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Old 01-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
Jan 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
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So they see all the pails, carboy, siphon + probably me naked working on it , and stopped talking to me for 2 days.

The guy asked me if I were making meth cause he was concerned about his family's safety, and when I told him it was homebrew and no it can't explode, he was much more relaxed.

It was/is my first batch!

Anyone else had any neighbors or cops worried about meth?

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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Yeah there's about 3 different threads on this topic with some great stories...
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
Jun 2008
odessa, tx
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lol thats pretty funny. Im sure apt. maintenance would have thought the same thing if the pails i have didn't say williams homebrewing really big on the side.

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:28 PM   #4
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Homebrewing has been the perfect cover story for my meth lab!
Make Beer, Not War.

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:28 PM   #5
Nov 2008
Orange County, California
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invite him over for some sampling, it would be nice to have another brewer right next door.

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:44 PM   #6
Aug 2008
pittsburgh pa.
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If I were you I'd lay a bottle of your brew on him and inform him on how you made it. He most likely approached you just because your younger, Thats how it is. I Gave a few of my older neighbors some homemade wine and another one a 6 pack of IPA this christmas; Thats when I took the opportunity to tell them that if they saw me dumping my trub in the creek it was eco friendly and I was helpin out the little fishys. It's better to have a friend than an enemy for a neighbor! If he doesn't return your bottle then consider him a no good !@#$%^&*()_+ ! Ha Ha Ha!!!!

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:58 PM   #7
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Lakeland TN
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I work on tripod mounted, belt-fed, (semi-auto) machine guns in my garage with the door open.

The neighbors are used to weird crap going on over at my house.

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:08 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by McKBrew View Post
Homebrewing has been the perfect cover story for my meth lab!
Totally. See you over at!

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #9
Oct 2008
City, WA
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I've always wondered what people would think if they saw some of the normal things used in home brew... leafy greens in bags in the fridge, bags of fine white powder above it... home brew is a good cover story

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Old 01-05-2009, 11:10 PM   #10
Dec 2008
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The missus asked me what all those green leafy things in the fridge were...
Hops.... of course but i can see how the mistake could be made.

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