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post #21 of 31

I would have a really hard time being told what I can and can not do on MY property. It sucks that you even have a HOA to deal with. If I don't feel like cutting grass...It grows. I had the same issue with an upstairs neighbor in an Apartment Complex. Every concession I made was met with a new complaint. I had permission from the complex Manager to use the smoker, so she just told them she would discuss the situation with me. We then laughed about it! Her husband was big time into smoking meat and we shared Recipes...I now live in my own house and where the wind blows is not my problem!...JJ

post #22 of 31

Last time we looked for a new house, one of the first questions I asked the realtor was "is there a HOA"?  If the answer was yes, we kept looking.

post #23 of 31

A lot of comments here some are good and some are bad just like BBQ but if the rules are set it's hard to fight city hall  :deadhorse:  It would be best as suggested to see what the regulations are before going to far and if in your favor give them hell. other wise try being a nice neighbor and do the invite deal for a BBQ.

post #24 of 31

Another thing is instead of doing a bunch of small smokes spread over the week do one big one once or twice a month. I have a 22.5" WSM and so I buy in bulk then smoke it all in one day and vacuum pack it and toss it in the freezer. I usually only fire up the smoker about once a month that way - except for special occasions like holidays, birthdays, and what not.

 

When I first started smoking I did fire it up almost every day, then figured I didn't want the neighbors getting mad and started my current method. I also do like many of the others and pass out small ziploc baggies with "samples"... lol.

 

Best of luck!

Johnny

post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by HalfSmoked View Post

A lot of comments here some are good and some are bad just like BBQ but if the rules are set it's hard to fight city hall  Beating_A_Dead_Horse_by_livius.gif   It would be best as suggested to see what the regulations are before going to far and if in your favor give them hell. other wise try being a nice neighbor and do the invite deal for a BBQ.
I didn't see any bad advice?
post #26 of 31

Have you offered up a pulled pork sammie? How about some of that great double smoked bacon? Listen maybe your neighbor is just lonely and a grouchy. Maybe his kid went to clown college after being accepted to Harvard, maybe he was accepted to Harvard and lives in Florida. You never know what it is, but a great PP sammie or a brisket sandwich or some jerky goes far to cure it. 

 

I used to give away strawberries, then it was fresh eggs, now its all about sausage, andouille and bacon! There maybe someone that doesn't like me, but its hard for them to say it out loud, when ya walking home with a go bag of goodies. LOL

post #27 of 31

If the folks next door can smell my smoke, then something has gone horribly wrong! fire.gif

One of the benefits of living in the country. 

I agree with Foam.  Feeding people your BBQ does wonders for their attitude. b

post #28 of 31

Good lord. I would be burning pine needles every time i was up wind of her. im glad I dont have to deal with city ordinances. 

post #29 of 31

Was it on here?

Somewhere I saw a video of a guy, I think in Florida.

He was catching the Devil from a code enforcement 

guy, being told that he had to keep his smoke on his own property.

Never did hear how it all worked out.

There are some very stupid lawmakers out there that don't have 

nearly enough to do.

 

            Ed

post #30 of 31

I saw that video on the SMF facebook page, not sure if its still there, but it seemed like a pretty ridiculous situation to me.  Unfortunately it seems to be a trend.  A while back I remember hearing about a crackdown on barbecue restaurants in Austin, I'm mean is nothing sacred anymore.

post #31 of 31
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Originally Posted by HalfSmoked View Post

A lot of comments here some are good and some are bad just like BBQ but if the rules are set it's hard to fight city hall  Beating_A_Dead_Horse_by_livius.gif   It would be best as suggested to see what the regulations are before going to far and if in your favor give them hell. other wise try being a nice neighbor and do the invite deal for a BBQ.
I didn't see any bad advice?

 

 

Maybe not to you or me but I'll bet someone did not like all of the comments or suggestions that's just the way our world is.

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