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Federal Distillation Laws
Federal law states that it is legal to own a still regardless of size. A 1 gallon still or a 100 gallon still or any size in between is legal if it is used for distilling water, essential oils, decoration, etc. The still does not need to be registered with any agency, and you do not have to obtain a permit if you are using your still for the above listed uses. It is not legal to distill alcohol without having either a “distilled spirits permit” or a “federal fuel alcohol permit.” The alcohol can be either for personal use or for sale, etc. You still need to obtain the permit.
Federal Distilled Spirits & Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit
If you want to legally distill alcohol you can either get a Federal Distilled Spirits Permit or you can get a Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit. The Federal Distilled Spirits Permit is for huge companies like Jim Beam, etc. These permits are not easy to get. If you don’t plan on going into the business and offering your product for sale in liquor stores then you don’t need to get a Federal Distilled Spirits Permit.
The Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit is free and easy to get. We have never heard of anyone being denied the permit, and we have never heard of anyone even being checked up on. If you get this permit the feds will expect that you’re putting your alcohol in your lawnmower, etc., and not drinking it.
Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit
Here’s the link for the federal fuel alcohol permit: http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f511074.pdf
Note, if you’re not planning to use your still for alcohol you do not need to get a permit or register the still with the federal government. Federal rules state that stills only need to be reported / registered if the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau asks the manufacturer to do so (more on this below). Though, again, if you are using it to distill alcohol, you will want to get a federal fuel alcohol permit (or a spirit distillers permit, if that’s what you’re using it for).
State Distillation Laws
State distilling law is different in every state. Some states have no laws on owning a still, but prohibit the distillation of alcohol (such as Colorado which charges a small fine if one is caught doing so) while other states prohibit possession of a still unless it’s for fuel alcohol (such as North Carolina, which requires a state fuel alcohol permit). Some states may prohibit possession of distillation equipment and distilling altogether. You’ll need to Google the laws in your state to find out.
Still Registration and Reporting
Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations state that still manufacturers need to keep customer info. Additionally, these records may also be requested by the federal TTB and still manufacturers are required to submit them if asked.
How to Stay Out of Trouble
Federal law provides no exemptions for the production of distilled spirits for personal or family use. Under no circumstances should you ever distill or sell alcohol without a permit. If you choose to distill alcohol, make sure to obtain all applicable fuel or spirit permits (listed above). Additionally, check your state laws and make sure that owning and / or operating a still is permissible.
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