>distilling your own alcohol is still illegal in the USA

>distilling your own alcohol is still illegal in the USA
When will this prohibition-era bullshit end and realistically does the government even care?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's legal where I live (Missouri)

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Too many hillbillys went blind just register as a hobbyist anon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's also a good way to burn your house down. Alcohol flames are colorless, so double and triple check that your setup is completely sealed.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You don't distill indoors you moron

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't, but stating that no morons will ever be tempted to distill their own hooch is quite a stretch of the imagination.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    because the state is a bunch of wiener sucking homosexuals that want to control everything to distract themselves from the fact that they're a bunch of wiener sucking homosexuals

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly I think it's moreso that most people are absolutely fricking moronic and alcohol distillation requires some skill or else lands you with seriously expensive medical problems that would inevitably have to be paid for by the state. So it's easier to just ban it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Unless you want to distill for a hobby, it's really pointless. It takes awhile to get good...homemade shit isn't even as good as a $10 bottle of vodka when you first start. To make anything anyone would want to turn into bourbon, not to mention the years aging and expenses...takes people a lifetime.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The fun in it is taking a whole bunch of wholesale “seconds” fruit and fermenting it, then boiling off the spirits.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >seriously expensive medical problems that would inevitably have to be paid for by the state.
        Yes anon, the state needs to protect people from themselves. Now get in your cage.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Making your own booze is illegal? Is it a state thing?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Beer and wine is legal, distilling isn't but as said above...unless you are selling it at scale, nothing will happen.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        sure thing uncle Sam

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you are making a ton of it and selling it, nobody would know.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s all about if you sell it. Same goes for growing tobacco and making your own own firearms if you want to hit the holy trifecta.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >selling homegrown tobacco in the country that was literally built on homegrown tobacco is illegal
      This country is grade A moronation.
      >captcha: MONG

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >sell homegrown tobacco
        >make a lot of money doing so
        >acquire political power from your wealth
        >make it illegal for anyone else to grow tobacco
        Not even that moronic. Glaringly obvious, if anything.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I garnered that much but something like that shouldn't've even been constitutional. What year was this enacted? Google won't tell me, I know politicians have been wiping their asses with the constitution since the 1800s but it might've been before that.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Caring about what the government might do to you is also moronic. You can grow all the tobacco you want in the open, I’ve done it, everybody thinks they’re weeds lol.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        what a stupid thing to say

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

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  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They don't care, it's a meme unless you are trying to produce a lot and sell it without a loicense. The DEA isn't going to storm your house to shut down your backyard moonshine still.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Federally illegal. Like weed. State law varies.
    Most states allow the equipment so long as you totally only distill water and vinegar, wink

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's only illegal if you sell it.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    distilling your won is legal.
    selling the product without the license is illegal.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most states allow a certain amount of private distilling.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    WV just made it legal to distill 5 gallons

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    many things are illegal, just do it if you want it.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Actually, that law isn't a prohibition-era thing, nor does it have anything to do with public safety -- it dates back to shortly after the Revolution.
    At that time, the early government had so much war debt that, in an effort to make money, they began taxing the whiskey distilleries. Distilleries had a choice: either pay a large, flat fee or pay by the volume of liquor produced.
    For the large distilleries on the east coast, the flat fee was fine. They were able to grow and produce as much as they liked and their tax was the same.
    On the frontier to the west, though, this caused all sorts of issues. There wasn't enough physical currency in circulation (and much of it hadn't made its way out west), so farmers and businesses often paid workers in goods. Farmers of grains, especially, could use excess grain for whiskey, which wasn't perishable and could be given as payment to workers. Also, there weren't many (if any) true distilleries out that way -- mostly private citizens with stills. Even if they had currency circulating, the taxes were still overbearingly expensive for them.
    This led to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 (many of you have heard of this, I'm sure, but it's not taught, often). If I recall, Washington ended up leading a group of armed militia to quell the uprising and he was hailed as a hero for doing so without unnecessary bloodshed. Still, for many, it was an indication that the government that replaced the English Crown wasn't much better; they were just local. Their new government seemingly had no problem using a show of force to prevent private citizens from exercising their supposed freedoms.
    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It won't and very much so

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