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Bigbears BBQ 02-26-2020 09:07 AM

I cook in the back only because I have a deck there right off of the kitchen which makes life easy. I donít think that it matters where you cook from as long as it works for you. There is definitely no right or wrong it all depends on the layout of your house and property.

Bigpappa1 02-26-2020 09:32 AM

I see it all the time in my neighborhood here in Iowa. The biggest reason seems to be that people like to store their smoker or grill in the garage and then just wheel it out for use. Keep it in the garage and you don't have to worry about a cover or critters. Plus it can be kind of fun to "show off" a bit, and it's also a kind of community thing when you BBQ in the open like that. We get a lot of people walking by who we say hi to and all that. I suppose it depends on your neighborhood. Plus, for me anyway, I've got my TV in the garage and all my tools, etc. I don't have much for storage out back. Messes are easier to clean up, I can yak at my neighbors, etc.

long haired hippie 02-26-2020 09:49 AM

I've found it to be a regional thang...I was raised a southern boy, we hung out on the front porch. Where I live now, northerners tend to relax on the back porch. Don't know why.

sarth67 02-26-2020 09:59 AM

With waterfront houses The water side is the front. That being said I have my grill on the Drive side of the house and my smoker and blackstone on the Water side. I did keep my smoker under a lean to on the side of the house for a bit. Grease fire scared me so I moved it further away from the house .

gcs 02-26-2020 10:08 AM

"HERE" no one cooks in the front, and barely sits in the front, porch or no, even parties are in the back.
Of course "here" there is very little smoking tradition, so no smokers being stored in a garage. It's just the way it is.

Visited a cousin once in N Carolina, the neighbors were "smoking" their garbage in a burn barrel in the front yard, they were sitting downwind, IN the smoke on lawn chairs sipping adult beverages.
Seemed odd to me....:rolleyes:, lol

frayedend 02-26-2020 10:17 AM

I have a huge slope in my backyard. I keep my LSG in the garage and put it on my driveway when cooking. Once my yard is leveled it will have a permanent home in the back, but for now I cook for everyone to see. They are so jealous of my cooker and food. LOL

I also had an apartment with no easy access to the yard so I did the same thing. There are good reasons for cooking out front.

Maylar 02-26-2020 01:47 PM

I think it depends on logistics. Cookers need to be near the kitchen, or else you need a fridge, sink, and prep space close by. I have a wooden deck off the kitchen in my back yard, so that's where the grills and tables are.

My last house (apartment) had a really nice front porch and when I first moved in I had the grill out there. Fire marshal said move it, local ordinance says it needs to be 10 feet from the house. So moved everything to the back yard patio, which was down stairs from the main house and a real PITA to drag stuff out there.

But I'd have no problem cooking in the front yard if that was the most convenient for me.

PnkPanther 02-26-2020 01:56 PM

I use my side yard, but I use my side yard as my defacto back yard due to layout of house on my lot. I have a half acre, but no real back yard, 2 large side yards and a front yard.



Cookers are whereever I spend my time, backyard, side yard...winter when I cook they're in driveway because i Keep them in garage when not in use during winter and just easier to wheel in and out




I do want eventually move where kitchen has a door right to backyard that will be my patio/grill area

BowtieBill 02-26-2020 02:14 PM

Like others have said, depends what I am cooking on. If I am cooking on my trailered Klose pit, it is in the driveway. The Humphrey's smoker is kept in the garage, so I usually just pull it out onto the driveway as well.
Most of the other devices are used in the backyard. Though sometimes I will use a Weber Kettle in the driveway too.

Baychilla 02-26-2020 02:21 PM

I thought front yard grilling was the ideal way to cook up some sweet, sweet lawn flamingos.

midwest_kc 02-26-2020 03:44 PM

I live in the burbs, and grill/smoke in the driveway all the time. I literally don't remember the last time I did it in my backyard.

I don't have a covered area in the backyard, but I have a prep table set up with all my rubs and such in the garage, next to the garage door. My truck is always in the driveway, so I drag whatever I'm cooking with out onto the driveway between it and the garage door, and I can sit inside the garage if I need to stay out of the weather, while still being close to my prep area. It's a pretty ideal setup.

jstrand 02-26-2020 03:47 PM

Just to expand on my earlier post. I also cook out back on the deck where I have my Weber gasser, DC and SRG. Thing is it faces West and there is a large wetland so in winter the north wind really sucks so then I go out front.

So it just depends on the weather, what I'm cooking on and how much I'm cooking. Oh and whether I want to be social or antisocial that day.

WeberWho 02-26-2020 04:19 PM

I must have been 12 years old when I heard someone pounding at my parents door and yelling, "Call 911" at 2am. It was my parents neighbor and his house was on fire. He and his family were fortunate to get out of the house safely. Unfortunately their house burned down to the studs and pretty much lost everything.

It turned out the cause was from a flying ember from their kettle grill that got lodged in between their deck boards. It took hours before the fire really took hold. Long after they've gone to bed. They heard glass shatter and were woken. They thought someone was maybe trying to break in. Only to find out their whole back of their house was in flames.

I promised myself whenever I bought my house that I'd keep any grill off the deck. It almost scarred me when I was watching my neighbors watch their house burn down. Almost seemed surreal.

I can't tell you how many times I wish I could walk six feet from my kitchen to my deck and use my grill. Instead I have to walk through the living room, down a flight of stairs, through the garage, to get to my driveway. A complete pain. Than I picture myself watching my house burn down and all I needed to do was walk through the living room, down a flight of stairs, through the garage, to get to my driveway.

So I'm a weird grill/smoker driveway guy...

Nuco59 02-26-2020 05:43 PM

Like a lot of folk, my house has a front entry garage- my several cookers live in the garage.
Could I haul it to the back to cook- and then hauling the cooker back to the front to store it?
I could and I have- but 99 % of the time it's on the drive way.

A fella who has easily offended neighbors might need better neighbors.

food4thot 02-26-2020 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by midwest_kc (Post 4276289)
I live in the burbs, and grill/smoke in the driveway all the time. I literally don't remember the last time I did it in my backyard.

I don't have a covered area in the backyard, but I have a prep table set up with all my rubs and such in the garage, next to the garage door. My truck is always in the driveway, so I drag whatever I'm cooking with out onto the driveway between it and the garage door, and I can sit inside the garage if I need to stay out of the weather, while still being close to my prep area. It's a pretty ideal setup.

Your setup sounds similar to mine.

Have a 2-car garage with two garage doors. Can keep one open during cooks and the other one closed to hide my array of random stuff on that side.

Built a bar back in college for use in the dorm. Designed to be multi-functional. Served as a desk and allowed us to put the two university issued desks in storage, saving room space. Built it to also hold stereo components (large and heavy back-in-the-day). Looked pretty cool and got favorable comments from weekend visitors. Designed to be movable. Was very sturdy yet could break it down with a screwdriver and wrench/ratchet.

Bar is over 40 years old and been re-erected four times. Never thought I'd have it this long but it's now in my garage with a TV and laptop sitting on it...whilst the heavenly smell of cherry or pecan emanate from the cooker in the driveway.

Smoker34 02-26-2020 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jrogers84 (Post 4276123)
"Detroit style" house have a large front porch that is raised but 4-6 steps. Its 100% common in the area to have furniture and a grill on those.

"Detroit Bungalows were typically built in the Craftsman architectural style. They are typically 1-1/2 stories, with sweeping low pitched gabled or hipped roofs that extend over a front porch that matches the width of the home."

FYI I dont think you offended anyone but im sure you managed to get a few people to form an opinion on yourself.

Well, somehow and for some reason, my question elicited some snarky replies rather quickly, and although I don't see why those were necessary based on my original question, I apologize for whatever I did that made them do that. I still don't understand why an honest question started that. I've been on this earth for 50+ years, in many different environments and I've never seen anyone grilling, barbecuing, sitting on lawn furniture or lying in a hammock in front of a house anywhere except in photos or videos on the internet. And thus, my question because until a few here legitimately answered me, I couldn't think of why anyone would do that and why the neighbors wouldn't complain.

SMOKE FREAK 02-26-2020 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by jstrand (Post 4275917)
Cook out front with my kettle and my Copperhead. Main reason is they are both kept in the garage. But it's nice to hang out and watch the neighborhood go by while drinking beer and my neighbors will generally swing over to chat and have beer with me.


In my town I'd end up in jail for that.
I'll stay in the back yard with the privacy fence...

SirPorkaLot 02-26-2020 07:58 PM

Curious: Front Yard/Driveway Cooking
 
Youíre obviously not from where BBQ is part of the heritage.

Church parking lots, baseball fields, empty lots, driveways, front yards, back yards, side of the road.

Anywhere and everywhere you can bbq they bbq and to be honest, no one really cares what the neighbors think, because they are likely right beside you drinking a beer.

BBQ is about community in the south.

Happy Hapgood 02-26-2020 08:26 PM

I have a covered patio just a few steps from the kitchen right out the Den door. The patio is concrete. Keep all my cookers in the back. Back when I Cajun fried turkeys every Thanksgiving and Christmas if it was raining heavy I'd set up in the side entrance garage. Have the option of both. Wherever I can set up is fine and neighbors don't mind.

drunkenmeatfist 02-26-2020 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoker34 (Post 4276407)
Well, somehow and for some reason, my question elicited some snarky replies rather quickly, and although I don't see why those were necessary based on my original question, I apologize for whatever I did that made them do that. I still don't understand why an honest question started that. I've been on this earth for 50+ years, in many different environments and I've never seen anyone grilling, barbecuing, sitting on lawn furniture or lying in a hammock in front of a house anywhere except in photos or videos on the internet. And thus, my question because until a few here legitimately answered me, I couldn't think of why anyone would do that and why the neighbors wouldn't complain.

In one of your replies you implied that cooking in the front yard means you have a vehicle on blocks nearby. Seems like you weren't just asking an innocent question without expecting snarky responses.

Smoker34 02-26-2020 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by drunkenmeatfist (Post 4276420)
In one of your replies you implied that cooking in the front yard means you have a vehicle on blocks nearby. Seems like you weren't just asking an innocent question without expecting snarky responses.

Nope. That was my snarky response to a snarky response. My original question was from curiosity and it sure struck an immediate nerve with some, but not most, here. I made that comment only after there was snarky pushback. I’m done with this. Happy barbecuing, grilling and lounging in your front yards. Just please don’t do it in my neighborhood.

drunkenmeatfist 02-26-2020 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoker34 (Post 4276430)
Nope. That was my snarky response to a snarky response. My original question was from curiosity and it sure struck an immediate nerve with some, but not most, here. I made that comment only after there was snarky pushback. Iím done with this. Happy barbecuing, grilling and lounging in your front yards. Just please donít do it in my neighborhood.

i'm really not invested in this issue. I do my cooking in my backyard. It is clear that you look down on people that don't do the same though. Really weird, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion I guess.

Bacchus2b 02-26-2020 09:31 PM

All of my smokers are in my backyard except for my LSG Large IVS because I ran out of patio space, so it stays in my garage.

I live in a safe neighborhood but still get a little paranoid with overnight IVS cooks that someone will drive by at 2:00 am, see the smoker, and try to steal it. Not that moving almost 1,000 pounds of hot steel in the middle of the night is easy, but you never know! I block the driveway off with one of my cars at night because I know the IVS is not rolling through the grass!

That being said, I like the privacy of my backyard...

Jason TQ 02-26-2020 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoker34 (Post 4276430)
Nope. That was my snarky response to a snarky response. My original question was from curiosity and it sure struck an immediate nerve with some, but not most, here. I made that comment only after there was snarky pushback. I’m done with this. Happy barbecuing, grilling and lounging in your front yards. Just please don’t do it in my neighborhood.

I'm guessing you don't see how you called yourself out with these 2 very different sentences, lol. Would have been better to just man up and say what you really wanted that first post.

But yes, so innocent and curious
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PatAttack 02-27-2020 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoker34 (Post 4275933)
Nothing, as long as you place them near the car on cinder blocks.

So, you HAVE been by my house!??

JbTech 02-27-2020 08:25 AM

After reading this debacle I was tempted to take a couple pictures of a fine abode I pass on the way home from work.

Maybe it'll pass.

Oh...then there's the campers at the gas station where folks live year round.

Smoker34 02-27-2020 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Jason TQ (Post 4276480)
I'm guessing you don't see how you called yourself out with these 2 very different sentences, lol. Would have been better to just man up and say what you really wanted that first post.

But yes, so innocent and curious
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I said I was done, but I have to correct something. You should take a logic course. Your analysis of my statement is either an innocent distortion or outright deception.

Given all that I said on this topic, it should be very obvious, using only basic reading comprehension, that I donít like the idea of grilling, barbecuing and lounging in front of my house. Proof is that I admitted learning about this practice years ago via internet media and if I liked or even understood the reasoning behind the idea, I would have done it myself. I also told you that even if I did it, my neighbors would complain. Being a neighbor to someone else in my neighborhood, it then follows that I would not like to see people grilling and lounging in a hammock in their front yard. I think it takes away from the aesthetics of the neighborhood and makes it more like a perpetual street festival. So it should come as no surprise that I wouldnít want to see this in my neighborhood. Your comment says more about you and your own self-image to imply that my not liking this activity amounts to looking down on others.

Having said that, I simply did not and still do not understand, in most cases, why anyone would preferentially choose to grill, barbecue and lounge around in public. I have never seen it in person and would still hope nobody in my neighborhood takes it up.

Happy grilling and barbecuing.

midwest_kc 02-27-2020 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by SMOKE FREAK (Post 4276408)
In my town I'd end up in jail for that.
I'll stay in the back yard with the privacy fence...

You'd go to jail for hanging out in your driveway and drinking beer? Another reason for me to just stay in the MO.

In the summer, at least once a week the guys come over and we sit in chairs in my driveway drinking beer. Usually we grill or smoke something too. It's a great time, and I always get sad when it gets too cold.

InThePitBBQ 02-27-2020 09:28 AM

Ya know I never even considered a hammock but what a great idea!

I mean in addition to the big arse wood fired smoker doing it's thing and the pile of firewood and the prep cooler and pop up awning with folding tables I think the swag factor would be awesome.

I know Pat has that cars on blocks thing covered but if you got the hammock tied off between an old Chevy on one end and a busted old Ford on the other swinging back and forth fast enough you could grab some wood off the pile and on the way back over toss it in the firebox much to the shock and awe of the whole neighborhood!

Wonder if a an old camo poly tarp would work for the hammock?

Jason TQ 02-27-2020 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoker34 (Post 4276571)
I said I was done, but I have to correct something. You should take a logic course. Your analysis of my statement is either an innocent distortion or outright deception.

Given all that I said on this topic, it should be very obvious, using only basic reading comprehension, that I donít like the idea of grilling, barbecuing and lounging in front of my house. Proof is that I admitted learning about this practice years ago via internet media and if I liked or even understood the reasoning behind the idea, I would have done it myself. I also told you that even if I did it, my neighbors would complain. Being a neighbor to someone else in my neighborhood, it then follows that I would not like to see people grilling and lounging in a hammock in their front yard. I think it takes away from the aesthetics of the neighborhood and makes it more like a perpetual street festival. So it should come as no surprise that I wouldnít want to see this in my neighborhood. Your comment says more about you and your own self-image to imply that my not liking this activity amounts to looking down on others.

Having said that, I simply did not and still do not understand, in most cases, why anyone would preferentially choose to grill, barbecue and lounge around in public. I have never seen it in person and would still hope nobody in my neighborhood takes it up.

Happy grilling and barbecuing.

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Jason TQ 02-27-2020 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by InThePitBBQ (Post 4276580)
Ya know I never even considered a hammock but what a great idea!

I mean in addition to the big arse wood fired smoker doing it's thing and the pile of firewood and the prep cooler and pop up awning with folding tables I think the swag factor would be awesome.

I know Pat has that cars on blocks thing covered but if you got the hammock tied off between an old Chevy on one end and a busted old Ford on the other swinging back and forth fast enough you could grab some wood off the pile and on the way back over toss it in the firebox much to the shock and awe of the whole neighborhood!

Wonder if a an old camo poly tarp would work for the hammock?

I like your thinking.......

Now I'm thinking of getting back on the Shirley wait list to get a new trailer model and instead of on the backside getting a Santa Maria grill, I'll have them add a hammock. That way straight from garage to driveway to cooking to laying down! :clap2:

Cat797 02-27-2020 11:33 AM

For me, I never used to until we built a new house 5 years ago. It's the typical design with the attached garage facing the street. We hang out in the garage a lot and my grills and smoker are in the garage. I open the door and wheel them out to the driveway and fire it up. I along some of the other posters here enjoy the neighbors and friends driving by and stopping to BS or have drinks. The ironic thing is I have a huge beautiful back yard with no neighbors! Different strokes for different folks I guess.........

Baychilla 02-27-2020 11:50 AM

Where I live I'd get gawkers out front. Also rabid squirrels, crack addled turkeys, crows and dogs. Lots and lots of unleashed dogs under "voice control".

That being said, I don't care whether someone cooks out front or out back. I'll take that smell any day of the week over the odor of marijuana.

midwest_kc 02-27-2020 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Baychilla (Post 4276619)
Where I live I'd get gawkers out front. Also rabid squirrels, crack addled turkeys, crows and dogs. Lots and lots of unleashed dogs under "voice control".

That being said, I don't care whether someone cooks out front or out back. I'll take that smell any day of the week over the odor of marijuana.

Why either or? Why not both?

Kmm 02-27-2020 12:48 PM

Ok, so I have been in a bad mood fighting cold wind, mud and slop all morning trying to get critters fed and other simple chores done....but I have got to tell you, this thread is making me feel a lot better. Out here our closest neighbors are about 1 mile across the field. Other than a school bus, mailman, and occasional UPS truck bringing smiling boxes, most days we don’t get much other traffic on the road. Depending on the wind direction, I generally set up The cooker(s) in front of the garage, shop or machinery shed and like Jeanie, the occasional pit is located wherever the backhoe can dig. Heck, most (warm) days I could probably cook any place on the farm in nothing but my boxers without being seen or in anyway offending anyone....(other than Mrs.M). :grin:

Sevengoals 02-27-2020 02:02 PM

We use our back yard here in Perchtoldsdorf because we have no front yard.


Easy.


:mrgreen:

JohnH12 02-27-2020 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoker34 (Post 4276571)
I said I was done, but I have to correct something. You should take a logic course. Your analysis of my statement is either an innocent distortion or outright deception.

Given all that I said on this topic, it should be very obvious, using only basic reading comprehension, that I donít like the idea of grilling, barbecuing and lounging in front of my house. Proof is that I admitted learning about this practice years ago via internet media and if I liked or even understood the reasoning behind the idea, I would have done it myself. I also told you that even if I did it, my neighbors would complain. Being a neighbor to someone else in my neighborhood, it then follows that I would not like to see people grilling and lounging in a hammock in their front yard. I think it takes away from the aesthetics of the neighborhood and makes it more like a perpetual street festival. So it should come as no surprise that I wouldnít want to see this in my neighborhood. Your comment says more about you and your own self-image to imply that my not liking this activity amounts to looking down on others.

Having said that, I simply did not and still do not understand, in most cases, why anyone would preferentially choose to grill, barbecue and lounge around in public. I have never seen it in person and would still hope nobody in my neighborhood takes it up.

Happy grilling and barbecuing.

So you're the kind of neighbor that turns in their fellow neighbor to the HOA because you don't like whatever they're doing, even if there are no rules against it. Do you also report them for not mowing their lawn on the correct day of the week? How about the color of their cars that offends you.
Please stay where you are so a normal neighborhood isn't plagued by your dislikes.

TxQGuy 02-27-2020 03:32 PM

I currently cook in my backyard, and prefer it that way for two reasons: 1) privacy, and 2) my current offset is like 500+ lbs and therefore ain't moving so much as an inch anytime soon unless someone wants to pay for me to get hernia surgery.

BUT, when I lived in a townhome complex, due to HOA restrictions, no open fires were allowed out front, on the (covered) porches, or underneath the carports. My solution was to drag my little cheapo offset out to just past the carport awning, and then sit underneath the carport in a lawn chair. I would often have parties under there. A bunch of us sitting around drinking beer, listening to music (at a respectable volume, and nothing with profanity in it), and 'cueing it up. As it happens, the carport common area was where 99% of the residents came and went, and was basically the defacto "front yard" for us. So in a sense, I was "that neighbor", bringing some much needed flavor and character to the neighborhood. :lol: To provide some background, I had lived in that complex for the better part of 15 years, knew all of the residents personally (most of who were elderly folk who were all at least 40-50 years older than myself), and had established myself as the mean-looking but otherwise very polite and respectful neighbor. Yes I would spend many Saturdays in a cutoff shirt, downing beer and slow-smoking ribs in the middle of the carport area while George Strait songs played and my friends hung out...but I was also the guy who would help you unload your groceries, who would jump start your car, or who you could give your housekey to and ask to feed your cats when you went out of town for the weekend to visit your grandkids.

Point is, it is all about context. I bet a lot of the folks grilling up something tasty in their front yard would be willing to share their beer and B.S. with you about the best way to cook a tender brisket if you happened to walk by...regardless of the presence of cars on cinder blocks. :wink:


Also: SmittyJonz, your posts on this thread filled me with such Texan pride that it made me want to sing Deep in the Heart of Texas whilst chugging a tallboy Lone Star. Well done, sir, well done.

InThePitBBQ 02-27-2020 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason TQ (Post 4276604)
I like your thinking.......

Now I'm thinking of getting back on the Shirley wait list to get a new trailer model and instead of on the backside getting a Santa Maria grill, I'll have them add a hammock. That way straight from garage to driveway to cooking to laying down! :clap2:

Reckon there's enough room next to the hammock for a waterslide option that folds down so you can get it back in the garage?

Hook up a garden hose, toss one of them pop up pools at the bottom and we'd be driveway Q'ing like

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jstrand 02-27-2020 05:21 PM

Waterslide from the roof into the pickup box filled with water!

PatAttack 02-27-2020 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jstrand (Post 4276714)
Waterslide from the roof into the pickup box filled with water!

Put a big camo tarp in the bed and run a hose from the tailpipe into the water filled bed. Now we have ourselves a "Driveway Jacuzzi", boys!!:thumb:

4ever3 02-27-2020 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jstrand (Post 4276714)
Waterslide from the roof into the pickup box filled with water!


Come on in!

The waters warm!


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Jrogers84 02-27-2020 07:20 PM

I guess Iím just having a hard time understanding why spending time in your front yard is offensive.....what are you suppose to do in space you own?


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cowgirl 02-27-2020 07:38 PM

Are block parties out?
I live in the country, but attended a couple of neighborhood parties with friends. They roped off the street, hired a band, and everyone brought food and beverages to share.
It was a lot of fun! :cool::grin:

Nuco59 02-27-2020 07:55 PM

I can almost guarantee that he did not think he'd get rolled in dirt this hard.

I could have warned him- but I'm one of "those people" who do what he can't understand people doing.

Annnnd I'm doing it again this weekend so- "neener neener"

Jason TQ 02-27-2020 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by cowgirl (Post 4276791)
Are block parties out?
I live in the country, but attended a couple of neighborhood parties with friends. They roped off the street, hired a band, and everyone brought food and beverages to share.
It was a lot of fun! :cool::grin:

Hello no! My buddies do one a few times a year. Block off the culdesac, blow up the huge inflatable they own, bring all the kids, bring beer, neighbors toss up canopies for shade, folks bring food, I bring a smoker to cook some bbq on......oh this smoker is on their front porch or driveway. We have so much damn fun with everyone out in front of their homes! :clap2: :becky:

Even some of the neighbors that don't always come outside even come out for these, lol. Amazing what a bunch of laughing neighbors drinking beer and laughing kids does :mrgreen:

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Grain Belt 02-27-2020 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoker34 (Post 4276571)
I said I was done, but I have to correct something. You should take a logic course. Your analysis of my statement is either an innocent distortion or outright deception.

Given all that I said on this topic, it should be very obvious, using only basic reading comprehension, that I donít like the idea of grilling, barbecuing and lounging in front of my house. Proof is that I admitted learning about this practice years ago via internet media and if I liked or even understood the reasoning behind the idea, I would have done it myself. I also told you that even if I did it, my neighbors would complain. Being a neighbor to someone else in my neighborhood, it then follows that I would not like to see people grilling and lounging in a hammock in their front yard. I think it takes away from the aesthetics of the neighborhood and makes it more like a perpetual street festival. So it should come as no surprise that I wouldnít want to see this in my neighborhood. Your comment says more about you and your own self-image to imply that my not liking this activity amounts to looking down on others.

Having said that, I simply did not and still do not understand, in most cases, why anyone would preferentially choose to grill, barbecue and lounge around in public. I have never seen it in person and would still hope nobody in my neighborhood takes it up.

Happy grilling and barbecuing.

I bust my hump all week in a job that has plenty of public criticism and now some sumbitch has the balls to tell me I recreate in an offensive way? Come on up to northern Minnesota sometime when I get the applewood smoke rolling out of my beloved green Weber kettle in the driveway and kiss my substantial white ass if you donít like what Iím doing in the front yard I have owned for 20 years.

Drunk Monkey 02-27-2020 08:45 PM

Everything lives out back EXCEPT the stick burner. She lives in the garage and and attracts a crowd when she is TBSing out front.

Bad take Jersey.

TxQGuy 02-27-2020 08:46 PM

:pop2:

Baychilla 02-27-2020 08:51 PM

At this point I think this sums up whats happening :deadhorse:


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