[Sca-cooks] brewing

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 00:56:02 PDT 2008

I was aware of the limit in amount; 200 gallons, if I recall.

So...it's distilling that requires the inspection, not brewing?  I guess
considering all the moonshiners who had explosions, that makes some sense.

As for selling, I was thinking more of party favors, not profit.

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>

> Ian of Oertha said:
> <<< Anyway, I'm going to see if there's any way for me to get involved in
> this
> with a minimum of equipment (which I have no place to put)...maybe I'll try
> a couple of methods in parallel. >>>
> Start out using one gallon jugs of juice. You can drink it as is, or use it
> for your first brewing. But one gallon glass jugs are easy to come by at
> your local grocery, they are easier to handle than the 5-gallon ones, and
> the ingredients cost less. If you find a recipe or type of beverage you
> like, then you can move up to larger batches.
> I had the same problem on lack of space in my old house. I only had the two
> bathrooms which were uncarpeted. When my lady moved in, and later became my
> wife, I lot one of the bathrooms and stopped brewing. Our new house has a
> large room which is not carpet, but I've yet to start brewing again.
> <<< Oh....and, according to one of the brewing books I saw, even private
> brewing
> isn't legal without an inspection of your facilities....is that true? >>>
> Again, it depends upon what country you are in, which I don't think you've
> told us yet. In the U.S. you can not distill without a difficult to get
> license. Period. Even freeze-distilling is technically illegal. Brewing also
> has a maximum amount that can be legally brewed per household.  I suspect
> that some of the larger volume SCA brewers probably, maybe unintentionally,
> exceed this. The US federal laws for both brewing and distilling can be
> found in the Florilegium. As far as I'm aware there is no federally required
> inspection of your facilities. But then again, you can't legally sell what
> you brew, either. There may be local laws that require inspections, though.
> Stefan
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