Question on 100 Gallon Limit - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Question on 100 Gallon Limit

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2011, 10:45 PM   #21
Marlowefire
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Dahlonega, Ga
Posts: 235
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Celticway

Cool. I'm over in Lawrenceville.
In Dahlonega here. 50 gallons??? Per person...right?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #22
Celticway
 
Celticway's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Lawrenceville, GA, GA
Posts: 333
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlowefire

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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 11:59 PM   #23
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,418
Liked 7845 Times on 5497 Posts


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.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 12:18 AM   #24
Marlowefire
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Dahlonega, Ga
Posts: 235
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...atutes/georgia

50 gallons total it seems. That is far lower than I thought.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 12:46 AM   #25
RedOctober
 
RedOctober's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Rockland County NY
Posts: 374
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by WIP View Post
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!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 12:55 AM   #26
WIP
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Arlington, Texas
Posts: 793
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


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.
__________________
Marc Moberg
Assistant Winemaker/Cellar Manager
Inwood Estates Vineyards and Winery
1350 Manufacturing St. #209
Dallas, TX 75207

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:06 PM   #27
hoppymonkey
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
north atlanta
Posts: 1,022
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlowefire View Post
http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...atutes/georgia

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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 08:44 PM   #28
RobWalker
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Birmingham, England
Posts: 903
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


I'm sure they are watching your every move and.monitoring your consumption

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 09:00 PM   #29
mightynintendo
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
mightynintendo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,710
Liked 134 Times on 105 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 02:38 AM   #30
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,289
Liked 808 Times on 512 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mightynintendo View Post
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.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2.5 gallon batch in 6 gallon carboy RedHouse Winemaking Forum 5 01-25-2011 11:48 PM
15 gallon question benharper13 Winemaking Forum 1 12-16-2010 02:22 PM
gallon jug storage guscampag Winemaking Forum 5 11-06-2009 02:20 AM
question about doubling one gallon fruit wine recipe.... mikesalvo Winemaking Forum 1 05-08-2009 02:49 AM
3 Gallon Kits? HOP-HEAD Winemaking Forum 5 01-25-2009 09:12 PM


Forum Jump