I was psyched when I found this thread, until... I saw the most recent date.
Looks like this discussion sort of died. I'll have to "hop" over to check out the brewers club that was mentioned, though I'm not sure if I could make a Tuesday night meeting...
I home-brewed a loooong time ago, back when I lived in Portland. I miss it and have been thinking of getting back into it again. Not so much for the quality of beer I would be making (starting out as a beginner all over again), but because undoubtedly there are other cool people around here involved in the hobby.
Maybe I'll catch up with some of you soon. 'til then, Cheers!