Any benefit adding a smoke stack to a GOSM?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by jbpace, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. jbpace

    jbpace Fire Starter

    With my 3605BGD GOSM coming in Monday I've started thinking about the logistics of smoking in the rain. The top vent on the GOSMs are all on the (flat) top of the smoker and I was wondering if there was any benefit to adding a smoke stack w/ damper. That would still let me control air flow while shedding the rain that would otherwise seem to come right on in the smoker.

    Something like this:


    Just don't yet have anought experience to know if it's worth the trouble.

  2. jbpace

    jbpace Fire Starter

    p.s. I don't have any way of getting out of the rain without moving into my house, which I can't do with the propane model.

  3. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    thats a good ? have wonderd the same for the smoke vault.
  4. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was once on the trail of implementing such a device. I bought the appropriate parts and was ready to implement. But then I realized that if I put that stack on my GOSM, then my weather cover wouldn't fit. Also, since the rain problem was what the smoke stack was to fix, I found that by placing two wooden blocks (about two inches thick) beside the top vent and then a two inch board across the blocks, the rain was blocked from the vent. After the smoke, I could remove the wooded blocks and my zip up weather protector would still fit.
  5. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I dont have that kind of smoker.... I think the rain cover is a good idea... i would try it without the dampner tho....

    Exhaust all the way open all the time - kinda rule for me.... keeps the bad stuff in smoke flowing out....
  6. hank

    hank Fire Starter

    Same set up that I've used. the benefit is that if you get a heavy rain, it may put out your fire with the damper wide open. The small shower will make a mess. So for the few bucks, it solved my problems, until I moved the smoker into the shed, now I'm very happy with my stocked and cold fridge. I used 2x3 sheets of flashing, just in case things got a little too hot.[​IMG]
  7. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do not see why it would hurt a thing. As for covering when done you could just put the stack on temporary so it can be removed easy!!!!!!!!!!!

    I like the idea and think I may have to do this to mine???
  8. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was thinkin the same thing, the other brand I was lookin at had a stack, it was just to pricey for what momma was gonna let me spend. I think I will add that mod to my new unit. As for a cover, I don't have one yet, when my mother in law gets back here this summer, I'm gonna have her make one, I will do all my mods first that way she can fit it around them.

    I think it would be well worth the little effort and cost to do so just for the added weather protection and a bit more draft!
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would consider a removable type unit, but always run the damper wide open. You don't want to have any trapeed smoke in the cabinet, don't encourage creosote. Constant air/smoke circulation is very important for heat distribution and maintaining temps.

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