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April 21st, 2011

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07:52 am - #29, 30
There's days on end when I don't finish a book, and then I finish several in a few days. The last couple of days have been like that.

Since yesterday, I finished two books.

First was The Compleat Distiller, a manual of distillation of spirits as well as herbal essences. It's very technical, not an easy read. Not bad, and if I decide to LEGALLY produce oils or scents from things from our garden, because production of distilled spirits from beer, wine, or mead is ILLEGAL here in the US, I'll have a proper manual on how to go about it.

Second was a graphic novel, The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles: Book One, whose art I liked, and I thought they did a credible job with the subject matter. Not bad.

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Date:April 21st, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
I think the production of meads, beer, wine and other spirits is legal for home use up to a certain amount but that rule probably varies from state to state. I know it was a number of gallons in Ohio and North Carolina (one or the other was something like 100 gallons.) My former in-laws used to brew wines and beer all the time, pooling their allowance and swapping among themselves and making gifts to friends. That might have been skating on thin ice legally due to the home use clause but I don't think anyone would bother to prosecute over such a small amount.
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Date:April 21st, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
It's legal to ferment things and drink them up to a certain total production annually. What I was saying is DISTILLING these fermented fluids is illegal. You can gift the fluids, too, you just can't sell them without certain licenses. I think it's also illegal to give them to minors, but that's not the point here.


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