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Old 05-10-2006, 03:12 PM
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Not that I am going into business but one of the contractors at my building said he thought you could make up to 8 gallons a year for your personal use. I was thinking that the making of any moonshine or brandy is illegal in georgia.

Ifn you can make it for personal use maybe a gallon or two of apple brandy would be good for those winter colds, sniffels, running nose, cold feet or most any thing else you can think of especially those old hackling coughs.

Anyone have a clue.
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:16 PM
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I dont think it is legal. But what they dont know about thay cant check,
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:18 PM
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8 gallons or 80 gallons, whats the difference
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:19 PM
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I thought it was legal as long as you don't SELL it. When you start selling it, that's when you have a problem.
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:39 PM
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can't operate a distillery(still) without a license. you can make 100 gal.s of beer and or 100 gals. of wine per year per adult in household.
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:46 PM
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I heard that you can make small quantities for personal use also.
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:31 PM
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8 gallons or 80 gallons, whats the difference

72 gallons and a heep mo headaches
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:40 PM
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Wine is fine, right?
I've helped the deacons at church make it for communion.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:41 PM
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Here's the REAL LAWS, get ready to decipher them...

http://www.atf.treas.gov/alcohol/index1.htm

No Distillation is allowed without a BATF permit.

But I'd hope they have bigger fish to fry than someone playing around with and old tradition whos only making it for fun not profit.

Why is it illegal you ask, because it is heavly taxed and your home brew goes untaxed and "they" don't like that!

http://homedistiller.org/legal.htm
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:49 PM
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Anybody got a recipe for ripple?
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:49 PM
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Dang, you beat me to it.

Ga Code
3-3-27.
(a) No person knowingly and intentionally shall:
(1) Distill, manufacture, or make any distilled spirits, except as permitted by this title;
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Here's the REAL LAWS, get ready to decipher them...

http://www.atf.treas.gov/regulations/27cfr19.html

No Distillation is allowed without a BATF permit.

But I'd hope they have bigger fish to fry than someone playing around with and old tradition whos only making it for fun not profit.

Why is it illegal you ask, because it is heavly taxed and your home brew goes untaxed and "they" don't like that!

http://homedistiller.org/legal.htm
Smoke.............might wanna kill off that top link to the ATF regs?

I just clicked on it and got some message that I was trying to access a restricted area of the ATF site?

Looks as if the original link addy/path must have changed since this was posted?
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Even have to have a distillers license to cook the stuff for fuel.
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just keep your mouth shut and you wont have to worry about it....
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Somebody better tell Muddyfoots about these laws...
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just keep your mouth shut and you wont have to worry about it....
Most folks nowadays don't know about keepin their mouths shut
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:12 PM
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8 GALLONS? I don't know if it's legal or not but there's no way in this world or the next that I could consume 8 gallons of shine in a year.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:15 PM
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:25 PM
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8 GALLONS? I don't know if it's legal or not but there's no way in this world or the next that I could consume 8 gallons of shine in a year.
it would be liver worst fer sure ayy......makin a lil musadine wine is o k but too set up a still an start cookin shine is a bit much ......... but really you could do it in your kitchen an make a gallon if ya had a good recipe !!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:29 PM
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hehe-I aint gonna tell yall how much I make a year......
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I am all for it. Whens it gonna be ready?
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Even have to have a distillers license to cook the stuff for fuel.
Correct. Thirty years in lockup is a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG time.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:51 PM
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I am all for it. Whens it gonna be ready?
Understatement of the year!
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:30 PM
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Somebody better tell Muddyfoots about these laws...
Shhh!!! Muddy's my "shine" source...
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:32 PM
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Shhh!!! Muddy's my "shine" source...
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