Which model Gosm?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by dexter, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    Got a couple of questions here. I am in the process of purchasing a propane smoker, which model gosm smoker would you all considered to be best, or is there another smoker that I should consider. I have smoked meat a couple of times, using other methods since joining the forum, but I do not like struggling so much to keep the temp. regulated. I am sure I need more practice. Thanks!!
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    All GOSM models are good but pretty much anything under 24" and you have to cut racks of ribs to get them into the smoker or roll them. The Browning Smoke Vault 24" also seems to be a good unit. Personally I have the GOSM wide body and its a good unit except the rib thing.
  3. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The gosm is a great unit. When you decide on one get the biggest unit. It's always better to grow into it than grow out of it. As 2 of my friends have found out very very quickly [​IMG]
  4. what he said. The GOSM is a great smoker and size does matter. Get the wide body!
  5. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the responses. Is the largest gosm called the Big Block? If so does anyone have the model #? where was it purchased? I have seen some online, but I do not believe they were the largest.
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    As far as I know the big block is the largest GOSM and is 24" wide
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have one of the gosm and it is a really good and worth every dime. I have smoked on mine for years and love it. If you can get a 24" model grab it and let me know where you get it. I'm now starting to look for a larger unit myself.
  8. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Big Block all the way, It is worth the extra 50 bucks,,, I have the smaller one and I wish I would have gone bigger,,, But I will live... I think!!
  9. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    when smoking on your gosm and using chunks do you have to lite them first then let them burn down and add them to the smoke box or can you just add them to the box and let them ignite from the burner.
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I let the burner light mine. I did replace the stock chip box with a bigger stainless steel one I found at Lowes and it seems to do a better job. Many people feel the cast iron chip pan that comes with the smoker is too heavy or too small
  11. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd get the Big Block. You can replace the chip box/pan with a discarded cast iron skillet you could pickup at a goodwill store. I just put my wood chunks on the skillet and let the heat from the burner lite em up.
  12. nater3

    nater3 Fire Starter

    I recently upgraded from the small GOSM to the Big Block and love it. I bought mine at Bass Pro Shops.
  13. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    buy mine. I have the big block and it just sits since buying the traeger.
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Mike if I didn't think the shipping would be crazy I'd sure take it off your hands mine is only the wide body and the big block would be great to have too
  15. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ditto, i would buy it too just for smoking sausage, the big block i have isnt big enuff to handle it when we do sausage. would allow me to get done in half the time if i had two!!! but jerry is right the shipping would be outrageous.
  16. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    Dang it, aren't you two a couple of party poopers. you didn't even bother to ask what the purchase price would be before coming to conclusions that it would be over priced. LOL, Dont be haiting now.
  17. sped

    sped Newbie

    PM about to be sent sir![​IMG]
  18. surgem7

    surgem7 Fire Starter

    When GOSM made them the model number was 3605BGD. BassPro number is 38-688-773-12.
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd choose the big block, never regret having have the extra space for extra food.
  20. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I recently went through the gas smoker search. Narrowed it down to the larger GOSM and the Browning (Camp Chef) smoke Vault 24". Ended up with the 24" Vault and am very pleased. I think either would be fine. In either case I'd vote for the larger model. Most complaints I read are from people wishing they had the larger model.

    If you decide on a Vault check out Sportsman Warehouse $259

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