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Old 12-04-2012, 12:17 AM   #21
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Is this a federal or a state level law you are referencing? How much is the "legal limit"?
Federal limit is 100 gallons per adult in the household, with a limit of 200 gallons no matter how many adults in the household, per year. States can add further restrictions/limits on top of that (bastards)...

It's virtually impossible to enforce due to the very nature of the product.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:20 AM   #22
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A full pipeline for me would be 40 gallons, and I'm sitting at about 20 now. One thing to note on the legal limit - I was initially under the impression that the 50 gallons (Imperial gallons btw) in my region was an annual production limit, but on closer reading of the Act, it is 50 gallons AT ONCE.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #23
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Well **** I got 30 gallons in the keezer and 25 in the closet.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #24
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Well **** I got 30 gallons in the keezer and 25 in the closet.
Is that a bad thing
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:13 AM   #25
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Federal limit is 100 gallons per adult in the household, with a limit of 200 gallons no matter how many adults in the household, per year. States can add further restrictions/limits on top of that (bastards)...

It's virtually impossible to enforce due to the very nature of the product.
that is my point... tough to enforce unless you document it on here. Not to mention the fact that most of us keep decent records. I can brew 5 more gallons this year and stay legal.

I don't think homebrewing is on any agenda for enforcement, but why flaunt it. No different than the policy of not discussing distilling or other illegal activity....

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:19 AM   #26
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My goal is always to get TO the legal limit, each year. The closer I can get to the mark, the happier I tend to be. It's going to be up in the air this year. Not sure if I'll be as close as I wanted to.

BTW, unless you actually post up your brewing amounts online (there's a thread where people are doing it) and someone counts up what you've posted, and it's an accurate count, it's virtually impossible for them to say you brewed more than you're allowed. Besides, unless you're also trying to sell it (NOT legal unless you're properly licensed) the chances of them coming after you is very remote. But, IMO, there's no point in tempting fate. They could come banging on your door and demand an inventory. Of course, I have things still on hand from previous brewing years. Nothing says you HAVE to drink what you make by the end of that year.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:35 AM   #27
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honestly....for those discussing 5 gallon at a time you are talkin 20 or 40 a year....but 10 and 20 gallon batch sizes get you there fast.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:44 AM   #28
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honestly....for those discussing 5 gallon at a time you are talkin 20 or 40 a year....but 10 and 20 gallon batch sizes get you there fast.
Yeah, but just because you're brewing larger batches doesn't mean you're breaking your limit. I started brewing larger batches becasue of the time involved in keeping a steady pipeline going. I still brew about the same amount as I did before, I just spend a whole lot less time in the basement doing it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #29
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Yeah, but just because you're brewing larger batches doesn't mean you're breaking your limit. I started brewing larger batches becasue of the time involved in keeping a steady pipeline going. I still brew about the same amount as I did before, I just spend a whole lot less time in the basement doing it.
the funny thing is I've gone the opposite direction: My supply was building up, and I want to keep variety and fresh pale ales and IPAs....so I've started occasionally brewing 3 gallons at a time. I still get to brew frequently, but the storage isn't overflowing.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #30
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Its truly amazing how people keep so many fat pipelines and still manage to squeak beneath the federal limit on brewing for personal use. I have been brewing for 2 years, getting ready to bottle batch 20, which totals my household limit for 1 year. Of course, I'm stingy and rarely share...
Don't quite get this one. I'm at 169 for the year and married, and I've got 5 kegs, 5 FV full for only 50 of that.
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