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Old 03-07-2008, 04:19 AM   #41
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It's really odd you should mention that...I've heard a rumor that some homebrewers may be thinking about legalizing Utah...

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Old 03-07-2008, 04:21 AM   #42
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Well, the bill is dead. Looks like not enough brewers contacted their senators. Senate rules committee didn't recommend the bill for second reading, and the senate session ended yesterday, killing the bill.

sonofab*tch.

Given the huge 55-13 support of the bill in the House, I thought it was a gimme. This F***ing Fascist State. It will get you every time.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #43
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Oh, but look at the bright side. They probably voted to give in state tuition to illegal aliens (courtesy of the tax payers). They vote for amnesty for them too, you know to bring them out of the shadows...

In the mean time, Home Brewers, must still pitch their yeast in shadow of illegality and shield their fermentations from local authority while their brewing brothers in other states enjoy their labors out in the sunshine of 100 gallon a year legitimacy.

Don't give up the fight!

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Old 03-07-2008, 01:03 PM   #44
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tit-for-tat, how juvenile!

Yes, everything is south now and in use. Had to get a couple more carboys so I didn't sit idle for 4 weeks...

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Old 11-03-2008, 10:49 PM   #45
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well here's hoping that Utah joins the 21st century, can't believe there's still places where it's illegal.. not enough of a need to change the law i guess. good luck man

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Old 11-18-2008, 12:59 AM   #46
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The fight continues:

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Dear Utah AHA and BA Members:

Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts earlier this year to legalize homebrewing in the state of Utah. The homebrewing bill is again being submitted to the Utah legislature for the 2009 session.

Please help us in getting this bill passed into law.

On Wednesday, November 19, 2008, the bill “Exemption For Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing License”, sponsored by Representative Christine Johnson, is scheduled for a hearing before the Business and Labor Interim Committee. The Committee meeting starts at 2:15 PM in room W025 of the House Building at the Utah State Capital Complex in Salt Lake City. I encourage you to attend this meeting and show your support for the legalization of homebrewing.

Homebrewing is a long-standing part of American tradition dating back to the early-colonial period. Many of our nation’s founders, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were homebrewers.

The Federal Government legalized homebrewing thirty years ago in 1978 for the first time since prohibition made it illegal in 1919. Homebrewing is now legal in 45 states. Utah residents should have the right to legally brew beer/mead/wine at home as do the vast majority of Americans.

See this link for more information about the hearing and the bill.
Thank you for your support of homebrewers and and this bill. Please forward this message on to any other Utah residents that you feel would be interested in supporting this bill.

Sincerely,

Gary Glass
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American Homebrewers Association
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I'll see you there.
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Yeah, I used to get all my supplies at the Beer Nut in SLC. I had asked them many years ago about an all grain brewing class. They could do it all the way up to pitching the yeast. If they were to ever add yeast, that would be breaking the law and they did not want to bring scrutiny to the business.
Hmm.... So who would be breaking the law if said vessel were left in the open air and spontaneously fermented? Would we be arresting yeast spores?

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:49 AM   #48
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Utah: 'Though shalt not Homebrew, but thou can have many underage wives'.

It's not a state; it's a weird cult.

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:19 PM   #49
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What's funny about this whole thread is way back in 1988 is when I started homebrewing, I lived in Ogden UT at the time. (I started because of the 3.2% beer.)
Although it is technically illegal to homebrew in Utah, it's rarely enforced.

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"If you take a mormon fishing, make sure that you take two. If you take one, they'll drink all of your beer. If you take two, neither one will drink at all because they're both so scared that the other one will tell on him."

Coincidentally, that was told to me by two different mormons during my many trips to Utah.

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