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Old 08-24-2011, 11:45 PM   #21
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Cool. I'm over in Lawrenceville.
In Dahlonega here. 50 gallons??? Per person...right?
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:17 AM   #22
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In Dahlonega here. 50 gallons??? Per person...right?
Huh, I must have read the law incorrectly. I thought 50 gal batch. Figured I was safe at 20. Oops.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:59 AM   #23
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Here in Michigan (and I believe quite a few other states), it's not "200 gallons IN ADDITION TO beer", but instead a total of 200 gallons per household of all fermenteds, including beer, wine, mead and cider.

Michigan's law:
Michigan Compiled Laws Chapter 436, Act 58 of 1998, Chapter 2, Section 436.1207, creates an exception to the Michigan Liquor Control Code for home manufacture of beer, wine, mead, honey-based beer, or cider and allows for gifting of such beverages of up-to 20 gallons per year.



For those who think it's in addition to, please check your local/state law.

For example, here's the Texas statute:

(a) The head of a family or an unmarried adult may produce for the use of his family or himself not more than 200 gallons of wine, ale, malt liquor, or beer, per year. No license or permit is required.

(b) The commission may prohibit the use of any ingredient it finds detrimental to health or susceptible of use to evade this code. Only wine made from the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juices of dandelions or grapes, raisins, or other fruits may be produced under this section. Only ale, malt liquor, or beer made from the normal alcoholic fermentation of malted barley with hops, or their products, and with or without other malted or unmalted cereals, may be produced under this section. The possession of wine, ale, malt liquor, or beer produced under this section is not an offense if the person making it complies with all provisions of this section and the wine, ale, malt liquor, or beer is not distilled, fortified, or otherwise altered to increase its alcohol content.

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:18 AM   #24
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http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...atutes/georgia

50 gallons total it seems. That is far lower than I thought.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:46 AM   #25
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I personally keep my home stuff under the legal limits. 200 for beer and 200 for wine. The reason for that is two fold. 1) I am a professional, my books are checked regularly. If I was to cross my books somehow, I would be in big trouble. I also keep a record book at home so they can see where each batch comes from if needed. 2) I want to distill spirits in the near future, and if questioned, I want my books to reflect all of my stock, distilled or not.
1200 750ml bottles of wine seems like plenty!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:55 AM   #26
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You are ALL horrible at math. A wine bottle is approximately 1/5 of a gallon or 750 ml. That comes to 1000-1009.5 bottles of wine. A bottle of beer is 12 oz, a gallon is 128 oz. That comes to 2133.33 12 oz bottles of beer.

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50 gallons total it seems. That is far lower than I thought.
Yeah it is silly. Actually the way the law is written you are only allowed to drink the beer with the people that live in the house. I gather it was a compromise with the churches down here at the time. Either way, I just make sure to keep to my 20-25 gallons at a time and not worry about it. I love my hobby, but it is of course tertiary to my family and job.
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I'm sure they are watching your every move and.monitoring your consumption

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I just wanted to add that, because beer and wine are regulated products, you are responsible for recording every gallon you brew.

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I just wanted to add that, because beer and wine are regulated products, you are responsible for recording every gallon you brew.
Please cite specific federal and/or state law that requires homebrewers to do so.
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