BBQ combined with charity is Quetopia

Quetopia, Fire on Ice, Faith's LodgeSpringtime in Minnesota is slow to arrive and barbecue lovers look forward to heating up by getting out their grills. Fire on Ice started as an idea by Jeff “Dictator Turcatto” Turcotte in 2007 for everyone to get out there and cook great BBQ, on the ice. The Fire on Ice BBQ  event is aptly named for its unique location, on the frozen crust of Milles Lac Lake in Onamia, MN. It was a loosely based contest of “short cook” meats that would later be turned in at a local bar where patrons would act as judges. Continue reading

Friends tell friends to buy Yoder

Buy Yoder say friendsMarlin Unruh is a friend to everyone he meets.  He loves sharing food with friends and having great BBQ is a key ingredient.

Having cooked with charcoal for most of his life, Marlin began to hear about pellet grills. Then he heard about Yoder Smokers.  He had heard about the quality, craftsmanship and versatility.  When he saw the Yoder Smoker he knew he wanted to own this brand of pellet grill. Continue reading

In it to Win it

Hoagie Smokes BBQThere is a special relationship between man, meat and fire.  Achieving a great BBQ meat flavor is the quest of every grilling enthusiast but some people are destined to take this goal to the next level: BBQ competitions.

Hoagie Smokes BBQ was started in 2014 by husband and wife team, Rush and Shari Hoag.  Based in the Pacific NW, this team goes to several competitions every year.  Their biggest joy is showing off the many trophies and ribbons they’ve won. Continue reading