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The vast majority of owners of houses or apartments who can enjoy a small outdoor space at least once in their life will organize a barbecue together with relatives and closest friends. The atmosphere that reigns around a barbecue is a climate that, even having never experienced it, manages to inspire joy and serenity: it will be for the presence of all the people we love most, it will be for the spirit of cooperation that unites everyone (or almost, the laziest ones will not lift a finger as usual), but the fact is that this situation inspires many people and makes them happy. But where does all this come from? Like so many other things, both positive and negative, we got inspired by our American friends. It is in their films that we have seen the great gatherings that these people are proud of around a barbecue, maybe in the back garden of their beautiful houses without gates or fences, in a garden with the garage and a basket nearby, in the open air and without worrying about anyone who might disturb. In our country, as well as in many others to be honest, unfortunately it is not possible to experience a barbecue with the family in this way: there are laws, written and unwritten rules, incorrect concepts and lifestyles, which prevent you from enjoying in this way the barbecue.

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Despite all these features that absolutely do not help to enjoy the beloved barbecue, we Italians use the imagination and inventiveness that have made us great and famous in the world to be able to overcome the adversities that would prevent us from our barbecue. And it is for this reason that in our country a barbecue is also made on a small balcony of the house, on a large balcony (obviously, if it is done on the small …), on a terrace or a balcony, or even in the garden, for those who is lucky enough to have a house with a private garden attached. Unfortunately for this inventiveness we often have quarrels, also because the Italian is also a bit quarrelsome because of pride. For example, there are those who argue with the neighbor upstairs, because clearly the fumes of the barbecue made on the balcony will rise and disturb the breathing of the neighbor or will make any clothes hanging out to dry dirty and smelly. But there is not only this, many other things can happen. In general, the best place seems to us a terrace well away from the peaks of other buildings and also a private garden, in which the relationship with the neighbor is positive and friendly because a few clouds of smoke will arrive anyway even if we are both on the ground.

Types of barbecues

But why does the barbecue produce this smoke so unwelcome to the neighbors? Let’s say immediately that the most used type of barbecue is the Italian “fornacella”, that is the small embers (often foldable and stored in tight spaces) that many people like to have at home even if rarely used. This embers are fed through coal or its modern derivatives; the latter are all composed of petroleum and coal derivatives, designed and packaged to make the ignition operation easy and quick and also the maintenance of the fire. This happens because the original charcoal is a difficult tool to handle, as it requires experience and knowledge, both to light it and to bring it to the right temperature, so that it does not burn or fill the food with smoke. Although we have found a way to facilitate the care of the fire of barbecues and small embers, we still have not found a way to avoid producing that smoke typical of fossil coals, which also characterizes our cars. And it is precisely these fumes that come to disturb our neighbors.

Gas barbecue

The barbecue model that we are analyzing today in detail is perhaps the solution to all the problems we have just exposed; it has a constant fire resistance and is easy to dose, and it also does not cause annoying fumes that could annoy neighbors. In fact, large gas cylinders are very often used in gas barbecues (or even the connection to the mains, even if the cylinder allows a certain versatility in positioning), a fairly clean fuel in post-combustion emissions. The problem, however, is another, namely safety: the gas is potentially very dangerous, because its accumulations (in places of particular shapes or simply cylinders) can explode and explode with great violence if damaged, triggered or “teased”. For this reason, the gas barbecue is usually used by those who are in large open spaces, away from other strangers and other properties; from this we deduce that it would be almost criminal and very annoying for the neighbors, if you decide to have a gas barbecue on the balcony of the house, even if we must not forget that many kitchens in common houses are still fueled with cylinders, therefore they have equal danger of others (including gas barbecues), but in people’s eyes they are inexplicably different things.

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