GOSM Big Block NOTES

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by sqwib, May 27, 2010.

  1. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Everyone,

    Received My Big Block last Friday and played a little.

    GOSM BB Blog

    You can use the Take Me Back Now! Links.

    Smoking Meat Forums is the first link SMF.
     
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  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I'm very glad that you got your own GOSM. I have had one for maybe 3-4 years now and I still use it but for the small low temp smokes. It is a really nice smoker and I used and abused mine for a long time too. You will really enjoy yours too.
     
  3. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    Enjoyed the blog and have bookmarked it...
     
  4. Very nice blog.  Very informative. 
     
  5. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I should have mine delivered in a few days (I can't wait!!!).  Can somebody please verify that the dimensions given by the manufacturer are the dimensions of the legs (when it comes to width and depth) and not the body of the unit?   I just prepared a pad for mine (with pavers and bricks) and I want to make sure I have the legs centered on the pavers.
     
  6. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I Think the dimensions are for the actual cooking chamber
    [*]Dimension: 21" x 29" x 45.2"[*]Get a few more pavers.
     
  7. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I didn't measure but after placing it on the "patio" I think the dimensions are of the legs.  It went exactly where I planned it.
     
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You may be correct I am gonna measure today and post the info on my blog, thanks for the update.

    Looking at he site I think they are the outside dimensions

    Dimension: 21" x 29" x 45.2", because the door is 36" high and overall id 45.2, I will confirm this to update my blog.
     
  9. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The cab itself is 16"X24".  The feet are over 22"X30" (I can't remember exactly but each dimension is over what I just specified).

    So I have no idea where they get their dimensions from but they aren't logical in any way (according to my GOSM BB and my tape).
     
  10. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Any idea on what I can use in place of those "push washers" to keep the thermometer in place?  I am missing one of those washers.
     
  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    those are push nuts, pal nuts or speed nuts lol... should be able to get at any good hardware store or auto body shop, now days lotsa trim is glued on but back a few years the push nuts were the common fastener for auto trim pieces.

    just for some pictures of the different styles...

    http://aaronspushnuts.com/
     
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
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  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could contact them and have them send you a few in the mail. They have helped me out

    Landman USA Info:

    Call us at 1-877-3GRILLS
    (1-877-347-4557)

    Address: 101 Old Mill Rd.- Building 300
    Cartersville, GA 30120
    Local Phone: (770) 606-8903
    Fax: (770) 606-8112

    Email: [email protected]
     
  13. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm seasoning mine now.  I was able to hone in on 230 in 10 minutes and hold it for 45.  Now I'm getting the "spot" for 240 figured out and will hold that.  I'm amazed at how easy it is to control the temp and hold it.  The recovery rate is also amazing (especially being empty).
     
  14. jerseyshovel

    jerseyshovel Newbie

    Recieved mine Friday. Took it out of the box today and the thing looks like it fell off a truck, at 80 mph, and proceeded to fall down a cliff. Even the right side of the racks that the hold the chip tray and water pan is severely bent. Bass Pro Shop was great! will Fedex another one  out to me for tomorrow. Hopefully will get it going this weekend. Oh I'm a complete newbie when it comes to smoking so hopefully you guys can steer me in the right direction!

    JS
     
  15. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello, and welcome to the SMF. When you have a chance, drop by roll call and introduce yourself. This will give everyone a chance yo greet you. It's all good my friend.
     
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Js welcome and here are some notes I took with my GOSM, I update the blog every now and then.

    GOSM BLOG

    That sucks, Mine arrived with a scratch and a dent that I banged out, the thermometer was also smashed, they are replacing the thermometer.
     
  17. jerseyshovel

    jerseyshovel Newbie

    @sqwib... was reading you blog last good info. also was looking at your pics. your gonna have point me to some of those recipes with captain morgan them.... the captain is my friend.
     
  18. sharonazamboni

    sharonazamboni Fire Starter

    @sqwib- I received my GOSM BB yesterday from BassPro. On sale for $179.99, online coupon code for -$20. Total inc. shipping around $195. It had a few dents(I expected as much, considering all I've read online). So I called BassPro and got 15% discount. In the end, about $168. I have been reading a lot, since it's my first smoker, and tonight I followed your seasoning process. 

    Thanks for the info, hopefully all goes well this Independence Day weekend camping trip and inaugural smoke!
     
  19. I have been lurking this site for the past couple of weeks...  After reading all the good things about the GOSM, I bought one yesterday from Bass Pro that is scheduled to arrive on July 6th. For $200, it seems to be the best deal out there.  I also like that it is propane, which aside from convenience should make it easier to keep the heat consistent.

    My wife is gonna flip when she sees how big this thing is! 
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  20. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    SmokeShow - I think you'll really enjoy the BB GOSM! I received mine about 3 weeks ago and I love it!  You are correct about the consistent heat and the recovery time after opening the door etc is quite quick!  Congrats on the new smoker!  Drop on by Roll Call and introduce yourself.  [​IMG]
     

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