Think making beer at home is legal? Depends where your home is.
In 1978, US President Carter signed H.R. 1337, which, among other things, provided an exemption from excise taxes on up to 100 gallons of homemade wine and beer
annually. It was still up to the individual states to decide whether or not to allow their citizens to brew.
33 years later, homebrewing
is a very popular hobby, legal almost all states.
and Alabama. [more inside]
posted by Marky
on Jun 13, 2011 -
is a freely available homebrewing recipe generator, which allows you to easily create, save and share your own beer recipe(s). The calculator includes hundreds of malt, hop and yeast varieties, adjuncts and other ingredients, different mash processes, and fermentation and storage variables, and can toggle between US and metric units. Also, if you associate your recipe with a BJCP
-recognized style, the calculator will give you guidance regarding your recipe's adherence to the style's guidelines
. Homebrewers, have at it!
posted by cog_nate
on Dec 4, 2009 -
Basic Brewing Radio
: Good info and podcasts that are done pretty well. (22 shows already "in the can"). If you are looking for a good online book: How to Brew
by John Palmer. Homebrewers, feel free to share your
favorite sites and resources.
posted by spock
on Dec 14, 2005 -