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Old 01-29-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default So...has anyone had the cops called on them for brewing?

2 brew days ago, as we were mid-sparge, 2 police officers showed up at my front door. Their first question was 'are you making beer?' Now, typically when a cop asks me something I assume it's illegal, but being in Oregon it really can't be. So, we answer 'yes' and he goes into a story about how my neighbors think I am making meth. These neighbors moved in about a week before...

So, anyone else ever had the cops show up at their door? Anyone in a state where it actually is illegal?
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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That opens the door for you to actually make meth now. The cops will think it's just beer again.
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That opens the door for you to actually make meth now. The cops will think it's just beer again.
Touche, do I need any additional equipment?

OK, lets not actually answer that question.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #4
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my neighbors think I am making meth.
Why yes officer, I AM making meth. Outside, with the garage door open, with my pals, in broad daylight in front of god and everybody. Wait until I put this copper coil in it and it shoots hot moonshine out the end.

I think about this everytime the neighbors across the street look over at me.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:05 PM   #5
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Haven't had them called to the house but I did get pulled over in my car. Got stoppped for loud exhaust/cracked windshield, state trooper saw some of my brewing equipment in the back & thinking possible meth lab searched the car. As he was searching a county sheriff pulled up, we started talking, after all the normal questions he says "so you make your own beer? is it hard?" and a lot more ?'s about brewing. I left with no ticket & hopefully he found a new hobby.
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my landlord called me at my first apt, asking about 'strange smells'. that weekend I'd done my first extract w/ steeping grains and hop pellet kit, so the full hour boil of hops must've seeped into the other units.

they thought i was smokin' weed.
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I have been worried about that since I made my chiller. I live in a fairly upscale nieghborhood, and the people here just can't seem to mind thier buisiness so I am almost waiting for it to happen. I doubt the old women that live here can tell the differrence between homeberw and a lab.

Can't wait to get away from these douchebags and I am sure they feel pretty much the same about me.
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my landlord called me at my first apt, asking about 'strange smells'. that weekend I'd done my first extract w/ steeping grains and hop pellet kit, so the full hour boil of hops must've seeped into the other units.

they thought i was smokin' weed.
Should've seen what the postal guys looked like as I shoved a lb of nugget into a priority bag.
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I must be lucky. A few weeks ago I did my first full boil on my new bayou burner. My neighbor saw me and said, "making beer eh?" Sometimes I love living in Portland.
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I must be lucky. A few weeks ago I did my first full boil on my new bayou burner. My neighbor saw me and said, "making beer eh?" Sometimes I love living in Portland.
I get this one about 12 times per brew day, just takes one idiot though...

Hell, 90% of the people who VISIT here have been through Deschutes brewery.
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