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Old 11-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #41
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Try this number, 867-5309

Well played, took me a minute
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:28 PM   #42
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I had a neighbor burning leaves last fall, which is a big no-no in my sub-division. The fire dept and police were there in 2 minutes flat. FD put about 500 gals of water on a small burn pit and left. I had seen this first hand because I was brewing in the backyard in front of the garage that day. Two of the officers on the call thought they'd come see what I was doing, uninvited of course. They asked what I was doing and I told them, "Brewing some stout." Both dumb founded looked at me and said "Is that even legal?" WTF? I said' "Yes its legal, but the ‘still’ in my basement is another story." (Kidding of course) and asked them to kindly get the F off my property. They left, but obviously not having a sense of humor, the fire dept. arrived shortly after. To make a long story short, the fire guys had more questions about the brewing process and were more intrigued with my brew rig, than the codes. The Chief made a phone call and stated it was perfectly legit what I was doing and sorry for bothering me. And since this incident the Crew Manager and I have brewed several batches together along with a few other fire fighters from a different station.


I would try not to p*ss-off anyone, but I’d definitely not stop brewing either.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #43
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You just need to learn how to deal with conflict.

Walk up to your neighbor, shake his hand, be polite, offer him a beer and talk it all out.

The hand shake usually throws people off their game, works well as long as he isn't hold a gun in that hand.

Being 60ish has nothing to do with anything here. If you are a jerk at 30, you probably just get worse by 60.

Fire officials, Police, lawyers, none of that stuff is what you want to deal with. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer or something like that.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:38 PM   #44
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Try this number, 867-5309

Well played, took me a minute
I wondered if anyone would catch it lol
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:51 PM   #45
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But you need to look at the exemptions in section 308.1 "Exceptions: Fuel burning elemnets of approved appliances shall not be considered as open flame devices" CA Code of regulations title 19 division 1 section 3.25
So if you are brewing with an Approved appliance ie a turkey fryer, you should be in the clear as far as with the CA fire code, but if you are running a DIY rig with open flame you might be in violation?
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So if you are brewing with an Approved appliance ie a turkey fryer, you should be in the clear as far as with the CA fire code, but if you are running a DIY rig with open flame you might be in violation?
As the code reads that is correct.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:17 PM   #47
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Very interesting...but you guys are sweating a fire marshall? I live in Utah and every day when i brew, my neighbors give me the stink eye so bad i might as well be slitting the throats of kittens i stole from the burn unit at the local shriner's hospital. too bad for the hassle you are dealing with. Sucks, but...you could always move to Utah...

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Very interesting...but you guys are sweating a fire marshall? I live in Utah and every day when i brew, my neighbors give me the stink eye so bad i might as well be slitting the throats of kittens i stole from the burn unit at the local shriner's hospital. too bad for the hassle you are dealing with. Sucks, but...you could always move to Utah...
Ah, I remember those days, brewing in Happy Valley, Prozac, Utah.

This sign on my Kegerator in the garage would get me the stink eye real bad.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:49 PM   #49
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Sounds to me like it's time to brew up 5 gallons for the fire dept...

The fact that this guy blocks your driveway tells you the kind of person he is. If you can make sure nobody with power has an issue with you brewing, get his cars towed as often as you can.

Sorry your neighbor is such a selfish d-bag. I hope it doesn't affect your brewing.

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As the code reads that is correct.
i was wondering hot to interpret that, because it doesn't say what an approved appliance is. i have one of those burners that come on a stand, so that is not considered an open flame cooking device per section 308.1.4?

just got home, neighbor is not home, can't wait to talk to him about this
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