A Pig A Day Calendar

For those of us that live and breathe barbecue, what could be better than a pig a day? For 2008, it can happen! The “A Pig A Day Calendar – Icons of Barbecue” is now on sale! The calendar features logos and signs from barbecuers of all types: competition teams, restaurants, caterers, etc. And Bucky ... Read More »

Birthday party catering

Last weekend, my wife and I got the chance to cater a birthday party. The couple were both turning 40 in the same week, and wanted to do something fun. We were really glad to have the chance to help them celebrate by letting them not worry about the food or serving. Read More »

Events can be fun!

A few weeks ago, someone approached me to help vend at an event called "Woodsticks and Strings". It's an event that brings together bands from the Dayton/Cincy area and bands from Nashville for 2 days of music. The event was last weekend, and the intent was to raise money for PanCan, which does pancreatic cancer research. The event took place at a neighbor's house. They have a great pond and a Boathouse that really is great. Lots of room, and good access. Read More »

My First Holiday Gig

I've cooked for small groups, family and friends before, as well as smoking over 800 lbs of pork in one weekend for a festival, but yesterday saw my first experience doing an office lunch for 30 people. Read More »

October’s almost gone

Here I am at the end of October. This is the month I tell people shows why Ohio is a great place to live... The fall colors are great! Living in the woods means I get to see a lot of color, and this year is one of the best recent years to do some leaf viewing. October is also really busy for us. It's great weather to be out, so we do a lot. Every weekend seems to fill up, almost too much. Luckily, we have a couple of weekends to relax between now and the holidays starting. It's also been a tough October for me, with Woody gone. He always liked the turn in weather, and I just have great memories of spending time with him at this time of the year. If anyone reading this has a dog, especially a lab, make sure to spoil them a little extra for me this week! Read More »

Into October

We just finished with the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival. I haven't heard how many people were there, but it was pretty packed, and the weather was PERFECT for a festival! I got there on Saturday at 7:00 AM, and it was crowded by 8:00. We didn't do as much business as we'd hoped, but we did at least cover our costs and then some. Mostly, we learned a lot. For instance, we now know that we can get over 400 lbs of meat on our cooker at one time! We did most of the cook using nothing but wood, which was also a great learning experience. Regulating temps with wood is a bit different than with charcoal, I think. Read More »

Our first REALLY big cook!

On Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, Bucky McOinkum's Barbecue will be cooking the most meat we've ever done for one event! The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville, Ohio, is this coming weekend, and it's the largest festival in the state. Read More »

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