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Home brewing limits

Unread postby tomasnav » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:46 pm

Hello,

We have a very silly restrictions on home brewing in our country (Czech Republic). The community is now trying to change. Could you give us in this effort to help? More https://www.homebrewmap.com/cs/forum/ho ... s-research

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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby LMoerkens » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:47 pm

found this information for the USA:
Carter Signs Homebrew Legislation


On October 14, 1978 President Carter signed a bill, H.R. 1337, which dealt primarily with excise taxes on certain, trucks, buses, tractors, distributions from retirement plans, and permission for certain persons to receive cash payments in lieu of food stamps.

Beer, what about the beer?

On August 23 of this year, Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) and Senators Schmitt (MN), Bumpers (AR), and Gravel (AK) proposed an amendment to this bill (Amdt. No. 3534). The amendment called for equal treatment under the law for home winemakers and home beer brewers. Brewing 100 gallons per adult, up to 200 gallons per household, would be permitted for personal use. The term “brewer”, used in current federal regulations and taxation was clarified to mean a person who brews beer for sale or who brews more than the legal amount. Homebrewers do not have to register or pay taxes on their 100 gallons of personally used brew.

Carter Passes Homebrew Legislation: excerpt from Zymurgy, Vol. 1 No. 1, printed December 1978

1 United Press International, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO, Sept 23, 1978.

See Also H.R. 1337, Amendment No. 3534.

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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby squadricus » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:59 pm

One dodge in the US relates to the legal definition of brewing: it is he who pitches the yeast who is considered to have brewed the beer. Getting friends/family/neighbors to pitch the yeast has been suggested as a workaround.
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby LMoerkens » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:47 pm

200 gallons is a lot of beer, if you get to that point, who has kept the records????? :beer:
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:50 pm

Portugal: 2500 liters/year
You can comercialize.
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby Snakebite1969 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:02 am

New Zealand is 100 litres per month for personal consumption and your allowed to distil that 100 litres to make spirits.

I own a BM 50L and it's almost impossible to make a batch every two weeks and try to consume it so I think our limit is about right.
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby tomasnav » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:23 am

Thank you all. Our current limit is 200l/year...

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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby Uwe-K » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:21 pm

200 Liter / Year in Germany free, above that limit we have to pay tax on every Liter. And we have to register ourselves as home-brewers before even starting brewing a single beer.



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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby bee » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:00 pm

Sweden, no limit as far as I know, but only for personal consumption.
Any alcoholic drinks above 3.5ABV must be bought from the state monopoly or buy and drink at a restaurant/pub with serving permits.
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby Omphteliba » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:00 am

What Uwe-K forgot: in Germany the homebrewed beer can't be sold and is only for personal consumption.
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby mashy » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:52 am

From the HMRC Website PDF (http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPort ... tentID=H...)

Page 17, section 4.4
You do not need to apply for registration to produce beer in the following
circumstances:
brewing solely for your own domestic consumption, or
brewing only for research or experimental purposes - see section 17

From the Alcohol and liquor duties act (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1979/4)

F136 41
Exemption from duty of beer brewed for private consumption.
The duty on beer produced in the United Kingdom shall not be chargeable on beer produced by a person who produces beer only for his own domestic use.
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby kahobro » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:36 am

In The Netherlands I don't think there is a limit but you can only brew for your own consumption and that of your guests, sales is not allowed. Only to be drunk at your own house.

The law:
Wet op accijns Artikel 5, lid 3c

De Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur:
Uitvoeringsbesluit Accijns Artikel 7 lid 3

Accijns are the extra taxes for stuff like alcoholic beverages, tabacco, fuel etc.

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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby Uwe-K » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:21 pm

Omphteliba wrote:What Uwe-K forgot: in Germany the homebrewed beer can't be sold and is only for personal consumption.


sorry


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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby Omphteliba » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:31 pm

Uwe-K wrote:
Omphteliba wrote:What Uwe-K forgot: in Germany the homebrewed beer can't be sold and is only for personal consumption.

sorry
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Re: Home brewing limits

Unread postby Uwe-K » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:19 pm

Just to add : there is no limitation ( as far as I know ) where to enjoy your home brewed beer
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