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43881Re: ATB warrning

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  • David
    Jun 20, 2013
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      Does this include ebay?

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Hopefull" <hopefull_romantic@...> wrote:
      > Hello,
      > 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.
      > Sincerely,
      > Brewhaus
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