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Hat's off to you Pop's!

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by fpmich, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Hat's off to you Pop's! 

    And thanks so much for sharing your, and your Dad's secrets, to good & safe smoking meats, with us.   What a great, unselfish gift, you're are providing our community!  And you are giving to us for free! 

    I really believe your Dad is smiling, and proud of you, from above.  God bless, my friend!
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013
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  2. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey fpmich

    I'm afraid I totally missed this thead and can't find it.  Can you please redirect me, as it seems to be something I would really like to read.

  3. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Here the link to his simple brine wet cure.

    As I run across more and more threads that Pop's has posted in, the more I see a person who knows his stuff, is willing to share information, won't mislead anyone, doesn't get drawn into arguments, is not on an ego trip, doesn't try to force his way onto anyone.  Just a good guy who likes people.
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you so much!  I am humbled!  I know my dad wouldn't want me to give away his 'secrets' but I know how much he liked the products he produced, and I did, and do, too!   I've had my scares with strokes and know every day is a blessing, and want to share everything I know, whether I pass tomorrow or 20 years from tomorrow, and teach my sons what I know when they need and want to learn it.  So, by putting it on here, even after I'm long gone, they and their future generations can access it!  This is THE BEST Smoking Meat Forum that there is and I know it will live on way past me!  So, why not share it with everybody and that way everybody enjoys great smoked meats?!  

    And, I give total respect to other processing methods too, this is not the only way.  Dry curing, Salt curing, Semi-dry fermenting, Sausage Making, Country hams, etc.etc.etc.  So many things to explore and enjoy, just read and look for precautions necessary to producing wonderful meats!  And you can learn it all right on here, www.smokingmeatforums.com!
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
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  5. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    I will second that. I have a butt in your wet brining cure now to use for my family on Thanksgiving. Thank you from me and mine.
  6. Well said fpmich! Pops, I think fpmich speaks for us all on here, especially when it comes to your amazing recipes and generosity of sharing them with us all so selflessly!

    I turned two pork tenderloins into back bacon (Canadian bacon) using pops' brine. That wet cure is not only delicious but it is fool prof, as I proved that being completely new to smoking, curing and all that good stuff.
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Many of us have had our "Hats Off" to Pops and his dad for a long time.

    What a great resource he is for us! And a very nice and helpful guy, too, for any who have had the privilege to PM him with questions.

    If I may, I would like to add links as well:











    Just a few I had close at hand!

    Pops, thank you for all the info you have graciously shared with us.

    Through you, and hopefully through us, your Dad's legacy (and yours) should live on for many more generations!

    What better gift could you have given us?

    Good luck and good smoking.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  8. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Pops needs his own sticky section so we can find them easy.
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm not the guy who is most up on this forum stuff?

    You can click on his screen name and "follow" all his posts.

    I should have done that years ago!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pops is a good dude
  11. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Can he get a sticky Brian?
  12. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm not sure if I'm older or younger than you (I generally assume I'm older than whoevever I'm talking to cause they're still alive) but when it comes to smoking we're ALL your sons.  With all my heart.............thank you

  13. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Actually, at the bottom of all my posts is my signature line with most all my major posts already listed!
  14. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    No doubt about it, guys...We've all benefited from his recipes time and again.

    Pops is the Man!