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Old 12-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #111
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Three days ago I was making a keggle in the drive way and some random stranger was walking by with his dog giving me the stink eye. I thought to myself, what the hell is that guy's problem...then realized that I'm throwing hot metal sparks in every direction, creating a huge racket with some obnoxious power tool while he is gingerly stepping around a giant pool of VERY old american lager running down my driveway.

Then yesterday my minister neighbor across the street saw us brewing for the first time which is odd since he lives directly across the street. He saw the toptier rig and asked "What the heck are you making?"

I yelled back "BEER!" and he laughed and yelled back "Of course you are!".

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #112
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I'll find out soon. Just moved the brewery into the new house. Mostly a very young neighborhood so I'll either get some looks or be wildly popular.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #113
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #114
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I'm in that boat, but it has nothing to do with beer brewing. My DW was married for 19 years and was going through the process of a nasty divorce when we met and started dating. She'd been married to a chain smoking, molsen ice chugging idiot that was a schmoozer and well liked in the neighborhood, then completely abusive and an ******* at home. He fought tooth and nail for full custody of their 13 year old daughter and I modified her rear view mirror to hold a hidden digital video recorder that could record for eight hours at 1080p facing straight ahead. He did all of his drinking and smoking in the garage with the door opened and he usually pounded down a twelve pack of molsen ice every night. During the course of the divorce, we recorded months and months of smoking and drinking and general family avoidance while he and his neighborhood buddies had a big old time in the garage.
When push came to shove, we were able to come to the table with over 200 DVD's worth of drinking including seven documented DUI's. He wound up settling for supervised custody to avoid showing the DUI's to the judge. He moved out and my DW got the house. Six months later we got married and I moved in in 2010.

The neighbors are just starting to get over it and warm up to me. I've been friendly to them and we've since had a new baby girl, and she's been the ice breaker. All is working out the way it should be. My DW, step-daughter and youngest are now in a stable, loving household and life couldn't be better.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #115
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I live in a rural area that is rampant with drugs and crime...several times this year I could smell the scent of pot coming from the neighbors house straight into my window, so it's very likely my home brewing isn't going to attract any negative attention.

Also around here you have to travel 30 miles to get a good craft beer, so if anything the neighbors might enjoy a good home brew rather than the same old Bud or Busch Light.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #116
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I live in a rural area that is rampant with drugs and crime...several times this year I could smell the scent of pot coming from the neighbors house straight into my window, so it's very likely my home brewing isn't going to attract any negative attention.

Also around here you have to travel 30 miles to get a good craft beer, so if anything the neighbors might enjoy a good home brew rather than the same old Bud or Busch Light.
Hmm.. How close to Mendocino County CA are you?

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #117
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we are the only smart people in our neighborhood. so I suppose.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:17 PM   #118
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Well my neighbor came up to me and asked me to let him know when I brew next so he can bring a friend to watch the process. Also, we belong to a neighborhood monthly happy hour (which is right outside of my neighborhood) and we get to host it in April. That should be interesting. Things are looking up.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #119
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I moved into my house right at the beginning of 2011, and frankly brewing in my street-facing garage is how I've met most of my neighbors!

Of course, one of the reasons I chose to move into this neighborhood is the wide variety of garages crammed full of interesting stuff and pickup trucks in the driveways, which frankly is *NOT* the norm in my area of Orange County. So I had a feeling I'd fit in better here

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #120
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Neighborhood happy hour. Oh man,I wish.
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