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halfbaked wrote:I was thinking the tiger was saying don't worry I am not going to eat you. Same concept just a little diff. Someones gonna get it in the end.
Husker wrote:mash rookie wrote:Mile High. Did you get a letter?
Yes I did and always kept records because I knew this eventually happen.
It seems to me thy want to hassle the company’s to make sure we are staying within the laws.
Turbo Stumpers and Bootlegger stills will have problems hopefully close down
I sent a direct email to Mike, and he is usually very responsive about asking questions are topics directed at MH, so I expect him to answer shortly
It would be very nice to know just how many of the larger companies have gotten this. If just one, it may not be that bad. Possibly someone busted, and chirped about where he bought his setup. If they are all getting these records requests, then we should all be wary.
mash rookie wrote:Mike,
The TTB agent said thay are asking all the company’s for lists and want quarterly reports.
Again I think thy are making sure the company’s are staying within the laws.
Did they ask you for your sales records?
coaldust1 wrote:Was notified comcerning my order that the FEDS wanted a list of all customers for the last 3 years, has the witch hunt begun??
goose eye wrote:how the law works is they try to make examples.
so im tole
goose eye wrote:When you nock your rig down
seperate it. Overkill. Maybe
Some state have alphabet agency that don't do
nothing but look for likker charges.
Your security is your responsibility an no one else
googe wrote:The tax payers money, time and resources would outway the money they lose from alcohol taxes unless you have a 8' + still.and are.producing 100L a week,
googe wrote:The tax payers money, time and resources would outway the money they lose from alcohol taxes unless you have a 8' + still.and are.producing 100L a week, then they might raise an eye brow and think hmmm what's this guy up to. 17000 members just here times let's say a ball park figure of $2000 to investigate each user, that's $34000000.
One Sock wrote:I think we should avoid a total freak out over this, people. It's obviously an intimidation tactic to tamp down the huge surge of interest in this hobby because of "The Show"! The Feds aren't aren't goin to swoop in to nail you for the couple quarts of shine in yer basement or garage! They might look at people who've ordered several high capacity stills, because that would imply an intention to produce enuf shine to sell. For the rest of us I can imagine at most an email or letter at some point reminding us of the penalties of distilling alcohol without a license.
F6Hawk wrote:And I betcha the agent who started this investigation is a member, or at least a lurker, on this forum, and is laughing his ass off right about now...
They probably will take down guys with larger rigs. Look at how many idiots here that have been talking about their 55 gallon fermenters?
mash rookie wrote:I would not for a moment believe that they are playing games or just trying to intimidate people. Just trying to pick on manufacturers? Thats BS. They are not breaking laws. Dont let Mile High fool you. He is trying to play this down and is concerned with his business. He wont sell a single part if folks think they are reported to the Feds.
blind drunk wrote:They probably will take down guys with larger rigs. Look at how many idiots here that have been talking about their 55 gallon fermenters?
Maybe time for a new HD Policy - no photos of jumbo home rigs no talk about really big fermentors ...
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