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A get well Tribute smoke to Bearcarver (I hope he gets to see this post) Q-VIEW

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by dirtsailor2003, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I may be a new member to the forum, but I have lurked here for years. I've used many of the recipes, techniques, spices, etc from everyone. My first attempt at Canadian Bacon I used Bear's with great success. So this year when I decided I'd delve into the realm of sausage I read hundreds of threads and thousands of posts and decided that I wanted to try  the "skinless" approach. Mainly because I didn't have a stuffer at the time (that's been resolved).  So of course up popped Bear's recipe!

    I wanted to add it to our Christmas crates to go along with the Cheesus and smoked fishes we have done. Then I heard the news, saddened for sure, and I knew that I had to get this done and in the crate. So I hope someone can get a computer in there for Bear to see the results. the pepperoni turned out fantastic, and I'm surprised it made it to the vacuum packer! So here's the final results!

    I didn't take any pictures of the raw mixture, I'm sure everyone's seen that.

    Into the smoker!

    Just out of the Smoker, WOW!!!! [​IMG]

    Just out of the water bath after smoking

    First slice, Yummmmm!

    Sliced! Our slicer is a knife and my arm!

    Packed and ready for our Christmas crates!!! I'll be doing another 5#'s for our freezer soon!!!

    Thank you Bearcarver for the great recipe!! Get well soon!!!
  2. Nice - I too have read a lot of Bearcarver's posts since I joined & learned a lot from him. He has earned my respect as well. Hope he can see your post!  [​IMG]
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking pepperoni..................[​IMG]
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great Job!...JJ
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great I know that John would be proud......
  6. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOOKS GREAT ! :drool
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    It really is great tasting!!! I plan on making another batch, for ourselves in a week or so. Going to be adding some of our smoked Hatch Chiles, we like stuff HOT. Taking baby steps as I jump into the world of sausage making and Bearcarver's recipe is a great starting point!
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    very nice Looks great
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am honored by this tribute, and others.

    It's nice to see that even newbies are trying & enjoying my Step by Steps.

    Glad you liked it!!!

  11. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Bear..........D#*n Good to see you !!!!! How are you getting along? Haven't heard any news for awhile. Hoping your getting back to your old self! Thumbs Up
  12. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Holy moley!! Nice to see you around these parts Bear!
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey!! Ya old fart!!!

    Nice to see ya here!!!

  14. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Howdy Bear, Hope ya hang around a while...
  15. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Good Morning Bear!  Hope you get to come out and play with us soon!  Missing you big time!

  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Bear- Glad to see you back up on the forum! I spent many years lurking and following your directions prior to joining SMF. We've really enjoyed a bunch of recipes. My boys were just asking to make some more caseless pepperoni and snack sticks! Thy're a big hit around our house! Thanks!
  17. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    1.) Welcome Back Bearcarver! Good to hear from you!

    2.) These caseless pepperoni's look good. Will be trying them in the future for sure.
  18. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice to hear from you again Bear! Many of us sure have missed you and hope you're feeling as well as possible!

    Edit: btw... somehow I missed this thread before. DS, nice pepperoni and post!
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  19. roadkill cafe

    roadkill cafe Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome back Bear!!! So glad to see you're on the mend. Keep going strong and getting better. Really have missed ya around here.

    Take care and take it easy!!

  20. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks All !!!

    Sorry it took me so long, but I still can't get to my main computer. So far I've been using this little "Net-Book" that a bunch of guys sent me.

    I'll try to show up more, but I still have a few problems, including problems breathing, screwed up BP, and my right leg is messed up.

    I need an MRI to find out what's causing the problem with my leg, but I'm having trouble finding out what kind of metal is in my left ankle ( a bar & 6 screws from 12 years ago). Depending on what metal it is, they can't give me an MRI. They also want to give me an MRA or a Catscan, but they're deciding which dye is more harmful to my kidneys (Catscan dye or MRA dye). They want to see how bad my descending Aorta is, and we want to know why the BP in my left arm is always 30 to 60 points higher than the BP in my right arm.

    So for now I'll be here on a hit & run basis.

    Thanks again guys, and Thank All of you for the prayers you've been sending my way!!!!