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West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:50 pm

Thinking of a healthy weekend at my place for those located west of the rockies, north of Weed, California, South of Seattle, and East of the Pacific. For those who are cranky, it is within a 6 hour drive according to my estimate. The estimate could be conservative or not. :)

May or June. Camping is a non-issue. I can provide power and water. I can also provide some homespun meals amongst other homespun things. The only pre-requisite is that attendees beat Croweaters moniker of Truckorama...and we beat the artwork on the tshirt. Folks from the west are a bit competitive... (Butch, no offense intended, as I am a proud wearer of the moniker and art).

Interest will drive the rest, as it will be a consumer driven event.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Badmotivator » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:05 am

You have perked my ears, Hank. Sounds fun and I am getting low on shirts. :)


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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Bigbob » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:17 am

A meet and greet I can drive to? I'm interested! :thumbup:
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Bushman » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:06 am

Sounds like about 7-8 hours from my home but May is Shrimping season :wink:
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:19 pm

I guess we will all have to figure our way through conflicts like shrimpin season. My calendar will be fairly well fixed by Mrs. Hank, and that will come to light in the next few months.

It could end up in anytime this coming summer based on her schedule and everyone else.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:30 am

Here's what I need from folks:

1. Check your calendars and decide if this is something that works for you, or you are interested in.
2. decide what you want to see from an activity persepctive:Some suggestions....
- I'm thinking a steam injection demonstration with enzymash enzymes and with malt
- a cuts demonstration from a recent run from one of the reliable attendees (assuming i'm included in that group)
- taste testing between UJ, SF, Booners, and other grain bills for people to see what they want to accomplish
- Brandy making lessons from the NW fruit Gods, should they be so inclined
- a bonfire, some raised/hunted meat roasting, along with the possibles to complete the meal
- a farewell toast once the party ends.


I have land available for folks to camp privately...It will not be a weekend off of the interstate. It will be whatever you want it to be from that experience perspective. I would like a few of our midwest folks to head this way, along with our brethren from the South. If you travel 500+ miles, you can stay for 14 days for rest, and we can enjoy your company the entire time. It would by my honor.


In the meantime, I may start some turkeys, and will certainly start some chickens for a meat source, and am willing to teach folks any associated skills with processing a bird for food. I'm sure there are some urban folks who wonder how that gets done. We can share the experience on the board for folks so they understand how food is made, and how it gets to your plate. Doesn't hurt that I own a mechanical drum style plucker...can do many quickly.

The NW is sort of a rain-infested world. So, raingear is essential the year round. We will try to time this thing in order to most reduce the risk.

Lots of NW folks have yet to engage. Maybe we are all seeing where this goes.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Truckinbutch » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:08 pm

No offence taken , Hank . I agree with you . Every gathering should strive to outdo those previous .
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Euphoria » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:04 pm

Thank you for the gracious invitation. Sounds very interesting. I think, for us anyway, that June would work out better if it were at all possible. Wife works for local school district, so timing is everything.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby jus teasin » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:07 pm

It's not often you get an invitation like this.
I've often thought doing something like this would be interesting if not fun.
I would try to attend if it was late June or later.
I would be glad to help in any way if this works out.

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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:17 am

If folks from Wa, Or, Id, BC, Alberta, and NorCal want to weigh in on timing, that would be great. Note that this is closer to I-5 than I-15 by a long shot. Think view of the cascades south of hood.

June-July on a weekend. Probably too close to May at this point. Camping, water are relatively limitless, and power is avail too depending on how many folks can come.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Badmotivator » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:24 pm

With enough warning I'd be happy to carve out a weekend in late June or any of July.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:13 pm

Ok. Let's look for a few votes from June 10-july 15.

Any work for me, so it is up to the group. If you want closer coordinates, pls send a pm.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Badmotivator » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:43 am

I'm flexible, but just to get us started, July 8,9.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Bushman » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:17 am

Other than if I have a boating conflict I am currently open all days accept June 30th - July 7th.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby cranky » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:41 pm

I don't know if it will make a difference but it's likely that Proof will once again be around mid July since it was July 9th this past summer and something around that time the year before so there could be a potential conflict in that regard. I also don't know if the Wa group is having ideas about doing another BBQ next year around proof once again but I do think there was some mention of it.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:34 am

cranky wrote:I don't know if it will make a difference but it's likely that Proof will once again be around mid July since it was July 9th this past summer and something around that time the year before so there could be a potential conflict in that regard. I also don't know if the Wa group is having ideas about doing another BBQ next year around proof once again but I do think there was some mention of it.


Doesn't appear that the date is scheduled for 2017 for Proof. Assuming it is a +\-7, we essentially lose July for the NW crowd, as seeing everyone is great, seeing everyone 2x in a month may be asking alot. :) Twice in two months is much more preferable... :roll:

August. I'm going to open with the 5-6.

Maybe a winter meeting to breakup the year a bit more...November?
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby cranky » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:07 pm

Hank Reardon wrote:
cranky wrote:I don't know if it will make a difference but it's likely that Proof will once again be around mid July since it was July 9th this past summer and something around that time the year before so there could be a potential conflict in that regard. I also don't know if the Wa group is having ideas about doing another BBQ next year around proof once again but I do think there was some mention of it.


Doesn't appear that the date is scheduled for 2017 for Proof. Assuming it is a +\-7, we essentially lose July for the NW crowd, as seeing everyone is great, seeing everyone 2x in a month may be asking alot. :) Twice in two months is much more preferable... :roll:

August. I'm going to open with the 5-6.

Maybe a winter meeting to breakup the year a bit more...November?

I was just putting it out there.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:10 pm

cranky wrote:I was just putting it out there.
The Proof people tend to post a lot more info on their Facebook page but I'm banned from FB (long story :roll: ) and they won't even let me look anymore.


You are clearly a sophisticate. I have never had, and will never have a Facebook. It is all beyond me.

I agree on Proof, as I've watched via the web, but not yet attended. Maybe this is my year. :)

I will step this shindig aside and pick a different time of year.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Oldvine Zin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:34 pm

I just heard that Proof Washington will be on Saturday July 8th this year.

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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Bushman » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:32 pm

Oldvine Zin wrote:I just heard that Proof Washington will be on Saturday July 8th this year.

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It's on my calendar, I will be at Hood Canal until the 7th. OVZ since Bearriver has not been around we should try to figure out a BBQ. I live 1.5 hrs from Seattle but maybe I can get the Penthouse at the Camalis in Downtown Seattle but parking would be a problem as it's valet only and I am not sure they have BBQ's.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby nerdybrewer » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:19 pm

I'd love getting together with everyone.
All the more if we can coordinate a Panela group buy at the same time!!
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Oldvine Zin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:39 pm

Bushman wrote:It's on my calendar, I will be at Hood Canal until the 7th. OVZ since Bearriver has not been around we should try to figure out a BBQ. I live 1.5 hrs from Seattle but maybe I can get the Penthouse at the Camalis in Downtown Seattle but parking would be a problem as it's valet only and I am not sure they have BBQ's.

I can arrange valet parking at the the warehouse :) and setting up some bbq's shouldn't be a problem - could be a fun after Proof event and not so far away from Fremont Studios.


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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Bigbob » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:19 am

Oldvine Zin wrote:
Bushman wrote:It's on my calendar, I will be at Hood Canal until the 7th. OVZ since Bearriver has not been around we should try to figure out a BBQ. I live 1.5 hrs from Seattle but maybe I can get the Penthouse at the Camalis in Downtown Seattle but parking would be a problem as it's valet only and I am not sure they have BBQ's.

I can arrange valet parking at the the warehouse :) and setting up some bbq's shouldn't be a problem - could be a fun after Proof event and not so far away from Fremont Studios.


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Sounds good to me!! Just got the notification on proof on July 8th, hope to make it!
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby The Booze Pipe » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:00 pm

I would be up for a PNW meet and greet weekend myself. Sorry for the late response...May through July would be good.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Grappa-Gringo » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:41 pm

I would love to meet up, but bringing homebrew south is too risky for me. A meet and greet would be great to put a name to a face.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby KingE » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:48 pm

Wife and I will come schedule permitting for sure! Thank you!
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby Hank Reardon » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:12 pm

I'm thinking we have some interest in and around Proof. July 7-9 is the timing.

Now, we need a location. The warehouse sounds good to me if it is still an option.

I'm many hours away from Seattle, think 8 depending on how bad things are through Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland. Anyway, it is an option if folks are traveling home that way...just out of the way for many.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby cranky » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:54 am

I don't see why there can't be a get together in Nor Cal as well as proof as long as they aren't too closely spaced. After all the first BRBBQ was only a month after the first S-3. I haven't seen any California get togethers but it might be much easier for the Ca, NV, NM and many Oregon Members to get there rather than here.
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby nerdybrewer » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:17 am

I just got my annual trip to Alaska for fishing date set and it turns out I'll be able to join festivities in July this year!
OVZ's warehouse BBQ sounds great, the NorCal trip would be an experience for sure!
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Re: West by Northwest

Postby T-Pee » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:18 am

Hmmm.

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