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sifer16 11-07-2012 10:28 PM

I want to sell my home brew!
 
Does anyone know how I get this done here in CA? I understand the 3 tier system, but think there has got to be a way. I'm only looking at approx 1 barrel a year production, and I'm not looking to even turn a profit it would be more of a hobby than anything else. Anyone have any thoughts? How can I get this done?
Please help!

huntingohio 11-07-2012 10:30 PM

Well your going to need to get paperwork from the atf the your local abc, then an approved plan by your helth dept.. your looking at 8-12 mos just in paperwork and waiting. When you have to deal with the whole alphabet soup things take forever

JLem 11-07-2012 10:31 PM

I'm not out there in CA, but my understanding is that it is pretty much the same basic idea everywhere. You cannot legally sell homebrew. If you want to sell beer you brew you must be properly licensed as a brewery. At that point it is not homebrew (because you cannot operate a brewery out of your home). It's not really something you can do as a hobby.

Gear101 11-07-2012 10:31 PM

I think that it would cost you more money that it would be worth. Plus you have to have everything inspected and that in itself can just be a pain.

Welcome to the board!

Revvy 11-07-2012 10:31 PM

Well, you can't sell homebrew, it's illegal. If you become a licensed brewery, it's no longer homebrew then.

Start here. TTB-Becomming a commercial brewery.

static 11-07-2012 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 4567859)
Well, you can't sell homebrew, it's illegal. If you become a licensed brewery, it's no longer homebrew then.

Start here. TTB-Becomming a commercial brewery.

That and read these....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/thin...brewer-137210/


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/nano...-build-137400/

sifer16 11-07-2012 10:46 PM

Oh my thank you everyone for the help. Thank you Gear101 for the welcome as well. I guess I don't mind spending the time to become a "brewery" or a "nano-brewery". I look at it as a potential project or fun for me (I know probably weird). My only concern is being forced to maintain a minimum capability that is well above my financial ability, and well over what I would ever use. Don't mind the regulation (i say that now :) ) just wondering if a 1000 gallon nano-brewery is legal.
Thx Revvy for the link!

weirdboy 11-07-2012 10:49 PM

One barrel per year is not very much beer...I think I brewed more than that just in the month of March.

kh54s10 11-07-2012 10:58 PM

At one barrel a year I would expect fees and licenses you would be be paying 9 times what you would earn.

Paramecium 11-07-2012 11:03 PM

one barrel is all of six 5 gallon batches? Whats' the point.


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