sauage rack for a GOSM

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by kennymn, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. kennymn

    kennymn Meat Mopper

    Couldn't find a rack for GOSM so I built this one with stuff I had around home. 2 - 1" x 3" x 22 1/2" pine board and 4 - 22 1/2" x 3/4" wooden dowels . Notch the 1 x 3 's at 2 1/2" from each end and 3" from center to center from each other , then fasten with finish nail in each end of dowel . The rack will slide in and out on top of the upper shelve support and no need to fasten to smoker with anything . IT WORKS !!!! Made S hooks at work .

    p.s. My first venison brats and summer sauage ( hi moutain kits )
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice mod for your GOSM !!!
    I just use square hard wood dowels cut to length and lay accross to the shelf brackets; that way the rails are adjustable and can be put in the smoker at any shelf height.
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good. As long as it works thats what matters.....

  4. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper

    I like your solution. Looks really good and flexible.

    I made some hooks out of small eye-bolts and installed them in the top. I still have room to make one like yours, and may give it a try.



    -=- Jerry -=-
  5. nice rack ,but you can avoid using hooks by just running the dowels through the loops, or drapping the links over the dowels. This is where round dowels are better than sguare lumber with sharp edges. I'm thinking of building one similar to yours to get my summer sausage a little higher, this way I can utilize more of the casing. I also like that hook idea.
  6. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper

    One thing about the hooks is you get about 2.5-3 inches higher, which if you fill a fiberous casing that's longer than the 1 lb. ones, they can hang pretty low towards the heat source.

    I still like the rods, and may try that for linked sausage.
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I opted to go with square dowels thinking they wouldn't roll on the shelf brackets. Suppose I could drag out the sander and smooth the middles of the dowel though...... Another thought is I suppose round dowels don't tend to roll to easy with 9 to 12 pounds hanging on them !!!

    I used hooks like jerrykr on the first fridge smoker I made, it was one of the old style round tops, single door with the freezer inside, I wanted to get them up as high as possible. These square dowels I have in my second fridge smoker which is a stainless steel 7 foot, so having to get them as high as possible was not an issue.
  8. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper


    If you use round dowels, you could sand a flat on each end so they wouldn't roll. I might try that myself.
  9. longshot

    longshot Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Boy necessity is truly the mother of invention. I don't know if it is smokers just beg to be modded or the people that own smokers are by nature tinkerers and experimenters. I love it, soon we will have the best smoker design and be able to put the manufacturers out of business just like Linux did to Micros........ Oh wait maybe not. We'll tinker anyhow!!

  10. tony111

    tony111 Smoke Blower

    Nice job Kenny .I have been kicking around a few ideas on how to get my summer sausage up just a little higher. Thanks for the pics.
    Hey that is a nice looking load of eats you got there!
  11. av8tor

    av8tor Meat Mopper

    Great design Ken. That will be the first think I make when I get mine.

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