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Our goal is to provide a resource to help home brewers to make a better quality beer. We will do this by providing quality information, tips and other great information.  This site is intended for educational purposes only and we encourage you to enjoy all alcohol in a responsible manner. 

What is Beer?
Beer is an alcoholic beverage made from malted grains, hops, yeast, and water. The grain is usually barley or wheat, but sometimes corn and rice are used as well. Fruit, herbs, and spices may also be used for special styles.

Is it legal in the United States?
 In November 1978, Congress passed a bill that repealed federal restrictions on the home brewing of beer.  In 1979 President Carter signed the bill into law.  As long as you are and adult twenty-one (21) years or older you are permitted to brew "not more then one hundred (100) gallons of beer in a year" according to the US Federal Government.  If there are two adults, you may brew up to two hundred (200) gallons of beer in a year.  It is illegal to sell your beer.  See FAQ for more information.

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