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Old 01-21-2013, 03:13 AM   #11
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I cant see why sharing equipment would be illegal. But I'm not sure if the 200 gallon limit is per person or per household. Honestly if you are starting out then reaching the limit even with friends would be a lot of time at your house brewing so I doubt you even need to worry about it now.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:28 AM   #12
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Not trying to get rich here...just trying to share equipment costs...and buy ingredients in bulk to save money for all.
And have some fun!
But spending some time in the slammer is not an option for me...I'm very attractive
Even if it is illegal, how on earth would anyone find out? Surely the authorities have bigger fish to fry?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:32 AM   #13
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Even if it is illegal, how on earth would anyone find out? Surely the authorities have bigger fish to fry?

All depends on how nosey your neighbors are
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:35 AM   #14
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Ignoring the "how would they find out" issue. If you are renting out a food preparation space, be prepared to meet FDA guidelines. Good luck with that. As for a "donation" vs. a fee, check out any of the posts here where people try to get around selling homebrew. The argument that it's a donation, not a payment, will not hold up under scrutiny and you could find yourself in trouble. If you are honestly just sharing equipment you are better off just sharing the cost of the equipment with your buds up front.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:46 AM   #15
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You are almost describing brew on premises. Depending on your state, it might not be too hard to set up.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:53 AM   #16
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If you're doing it for fun, why have them rent out equipment/space? Help them, teach them on your equipment and in your space, and if they feel inclined, they can give you a 6 pack of craft brew or something. Even then, MAYBE, TECHNICALLY the law could have something to say, but I really doubt it.

If they're willing to rent out space/equipment, they should just buy their own equipment. It really isn't much.

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:00 AM   #17
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You're allowed to brew 100 gallons per household/ per individual with a max limit of 200 gallons per year if you have a spouse/roommate. So, if 10 adults live in your house, you're still only allowed to brew 200 gallons max per year in your house. If you live alone, then you're only allowed 100 gallons. If you want to lend out your equipment to people to use in their own houses that doesn't count towards your limit, and it's perfectly legal.

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:00 AM   #18
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If you buy a 55lb bag of grain, I don't see why you couldn't sell your friend 10lb of it. As far as the limit goes, they could put the wort in a bucket/carboy and take it home and THEN pitch the yeast.

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:10 AM   #19
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I cant see why sharing equipment would be illegal. But I'm not sure if the 200 gallon limit is per person or per household. Honestly if you are starting out then reaching the limit even with friends would be a lot of time at your house brewing so I doubt you even need to worry about it now.
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Check your local laws.

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