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Old 04-01-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default Don't sell your home brew on CraigsList

I was cruising CL to see if I can score some cheap equipment when I saw this:

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/for/2298237643.html

I don't know if I should post the actual link but, well I did. I sent them a very polite email saying what he was doing was illegal and I was just watching out for a fellow home brewer. There are a few things I find disturbing about this (price being one of them), but they might not know they are doing something wrong.

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The add has been removed but I wanted to share the text with everyone:

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SELLING HOME BREWED APPLE WINE - $20 (CoMo)

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Date: 2011-03-31, 7:25PM CDT
Reply to: sale-dsfnt-2298237643@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

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Hey Everyone,
I've recently gotten into brewing my own apple wine and I thought I'd like share the taste with the rest of Columbia. This stuff is absolutely DELICIOUS!
I'm selling in quantities of 2 Liters. $20 per every 2 liter bottle of it.
Grab it fast! But I'll always be brewing!
Reply ASAP for the freshest I've got right now


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Old 04-01-2011, 02:29 AM   #2
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Ahh I am sure that the "freshest he's got right now" tastes delicious too! One week in the fermenter, then straight to the a 2 liter RC Cola Bottle!


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share the taste with me, NOT!!! $2 of apple juice $1 corn sugar <$1 yeast = $20 apple wine sounds like a good business model...stupid ATF is going to ruin all this guys fun!
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that guy is either ignorant to the law, or has balls of steel
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I sent an email just letting the person know that what he's doing is illegal and people were laughing at his brazen stupidity online. I mentioned that cops often troll CL looking for folks selling sex, so it's probably a good idea not to publicize it.

We'll see if I get a response. I showed him the statute and a link to the ttb website.

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Thanks for stirring up the pot Revvy lol
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Thanks for stirring up the pot Revvy lol
I'm not stirring up the pot, I figure he's like the overzealous noobs we get on here every now and then who don't know the law. Only him actually advertising on CL could end up landing him in a ****storm of trouble. Even if he's never sold one bottle before, all you need is one cop deciding to contact him for a buy. If a cop did bust someone for it, wouldn't it then be a federal offense?
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one will never go broke over estimating your fellow man's ablity for stupidity, and this is a case in point. Anybody here a lawyer where this guy is, he might be needing one.
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If a cop did bust someone for it, wouldn't it then be a federal offense?
Yep you're right. It's a local, state and federal offense to sell alcohol without a license.
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Kcold, keep an eye on this ad over the next few days and see if he pulls it. But of course it could have been up for 5 minutes and some cop stumble upon it...so it may already be too late...


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