPS truck to be delivered today. biggrin.gif Although I'm excited to get it put together I was thinking about all of the different mods that people have come up with for these and I was wondering if there are any that you wish you had done before it was put together or before it had a 1/4" of goo coating the insides?
post #2 of 19
No mods necessary with mine. Some have had to change out their smoke boxes but I was lucky and got a nice cast one.
post #3 of 19
Liked the side shelves that somebody installed on theirs, I could really use one or two for mine.
post #4 of 19
No mods on mine. I've been using it for almost three years and love it. I do, however, like the idea of shelves. I have a table on the patio beside the GOSM so I'm OK but I do think the shelves would be nice.
post #5 of 19
No mods necessary, season and get cookin!! wink.gif
post #6 of 19
Mine worked just fine without any mods! Enjoy your new rig!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #7 of 19
I use a cast fry pan for wood chips seems the chips do not burn up as fast and helps maintain heat.
post #8 of 19
all I did was chop a coffe can where it will fit under the water pan and use that as my chip box, the one it came with will do fine, but if you do this you will get a longer time between chip changes.

good luck,, your gonna love it
post #9 of 19
Had my Big Block for 3 years and haven't made any mods to it.
post #10 of 19
I like the idea of shelves too... and the casters... will do both one of these days... LOL
post #11 of 19
Just added a needle valve for cooler smokes. Hard to get mine under 200o in the summer without it.
post #12 of 19
O.K., so there is 1 mod needed...wink.gif
Good tip!
post #13 of 19
Where would one buy said needle valve?? Ran into this problem yesterday when making jerky. Had to rig the door open slightly to keep temps under 200*.
post #14 of 19
Got mine from local propane store. Took my regulator with me so I could get the proper fittings. Must be intalled after regulator. Cost me around $30 up here.
post #15 of 19
Thanks Dysart I'm gonna look into it.
post #16 of 19
Use a 9x9 metal cake pan fer the chips an chunks, stack mod, keeps the rain, snow an critters out, probe port- beats ruinin one them cords. Thermal mass, now this here is a tuffin, get yerself 4 bricks an put in the bottom! All these er great. Ya don't have ta do em, but they made mine more user friendly! Good luck an enjoy!
post #17 of 19
This is where I got the valve and then got the parts to adapt at Lowe's

I mine I had to step it up from 1/8 in to 1/4in to the reg and then back down to 1/8 in to the hose. I can hold 150o easily.
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
To those with needle valves - Do you keep the knob on the gosm on high and only adjust via the needle valve?
post #19 of 19
I dial down the GOSM first and then the needle valve to reduce heat further but I imagine it would the way you suggested just as well.
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