Legalization of homebrewing in the U.S.

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  1. Oct 15, 2019 #1

    steveinUS

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    On October 14, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed bill HR1337, which included the federal legalization of home beer- and winemaking. Just thought I'd get that in before the day was over here.

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    It didn't become effective until February first 1979.
     
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    It's the thought (and the bill) that counts.
     
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    He did well. Seriously. Removing a stigma from something so innocuous. It should be done more against laws that shouldn't ve been there in the first place. Good work, Jimmy.
     
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    Ah, but creating laws (especially AGAINST things) are how politicians get to feel important
     
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    Are there laws around this in the UK at all?

    I got ID'ed the other day buying a non alcoholic beer which slightly confused me!
     
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    I think it's because there's a hint of alcohol in NA beer. IDing for that is dumb. That's why it's done here anyway. Among the many other products, cough syrup is 25% and Purell is 65% ethyl alcohol. I don't think you'd get ID'd for that.
     
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    Sainsbury's have a proof of age alert for Monin Gomme Syrup (ingredients water, sugar) and wouldn't remove it when I notified them. Something about it being used in cocktails was their ridiculous response.
     
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    I'm not sure of what the deal is here with children's cough syrup. I'm sure I had alcohol in mine when I was a kid. I'd be okay with a restriction to keep the 13-year-olds from getting drunk on the adult version.
    My wife and I do self-checkout at the grocery store. It would be a fun experiment to see which/if any products get flagged by the computer.
     
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    That's laughable. Lemons and limes are ******* used in cocktails too. Dopey *****.
     
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    Thats hilarious. Get quite the sugar rush off that.

    @davidfromUS medication would be quite straight forward to monitor control of i guess.

    I think i am right in thinking non (or low alcohol) beers have potentially as much alcohol as a ripe piece of fruit. Hency why they are ok for pregnant women etc.

    I guess the law is to do with how the product is produced and thats why its age approval needed??

    Do all things fermented produce alcohol? Ie sauerkraut and kombucha?
     

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