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Old 01-30-2010, 12:46 AM   #21
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Should've seen what the postal guys looked like as I shoved a lb of nugget into a priority bag.
My mail carrier saw me building my brew rig over a 3 day period. When I was brewing my first batch I came out of the garage and took the mail directly from him. He was glad I came out to the street so he could ask me what we were doing. When I told him we were brewing beer he just laughed. I've also had just about every one of neighbors over at one time or anothyer when I have been brewing.
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:56 AM   #22
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Never thought about the meth thing. But I live on 3 acres and my garage doors don't open to the street. Nobody behind me to peek. I do share some of my brew with the guy across the road and give him spent grain for his chickens, so he knows about it anyway.

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:50 AM   #23
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I'm a cop, who has gotten two of my partners involved in winemaking, one of whom I am going to brew my first batch of beer with this weekend. We were just talking the other day about what would happen if some rookie cop saw a blow off tube coming from a carboy.

I also don't appreciate rude and ignorant comments about "typical cops."

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:13 AM   #24
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Can't fault the cops, they're only doing their jobs. You neighbor on the other hands, well if I thought some one was cooking meth in my neighborhood I would call too. Just trying to be good stewards of their neighborhood. I would knock on their door with a couple of home brews and try to laugh about it.
I would try to do this, but I have no idea who it was. We just had like 5 different houses move in within 5 houses away.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:14 AM   #25
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Lol! Must be pretty cool living in Oregon! Gonna have to mention Oregon next time SWMBO says that she wants to move to another state!
We can't walk around with beer like you can though! Love being in Vegas...
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:22 AM   #26
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My homebrew hasent blinded anyone as of yet,but still i push on!!!!!!

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:29 AM   #27
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I have not had a cop-stop yet. But I have had a neighbor fill my mailbox with pamphlets on how bad deep fried turkey is for you. After talking to a few neighbors, the prevailing theory is that I eat 1-2 deep fried turkeys per week.

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Last fall we had a false alarm with our alarm. Cops were called. I know they went into the back yard where I had hops growing but nothing was said about the hops. I almost expected some questions.

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I'm a cop, who has gotten two of my partners involved in winemaking, one of whom I am going to brew my first batch of beer with this weekend. We were just talking the other day about what would happen if some rookie cop saw a blow off tube coming from a carboy.

I also don't appreciate rude and ignorant comments about "typical cops."
I think this is more about typical neighbours than typical cops

No issues here, but I live in cabin country... my neighbours may not like my homebrew (light BMC drinkers.... but they get it)

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The apartment complex I lived in during college had a huge laundry list of fines they could slap on you. One was a keg fine. Guess they didn't want people throwing keggers. I borrowed a buddies keggle for a big batch, and had it sitting on the back porch for about a week. I got a letter in the mailbox a month later for a $200 keg fine. I had a really tough time getting out of that one.

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