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New here from TX

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:01 pm
by Pechin0351
I am new, I am from Texas. Naturally owning a still in the free state of Texas is illegal without paying special taxes and stuff.... so I am here purely for informational purposes and theory and stuff... because breaking the law is bad...

Re: New here from TX

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:09 pm
by rockcanyon
Yeah, me too. I just make distilled water. Never can have too much distilled water. Welcome to Homedistiller.

Re: New here from TX

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:34 pm
by Bushman
Welcome, I am in it for the essential oil!

Re: New here from TX

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:07 pm
by Pechin0351
Welp from the laws I read, you can’t own a still in Texas for either of those reasons... unless I miss read something.

Re: New here from TX

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:17 pm
by Bushman
As far as I know here’s what the law says now.
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.
But we are digressing from the welcome page.

Re: New here from TX

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:49 pm
by Pechin0351
Bushman wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:17 pm
As far as I know here’s what the law says now.
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.
But we are digressing from the welcome page.
Texas ABC Sec 103.02 is what I am interpreting. I suck at reading, and I am all for a loophole if someone has one.
You are correct though, I digress.
Glad to be here for the sole purpose of knowledge and such... I like making beer, and I like making wine for the wife. Intro done?

Re: New here from TX

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:35 pm
by Yonder
Welcome, neighbor :wave: . Many, many folks from the State here. And, yes, it’s illegal to possess anything that can be used to distill alcohol w/o a license. We’re workin’ on it.

Re: New here from TX

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 am
by Rrmuf
Welcome from the Great White North. I'm in it for the hand sanitizer. :-)