GOSM convert to charcoal?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by twistertail, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I've got the big GOSM but would like to use charcoal, I'm thinking I could just buy a big metal bowl and sit it in the opening in the bottom where the burner is and dump the charcoal in there?  I dont think I have vents on the bottom, just the top so I will probably have to put in a vent on each side near the bottom.  I'm thinking it should be pretty easy to use it as a charcoal smoker but still have the burner in there if I want to use it also.  Am I over looking something, seems like this would be to easy.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You would need to get air under the charcoal so you would need some kind of grate in the bowl and holes in the bowl under the grate.
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Quite a few have added a char griller sfb to their GOSM to burn wood and lump.
  4. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's something to try if you want to be able to use it with the same capacity as with gas.
    • Remove the burner assembly from underneath
    • PLACE an ash pan underneath, like an old metal bucket, if using on a deck place a few thin pavers underneath or at the least add a few inches of sand.
    • A Galvanized bucket should be fine if just catching ashes, but try to get a steel or ceramic bucket.
    • use a vegetable grill pan for the charcoal like below


    Then tweak from there.
  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    not a gosm but i use lump in my gasser, i just drilled holes in a 2" hotel 1/2 pan..........[​IMG]
  6. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the help guys, going to give it a shot in the next few weeks.

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