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.

Early Cincinnati’s Lone Wolfer

Worldwide, Wolfer is an uncommon surname.  Interestingly, well over a thousand Cincinnati metropolitan area people can trace their ancestral lineage back to one Johannes Michael Wolfer who arrived alone in that particular river city in 1841 at the age of 23; after leaving  Eschbach, Germany.  Michael’s grave marker lists his birth year as 1820, but baptismal records recovered from Germany… Read More »

John Simon Wolfer & Elizabeth Leuser

This descendent list stops 4 generations after John and Elizabeth.  I had nothing to do with putting it together, but offer a huge THANK YOU to all those who did. John Simon Wolfer 12-15-1857 – 11-20-1932  &  Elizabeth Agnes Leuser 01-28-1858 – 02-26-1936  married on 04-18-1882 and had Juliana Emerence, Ida Barbara, Florenz Robert, Josephine Joanna Clara,… Read More »

Specialty Shop Business Plan

Statistically over 90% of all small business start-ups fail; with lack of cash-flow and undercapitalization being the leading causes.  Therefore, most small shop owners can ill afford to make other people’s problems their problem; such as tying themselves to variable product quality whole carcass butchery from animals produced on local hobby farms.  Fresh retail meat cuts can be bought everywhere, including local one-stop shopping mega stores where competitive pricing is… Read More »

Botulism in Meat Risks

I recently commented twice on a post in a 140,000 plus member Facebook BBQ group.  Both times that I did my food safety related comments were promptly deleted by a group administrator; presumably because they ran counter to the beliefs of those holding group territorial authority.  During my life I have witnessed the ever increasing growth of convenience food processing and… Read More »

A Barrel of Luck

It’s been right at 5 years since I developed the Wolfer style smoke-cooker and I’m now more confident than ever that it can hang in there with anything this side of climate-controlled commercial smokehouses/thermal processing units. As some of you may know by now:  I have been poor and/or frugal my entire life.  Have been associated with agriculture, and with the meat… Read More »