New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Got called a meth dealer...




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
leviticus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Atlanta - Decatur, GA
Posts: 116
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Got called a meth dealer...

So my partner and I had an interesting run in with our neighbor (whom we endearingly call 'crazy' (n). She was clearly drunk as a skunk the other night at around 1AM, and let her dog loose without a leash or tether (not the first time, won't be the last) - he promptly came over and started playing with our [significantly larger] dog.

Crazy: "Get out of those ass holes yard Toby!" "Toby, come here!, TOBY!" ... ad nauseum

HWMBO: "Can you come out here and help me with this?!"

I walk out... grab her rat with long hair by the nape of the neck, and walk it out to her in the street (she knows better than to even hover her foot over our property).

Crazy: "You can't just pick him up like that!"

Me: "If this happens again, I'm calling animal control and the police."

Crazy: "You're not gonna call anyone! I know what you're doing over there with your 'Brewing'! Ya'll are METH DEALERS! I know what you're doing!" (Screaming this repeatedly, drunkenly, and in the middle of the road @ 1 in the morning on a school night.)

She then gets on the phone with her gossip buddy we always hear her squalking with on her front porch...

Crazy (over the phone): "I just called 911..."

We stayed up for a while, prepared to tell the arriving officer to issue a ticket for drunk and disorderly, but no one ever showed.

The lady has had restraining orders issued against her from neighbors in the past and has a history of not getting along/causing scenes with multiple people in the neighborhood.

Anyone got a similar story or comment on the situation? I brew AG on a propane burner in the driveway for all the world to see and have absolutely no intention of changing that, but this all just rubs me the wrong way.

One more notch on our 'we're moving soon' list.



__________________
leviticus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
ryandlf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 257
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Why can't I ever see this stuff on cops!?!



__________________
Fermenting/Conditioning:
Cecile's Secret IPA
Midnight Blackout Dark IPA

On-Tap:
Highland Oatmeal Porter Clone
Jungle Love APA
ryandlf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 03:45 PM   #3
Ace_Club
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ace_Club's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 34,722
Liked 1493 Times on 1419 Posts
Likes Given: 52718

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryandlf View Post
Why can't I ever see this stuff on cops!?!
Probably because everyone kept their shirts on.

To the OP, that sucks that you have to put up with a crazy neighbor, but at least it seems that you find it entertaining.
__________________

"If guns don't kill people, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people?" - Ozzy Osbourne

Sent from my iPhone 4s.

Canon T2i | EF-S 18-55mm | EF 28mm 1.8 | EF 50mm 1.8 | EF-S 55-250mm

3 whipped dog straights, Gillette Ball End Tech, 1959 Gillette Fat Boy

Secondary: Strawberry Melomel

Ace_Club is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 03:47 PM   #4
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 46,103
Liked 4526 Times on 4246 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Until Oklahoma finally legalized Homebrewing I kept my brewdays mostly concealed in the garage.

Once it was legalized I stopped caring.

__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #5
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 22,082
Liked 1658 Times on 1204 Posts
Likes Given: 941

Default

I think it would be fun having a neighbor like that. I really should start brewing out in the open more this summer and see if I can get someone to call the police on me.

it probably pays off to just be nice to her, but you KNOW you wanted to call the cops yourself and have them tell her off for you.

__________________
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #6
vinyl_key
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SLO, CA
Posts: 182
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

You're not doing anything wrong. As long as that stays the same, the only one getting in trouble if crazy calls the cops is crazy.

Also, is it weird that I want someone to call the cops on me because they think I make meth? I should move the brew operation from the back yard to the garage...

__________________
http://twitter.com/PaulOliver
vinyl_key is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #7
pwndabear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: buffalo, ny
Posts: 989
Liked 23 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 62

Default

well, maybe you should keep the meth lab part of your brew setup a little more private and maybe she wouldnt have a problem with you

__________________

So you want to be a leader? You want to change the game?
Turn your back on money, walk away from fame.
You want to be a missionary? Got that missionary zeal?
Let a stranger change your life, how's that make you feel?
You want to be a writer but don’t know how or when?
Find a quiet place use a humble pen.

pwndabear is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #8
drkwoods
DarkWoods
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
drkwoods's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chino Hills, CA
Posts: 393
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I brew on the driveway too and have had similar accusations. I fixed it in a hurry by offering them a free beer. I bring um in the garage and even let them pull the tap handles themselves. I go from suspect to hero in 1 min

__________________

drkwoods
DarKWoods Brewing
My Unique Single Tier Brut-esque HERMS Build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/single-tier-herms-build-293204/

drkwoods is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 04:00 PM   #9
leviticus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Atlanta - Decatur, GA
Posts: 116
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Yeah... she's entertaining, except for the fact that she kept us up a little later than we wanted to be that night.

Any good references to the actual laws of states that made brewing legal? Specifically, Georgia? Not concerned... just going to print it out on posterboard and on an easel at the end of the driveway when I'm brewing next.

We're thinking of moving up to Columbus, OH... I see several brewers from there, so the supply/community must be decent.

__________________
leviticus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #10
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,173
Liked 436 Times on 347 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I was in the middle of a move and had a bunch of brewing stuff in my car for a couple weeks. My mom came for a visit and at the time she was married to a WSP trooper. He walks past my car in the driveway, does a double take at what he sees in the back seat and asks, "So... been getting pulled over lately?"

"As a matter of fact, yes. I keep getting pulled over and they give me a warning for some dumb thing and let me go."

"It's because it looks like you have a rolling meth lab in your backseat. They're pulling you over for a ticky-tack thing to get a close look at it."



__________________
ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So I called Briess today... Rev2010 General Beer Discussion 12 03-10-2011 11:31 PM
What's this beer called?! scottmd06 General Beer Discussion 21 09-27-2010 06:07 PM
Noobie here - What's this illness called? ganu General Beer Discussion 22 04-27-2010 02:27 PM
So...has anyone had the cops called on them for brewing? DKershner General Beer Discussion 111 02-07-2010 03:33 PM
Best week ever! My name was called at NHC... carnevoodoo General Beer Discussion 25 06-23-2009 05:38 PM