New smoker reporting for duty!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by nosnam, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. nosnam

    nosnam Newbie SMF Premier Member

    After reading around a bit, I just purchased a GOSM 3405BGW Gas* Wide Body (is this what everyone refers to as the Big Block?) and can't wait to try it out for the first time! It probably won't be here for a week, but I'll update this thread with how my first smoking experience went.

    I haven't decided what I am going to try first; I'll probably end up buying a rack of ribs. I'm definitely going to be buying Jeff's recipes and trying them out though, I've heard a lot of good things about them.

    Over the next couple days I plan on reading through the rest of the reading material here, but feel free to toss out any suggestions you have!

    * Yeah, I know, Propane is just blasphemous! However, I happen to work at a propane company, and that makes it pretty convenient.
  2. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    welcome nos youve com to the right place .everyone hear from the begginer to the pros are full of info.look forward to hearin more from you.[​IMG]
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WEelcome to the SMF, where friendly folks meet and share good times. The GOSM big block is a little different in dimensions and BTU's, but then it's all good!
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf............You will love it here..............Great people and great info.............
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nosnam... nothing wrong with any way you use to get smoke on meat. Welcome to SMF and don't forget to clean and season your Big Block first!
  6. kennymn

    kennymn Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF Nosnam , I have a 3605BGD gas and I love it. Don't trust the heat indicator in the door , get yourself a couple of digital thermometers one for the chamber temp and one for the internal meat temp . Happy smoking ! PS make sum of Dutch's Wicked Bean's they are GREAT .
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us and welcome to SMF !!!
    After seasoning your new smoker, KENNYMN's suggestion of Dutch's Wicked Bens is an excellent first smoke and may I also suggest smoking either/and a fatty and/or pulled pork. All are great choices in a first smoke.
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome -buckle up and enjoy the ride, big blocks will blow some doors!
  9. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! Yes, Jeff's recipes are great. I modified the sauce just until my daughter-in-law could eat it and that's where I stopped [​IMG] Keith
  10. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!!!
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Nosnam![​IMG]
  12. Welcome to the site. Glad you found us!
  13. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF
  14. nosnam

    nosnam Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone! I just got the notification that the smoker arrived today, can't wait to put it together. I think I'll take some of the above suggestions and try out beans, fatties, and pulled pork.
  15. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Enjoy the gosm, I know I do. It's a great unit.
    Don't forget to post some qview of the new smoker and the smokes. May all your smokes be thin and blue.
  16. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    welcome to the forum....i looking to get a big block soon...just remember to season it before your first smoke...
  17. nosnam

    nosnam Newbie SMF Premier Member

    I finally had a chance to put it together today. I only planned on seasoning it today, and not any smoking, so I only had some fresh Apple twigs.

    Well, after letting it season for a while, and smelling that smoke for a couple hours, I decided I had to at least put something in there.

    I quickly threw together a simple fatty and tossed in, just waiting for it to finish now.

    Edit: I'm really happy with the gosm... I've maintained a consistent 225 for the past couple hours now, and have a nice TBS coming out the top.
  18. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to our little corner of the web, Nosnam. That GOSM is a great unit and is pretty simple to use. Mine has been turning out some of the best Q for over four years now and still running strong. Feel free to post any questions while you're getting used to it and we'll help you along to pitmaster status in no time...

  19. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you will like ur gosm, good unit that can produce great foods!!! welcome to smf!!!
  20. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome Nosnam, alot of excellent advice from friendly people who will do their best to answer what u throw at them

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