All posts by George Wolfer

About George Wolfer

Been associated with the meat industry pretty much since starting at a Vocational High school Meat Processing program in 1974. Like to learn and teach interesting and worthwhile livestock production, meat processing and marketing practices.

Goetta

10 pounds diced pork shoulder butt 6  medium onions fine diced Optional: 1 TBSP roast sodium phosphate (as opposed to sausage sodium phosphate) 6 1/4 TBPS leaf marjoram 1 2/3 TBSP fine ground black pepper 3 TBSP salt Just enough water to cover everything Cook above listed 7 ingredients in a covered oven roaster at 250F… Read More »

Amateur Sausage Making Competition

I once attended a competitive Barbeque festival and soon decided  that it was mainly geared toward promoting tourism and selling all manner of expensive BBQ paraphernalia.  Indeed there is a certain amount of meat preparation knowledge and skill involved with BBQ, but getting a little smoke on tough cuts; then moist-low heat cooking them long enough to become tender, really isn’t very complicated.  BBQ… Read More »

Residential Real Estate Insights

Basic human needs (not wants) are widely considered to be food, shelter and clothing; with daily nutrition and  continuous cover from the weather demanding much more of a family’s income than clothing  has to.  Therefore, by becoming knowledgeable in the arenas of food & shelter an average income family can realistically expect to save tons of money, eat healthier and in time afford a more desirable dwelling. … Read More »

Roll & Smoke Brisket

Why roll & smoke a brisket?  I been wanting to try the practice because I thought that it could produce a worthwhile finished product and when a local supermarket chain offered a low sale price ($1.99 per pound) on whole (packer) briskets I decided to give it a try.  Desirable attributes that made themselves evident along the way included:  no waste of trimmed off lean (thin areas… Read More »

Sausage Seasoning Pulled Pork

The pulled pork process I developed that chunks butt meat, entails a smoke-cooking phase in large fibrous casings and then steam-oven finishes – works well.  But, it’s unfamiliar to & seemingly intimidating for some people that lack knife skills and a well-rounded knowledge of meat science.  This post is an attempt to reach a “middle ground;” where pork shoulder butts… Read More »