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Offline kane  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:28:13 AM(UTC)
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this is what i found with google for FLORIDA


562.27 Seizure and forfeiture.—

(1) It is unlawful for any person to have in her or his possession, custody, or control, or to own, make, construct, or repair, any still, still piping, still apparatus, or still worm, or any piece or part thereof, designed or adapted for the manufacture of an alcoholic beverage, or to have in her or his possession, custody or control any receptacle or container containing any mash, wort, or wash, or other fermented liquids whatever capable of being distilled or manufactured into an alcoholic beverage, unless such possession, custody, control, ownership, manufacture, construction, or repairing be by or for a person authorized by law to manufacture such alcoholic beverage.

(2) It is unlawful for any person to have in her or his possession, custody, or control any raw materials or substance intended to be used in the distillation or manufacturing of an alcoholic beverage unless the person holds a license from the state authorizing the manufacture of the alcoholic beverage.

(3) The terms "raw material" or "substance" for the purpose of this chapter shall mean and include, but not be limited to, any of the following: Any grade or type of sugar, syrup, or molasses derived from sugarcane, sugar beets, corn, sorghum, or any other source; starch; potatoes; grain or cornmeal, corn chops, cracked corn, rye chops, middlings, shorts, bran, or any other grain derivative; malt; malt sugar or malt syrup; oak chips, charred or not charred; yeast; cider; honey; fruit; grapes; berries; fruit, grape or berry juices or concentrates; wine; caramel; burnt sugar; gin flavor; Chinese bean cake or Chinese wine cake; urea; ammonium phosphate, ammonium carbonate, ammonium sulphate, or any other yeast food; ethyl acetate or any other ethyl ester; any other material of the character used in the manufacture of distilled spirits or any chemical or other material suitable for promoting or accelerating fermentation; any chemical or material of the character used in the production of distilled spirits by chemical reaction; or any combination of such materials or chemicals.

(4) Any such raw materials, substance, or any still, still piping, still apparatus, or still worm, or any piece or part thereof, or any mash, wort, or wash, or other fermented liquid and the receptacle or container thereof, and any alcoholic beverage, together with all personal property used to facilitate the manufacture or production of the alcoholic beverage or to facilitate the violation of the alcoholic beverage control laws of this state or the United States, may be seized by the division or by any sheriff or deputy sheriff and shall be forfeited to the state.

(5) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of raw materials or other substances knowing same are to be used in the distillation or manufacture of an alcoholic beverage unless such person receiving same, by purchase or otherwise, holds a license from the state authorizing the manufacture of such alcoholic beverage.

(6) Any vehicle, vessel, or aircraft used in the transportation or removal of or for the deposit or concealment of any illicit liquor still or stilling apparatus; any mash, wort, wash, or other fermented liquids capable of being distilled or manufactured into an alcoholic beverage; or any alcoholic beverage commonly known and referred to as "moonshine whiskey" shall be seized and may be forfeited as provided by the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, employee of the division, or police officer may seize any of the vehicles, vessels, or conveyances, and the same may be forfeited as provided by law.

(7) The finding of any still, still piping, still apparatus, or still worm, or any piece or part thereof, or any mash, wort, or wash or other fermented liquids in the dwelling house or place of business, or so near thereto as to lead to the reasonable belief that they are within the possession, custody, or control of the occupants of the dwelling house or place of business, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section by the occupants of the dwelling house or place of business.

(8) Any person violating any provisions of this section of the law shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
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leslie on 7/16/2015(UTC)
Offline heeler  
#2 Posted : Friday, July 04, 2014 7:31:19 AM(UTC)
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"Guys, I moved this single post here because I wanted it to be easy for me to find this info for obvious reasons. If in the future or even now if it bothers anyone that it's a sticky, <<<which will of course make it stay right up top in this forum>>>, I will move it or delete it.Blushing

If anybody else that happens to be in Florida see's this headline of course they will read it and maybe that will keep them outta trouble.Confused

And of course I want to thank -- kane -- for posting it in another thread.Cool"
Offline John Barleycorn  
#3 Posted : Friday, July 04, 2014 8:29:33 AM(UTC)
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Folks can also vist the HDA State Laws page:

http://www.hobbydistille...ciation.org/?page_id=213
Offline ozarks-irishman  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:47:50 AM(UTC)
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Seems idiotic to me that you can smoke pot in Colorado or Washington, but heaven help you if you have a pot still in Florida.
Offline Alli  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:31:16 AM(UTC)
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If you read through the Florida law posted above and substitute atomic bomb for still, the law starts to make sense.
Offline kane  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:01:00 AM(UTC)
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florida just legalized medical pot also
Offline Long Tall Sally  
#7 Posted : Saturday, December 06, 2014 5:32:55 PM(UTC)
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Always been funny to me that I can purchase several gallons of cheap wine at say Walmart. Should I want to remove the alcohol from said wine that I have bought and purchased legally ? I have now broken the law. It makes as much sense as buying cigarettes (I don't smoke) and removing the tobacco from the paper supplied and re-wrapping them in Zig Zag papers.

I am so sick of being told what to do. Laws making adults bend over seeking their 'Pursuit of Happiness' . Ah, it's like anything else. If advocates for home distilling had the cash to fill the right politicians pocket? We would be distilling in our front yards come spring time.
Offline Alli  
#8 Posted : Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:07:33 AM(UTC)
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Sally,
What you say is of course very true. The state law quoted above has probably been on the books in Florida since the end of Prohibition. In today's society, the law is senseless and antiquated, however it is still there. The federal laws are just as bad or worse. Because of all these laws and the inability to obtain a home distilling permit, hobby distillers are a paranoid bunch which makes raising a lot of money to fill the pockets of our politicians a tough sell. We can do our part by making our feelings known in DC- call or email your Senators and Congressman/Woman in Washington. Tell them you want these laws changed to coincide with the home beer and wine making laws. If you need help with this, please let us know.

Tom Cowdrey
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Offline dasorge  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:56:03 AM(UTC)
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I thought our local laws where tough! At least we can 'possess' equipment -- just can't use it for likker.
Offline meoluoikhongbietcuoi  
#10 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2018 12:04:53 AM(UTC)
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Laws are meant to protect human rights, not the way to make people miserable
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