Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

This forum is for posting announcements for upcoming meetings or events.

Moderator: Site Moderator

Forum rules
Members need to be aware that as all meetings and events are beyond the control of the administration team here and as such homedistiller and it administration and moderators are not responsible for any action and or occurrence at any meeting or event. Members choose to participate at their own risk and responsibility
For security reasons do not post personal information including names exact addresses,phone numbers and detailed itineraries, this sort of information can be communicated via private message, emails or by phone call

Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby The Booze Pipe » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:14 pm

I've been thinking about getting a club together outside of the online forums. There is endless information to learn on these forums, but for me, it only does so much.

I figured it would be a ton of fun to get together in person to BS about stilling, maybe even make up some ferments, do some runs, help each other out that way. Especially if a handful of us are located close to each other. I know this would help me advance in the craft of home distilling quite a bit as everyone has their strong points that others can learn from.

Discretion is of course important, but I am not a paranoid person. I am not figuring on a big group at any one time, but rather a smaller group that can get together at private locations. I would be happy to host a few of us at my place for a day, or afternoon. Feel free to post your interest, thoughts, and concerns. We can use private messages to discuss locations or finalize any plans.
The Booze Pipe
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Location: PNW

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby OtisT » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:43 pm

I'm in. Thanks for putting this out there. Otis :-)
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
viewtopic.php?t=52975
OtisT
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1007
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:59 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Truckinbutch » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:01 pm

It's worked well for several of us in my area . Our combined knowledge has enhanced the entire group . You got to enter in with extreme caution on the getgo . Meet offsite and make character assessments over a cup of Mickey D's coffee instead of a badge flashed over top of your still .
If you ain't the lead dog in the team , the scenery never changes . Ga Flatwoods made my avatar and I want to thank him for that .
Don't drink water , fish fornicate in it .
User avatar
Truckinbutch
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 7457
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:49 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Bushman » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:57 am

Truckinbutch wrote:It's worked well for several of us in my area . Our combined knowledge has enhanced the entire group . You got to enter in with extreme caution on the getgo . Meet offsite and make character assessments over a cup of Mickey D's coffee instead of a badge flashed over top of your still .

Good advice. The first member I met was Mash Rookie and that was in the San Juan Islands as we both shared a love for boating and fishing. We both had talents in different areas and able to help each other out. I will admit that he had better tools and a more creative mind thus I probably got more out of our partnership. I had a hard time the first time I met a large group of members at Proof because some of the members at the time were new to the site.
User avatar
Bushman
Global moderator
 
Posts: 13099
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Euphoria » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:37 am

Sounds interesting, but I agree that you really need to know who you'd be inviting in just to be safe. We wouldn't want to bring in a "wolf in sheep's clothing." You can't be too careful about doing something inherently illegal and then potentially flaunting it in the face of what could easily be one of the "wrong people."

I too have personally met several members of the forum whom I know and trust. I've had beers with T-Pee, I've had Bushman and his wife over to the house, met with several "locals" at the Panella Cane Sugar buy-in in Auburn, (thanks NerdyBrewer,) and I have met several more at "Proof" in Seattle, (which I missed this year due to being out-of-state.) But, you still need to get a good vibe about someone before bring them into the fold, so to speak. Just my 2 cents.
"Government doesn't have the answer to the problem, government is the problem." Ronald Reagan
User avatar
Euphoria
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:48 am
Location: Western WA

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby The Booze Pipe » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:46 pm

Thanks for the advice guys. If you're interested in the club, send me a message. We can discuss general areas and good first-time meet-up spots. Any more thoughts and ideas please post in thread. thanks
The Booze Pipe
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Location: PNW

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Oldvine Zin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:02 pm

Not sure if I'm up (or down) for a "club" but maybe a casual get together BBQ or a night at a pub a few times a year?

OVZ
User avatar
Oldvine Zin
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1357
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:16 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Desvio » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:17 pm

Not going to happen...

But I'd be open to a meeting of bbq, homemade beer and theoretical talk about spirits.
People say that I'm a bad influence. I say the world's already f#cked -- I'm just adding to it.
User avatar
Desvio
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 187
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:35 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby The Booze Pipe » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:23 pm

Getting some barbecues put together throughout the year sounds pretty awesome. Although, for me personally its difficult to get out of town for such a thing, especially in the late Summer and Fall. Other times of the year would be easier.
So what I was trying to get set up as a club was a few of us that lived in or near the same town that could get together easily (of course anyone from anywhere is welcome to join) a day, an afternoon, or even a few hours in the evening.
Please feel free to get some other gatherings organized, I would love to join when possible. I ask that you start a new thread though, but not a problem to link it to this one "Pacific Northwest Distillers club?" Thank you.
Last edited by The Booze Pipe on Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
The Booze Pipe
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Location: PNW

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby HDNB » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:11 pm

I can't say i'd be really paranoid about meets here in Canada with the research i've done on enforcement and such i think the worst that may happen would be some illegal conveyance tickets or something if you were driving around with mason jars...

in the USA exercise due diligence though, i've read enough busts i'd be leery there. and trying to suss out an undercover is all but impossible...i had a customer for years who i thought was a regular rough and tumble biker dude that after about 3 years told me his real job was UC popo...i was stunned...never woulda guessed.

gettin' busted for possession of illicit booze is no biggy, be careful of the actual stillin' gear though.

maybe a legal distiller in your area would step up with a legal place to meet, sample, learn....he would get some free labour and tasting palates to test booze on, so it seems like a win /win for the right kind of distiller...
I finally quit drinking for good.

now i drink for evil.
User avatar
HDNB
Site Mod
 
Posts: 5790
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:04 am
Location: the f-f-fu frozen north

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Truckinbutch » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:26 pm

I like the way you think , HDNB . Here misdemeanor possession of untaxed spirits is a relatively benign misdemeanor bust if the cops even want to mess with it (which usually they don't if you are not driving) .
Manufacture or possession of distilling equipment , on the other hand , can lead to felonies at State AND Federal levels whether sales are involved or not .
If you ain't the lead dog in the team , the scenery never changes . Ga Flatwoods made my avatar and I want to thank him for that .
Don't drink water , fish fornicate in it .
User avatar
Truckinbutch
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 7457
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:49 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Oldvine Zin » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:42 pm

The Booze Pipe wrote:Getting some barbecues put together throughout the year sounds pretty awesome. Although, for me personally its difficult to get out of town for such a thing, especially in the late Summer and Fall. Other times of the year would be easier.
So what I was trying to get set up as a club was a few of us that lived in or near the same town that could get together easily for a day, an afternoon, or even a few hours in the evening.
Please feel free to get some other gatherings organized, I would love to join when possible. I ask that you start a new thread though, but not a problem to link it to this one "Pacific Northwest Distillers club?" Thank you.

This is getting to problematic - How about a simple in my case - living in Seattle, who wants to meet at a pub to discuss BBQ and spirits ? let's meet and who knows were that will lead ?

OVZ
User avatar
Oldvine Zin
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1357
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:16 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby OtisT » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:45 am

FYI. I just started a separate thread for an informal Portland gathering Sept 16th. No club; just meetin, drinkin, and talkin. Check it out.
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
viewtopic.php?t=52975
OtisT
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1007
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:59 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby greenacarina » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:06 pm

Hey all.
I am pretty new here and filling my head with a ton of great info from this site (thanks everyone!)
I am in the great PNW and would love to meet up with some of you local guys and fill in some knowledge gaps.
I am a beer brewer learning the basics about distilling. Live in Snohomish county.

Thanks
Chris
greenacarina
Novice
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:02 am

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby BaxtersDad » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:24 pm

A little stale, since it is now December - i have been on an epic boat cruise for a year, and thus not paying attention here. A "club" seems a little iffy. I had a nice coffee with Bushman some time ago, and am usually up for that, BBQ, beer and conversation are great, but beyond that, color me a little paranoid.
User avatar
BaxtersDad
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:11 pm
Location: Upper Left Coast of US

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby OtisT » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:40 pm

BaxtersDad wrote:......am usually up for that, BBQ, beer and conversation are great, but beyond that, color me a little paranoid.


You and everyone else (paranoid.).

Welcome back. A few of us in the area have gotten together for drinks and such. When you get your land legs back, pick a date/time and a bar and we can have a few drinks together.

Also, ADA is meeting in Portland in March. I hope to organize or join an HD gathering when that time comes.

Otis
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
viewtopic.php?t=52975
OtisT
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1007
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:59 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby jon1163 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:23 pm

I'm in for BBQ and drinks. Near Everett here.
User avatar
jon1163
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:57 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Ramen Tamer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:21 am

I'm living in Seattle and would be interested in getting beers and bbq or whatever.

I was thinking about this very idea a little while ago.
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering. -The Doctor
Ramen Tamer
Novice
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:14 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby The Booze Pipe » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:59 am

I happen to be down in Oregon. But there are quite a few of you in Washington. I hope you can get some thing going!
The Booze Pipe
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Location: PNW

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby PNW » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:20 am

Oregon here. Would be up for a flight at any of the local spots.
PNW
Novice
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:51 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby The Booze Pipe » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:58 pm

PNW wrote:Oregon here. Would be up for a flight at any of the local spots.

Send me a message and lets see if we can link up.
The Booze Pipe
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Location: PNW

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby svodysseus » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:57 am

Im in Seattle, interested in meeting others in the area as well. Beers & BBQ seem like a good go to to start meeting people and be able to feel them out if they are someone whom you would consider having spirits and bbq with at a later date or not. And for the paranoid, I am pretty sure I read a article recently where a woman was selling "Darrington Apple Pie Moonshine" on craigslist and the LCB and ATF got wind of it, turns out she was just selling vodka that she turned into apple pie, no charges were pressed and she got a stern warning. The important part of the article is that the ATF and LCB both said the last time they had a "moonshine" case come across their desk let alone pursued one was over 20 years ago, they said they have much more concerning problems to deal with then a guy making spirits for his own consumption... I highly doubt they will be sending under cover plain clothes agents in to a beer and bbq event to try to sniff out a guy making a few jugs here and there for his own use. Now if your making 100s of gallons and out there selling it, well then your playing with the government and their money and you may have a issue, but they are not gonna be looking for those guys at a bbq and beer get together, they are gonna find them the oldfashioned way with informants who were busted trying to profit off moonshine, which I dont see happening around these parts at all... Just my two cents.
svodysseus
Novice
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:12 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Oldvine Zin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Lots of us here in the Seattle area - drinks first at a local spot and maybe tastings at a later location??

OVZ
User avatar
Oldvine Zin
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1357
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:16 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby svodysseus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:20 pm

Im close to Ballard and Fremont and have friends with bars all around town so location is not a issue.

Oldvine Zin wrote:Lots of us here in the Seattle area - drinks first at a local spot and maybe tastings at a later location??

OVZ
svodysseus
Novice
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:12 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby BaxtersDad » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:44 am

I have been back from my epic boat cruise for a little less than a year now. Didn't get anything fired up until a few weeks ago, but now have a new batch in the old Mason jars ready to put down for awhile. Alas, we are about ready to head to Arizona until April, but when I get back, I am game for BBQ, beer and conversation anywhere between Tacoma and the Canadian border. I live in the Upper Left Corner of Washington State, not too far from Bushman. I will be looking at HD a couple of times a week now and you can always send me a PM! Looking forward to meeting a few folks in a casual setting, no go on big gathering with stills and illegal alcohol (imagine strains of "Thunder Road" here) where John Law could have a field day rounding everyone up!
User avatar
BaxtersDad
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:11 pm
Location: Upper Left Coast of US

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Bushman » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:00 am

BaxterDad, looking forward to it. Currently in Las Vegas but might be flying down to AZ soon as my brother lives there and was recently moved to assisted living as he has had Parkinson’s Disease for going on 20 years.
User avatar
Bushman
Global moderator
 
Posts: 13099
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Would be more than willing to put something together in the upper right corner of Oregon

Tossin' it out there

Coyote
"Slow Down , You'll get a more harmonious outcome"
"Speed & Greed have no place in this hobby"
User avatar
Coyote
Distiller
 
Posts: 1559
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:13 pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby MM-Brew » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm

Good day to all. I'd be up for a meet up.I'm in the Tacoma area and willing too drive a little bit for a meet up and maybe a little tasting.
MM-Brew
Novice
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:36 am

Re: Pacific Northwest Distillers club?

Postby Big Stogie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:03 pm

We had the Midwest get together recently, I took a leap of faith and had a few members here to my lake house without meeting them I will say it was an amazing time with great people and we learned a lot from each other those meetings are great for the hobby
When the student is ready the teacher will emerge.

Flute Journey viewtopic.php?f=17&t=69736
Big Stogie
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 231
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:39 am


Return to Meet & Mingle & Events



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest