Question: Can You Legally Make Moonshine In Ohio??

You cannot distill alcohol without a federal permit anywhere in the United States.

It is a federal offense.

That being said, you really increase your risk of being caught by trying to SELL illegally distilled alcohol.

Is it legal to distill at home?

It’s perfectly legal to own a still, and you can even use it, as long as you’re not making alcohol – so, you can make essential oils without a permit, or perfume, or distilled water. According to federal law, making beverage alcohol at home is illegal, plain and simple.

What are the liquor laws in Ohio?

Liquor can be served by a licensed business Monday through Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to either 1 or 2:30 a.m. the next day (depending on the type of permit). On Sundays, beer can be purchased beginning at 5:30 a.m., however wine, low-proof alcohol, and spirits can’t be bought until 10 or 11 a.m.

Is it legal to own moonshine?

You can make small quantities of beer and wine for personal consumption, just not moonshine. It is illegal to possess or transport alcohol upon which the U.S. taxes haven’t been paid in the state. Virginia code says it’s also illegal to possess distilleries or distilling apparatus without a permit.

Why is drinking moonshine illegal?

Moonshine is any illegally made distilled alcohol. Classically it is corn liquor distilled from fermented corn and / or sugar. Distilling alcohol without state and federal permits is illegal in every single state in the US. Making moonshine is illegal because the government wishes to collect tax revenue.

Is it cheaper to brew your own beer?

It’s simple: Brewing beer is cheaper than buying it. As the cost of ingredients has risen, the price of the average six pack is nearing $9.00. While that is still a bargain compared to lifes other pleasures, and we encourage you to support your local brewery, it is still cheaper to brew your own!

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