All New Brew Products from Bayou Classic
Brew Kettles-Brew Accessories-Beverage Buckets-Serving Carts
Imagine reaching into the bucket to grab a beer….your beer. Knowing you brewed the beer as the top is popped…that is the perfect moment. The expanded line of Bayou Classic homebrew equipment puts you in control. A bottle you capped will sound sweeter when it pops open, a perfect shade of amber will tumble into the glass, foam will bubble just the right amount; that first sip will taste crisper and more refreshing than all other beers.
We provide all the Bayou Classic outdoor cooking products needed to create the perfect backyard feast…
Now, your signature beer caps the event.
Bayou Classic Stainless Steel 6-pc Brew Kettle Set
Bayou Classic’s Six Piece Stainless Steel Brew Kettle Sets are available in three sizes: 8-Gallon, 10-Gallon, and 16-Gallon. We have included everything in our stainless steel 6-piece brew kettle set to brew the perfect beer…except the recipe. Check out the link below to see some of our favorite beer recipes.
· Stainless Tri-Ply Stockpot with Low Side Indentation, Heat Shield and Gallon/Quart Calibration
· Stainless Vented Lid
· Stainless Ball Valve having ½” FNPT treaded interior and exterior opening
· Stainless Thermometer with 2” Stem
· Stainless False Bottom screen that sets 3.25” above bottom of pot
· Stainless tube-shaped filter screen that attaches to inner spigot
· Tri-Ply Bottom for even heating to prevent sugars from sticking and scorching
· Narrow diameter and high side-wall reduces chance of boil over
· All Stainless construction for no interaction with acid wort
· False Bottom rests on Low Side Indentation creating a tighter barrier, reducing chance for grains and particles to enter the spigot chamber
Legality of Home Brewing in the United States
In 1920, the United States outlawed the manufacture and consumption of alcoholic beverages "for beverage purposes." As a result of Prohibition, breweries, vineyards, and distilleries across the United States were closed down or placed into service making malt for non-alcoholic purposes. During prohibition, home wine-making was treated more leniently as the result of a 1920 IRS ruling that loosened standards for allowable alcohol content for wine and cider but not for beer. Home brewing of beer having alcohol content higher than 0.5% remained illegal until 1978 when Congress passed a bill repealing Federal restrictions and excise taxes on the home brewing of small amounts of beer and wine.
Individual states remain free to restrict or prohibit the manufacture of beer, mead, hard cider, wine and other fermented alcoholic beverages at home. For example, Ala. Code § 28-1-1 addresses the illegal manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Alabama, and no other provision of Alabama law provides an exception for personal use brewing.
However, most states permit home brewing, allowing 100 gallons of beer per adult per year and up to a maximum of 200 gallons per household annually when there are two or more adults residing in the household. Because alcohol is taxed by the federal government via excise taxes, home brewers are restricted from selling any beer they brew. This similarly applies in most Western countries. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed into law a bill allowing home beers, which was at the time not permitted without paying the excise taxes as a holdover from the prohibition of alcoholic beverages (repealed in 1933). This change also exempted home brewers from posting a "penal bond" (which is currently $1000.00) which had the prohibitive effect of economically preventing brewers of small quantities from pursuing their hobby.
The United States, having an established home winemaking culture, moved rapidly into the brewing of beer. Within months of legalization, Charlie Papazian founded the Association of Brewers (now Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association). In 1984, Papazian published The Complete Joy of Home Brewing. This and Line's work remain in print to this day alongside later publications such as Graham Wheeler's Home Brewing: The CAMRA Guide.