43881Re: ATB warrning
- Jun 20, 2013Does this include ebay?
--- In email@example.com, "Hopefull" <hopefull_romantic@...> wrote:
> As many of you are probably already aware, the TTB (Alcohol and
> Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau), which is the federal government agency that
> controls virtually all things related to alcohol, formally requested the
> list of sales of distillers, distillation columns, and boilers. The request
> encompasses all sales of these products (and these products only- supplies
> and other equipment are not required to be documented) for the past three
> years, and quarterly reports from this point on. This appears to have been
> an industry wide movement, as all of the major producers and distributors
> have received the same request. We are contacting you to let you know that,
> based on your purchase date and the product(s) that you purchased, your
> information will be included on our list to the TTB.
> We have fielded a very large number of phone calls and e-mails
> asking what the TTB intends to do with this information. This is something
> that we cannot answer. There are many theories being discussed on various
> forums, including our own (www.brewhausforum.com), however, they are not
> currently substantiated. Even though it should not have a significant
> effect to those not using the equipment to distill alcohol or those who have
> already obtain proper licensing, it can still prove to be an inconvenience
> should the government act on the information.
> One possible positive side to this action is that it has energized
> many people who support hobby distillation (who are obviously the most
> concerned over the request), and there is now some movement to press for
> legalization of hobby distillation. If you would be interested in
> supporting this movement, please visit our forum.
> While this is obviously beyond our control, we are sorry to be the
> bearer of such news.
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