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Do you own a GOSM poll

Poll Results: GOSM Poll

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 27% of voters (125)
    I own a GOSM
  • 7% of voters (33)
    I don't own a GOSM
  • 0% of voters (3)
    I use a charcoal GOSM
  • 23% of voters (104)
    I use a propane GOSM
  • 19% of voters (86)
    I own another smoker besides a GOSM
  • 21% of voters (98)
    I would give a positive referral for a GOSM
447 Total Votes  
post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
Starting a new year means that some folks had a great Christmas gift, or they just treated themselves to a new smoker. This poll is about GOSM smokers, so if it applies to you, please participate. It may be of some help for a new smoker who's on the edge of a GOSM purchase. It's all good my friend.
post #2 of 46
Great poll Rich-

I have a modified porpane GOSM; I have added a char-griller side fire box to mine so that I can switch from propane to charcoal/wood.

I use the GOSM for small loads of meat that would be lost in the Lang 60.
post #3 of 46
Thread Starter 
Nice mod Dutch, nothing like expanding the envelope. Thanks.
post #4 of 46
i have been meaning to add the SFB to my GOSM as well. procrastination is the word that comes to mind..... i had to ck 4 boxes to cover all that applied.
post #5 of 46
I have a small propane GOSM, bought the small unit because at the time I had an CharGriller offset w/sfb that I wasnt going to use once the football season and the cold Chicagoland weather hit. Figured propane would be set it and forget it and for temps & it was.

The small chip box was pretty useless imho. I replaced mine with a large cast iron pan and that helped extend the time the restocking the chips for smoke quite a bit.

Turned out good ABT's(crispy bacon) meatloaf, chicken( crisp skin) and butts.

Ribs not so good for my tastes, really had a bad impact on the texture of the meat imho. Almost like baking them in a gas oven(the electrics I have eaten ribs off of have the same issue if not worse) imho. Even with mods the smoke level of the food wasnt what I enjoy compared to a charcoal smoker.

Since I got my WSM @ X-mas the GOSM has sat unused while I have used the WSM probably 10 times.

Good unit, Ill use mine again in June when I need to do up about 100 ABT's, but then it will sit unused again.

Im glad I tried the GOSM, cant learn to much about bbq, and different smokers.

IMHO, if you have an extra $150 or so bucks to add another smoker to your collection, why not. If you are only going to buy 1 smoker to use, Id get a WSM.
post #6 of 46
i like my GOSM its really comes in handy when i am doing small smokes ....it takes a lot of fuel to start my okie joe....no mods to it but the SFB sounds intersting but i have the smaller GOSM...
post #7 of 46
I got the gosm for the same reason. It was cheap, and I can do small loads in it for me and the wife and family as it starts (JUNE!) and grows. I have a 2x2x4 plywood smoker for smoking sausages that has used electric, and its getting converted to propane so I can do hot smokes as well, but even still it would take alot more fuel to run that, and it would only get used 10 times a year for sausages and big smokes, and I wanted to get into smoking way more than that.

Enter the GOSM...just done a couple quick things in it so far but I am liking the ease of use and results so far. I have the new 2 drawer version, and will probably modify the chip drawer this summer to make it deeper, the chip box wasn't great, and my 10" cast iron skillet BARELY fits right now. I also plan on doing the needle valve mod as well because I am worried this summer I may have a hard time keeping temps down.
post #8 of 46
In case folks were interested in looking at my modified GOSM, here are some pics~

post #9 of 46
Have the Gas GOSM a seems to work well for me I like the ease and quick heating of the propane.. Not a expert by far but I think it should keep me in smoked food untill I am ready to make a bigger time and $$$
commitment to a bigger wood smoker
post #10 of 46

LOVE IT needle valve mod
post #11 of 46
Started out with a CGSP and needed more room PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif the neighbors were comming in drove's!! Got myself a GOSM to handle the mass ammounts of meat PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif . Hopefully sooner than later i'll acquire on of those stick burners, georgia here i come PDT_Armataz_01_40.gif all hail Mr. Lange
post #12 of 46
As of last Sat. I do own one. Can't wait to use it the weekend!!!
post #13 of 46
I also have a GOSM and I used it quite alot the first couple of years but I then got the bigger Smoke Vault 24" and the Gosm sat for a little while but then was drugged back out for a large sausage smoke. Now I keep it out and running with the new love of fresh sausage and a hot plate now use in the Gosm. I do like Dutches side box mod and I might have to keep that in mine. But my question to dutch is you say you can swith to propane but I didn't see a shut off from the smoker to the side box. And thanks for the Qview of the smoker Dutch.
post #14 of 46
I have the small GOSM Gasser which I bought off Craigs list for $35.00. The previous owner only used it a couple times and decided smoking meat took too long for them so I got a bargain...
post #15 of 46
In answer your question~ You're right, there is no side vent between the sfb and the GOSM but I haven't had any problems. When I use the GOSM with the propane tank I just close down the intake vent on the left side (have to bend the ear out of the way to do this) and just use the vent that is on the sfb.

When using the sfb, I pull out my drip pan and lay a couple of sheets of heavy duty aluminum in the bottom to cover the bottom burner opening and then lay my pan back in. This solved my low temp problems when I first started using the sfb. My fabricating son has offered to make a metal plate that will replace the aluminum foil.

Here is my GOSM under went surgery thread if you want to gander at the whole thread.
post #16 of 46
Love mine, iron skillet for chip tray,,, works much better..
post #17 of 46

I own a GOSM (big block)

See title for response
post #18 of 46
I own the middle-size GOSM, the new two-drawer model. I got it two weeks ago at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando for $169. I have used it twice, including my first baby backs. My wife loved the ribs and said it was the best thing I've ever done on a smoker. It's always a wonderful thing when you please your wife!! I also have the Brinkmann electric, but it is dying. I have done tons of pork butts on the Brinkmann but haven't done any pulled pork on the GOSM yet. By the way, for those who live in Central Florida (and maybe beyond), Albertson's has picnics for 88 cents/pound this week. I will pick up a couple this weekend.
post #19 of 46
I have a GOSM Charcoal model. Much stronger, heavier and better built than the current Propane models. I converted it over to propane using a single burner propane stove from Northern Tool. Works great and very happy with it.

Pretty much by-pass the pan now and just put the coffee can on the grate.
post #20 of 46
I have a Stainless big block propane model from about 5 years ago. My dad tasted some Nasty Q from my gas grill and decided i needed to have a proper smoker. I really enjoy the ease of use of it but find myself scouring craigslist each week for an offset charcoal smoker to try out for more of a challenge i guess. I would definetly recommend it to aspiring noobs like me.

Here she is,
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