Originally Posted by bluemoose
Keeping under the limit is good. I think you could probably store more than 200 gal so long as you have documentation of its production. I have a brew journal that has the dates from start to bottle/kegging. Should be ample documentation if BATFE came knocking. Can't say I am too worried about that happening, but I'm not running a brewery here. Personal consumption for family and friends.
200 gal = about 10000 bottles. 10000 bottles / 365 days is 27.4 bottles a day.
Imagine the weight gain!
I agree. 200 gallons of alcohol is actually a staggering amount for 1 year. Unless you are throwing keggers daily or trying to sell, normal consumption should be covered under that amount.
Also, IMHO, there is a burden of evidence when it comes to the amount produced in a year. If I actually made lets say 213 gallons of beer and my family and I drank 150 gallons that year and kept no records or receipts it I would only only have 163 on hand by years end.
Again, this is my opinion and I do not claim to be a lawer. I don't recommend breaking the law and if you choose to do so it is at your own risk.