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Old 04-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #11
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Don't fool yourselves, the ATF would raid this guy's house just to prove a point and make headlines. There may be a gray area between selling and trading but no judge is going to fall for it and you'd still be charged with illegally selling alcohol.



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Old 04-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #12
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Can you really make enough money homebrewing 5 gallons to be worth your materials cost + time and effort?
Hell, my prep time and clean up time is measured in hours when one considers brewing and bottling (cleaning botthles, etc)
What if you have to toss a batch once in a while.
As for brewing 2 gallons, you can make a profit off that?

It seems like it works out to minimum wage.
really he is just trading one skill for someone elses. Maybe the brewer is bad at being handy around the house. It's worth his time and materials to give a 5 gal batch to someone that knows how to fix things, has tools, etc.


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Old 04-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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There may be a gray area between selling and trading
Actually there isn't. Selling and bartering unlicensed booze is illegal.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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Don't fool yourselves, the ATF would raid this guy's house just to prove a point and make headlines. There may be a gray area between selling and trading but no judge is going to fall for it and you'd still be charged with illegally selling alcohol.
Now that's funny. Wait, you're serious? Now that's REALLY funny.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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Now that's funny. Wait, you're serious? Now that's REALLY funny.
Yeah, whenever these threads pop up, it's hard pressed to find a case where a homebrewer has been convicted for selling homebrew. I see to recall the numbers are right around zero.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
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maybe it's not rigorously enforced or even possible to really enforce on a 5 gallon scale... lol... and i'm pretty sure nobody on this forum would argue it's wrong or immoral to do this... it is technically illegal though.

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #17
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what if the handyman or whatever pitched his own yeast? doesn;t that make "his" alcohol?
thats how the brew-it-yourself places work around here.. they do all the work and you just pitch your own yeast

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Seems like the same answer for every post like this: "Yes, it's illegal. No, you won't get caught if you don't tell the world you're doing it."

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #19
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no difference between this and my granddad doing 7 (twice) for whiskey.

The guy is ASKING for handcuffs.

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no difference between this and my granddad doing 7 (twice) for whiskey.

The guy is ASKING for handcuffs.
Popcorn?


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