GOSM Smoker

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Original poster
May 9, 2007
I was wanting to know if anybody can tell me the difference if there is any between the three GOSM smokers I have seen online. There is two at walmart one for $100 & $129. Also there is what at home depot for $189. I was wondering what the difference was if any. This will be my first smoker purchase.
The main difference is size ... and I believe everyone here will tell you go big!
Lots of folks think they don't need large until their friends/family find out what you can do and want more.
I live in Canada and will have to buy mine in the US, so if you can get the big one at Home Depot ... buy it!
Actually the only differenced I notice about the one that was 129 from walmart and the one thats 189 at home depot is that the one from home depot is 4 inches wider but it's shorter.
Wal-Mart sells the regular 16" wide and the Wide Body 20" wide models. Home Depot as well as Amazon and epod2000 will sell you the Big Block 24" wide model with 4 cooking grates and two extra lower vents. I suggest searching the posts here for more details.
my big block is from Wal-mart $128 43 inch tall 20 inch wide basically the same as home depot, the variations in the big blocks will be the 2 vents on the sides at the bottem, the smoke pot stand and the way the water pan is held, the type of smoke pot cast iron or a small tin box and my walmart one came with 4 grates instead of 3.

the best thing to do is look at both from walmart and home depot and see the difference, they may have some details wrong on the web sites as home depot has the hieght wrong for theres.

now on the walmart site they have 34 inch wide models for $128.
I have never heard of a 20" wide Big Block nor of a 34" wide GOSM smoker which is a good indication you really need to dig into the info out there so you get exactly what you want. The smokeymountain Yahoo group has a large collection of GOSM smoker manuals in their file section to look at.

By the way, it looks like Amazon has gone way up on their GOSM smokers. Currently the Big Block is going for $299.

Kind of makes hard to buy something when none of the info ir right

Trust me when I tell ya...The Home Depot Model for $189 is the way to go. Period. This is a point blank recommendation from one who has shopped the GOSM and is truly enjoying his GOSM from HD!

Is the big block I am looking for?? $60 for shipping but night as well bite the bullet
Got mine on a "Father's Day Special". Free shipping. Not sure they will repeat it but at this time of year I would snap up that GOSM! They do become scarce!

I am a little leary about getting from amazon because it seems like those who got it from there it came damaged
When I got mine I ordered on the 'net from Home Depot. I was really impressed with the free shipping they provided. The box was strapped to a pallet and delivered from the box of a tractor trailer unit. Not a dent, scratch or wrinkle.

I think that part of the shipping problem is that the unit weighs 90 lbs when shipped and it gets "reefed" around during shipping. It is quite a package for one person to handle.

Best of luck on your purchase!

I purchased miine from Home Depot , it arrived in perfect shape. I just started smoking and believe me the GOSM big box is the way to go . While you are at HD go ahead and pick up some wood for it . I could not be happier with mine . Believe me you want the big one . I started off with small smokes and the are just getting bigger bigger. Just my .02 worth.

GET THE BIG BOX!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you think one of these would fit on the back seat of a Chevrolet Cavalier?
OK, now that you have stopped laughing, I am serious!
It should fit if I remove it from the packing container ... yes?
I'd appreciate yours or anyone thoughts on this .... thanks.
My older son had a Chevy Cavalier Z-24. If I remember correctly the passenger seat would fold fully forward. If you can fold the passenger seat fully forward and move the seat fully forward on the adjustment rails then the box will go into the back seat.

With that said, it might also be possible to stuff it into the trunk. The newer Cavaliers have a fairly generous trunk and even though you may not get it all the way in a bit of rope will keep the lid down.

Both of these options will not require removal from the box. It is not huge, just heavy.

Another alternative...most HD stores have rental trailers and universal hitch alternatives.

Then you may have a friend with a pickup?

But I am sure that with or without the box you can find a way to squeeze it into the Cavalier.

Lemme know how you make out!!

My plan is to bring one back to Ontario at the end of July after visiting my wife's daughter in Oshkosh, consequently, I need to leave room for her
...so folding down the front seat isn't an option!
Could you give me the outside dimensions as it would be unpacked?
Every site selling these gives different measurements ... can't tell if they're giving cooking space, smoker dimensions or package dimensions.


Just put the tape measure to the smoker. The actual smoker BOX dimension is 36" tall, 24" wide, and 16 " deep. When shipped all ancillary equipment is packed inside that box.

About the seat thingy... you would only have to push the seat forward to get the unit in and then return it to its original position. The unit will ride in the back seat with room to spare. Getting it in there is the only point in question.

And I would definitely try to keep it in the box. The unit's edges are sharp and could do a number on your upholstery.

Then again the whole shebang could fit in the trunk with a bit of wiggling

But my best advice is buy it now online and have it shipped to your step daughter before supplies run out. Or, have her get one delivered to her door for you. Or have her pick it up, like NOW! They do become scarce after Father's day! And because of forums like ours they are rapidly gaining in popularity!.

Hope all this helps!

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