Man caught (possibly) moonshinin’

Police found a still in a man’s apartment with fermenting corn in it. The official word: it “may or may not be moonshie,” according to the Strib.

I know several people who produce their own home brew, and it doesn’t seem like a big deal. I’ve never heard of police busting the door down and yelling into their walkie talkie “they’re makin’ beer!” But I suppose there are different beer and liquor laws for establishments. Is it the same for the underground side of drink production?

6 Comments so far

  1. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 11:19 am

    This is definitely a good use of tax dollars.

    Not.


  2. Justin (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 11:24 am

    So are they going to auction the still and the moonshine at a police auction? HA!


  3. Erica (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

    If they’re going to auction it, I’m going to go bid! I brew my own beer at home. I’m sure there’s a law somewhere about quantities and distribution.

    Like Aaron said, great use of our tax dollars.


  4. Matty Cash (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    It’s legal to brew at home but not to distill, so my guess is that the still probably won’t be coming up for auction. Alas.


  5. Erica (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

    Dang.

    In honor, I’m having a bottle of homebrew with my dinner. Cheers!


  6. taylor (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

    Hey Erica, speaking of homemade booze, I made some Red Eye over the weekend for holiday gifts and have some for you. You should hang out with Smooth Ang D and I and get it from me.



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