Hello folks. I know there have been a couple posts regarding Rons passing. I put this together from the threads he started sort of as a tribute to the man. i wasnt sure where to put it but i figured why not put in the elec smoker section as that is the home of his little MES. mods move elswhere if you see fit. He loved this forum dearly and the members here were his friends. I spoke with Ron the sunday evening before he passed and even though he was in the hospital he was still asking questions about the forum. and even though you may not have known Ron very well or not even at all, he knew you.
his "scores" on managers specials etc and his expierements were his trademark. trying something different or out of the box was the norm for him.
As you all know ron ran a restaurant in wisconson some years back. He always talked about getting back into the business but as luck would have it time was not on his side. here are some samples of what he did in his time here. he did it all including ways to use up leftovers and side dishes. we lost a good one folks. here is just a small sample of what he posted. rest in peace buddy.
Chicken Thighs W/Qview - Amaz-N-Smoke Generator
not a finished pic but as far as i can see is rons last smoke he posted...
Cold Smoked-Seared Rib Steak W/Qview
Smoked Beef Tenderloin Filet Mignon W/Qview
Ron really loved that A-Maze-N-Smoker as he shows here in one of his test runs on it, also notice the ingreds he used. he liked to keep it simple and let the meat and smoke speak for itself. another not finished pic but trying my best to give a good mix.
Well, I wanted to try my new toy on some thighs that I had in the freezer.
Just salt, lemon pepper, and garlic.
Pastrami New Smoke Generator Lots Of Q/View
another of Ron's "likes" was his pastrami...
Can't Keep Me Down - Sam's Chicken W/Qview
another of Rons favorites were those rottiserie chickens he used to get from his sams club, think they were like 5 pound chix or so but he raved about them. i believe they were preinjected and he was able to buy them before they cooked them at the store and he would bring them home and smoke them.
First Smoke Since I Got Out Of Jail - Pastramies W/Qview
like i said earlier Ron really loved his pastrami... and he had it down. he would always call to make sure i checked it out... going to miss those calls bigtime.
i still remember this thread, is one when got his mes with the window and either he just cleaned it or was brand new but his lawn mower reflection showed up on the glass in one of the pictures and i replied...
"what the heck ron... howd you get your lawn mower inside the mes??? LOL"
and this was followed up by Bearcarver and Beer-B-Q...
"LOL----Good one erain! Smoked rotary lawn mower now Ron ?????"
"Heck erain, you know Ron, if it sits near the MES too long he figures a way to smoke it..."
Smoked Salted Rib Steak W/Qview
Rons fav steak was the rib steak and he had this reverse sear thing going on where he would smoke and then he would take them to his gas grill which was running as hot as it could go and do a quick sear on it.
Salted Smoked Ribeye The Start Of Something Good W/Qview
this is a post i made on a thread Ron started on his one year aniversary of jpoining the forum.. and he never changed did he...
Smoked Tomestone Pizza Gone Bad W/Qview For Erain And All Others
one sunday night Ron called me up and i was having a late snack... was munching on a tombstone pizza, anyway got to talking about frozen pizzas ands he told me tombstone was his favorite. i think he had a revalation about that time and he said "i am gonna smoke one a those suckers..." next week he had this post up....
After defrosting and smoked for maybe 1 1/2 hours.
Smoked Lasagna W/Qview
Smoked And Cured Chix Thighs
chicken thighs, especially cured were really one of Rons favorites...
1/2 onion, small can mushrooms.
I added 4 cups of chicken stock from Sam's club, the Tones stuff. And 1 cup wild rice, thanks Erain.
All done at 165'.
This may be my favorite, though I love soup, very healthy also.
Thank You SMF
I then found this site and got a MES shortly after. I immediately bought the premier membership to support this great site, 15.00 no big deal.
I have found so much information here it is unbelieaviable.
I have also formed some good friendships here.
I now smoke many times a week as fast as we can eat it. I have created many things that are out of this world because of the help and knowledge found here.
And for the newbies here, search what your looking to accomplish. If you can't find it just ask.
The members are very friendly and always ready to help.
Thanks Jeff, and all the members here and my new founded friends.
This place has changed my life, thank you.
And, happy smokes to all.
RIP Ron all of your friends at SMF will miss you.
I Had a rib joint in Minocqua, Northern Wisconsin for 8 years.
Converted commerical SS fridge with elec controls.
My next will be a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. Can't wait!Finaly have it!!! May 15 2008, and love it!!My biggest sense of accomplishment