Significant GOSM Modifications witn QView

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by nwdave, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    One thing that has cropped up about this site is all the great suggestions that keep popping up for "little" improvements to your smoker. Well, since I'm not the sort of person to let something go untested, I started making some of the mods to my rather old big block GOSM.

    The first is the Smoke Daddy which use to be on the right side but had to be moved for a reason you'll see in another picture.



    I think it was Pignit who inspired my journey with the support rack for his MES. My rack grew and grew. The left side view shows the tank, needle valve, and Smoke Daddy.

    The next view is the interior piping of the smoke daddy to get a better spread of smoke in the chamber.



    Then I think it was Hailfixer who suggested the SFB, note the one installed on the right side, where the smoke daddy use to reside. Trials runs with just the SFB gave me temps of about 65* (or whatever ambient is going to be) with more than adequate amounts of smoke for low temp smoking (thinking of cheese, sausages, etc).

    Then I heard about the Rib-o-later. See upper section of GOSM. Got that installed, sorta. Needs a little more balancing and squaring away, but works great.



    And to cap it off, just had to have a window in the door. Sure cuts down on the snooping and checking.



    Now, that's what I call a GOSM. Now, I've got to apply some paint here and there, and we'll be ready for the summer smoking season.
     
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  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice mods you've done on that GOSM. Congrats my friend.
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok you have to let me get this straight you have done a couple of mods to your GOSM. First off I think you have made it into a chargriller with the side box. Then you made it into a WSM with the window and then you made it into something else with a smoke generator sticking out the side of this thing. OK it all looks like you have done a great job on everything but you have just created the first "CHarGosmWsM" now that's gonna require a new category of smokers I think. Heck don't forget the fancy wheelie thingy thing. Shucks I almost forgot the most important mod of all the "Rib a GO aroundie thing"

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    You have to get some points for all of theses mods
     
  4. striper

    striper Meat Mopper

    [​IMG]good job guy. Noe what's for dinner?
     
  5. hailfixer

    hailfixer Newbie

    Good job your smoker looks great. The window looks real good. If I had to do it all over again I would put the window a little higher like yours and make it longer.

    I installed the SFB in March of 2005, but I had the info over on the Smokeymountain forums until recently when I posted here about the window and gas valve mods.

    Great job your rig is awesome!

    Michael (aka Hailfixer)
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Holy Crap now that is a heavy modded smoker. [​IMG]
     
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice mods.......what does the dragon mod do?
     
  8. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. Truth be told, some of us prefer to call this BOMBing, rather than mod's. I belong to a Diesel Truck Forum called NWBombers (NorthWest Bombers) with BOMB being an acryonm for Better Off Modified Baby!!

    Now it's off to work on the skill level for the Minion Method, with lump to see if I can get the temps up to 220 or so for a backup method in case I run out of propane during a smoke. It's a backup I might want when we go camping. May have to use bricks in the mix, but we'll see.

    Happy Bombing SMF'ers.[​IMG]
     
  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's my guardian dragon. I, uh, borrowed, yeah that's it, borrowed it from the wifes flower garden. Boy, she raised a stink [​IMG] about it until I gave her some smoked chicken [​IMG] to, well, you can guess. Add's a nice touch though.
     
  10. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] that thing is a GOSM on steroids!!! Has that thing been tested yet? Nice job on everything, really like the side box for doing cheese.
     
  11. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Tested? Oh yeah, ten different ways from Sunday, so to speak. Matter of fact, just finished a couple of yard birds on the half, something I learned in Germany, way back when. One for dinner, one for a future dinner. This weekend, I'll be doing some cheese thanks to all the information I've been able to dig out of the SMF files.

    The reason for two sources for low temp smoke is because I have a rather good supply of chunks and such that won't fit into the smoke daddy and why make sawdust when I can be reading SMF[​IMG]. Flexibility is the word of the day.

    Now where was that article on the utility cart?
     
  12. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I hope you still have room for a NOS bottle! [​IMG]
     
  13. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    Did you make the window setup? Is is tempered glass?

    Thanks
     
  14. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm a newbie, so I don't know much about any of this, but I like the window idea, I'd like more of it I'm sure, if I know what they were for? [​IMG]
     
  15. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    No, I'm a "Propane" rig [​IMG] NWBHoss (another member on here) is the NOS guy.

    Yes, I went to a local glass company and told him what I wanted it for and he gave me tempered glass that works for our "windows".

    I think I saw one of your questions on another thread. Got that one answered. Ask away. We were all newbies originally. I learned by asking questions. Nobody here was reluctant to answer. Be careful what you wish for though. It's a slippery slope.

    Thanks for looking and the points.
     
  16. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    What happened to the photos?[​IMG]
     
  17. It looks like it was moved or deleted. [​IMG]
     

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