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IN REMEMBRANCE OF CAR WASH MIKE

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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Very cool adaptation of My Way. -RP
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Blair, Brought tears to me. Nice post my friend!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • BeernutsBeernuts Posts: 71
    I did not know Mike, but he was always so helpful on here - plus, I always believed you can tell a lot about a person based on his friendships - Mike seemed to be friends with everyone here, and that says a lot

    RIP
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks RP, the idea popped into my head when it was decided to do ribs in Mike's honor. A great song for a great guy offered up with much respect and a bit of humor. :)

    Gator

     
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Blair, Beautiful post TKS mi amigo
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Mike, but the outpouring of friendship here has been so phenomenal, I certainly wish I had! My sincere condolences to Mike's family.

    As for ribs, I don't do them often, but I wanted to pay my respects. They were very good, the best I have cooked! Unfortunately, I ate the entire rack at one sitting - I won't need to eat again for a week!!

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    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Thanks Stike!!

    I'm not much on the keyboard...so I appreciate that you were able to say so many of the things I would have...if I had a few days to peck it out!

    My experience with Mike goes back damm near to the stone age, (or maybe the Kro-Magnan period)!
    With the exception that I was physically with him at many fests...my experience was much the same as you portrayed.
    We spoke on the phone sometimes a couple three times a week...most times till my cell or portable battery would die.

    You couldn't be more correct...he was a character,(with everything that entails)!! While I won't elevate him in his passing above what he was in life here, truely...
    he was the "genuine article"! It was that quality that ran thru most everything I know about him.

    We were favorite targets for each others hummor! But,(while I am infinitly funnier than he)...tagging me with the nickname "Chubby Love"
    was one of his prouder acheivments between us, and one I may never live down!!

    His spirit is/will be missed on this forum! I'm sure he'd be proud,(if not awfully embarassed) at all this attention!!

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    But I'm sure he'd find a way to endure it... :whistle:
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Sorry - no pics - I'm painting my living room :(

    But my thoughts and prayers are constant - both for CWM and the faithful members of this wonderful forum.

    RIP CWM -
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Rebecca :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: first time I see this photo thank you so much for sharing it, poor Mike he deserved much better from me.... :laugh:
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Molly, it seemed to fit.


    Blair

     
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Thanks Beli, Mike was near the very top of my list of forum members I would like to meet and that is a very long list. You my friend are near the very top of that list also. :)

    Blair

     
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    made my best ever CWM BBs on the 27th of June ... we texted as I cooked ...

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    had Fred and Sheila over...Fred is the one who bought his BGE this Spring....they LOVED the ribs AND the Blues Hog Mike had given me in Denver last year!

    As I was prepping the ribs this morning, had to chuckle....when putting the ribs on a few weeks ago, hubby said "You didn't cut the ends off. Mikey always cuts the ends off. I thought you were doing them Car Wash Mike style!"
    Had to laugh out loud as I explained:
    That's because when he cooks 6 racks of ribs at Eggfests, they all won't fit unless he cuts the end off of a few of the racks!! You know, like the "cutting the ends off the ham" story!!

    Mike used to have me take pictures of him "looking mad" like this one in Plano last November...

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    here is my best "Mad Mikey" look from this morning after putting the 3 racks on the EGG -- and I waited an hour after lighting per CWM instructions :ermm:

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    One more anacdote...in Plano, my long-time "big sis" and her husband came and ended up purchasing a Large BGE - no surprise to anyone here!! They were asking me which one they should take :whistle:
    Of Course I eagerly said "Take Car Wash Mike's EGG! He taught it how to cook his ribs today!!
    They did!


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    Also introduced Avis, my "big sis" to Mikey, my "little brother" ... sure is great to get to pic your "family" B)
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Thats Great!!

    I've got several of those pics of CW too!!

    "Mug Shot Mike" is what I called'em!!

    Thanks!
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,647
    I only got to meet Mike once in person in Plano. Talked a couple of times on the phone and lots and lots on the forum.
    I will miss you Mike.Thanks for all you did.
    Today:
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Hi Beernuts

    There are many of us here that never had the pleasure of meeting Mike, myself included, but got to know and appreciate him. It's all part of belonging to this amazing family of eggheads. :)

    Gator


     
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Gator,

    Very nice job. ;)
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Well...somewhere you're having a laugh on me!!

    One of our running rants was whether "Ribs" were Loin Back...or Spares!

    "Only a sissy would cook Loin back Ribs"
    "Heck...those are like the diffence between a real Truck...and a Tonka Toy" I'd say, much to his bemusement!!

    So at least today Mike...you win!!
    I'll finish them with the requsite Blues Hog...of course!
    I hope they pass your inspection!!

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    Love ya!!
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • amini1amini1 Posts: 105
    Wow! I haven't been here in a few weeks and I log in to find the answer to a rib question and this pops up. Very sad. It just so happens I got a rack of baby backs for tonight's World Cup so chalk up 1 rack from across the pond for me.

    I never knew Mike but I've read tons of his posts. Reading the posts from people that knew him makes me think he's the type of guy everyone would love to call a friend. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
  • 2 racks from someone who is not a rib person. Mike knew I don't like eating stuff off of the bone. He said he would happily take his ribmeat off the bone for me at Eggtoberfest, but only for me. I thought that was really sweet.

    So here is my tribute to Mike, cooking 2 racks on the egg for the first time ever. I followed his instructions to the T. I made spares and babybacks to do a taste test comparison.

    Baby backs on right, spares in the middle. To the left is the part cut off of the spares, I don't know what it's called.

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    Here is the winner of the competition, the baby backs. No sauce needed. I gave some to my neighbor, and he said they were better than any restaurant.
    Not bad for my first time!

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    I would never even have attempted this if it weren't for Mike. His way of making ribs will live on in this forum forever. What a great legacy.

    May he go with God and rest in peace.

    Faith
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Faith, you nailed the CWM ribs. What a tribute from a nonribby egger. Sounds as if he spoiled you.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    2 more just going on for Mike, these will go to feed the nurses taking care of my wife. Some are already checking the forum when I told them of the tribute to Mike. Will post finished pics later tonight

    Rubbed and ready to go back in the fridge for 1 hour

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    going on

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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
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    and a past cook.
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    Whenever I do ribs there will be the memory of Mike.

    Thanks Mike for the help.

    Kent
  • Pat, hope your wife is OK....of course, the ribs will ensure she is getting the very best of care B)
  • I ate the entire rack at one sitting

    now that's a real tribute B)
  • Three slabs on now, a little late.

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    as i prepped them with the mustard, i realized that mike's were the very first ribs i had ever done on the egg. if he were here, i would give him heck about the whole "vinegar breaking down the collagen" thing. hahaha
    c'mon, mike. whattaya say? wanna explain that one for me?

    alas... you know, i think i'll let it go and just enjoy them. thanks buddy.

    and my doo-rag. my youngest said "dad. um, why are you wearin a banbana?" and i just smiled and said "because. Just because"

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  • thanks
    my eyes are a bit damp from your post
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Stike, glad to see CWM got you out of the witness protection program! :lol:

    Now go and post a copy of your doo rag photo on the doo rag thread as well.
  • CecilCecil Posts: 771
    I never met CWM, never talked to him in person but did chat from time to time here.
    Momma and the kids are coming home this afternoon and we have invited friends to come for ribs this afternoon.
    Rest and eat well Mike!


    Walt
  • BoxerpapaBoxerpapa Posts: 989
    My condolences to his family, friends and all his Egghead buddies:

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  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Here's a couple from Eggtoberfest 09'.We were just hangin out in the hotel parking lot when Mike asked me to take a picture for him.He wanted this picture as proof that he "finally" gave Bente his grinder attachment that he had promissed to send him forever.Here's your proof buddy........

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    Here's another shot where Mike's trying to teach Bente how to work his camera...

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    Rest in peace buddy...........
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