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Our Story...

 

Seeing the smoke billowing out of the chimney, stepping through the smokehouse door and smelling the wood fire burning while sampling the meats is not only a treat but a fun getaway and a unique and wonderful way to slow down, take a step back and enjoy.   The smokehouse is uniquely located in the heart of the best Whitetail hunting in the country.  You can find many guided hunts available in the area from local outfitters.  Zeb’s passion for his community drove him to serve the locals and added a front lobby with a variety of custom smoked meats for purchase to the general public. Also, one night a week we open up to for a Specialty Smoked dinner complete with hometown smoking and homemade sides! The Smokehouse is open every year from September 1st  through April 1st.

Zeb Schuelke was born and raised in the small town of Bedford, Iowa.  After he graduated and left the nest he headed for Granite Falls, Minnesota where he received a Hydraulic Engineering Degree. Zeb then worked in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for three years while Zeb’s High School sweetheart finished up her Nursing Degree.   After her graduation,  Zeb asked his love, Andrea to marry.  Having great pride in their hometown they decided  to come home to their childhood community to raise their family.  Thus, Zeb’s Smokehouse was born in 2006.  The Smokehouse is family owned and many family helping hands can be seen there on a daily basis!  Zeb’s Sister, Bonnie came to the team in 2012 after serving her country in the Air Force.  Zeb or his sister are always the first to greet you with a smile and they love to visit with the customers about what is happening in their life.  We pride ourselves in being very family orientated and believe in making everything handmade and honoring one of the last dying arts in our country. Our employees are top notch and dedicated team members always striving to make the customers day better after visiting the Smokehouse.  You will often see them handing out samples from products freshly made that day.  The Smokehouse believes heavily in giving back and works with the local school in providing hands on work experience with local classes and enjoys mentoring young students for their future plans. The building for Zeb’s Smokehouse that was an old auto repair shop in it's prior life.  Zeb personally striped down the building and rebuilt it from the ground up along side  his dad to what is now a booming business.  He also understudied and became an apprentice to one of the great Master’s in Smoking and renowned Champion, Mr. Bill Ohrt.  Zeb’s  Smokehouse now specializes in processing custom meats, deer and wild game.  We have processed thousands of deer, bear, elk, audid, wild boar, water fowl and many other wild game from all over the country.  Zeb’s Smokehouse  is very proud to ship around the world every week. The Smokehouse is always a central hub during hunting season for excited hunters from across the country sharing their stories and showing prize trophy racks from their latest hunt that day!

 Zeb has a great passion for his community and enjoys spending time during his off Smokehouse season remodeling buildings and homes in the town to help restore and beautify the area along with providing jobs in the local community.  We are excited to see you and welcome you to our Smokehouse!!  Cheers friends!

Zeb's Smokehouse

406 Maidson Street

Bedford, IA 50833

712-523-2526

 

 
 
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