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Foreign BBQ/grill - import with personal belongings?

Currently there is a big sale on gas powered BBQ's in a shop in Bangkok. We are considering buying one and and shipping one over with the rest of the 12 cubic metres we are bringing. I am holding back on going to Chatuchak to get one because I am concerned that the other residents of our flats would not enjoy the aroma of charring meat. What do you think? Is it worth it or should I forget the idea.
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Re: BBQ's? Would my neighbours complain?

It really depends on the layout of your apartment and rules of the building. In my apartment block a few people had bbqs but they had big yards/balconies.
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Re: BBQ's? Would my neighbours complain?

Maybe ask around first?
As long as you are not surrounded by high winds and people that generally sit on their balconies all day or hang laundry you should be OK. Better yet, ask your landlord!
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Re: BBQ's? Would my neighbours complain?

A landlady's advice here


The landlord or the agency can ask you not to use a charcoal based BBQ grill,this because of bigger emission of smoke i.e. disturbance to neighbors, smoke can stain the walls or ceiling of your balcony,or in a wooden house to prevent fire hazard of course.
What's doable for a landlord or agency is to forbid, upon explanation why, the use of charcoal based grills on the balconies of an appartment block ,but that would then mean you are free to use a gas or electric BBQgrill.
So with a Gas BBQgrill you are already on a safe side,but still it would be recommendable to ask 'your' letting agency about the 'rules' in your new home.
And just my personal two cents worth when having a BBQ on a balcony ALWAYS let the marinade drip off before putting the meat onto the grill ,because this is the culprit for creating clouds of smoke and BURNT smell!!! And the latter two are the usual reasons why someone would/could complain.

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Currently there is a big sale on gas powered BBQ's in a shop in Bangkok. We are considering buying one and and shipping one over with the rest of the 12 cubic metres we are bringing. I am holding back on going to Chatuchak to get one because I am concerned that the other residents of our flats would not enjoy the aroma of charring meat. What do you think? Is it worth it or should I forget the idea.
Any advice gladly and gratefully received
If you buy in Thailand, chances are that the gas adaptor will not fit the bottles that are sold here (as most country’s have different systems) So you will have the added expense of having to change the adaptor.

They have sales here of gas BBQ’s and you can pick up decent double burners for less than CHF 250 or £100

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Re: BBQ's? Would my neighbours complain?

What always stops neighbours complaining at our house: invite them round too !
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Re: BBQ's? Would my neighbours complain?

OK, we'll leave it and reasess the situation when we get there.
We are bringing far too much stuff anyway and the tip about the bottles is an excellent one.
Thanks to all those who replied
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Re: BBQ's? Would my neighbours complain?

Dont forget that disposing off things in Switzerland can be rather expensive !!! so it would be best to get as little as possible..!!
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grilling in Switzerland

Hi, I am moving from Canada to Lugano CH this summer and want to bring my outdoor gas grill. I am trying to learn if the propane tank we use in Canada (same as U.S.) will work in Switzerland. It's the standard tank.

Does anyone know?
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Re: grilling in Switzerland

again - the regulatory might need replacing. What measurements does yours have?
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Re: Foreign BBQ/grill - import with personal belongings?

Hi,
As a Canadian from Montreal this is what I have done.
Forget about bringing the gas tank from Canada, as the shipping company will not transport it even if it is empty. You can bring the BBQ but you will have to purchase a new regulator and the connectors . Not expensive. Probably arount 25 sfr. Also if you want to suggest that you purchase a real nice one and ship it over with your belongings.
You will have to leave a deposit for a tank when you go to get one and the cost of a fillup comparable to the big ones in Montreal is around 35sfr. The deposit is 60sfr. This is refundable when you no longer need the tank, and can be had from any supplier of the gas.
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Re: Foreign BBQ/grill - import with personal belongings?

Thanks! So glad to know we can get a new tank and regulator when we get there. That's far cheaper than replacing the grill!

appreciate the help!
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Re: BBQ wood

Does anyone know where in Zurich I can buy wood or wood chips (hickory, maple, mesquite, etc.) for barbecuing? Note that this is different from charcoal. My hobby is American barbecues (beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs), not backyard grilling (burgers and hotdogs), and, unfortunately, I'm running low on supplies.
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Does anyone know where in Zurich I can buy wood or wood chips (hickory, maple, mesquite, etc.) for barbecuing? Note that this is different from charcoal. My hobby is American barbecues (beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs), not backyard grilling (burgers and hotdogs), and, unfortunately, I'm running low on supplies.
why don't you got to your local wood working shop and ask them for some wood chunks?
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Does anyone know where in Zurich I can buy wood or wood chips (hickory, maple, mesquite, etc.) for barbecuing? Note that this is different from charcoal. My hobby is American barbecues (beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs), not backyard grilling (burgers and hotdogs), and, unfortunately, I'm running low on supplies.
Mhmmm, brisket.

(I just moved from Texas May 22).



Let me know when you need some food testers ... we live just down the road.

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Does anyone know where in Zurich I can buy wood or wood chips (hickory, maple, mesquite, etc.) for barbecuing? Note that this is different from charcoal. My hobby is American barbecues (beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs), not backyard grilling (burgers and hotdogs), and, unfortunately, I'm running low on supplies.



tried www.barbecue.ch ?
Swiss Barbecue Assocition
( yes, really )

or

http://www.worldteam.ch/
has them
(even from the States!)

or

http://www.fire-food.com/


en guete, bon app, enjoy


Best

Nick

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Re: Foreign BBQ/grill - import with personal belongings?

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residents of our flats would not enjoy the aroma of charring meat. What do you think? Is it worth it or should I forget the idea.
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It's becoming increasingly popular for landlords in Switzerland to prohibit barbecuing. We received a letter from ours last year in which all tenants were asked to stop using grills outside.
In our new apartment, it even says in the contract that we can't use grills. Nobody sticks to it, though - interestingly enough, every single tenant in our apartment building has a grill and uses it almost every day :-)
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It's becoming increasingly popular for landlords in Switzerland to prohibit barbecuing. We received a letter from ours last year in which all tenants were asked to stop using grills outside.
In our new apartment, it even says in the contract that we can't use grills. Nobody sticks to it, though - interestingly enough, every single tenant in our apartment building has a grill and uses it almost every day :-)
to clarify that: they prohibit any kind of barbecue, not only charcoal. According to the Mieterverband this is legal as they are allowed to prohibit open fires (which obviously includes barbecue grills) on the balcony.
But as long as the neighbors don't complain, I wouldn't care.
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why don't you got to your local wood working shop and ask them for some wood chunks?
Not what I had in mind.
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tried www.barbecue.ch ?
Swiss Barbecue Assocition
( yes, really )

or

http://www.worldteam.ch/
has them
(even from the States!)

or

http://www.fire-food.com/


en guete, bon app, enjoy


Best

Nick
Exactly what I had in mind.
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