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Text from my Neighbor


Master of the Pit
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Joined Dec 1, 2019
"No, not me.... maybe it's your garage".


Meat Mopper
Joined Jan 4, 2020
One of my neighbors saw my pellet grill startup and called to check on me. I've seen a couple of smokes I've wondered about too.


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Jun 9, 2020
I had a neighbor (who has since moved) who would call the fire department. The first time I came out and said I was bbqing, The second time the fireman asked if I was bbqing again. At that point I think she was warned she would be cited for calling in a false alarm. She would complain in person. Have had 2 others complain once over the years too. Too bad, not gonna share if they complain.

Fueling Around

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Joined Dec 10, 2018
The objective is "thin blue smoke"?

The first diesel truck rally I attended resulted in a fire department call for the black smoke produced from the trucks on the dyno.
The 2 police calls were from exhibition runs on the road. He burned off the rear tires in those 2 runs , uh calls.

chef jimmyj

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Joined May 12, 2011
I had an upstairs apt. neighbor complain to management every time I fired my MES. The Manager said she would handle it and come over and pound on the door to give me what for!
She then came in we laughed about my neighbor and the Manager gave me an update on her Meat Smoking Husband's last Competition wins! I had permission to run my smoker so we played the Game until I got out of there.
Smoke Haters exist but no one knows why!...JJ☺


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Sep 19, 2018
I have some very new neighbors who have questioned, not complained, about what I was doing at 3-4 in the morning and all the smoke. I gave them some of my pastrami last week and they loved it. Maybe an invitation to try something off of the smoker would silence some of them.


Meat Mopper
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 18, 2016
Oh, we are quite friendly - he was mostly joking but somewhat making sure my house wasn't actually on fire. It was just a funny text to get. I had just lit the smoker so I wasn't rolling TBS yet, but was rolling a lot of thick white smoke. We are planning a cookout with a few neighbors soon :)


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Jun 9, 2020
My annoying neighbor was a hard core vegetarian so sharing wouldn't work. Her husband wasn't but she wore the pants and he wore the pantyhose. The new neighbors much better and have shared by bacon. He has a Weber kettle but is pretty basic with it.


Smoking Guru
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Joined Feb 27, 2018
Nice! I get texts from mine when he smells the smoker or grill fire up. Wind always blows in his direction. Always asks what time dinner is lol


Joined Apr 16, 2018
No issues here, neighbors are always invited!
My problem is not enough room - a couple always want to bring stuff to throw in the smoker!!


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Feb 25, 2016
Was smoking a turkey in my garage one Thanksgiving a few years back (was snowing outside). Got a text from my neighbor "I'm looking at you garage and was wondering if I should A. Call the fire dept. B. Call Tommy Chong. C. Grab my bib and come over."

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