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Old 06-29-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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I'm confused after consulting a few sources online. Can we have a BBQ or not? As long as the top lid is on? Smoker? Anyone have some real info other than "open containers not allowed" ?
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Go ahead and BBQ. If the authorities show up just tell them that you thought the burn ban was referring to how well done the meat was. Then offer them some meat to go. Make sure it's not burned. Seriously, I think Bar BQ-ing is OK but I would not have any ground fires. Depending on the conditions around your property I would have a long garden hose at the ready and a fire extinguisher handy just in case. Use common sense and you'll be OK.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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Something tells me there will never be a BBQ ban in Texas.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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I know of an HOA in Stone Oak that has banned BBQing.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I know of an HOA in Stone Oak that has banned BBQing.
That figures.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels
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New Braunfels has a ban on BBQ's for people who live in Apartments but we are allowed to BBQ at the park or if you live in a home. I think the ban is for fire pits and fireworks.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:56 AM
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There was an article in the paper recently that interviewed people at a picnic in a shelter house. They grilled their hot dogs with an electric grill and had their beans heating in a crock pot. I'm thinking that means no BBQing.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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The following article seems to imply that bbq'ing is OK as long as it is not too close to an appartment building and keeping the grill covered and attended, so seems like careful bbq is just fine

S.A. firefighters: Obey burn ban or*else enjoy a soggy barbecue | kens5.com San Antonio
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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There's been a ban on BBQ's within 5 feet of an apartment building for many years and the FD did enforce it...I had some brilliant neighbors about ten years ago who decided they should set their grill up about 6" from my front door, my apartment filled up with smoke, I called the fire department and told them it was a grill causing the smoke, but that it was in front of my only door out of the apartment. They came out and put out the grill and ticketed the neighbors. (My truck got keyed the next night, but I'm more scared of fire than of scratched paint )

Anyhow, the restriction on BBQ's next to an apartment building is something different from the burn ban.


Maybe someone should call 311 and ask. Not me...it's too dang hot to BBQ and I'm doing my 4th of July brisket in the crock pot.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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We'll be tossin' a shoulder clod on the pit Sunday nite to cook nice an' slow. Been waterin' the grass around the pit (metal catch pan under the fire box at all times anyways), and will water the area around the pit again heavily Sunday afternoon. Tend the fire every 2 hours so it's not gonna be very large anyways. However, if it turns windy, we'll hafta go to "plan B" - don't wanna take any chances with the wind getting hold of the embers.
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