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Carwash Mike has passed away. Rest well CWM!

Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
edited 9:40AM in EggHead Forum
I just hung up the phone from Chip...a friend of Carwash Mike and his family for a very long time. Though Chip was kind enough to post his phone #, please refrain from calling. He is quite torn up at this time, and I think we should all respect his privacy in this terrible time.
Carwash Mike was found deceased in his home today. A very sad day for all of us to say the least. He has been a well known forum member with tons of great input over the years...and is famous for his CWM Rib Method.
We will keep everyone informed of funeral arrangements as soon as we can. A very sad day for the Egg Nation to say the least.
Carwash Mike....May you rest in peace. You will be missed our friend.


  • I am so sorry to hear this news. May he rest in peace.

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • thanks LC.

    never even truly met him, other than in cyberspace (or on the phone) but i am shaken up. to all of you who counted him as a friend... my sincere condolences. the guy was a personality, and a character to say the least. and that's something to be thankful for
  • danv23danv23 Posts: 692

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  • mikeggmikegg Posts: 11
    rest in peace CWM
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    One of my gifts from the Oklahoma eggfest Mike gave me this 25 year old bottle of crown, seal unbroken...Rest well my friend, your troubles are gone..

  • mint-tulipmint-tulip Posts: 171
    A sad day for all of us...may he rest in peace.
  • cigarstockcigarstock Posts: 61
    RIP What a great teacher and an inspiration to us newbies. He always was quick to answer my questions and concerns. He will be missed by all. Prayers to his family.
  • Let us all have a toast of Crown for CWM. One of the King's of The BGE!
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i will really miss mike he was a super nice guy. he gave me his meat grinder attachment to the kitchen aid. he also passed along great cooking tips i spoke to him about ribs one time on the phone about 9 in the morning. the ribs that night were exceptionally good. he was also a really funny guy we would talk every couple weeks.. i will really miss him...

    rest in piece pal


    :( :( :( :(

    happy eggin


    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    I suppose God wanted some ribs and called upon our beloved pitmaster, Car Wash Mike. I feel privileged to have befriended Mike and to have learned so much from him.

  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Oh, My God.
  • triehle98triehle98 Posts: 208
    I have never met Mike but he helped me several times and also commented on some of my cooks . He sure was devoted to the forum and was consistently a source of education and direction when cooking ribs . I certainly will miss his replies and advice. May God comfort and bless his family and friends with peaceful thoughts. God Bless You Mike for being such an inspiration
  • Roll TideRoll Tide Posts: 505
    I can not believe this! I remember my first rib cook on the egg, not first rib cook ever though. I had heard so many great things about his method, but I prepared them the way I had grown accustomed to since I wanted to keep it simple for a first rib cook on a new tool. After I posted he commented on how great they looked and asked me about the sauce I had made. It was a privilege and meant a lot to me to have a "rib legend" ask about how I did mine. I pray for peace among his family at this time..
  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104
    I am sooooo sorry to hear this!!! Will be sending prayers to his family. RIP my friend...
  • jemrxjemrx Posts: 81
    my first cook on the bge was cwm ribs just 3 wks ago, and mike responded to my post that they looked great and was glad that I enjoyed his method. May he rest in peace. God bless
  • SLOandSteadySLOandSteady Posts: 207
    A true loss for all. May peace be with him and his family.
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 816
    I only met him briefly at a fest, but a lot online. I have learned a lot from him. He will truly be missed. God bless and rest in peace.
  • Desert FillyDesert Filly Posts: 1,042
    Mike was a real friend to of the first eggheads I met. I was also honored to be sitting at the same judges table at the OKC fest this year as Iron Egg chef competition began.
    Eggtoberfest 2008
    Me and Mike at the Denver fest 2009

    Mike, he will be missed, may you rest in peace.
  • Buster Dog BBQBuster Dog BBQ Posts: 1,366
    I am in total shock and am sad for the loss of a great friend.

    I met Mike on this forum a few years back and we really hit it off at the Omaha Eggfest. I had Mike cook with me at a couple contest. In 2008 I had him cook ribs for me in his parents home town of St.Joe. We finished 3rd in ribs and I've never seen someone so proud walking up to awards. I felt so great and proud for Mike.

    Over the last couple years he has come out to contest when I was in the area. I also had the privilege to go to Mike's house and spend the afternoon cooking with him.

    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to stop in his restaurant with a contest only a few miles away. It was a nice setup, perfect for him. I know he loved it.

    RIP Mike. You are a true fried and will be dearly missed by all.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I've had to privilege of cooking with him the past few Eggtoberfests. He's been generous enough to join me for lunch a couple times when I've visited Kansas City, and he even joined me at my house to celebrate my birthday last year.

    I'm saddened, shocked, and disturbed. Rest in peace Mike.
  • BoogieBoogie Posts: 137
    Sad to hear this news. Met Mike while cooking next to him at the Denver Fest last year. Very nice man and even asked little newbie me about my methods. These boards and the world are lesser today.
  • Texas EggieTexas Eggie Posts: 150
    Sorry to hear.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    We haven't talked much in the last few months but Mike allowed me to be his gopher at my first Eggtoberfest in 08. Rest In Peace Mike


  • DiDi Posts: 395
    A very sad day. He will be missed by everyone who has ever used this forum. He was always willing to help anyone who had questions no matter how basic.

    My condolences to his family and many friends.
  • MetalheadMetalhead Posts: 668
    damnitt man...that is sad. I'm sure glad I had gotten to meet him. My thoughts go out to his family and close friends. He will surely be missed.
  • Uncle PhilUncle Phil Posts: 665
    As everyone else has expressed here, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic news. Mike was a great guy and was one of the first people I met on the forum. He was always ready to give you a hand and always was kind and supportive in every way.

    Uncle Phil
  • AngelaAngela Posts: 540
    His family is in my thoughts and prayers, may he rest in peace.
    Egging on two larges + 36" Blackstone griddle
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    wow, this is REALLY SAD. never met CWM, but i saw his contributions to the egghead community and i know you guys must really be hurting.

    rest in peace brother in bbq.

    gone far too soon.
  • BoxerpapaBoxerpapa Posts: 989
    Such sad news. I never met CWM, but after reading this sad news, it really hit home. My prayers go out to him, his family and friends.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,001
    I'm stunned. Just goes to show that you better enjoy each and every day with your loved ones as there is no guarantee there will be a tomorrow. From what I read I hope he went in his sleep without pain. Bless ya my egger buddy...see ya later!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
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