Posted on 04 June 2010.
People who are brand-new to the world of making beer at home sometimes wonder whether or not there are any legal issues that they need to be aware of, or possible traps that they can fall and as a result of the fact that they are brewing beer at home.
Generally speaking, most legal jurisdictions do not place any specific restrictions on creating your own beer. However, that said, it is very important that you carefully examine whether or not the particular local jurisdiction you live in has anything on the books that talks about home brewed beer. Remember, we’re not talking about a situation where you’re necessarily making this beer to sell it to other people. More often than not, they beer that you are creating will be consumed by you and your friends. Can you imagine a scenario in which you get together with your loved ones — perhaps even a girlfriend or boyfriend (or spouse) — and you enjoy some wonderful home brewed beer. To the extent anybody in the group is younger than the required drinking age, that could be an issue. But realistically, you’re not going to get hassled by law enforcement authorities.
Something that you may want to consider is speaking to an attorney if you are especially paranoid and are concerned that your home based beer making activities might arouse suspicion or otherwise get you into trouble with your local law enforcement agency. Again, this is not something that you necessarily have to really worry about. The only concern that could potentially arise is if you decide to create home made beer and then sell it to the general public. That indeed would more than likely create a situation that could subject you to legal problems.
Basically, you really don’t have to worry too much about having any legal problems as a result of making your own beer at home. The overwhelming majority of jurisdictions in the modern world do not place any specific prohibitions on people making beer for their own personal enjoyment and consumption. Go ahead and start making your own beer today, you’ll really be glad that you did.
Posted on 03 June 2010.
Are you somebody who really loves beer? If so, you can really derive a lot of savings by making your own beer at home. How? Think about it for a moment. When you go to a store, you typically are paying a retail price that takes into consideration the fact that a lot of marketing has been done to promote a particular brand of beer. Also, the store itself needs to earn some money so you are also paying the profit margin that the store is earning. There is nothing wrong with stores earning a profit, and there is certainly nothing wrong with a beer company charging a premium for people to be able to purchase their beer at his store. However, if you want to save some money, then it makes a lot of sense to simply brew your own beer at home.
As you probably know, we are living through some very difficult economic times. More and more people are looking for ways to save money. One of the ways in which a lot of people are choosing to save money is by doing more things at home. Everything from eating dinners, to finding entertainment opportunities — it’s all happening at home. Needless to say, it wasn’t long before people started to explore whether or not it would be feasible to make beer at home. The primary reason why this became popular had nothing to do with saving money. It really just comes from the fact that people had an interest in being able to make their own beer. However, a very pleasant side effect was the fact that a person could save a substantial amount of money by simply making the beer that they were going to drink themselves.
Here’s the bottom line: to the extent that you are somebody who is very interested in being able to make your own beer, then you will also be happy to hear that you can also save dramatic amounts of money as a result of the fact that you will now be able to create and consume the beer of your own choosing that’s made at home.
Posted on 01 June 2010.
Brewing beer at home is something that a lot of people have had an interest in for many years. The fascination with this practice stems in large part from the fact that brewing your own beer gives you the opportunity to actually see how the entire process works. Not only can this prove to be very insightful, but it’s also a source of interest and entertainment for people who have always wanted to create their own beer.
To the extent that you have been interested in pursuing this particular hobby, there are a few important considerations that you need to think about. For example, do you have the necessary space available in your home for all of the different pieces of equipment that you might need to actually start brewing your own beer? You may not necessarily think that this is a big deal, but many people often find that the amount of space that they have available is simply inadequate to properly brew large amounts of beer.
Another very important consideration is whether or not you have the time and patience to truly pursue home-based beer making. Try to be honest with yourself and think about how much time you truly have available to devote to experimenting with a wide variety of different beer recipes. You might discover that you realistically only have a finite amount of time available to you. If this is the case, then it might make more sense to consider speaking with a friend of yours to see if your friend might also have an interest in pursuing home-based beer making. To the extent your friend is interested, then perhaps your friend can take a leading role in getting everything set up.
Here’s the bottom line: it is very important that you take the time to carefully evaluate whether or not you are somebody who can truly afford to make beer at home. Not just from a monetary standpoint, but also as it relates to the amount of time that you have available to you. It’s a fun hobby that you can enjoy for many years to come provided that you are able to make an adequate investment of both your time and some of your money.