GOSM Mod - Unplanned!!

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by meowey, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Folks,

    The other day I ran an additional probe to check the calibration of the GOSM's thermo. I found it was off by over 30 degrees. I had adjusted it last summer, so I thought I'd try it again. Well this time I broke it. Here is the mod I came up with. I took the guts out of the original thermo and put the medalion back on the door. I was able to stick a digital probe with a clip through the door. Works great!

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    I did not set out to do this, but wanted to show you all that there is hope if you break the stock thermo on your GOSM.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards.

    Meowey
     
  2. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Meowey! That picture about sums up my feelings about the thermo on my GOSM. Only I was thinkin' 30 caliber!

    Cheers!
     
  3. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bravo!! I love it. go where no man has gone before.

    Beem me up Meowey!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good going Meowey...
    Just goes to show ya....there are always options....[​IMG] ..[​IMG]
     
  5. I haven't looked at that thermometer on my GOSM since I seasoned it and found it off by 25°. I am thinking of removing it altogether, since it has become a place for moisture to drip from during my cold winter smokes. Nasty stain running down the front of my GOSM.
     
  6. tys

    tys Fire Starter

    That's interesting.

    I've only used my GOSM three times since buying it (that would be every weekend), but each time I used a digital thermometer that I had purchased for use with my Charbroil H20.

    I was pretty impressed with how close the thermometer on my GOSM was to the digital. I would guess it's within about 5 degrees, although it does take it a bit longer to settle in than the digital.

    Is calibrating the temperature gauge on the GOSM a common routine, how do you go about doing it, and how often do you need to do it?

    Here I was all excited about not having to have the wire for the digital hanging out of my unit :p
     
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If yours is working, then i would not mess with it!

    Mine was never close. To adjust it you have to remove the whole thermo assembly. I calibrated it by dipping the probe in boiling water to see what the reading was. I loosened the nut on the back of the assembly and turned the post gently with pliers - checked again in the boiling water, etc. - and finally tightened the nut back up. The last time I tried it i guess I was not gentle enough and broke it.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Do they not sell a replacement oris it not worth it?
     
  9. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't know about replacements. I'm fine with this mod.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  10. tys

    tys Fire Starter

    Thanks meowey,

    I'll have to keep an eye on that.
     
  11. beebeque

    beebeque Fire Starter

    Add a couple of thermometers to the side of the unit and you'll never look at that inaccurate door thermomoter again.

    Instead you'll know the temps between the top 2 racks and the bottom 2 racks...ya know, the temperature where the the meat actually is!

    Good Luck!
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  12. beebeque

    beebeque Fire Starter

    [​IMG] Sorry Meowey. I meant to reply to PotatoC's question about his GOSM door thermometer. I was moving toooo fast!
     
  13. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very interesting and inventive mod. Don't have much use for my door mount thermo. My GOSM may be in need of a bit of tweaking.
     
  14. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not a problem! Your solution is a good one!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     

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