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Old 05-30-2007, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default 100 Gallons!??!

Ok when i first started that seemed like a lot.

Now i'm officially about to hit 50, 45 to be exact and well that's seems to close for comfort.

My question is, the law says 100, i'm a 24 year old batchlor, i got a girl but she doesnt live with me...

Will the feds come after me if i break that 100 mark?!?! What to do as an aspiring brewer!!!!

btw, had my first afpelwein tonight...i think i'm buzzed.

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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The first step to not getting caught is to stop putting information like that on the internet...

Seriously, though...no one is out to actively enforce that law. If you were brewing well above and beyond 100 gallons per year, you'd probably be selling/distributing it...and that's what can get you in trouble.

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:38 AM   #3
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Can we suppose that you've disposed of the evidence of the earlier batches in some fashion?

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We're already at 60 gallons and it's only May....

I doubt anyone will come knocking on your door as the 105th gallon hits the mash/pot/fermenter...
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1. Every cop and federal agent knows that 100 is the legal limit
2. You tell them that you've gone past 100
3. they find some kind of evidence to support the idea you've brewed 100 gallons

If you're worried about it have your girlfriend move in, then the legal limit moves up to 200 gallons

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:42 AM   #5
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I think you will be fine. The only way they will know if you have brewed over 100 gallons, is if you have 101 gallons stored at your house. I don't know anyone that has this much. If you do have this much, you need to have one he?? of a party. I have never heard of anyone being raided by ATF for brewing too much.

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If you're worried about it have your girlfriend move in, then the legal limit moves up to 200 gallons

And your girlfriend gets prettier too!
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:51 AM   #7
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100 of your US gallons is 666 UK pints. Thats funny!

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I am at 50 and bumping up to the 60 gallon mark within the next two weeks.

Good thing I have disposed of all the evidence

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I am at 50 and bumping up to the 60 gallon mark within the next two weeks.

Good thing I have disposed of all the evidence
Hmm it's interesting you say that, you got me to thinking how much we have bottled and conditioning now compared to how much we have brewing... Right now, out of the 60 gallons we've brewed, we have 20 gallons bottled and 15 clearing/fermenting.... Damn we need to up it so we can reach our 200 limit... lol...
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:05 AM   #10
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Well to actually answer your question, I believe that the 100 gallon mark was set so that you can homebrew for your own consumption without paying taxes. It works out to 3 beers a night every night of the year. As long as you aren't selling your beer, I dont think the ATF cares whether you're brewing a million gallons or not.

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