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Old 02-03-2013, 12:18 AM   #11
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What's the difference from someone asking to buy beer
What's the difference from someone saying "hey pick up some beer and I'll pay when you get here" vs "hey I bought a beer kit. I'll give you $20 to teach me how to brew it"?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:44 AM   #12
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The easiest way around this is to just have those people pitch the yeast. It has been commonly accepted that the "brewer" is whoever pitches the yeast. I have auctioned off brewing lessons before where I do all the brewing/clean up but the recipient pitches the yeast thus it is their beer.

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:50 AM   #13
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The easiest way around this is to just have those people pitch the yeast. It has been commonly accepted that the "brewer" is whoever pitches the yeast. I have auctioned off brewing lessons before where I do all the brewing/clean up but the recipient pitches the yeast thus it is their beer.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:12 AM   #14
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The easiest way around this is to just have those people pitch the yeast. It has been commonly accepted that the "brewer" is whoever pitches the yeast. I have auctioned off brewing lessons before where I do all the brewing/clean up but the recipient pitches the yeast thus it is their beer.
Maybe. In some states, the "home"brew must be brewed in your own home, and in some states it is illegal to even give it away or take it out of the home.

In some states, you can't even legally take your own homebrew to your own campsite.

In all states, it's illegal to sell/barter/"pay for ingredients"/etc.

In some states, you can give away limited amounts of homebrew per year.

In Michigan, it used to be that you could give away one sixpack per year of homebrew to an individual. They recently changed that, and you can give away 20 gallons per year, total, of homebrew. So I couldn't even legally give 30 gallons away, let alone sell it.

Please check YOUR local laws and remember that trying to circumvent the law with silly things like "have them pay for ingredients" as advice is not going to work. Judges are smarter than that.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:32 AM   #15
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The simplest way to look at it is, you are doing this without the goverment getting thier cut of taxes and we all know Uncle Sam takes that pretty seriously.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:43 AM   #16
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Maybe. In some states, the "home"brew must be brewed in your own home, and in some states it is illegal to even give it away or take it out of the home.

In some states, you can't even legally take your own homebrew to your own campsite.

In all states, it's illegal to sell/barter/"pay for ingredients"/etc.

In some states, you can give away limited amounts of homebrew per year.

In Michigan, it used to be that you could give away one sixpack per year of homebrew to an individual. They recently changed that, and you can give away 20 gallons per year, total, of homebrew. So I couldn't even legally give 30 gallons away, let alone sell it.

Please check YOUR local laws and remember that trying to circumvent the law with silly things like "have them pay for ingredients" as advice is not going to work. Judges are smarter than that.
Very true. You should know your states homebrew laws.....even though no one enforces them since the vast majority are unenforceable. Actually I have never seen it in writing where the person who pitches the yeast is the brewer of record. It is just something has been passed on from brewer to brewer.
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