Barnyard BBQ Brings the Best Foods to You

Nestled into rural Northeast Iowa, Barnyard BBQ offers delicious food in the midst of good company and beautiful scenery. What could be better than that? How about Barnyard BBQ on wheels… this food truck can travel to you!

German biker

While operating Barnyard BBQ, the Jencks have enjoyed meeting people from across the nation and from other countries. A bicyclist from Germany stopped in for a soda on her ride across the USA.

The name “Barnyard BBQ” was chosen for the Jencks’ passion of farming. Their signature items are smoked pulled pork and naked cheese curds. Ribeye steak sandwiches are a new item on the menu and have been very popular.

“I got started because my wife, Linda, bought me a smoker for Father’s Day,” Scott said. “I couldn’t get enough of cooking for other people… The rest is history.”

Barnyard BBQ is operated by Scott and Linda Jencks, and their three 18-year-old triplets: Seth, Megan and Kelsey. They also receive a substantial amount of help from Scott’s sister, Tracy, and her daughter, Jenna. Scott’s parents, Warren and Sandra, are always willing to step in when needed.

“Working with family is not always easy, but we all have a good understanding of what needs to be done,” Scott said. “When push comes to shove, we all chip in.”

Barnyard BBQ is based at Country Chrome on Highway 18 near Hawkeye, Iowa. Check out Barnyard BBQ & Country Chrome on Facebook to see what’s being featured this weekend. Remember, the Jencks are also available to cater family and community events.

Get a taste of Barnyard BBQ’s famous appetizers at home with the following recipe.

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Atomic Buffalo “Chips”


Fresh jalapeno peppers

Cream cheese, softened

Cayenne Pepper


Cut jalapeño peppers in half.

Fill with cream cheese and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

Place a Lil’ Smokie or two on top of the cheese; wrap with bacon.

Smoke on grill for two hours till bacon is done then enjoy!


Click here for directions on how to make this recipe on the grill or in the oven.