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Old 12-09-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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I'm attempting a sugar wash with turbo still products everything seems normal at the moment.. Just wondering though what is a normal alchohol level after 3 days? I have a reading of 10 %

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Old 12-09-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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guessing you're from NZ where distilling is legal. here in the US it's not, so we can't talk about it here on HBT

sorry, mate

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guessing you're from NZ where distilling is legal. here in the US it's not, so we can't talk about it here on HBT sorry, mate
I sense there's gonna be a "well, actually" very soon on this. But, I agree; without some legal hassle with licenses and such, it's not legal.
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I'm Australian mate ... That sucks for you guys..

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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I sense there's gonna be a "well, actually" very soon on this. But, I agree; without some legal hassle with licenses and such, it's not legal.
I'll add the "well, actually"

the mods will shut down any discussion of the distillation process
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I find it being illegal in the us amusing on the case that one of the best motor sports around come from moon shining... Lol

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I find it being illegal in the us amusing on the case that one of the best motor sports around come from moon shining... Lol
there's a whole lotta laws that don't make sense around here.

states have a 3-tiered alcohol system that forces breweries to sell to distributors for sale to retailers. so a brewery can't sell their kegs directly to a restaurant next door. here in Virginia, we have a brewery/restaurant nearby that opened a 2nd restaurant/taproom and they can't just move the beer from the brewery to the taproom.

during the federal gov't shutdown, local breweries who had labels already approved by the state couldn't even start brewing because the feds weren't approving the states' approvals. they could still brew beers that had labels approved, but any change, any new recipe, any seasonal had to be put on hold pending approval of the friggin label

can't imagine the nightmare they would put home distillers through if it were ever made legal
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there's a whole lotta laws that don't make sense around here. states have a 3-tiered alcohol system that forces breweries to sell to distributors for sale to retailers. so a brewery can't sell their kegs directly to a restaurant next door. here in Virginia, we have a brewery/restaurant nearby that opened a 2nd restaurant/taproom and they can't just move the beer from the brewery to the taproom. during the federal gov't shutdown, local breweries who had labels already approved by the state couldn't even start brewing because the feds weren't approving the states' approvals. they could still brew beers that had labels approved, but any change, any new recipe, any seasonal had to be put on hold pending approval of the friggin label can't imagine the nightmare they would put home distillers through if it were ever made legal
Wait! They have to sell their beer to a distributor, then buy it back at the 2nd location? WTF! That's the damn dumbest thing I've ever heard. Well, one of the dumbest anyway.
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It varies state to state. My understanding of the 3 tier system is vague, but different, ie, breweries and brewpubs operate under different rules. We have a nanobrew here in Rocky Point that sells through local restaurants and beverage stores. I guarantee they don't resell through a distributor.

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