Hello from the SC low country..

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by surgem7, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. surgem7

    surgem7 Fire Starter

    My name is Billy Hoke and I am 78 year old. Been lurking here for a while and soaking up all the good info. Always wanted to smoke like my uncle did back in PA. Real smoke house adjacent to the kitchen. As a kid he would let me look inside. At first i thought I would build one but gave that up. Finally took the leap and bought a GOSM Big Block. Got ready to fire it up and found that the tank connection leaked really bad. No way I could stop it. I knew they had regulator problems and had gone bankrupt. I called them anyway. Got the message that they would not honor Warranty. Called BassPro where I got it. They are sending me a replacement???. Will just have to see what it is when it gets here.

    A few days ago some one had a fire on their porch from one of these. I have no doubt that his was also defective. When I was thinking about building one, I bought one of their smaller heating units with hose and control on eBay. So I tried it and it was also defective. Tried both on two different tanks. BUMMER
  2. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hello Billy and welcome to the SMF! Sorry to hear of your porblem with the GOSM. I also have a big block and have had no problems with it. Hope yours is resolved favorably and that you will have many successful smokes.
  3. turbocoop

    turbocoop Newbie

    Welcome, good to see another guy from the SC low country. Im in Hilton Head
  4. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Billy welcome to SMF, glad you found us!
  5. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Hey, you got a pot of that Low Country Boil on, if you do I'll be right over. Welcome aboard.
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  7. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! Where do ya hail from Billy?
  8. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Billy
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF I hope they get you a smoker soon so you can get to producing some thin blue smoke and reap the rewards. Have fun and happy smoking
  10. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Mr. Hoke. Hope you have as much fun with smoking as I do. Happy smokes ahead.

  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to th SMF, sorry to hear your about bad experiences with the big block. Hopefully, someone will set it right.
  12. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the smokin meat Mecca Billy!
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Mr. Hoke, glad to have you aboard.[​IMG]
  14. 2cycle

    2cycle Fire Starter

    Welcome to the forum Mr. Hoke,

    I'm in the Charleston area, Juan's Island.

  15. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    welcome my south carolina friend, thers a great smell in SC and its SMOKE
  16. jeo245

    jeo245 Newbie

    Oh you lost soul...; but not no more: our Hamhocks sign with joy every time we we find your type!! Alone you shall never be again. Welcome home Billy!

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