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Fire Starter
Original poster
Jun 14, 2007
Elk Grove
Hi all,
I'm in Sacramento and for years I have loved to barbecue (oops grill), and I love to eat smoked meats. So I thought it was time to learn it myself. NO equipment yet but looking at the GOSM to get started. It sounds like it needs a couple more holes drilled in it and then it isn't bad. I will continue to do research before purchase...
Thank you for being here!
Welcome to SMF jon3000!!! There is plenty of discussion around here about different smoker types. We are developing quite the archive. Enjoy the forums and good luck on choosing your first smoker.
Welcome aboard. Look around, ask the questions and absorb the knowledge.
I have a GOSM and I have no qualms about it. Look until you can make a decision that you are comfortable with.
If you can, get out and put your hands on some of them.
Welcome to SMF. Lots of great people here as well as the great Q.
A lot of peole here use the GOSM and a re happy with it. I use a Camp Chef which is very similar and I like it quite a lot.

Don't forget to post pictures of your smoking adventures. We love pictures!
Welcome to the SMF Jon!...
Glad to have you aboard!...It's a GREAT place to be!!

We have lots of Great Folks, Great Food, there's Tons of info,...and...more fun than you can shake a handful of rib bones at!...I think you'll like it here...

Check out Jeff's Free 5 Day eCourse...It'll get you started off right in the Adventures of Smoking Meat!...And...the price is right to boot!!...

Check about halfway down the index page, or click here for Smoking Supplies & Equipment ...There's lots of info there that'll help you in deciding the smoker you like best.

We're looking forward to hearing all about your 'Adventures' don't forget to keep us informed!...
Oh...We like pics too!...

Welcome aboard Jon!...Glad you jumped in with us...

Until later...
Welcome Jon! Now that you've found us, be prepared to become addicted... It will happen!

If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask, and please share your experiences with us! Oh, we like pictures!
Welcome aboard! I would go for the gosm big block, just a little more oney and lots more room!! It is the unit I have and it needs no mods! Please feel free to ask questions, and I mean any questions no one here is on a pedestal.
We were all new at one time.
Welcome aboard jon,

I have the GOSM big block, I am not sorry I bought the larger smoker. The only mods I have done is to use a thinner chip pan than the one that came with it. I don't see the need for any extra holes.

There is a ton of information on here for you to search, so have fun.

one more thing to consider is to buy Jeff's rub & sauce reciept, you will not be dissapointed.

Remember pictures are worth a 1000 pulled pork sammiches
Welcome Jon -

There's alot of talk here about smokers. They'll all make great Q just gotta decide what format, charcoal, gas, electric or wood then a budget and go for it! Whatever size you think you want get the next biggest one you can afford.
Thanks again for your continued support. MY wife and two daughters just drove down to Las Vegas (About 8 hours from Sacramento), and on the way I told my wife about all I have learned already thanks to all of you. I am down to the GOSM gas big block which already has the extra vents on the side, or Debs choice of the Camp Chef. Boy my mouth is watering already...
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