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Old 01-20-2008, 06:32 PM   #11
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I seriously doubt the thief will come back, so I wouldn't waste time and money on booby traps and cameras. Instead, I'd make my future setup a little more secure or locked up. Unless he's really stupid, he's not going to come back to the same place for a keg when 1) he already got all the cool stuff, and 2) he knows you'll be watching for him now.
+1 but I would think to at least invest in some form of security, from the sounds of it, the OP doesn't have any security measures at all, even just motion lighting which can be enough to throw off any thief.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #12
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:55 PM   #13
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:11 PM   #14
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I would crawl over the local scrap yards. That's where it all ended up. First, though, I'd file a police report. Describe your items to the very last detail, then if you happen to find it in a scrap yard, you have a leg to stand on when requesting it back.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:12 PM   #15
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I'd not do the booby-trap shock method. This time he got your homebrew equipment. With a booby trap, next time he could get your car, house, cash -- even if you were to win in court you'll be paying through the nose for legal fees.

Best is to make the new equipment more secure. Believe me, having had a computer stolen, I know how ya feel, but I think you'll regret setting any sort of booby trap.

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Old 01-20-2008, 07:56 PM   #16
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this has got to be one of the most horrible weekends ever! to start with, i woke up friday morning to discover that my equipment had been stolen! i put so much time and money into setting it all up. they got my HLT, my mash tun, and my boil kettle (all kegs w/ lots of upgrades). They're probably at the scrap yard by now along w/ all the other copper and stainless steel that was on my porch . To top it all off with, i lost my wallet the same day so i couldn't even be upset about my equipment cause i was worried about that.

BUT, things are starting to look up! i got my wallet back w/ everything in it, so now i'm focused on getting revenge on whoever jacked my equipment. this is where you guys come in! here is my plan (any suggestions would be appreciated):

i'm going to put another keg as bait on my porch (chained somehow so they can't see) and hook up a car battery or something to it . i want whoever did this or tries to steel from me to suffer!! i don't want to put them in the hospital, but i want it to hurt and i want them to think twice about stealing from me again! so... should i use something more powerful, less powerful?!? PLEASE HELP!!!

-james

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Old 01-20-2008, 08:00 PM   #17
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:44 PM   #18
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I bet if you put a keg out there in broad daylight they will steal it again. I have a survailence system on my house and would set bicycles out and other things out and they would wind up missing. Now I just forward the photos to the cops and so far I have had %100 recovery. What prompted me to put it in was because some one stole $1200 worth of trees from me.

I would set up a keg and one of those game camera rigs. I bet with in a week you will get someone.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:50 PM   #19
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How about we, as a community, get together and take care of this brother in need? I myself am willing to pledge $50.00 to get him back onto the brew bench. Anyone else want to help this guy out?
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:51 PM   #20
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james3, do you have a pay pal account? If so, drop me a PM with your e-mail addy.
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