Distillate – State alcohol laws for Texas

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Texas is a state in the United States

  • The most recent update was on January 1, 2015

State Laws: An Overview

Residents in Texas cannot lawfully own a still, regardless of its intended use, unless they have a commercial distilling license. Since any still capable of distilling water, essential oils, or other liquids is "capable of creating unlawful beverages," this would include any still, regardless of whether or not its use is illegal.

103.01 is a section of the Code of Federal Regulations. ILLICIT BEVERAGES PROHIBITED.

No person may possess, manufacture, transport, or sell an illicit beverage.

103.01 is a section of the Code of Federal Regulations. ILLICIT BEVERAGES PROHIBITED.

Sec. 103.02. ILLICIT BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT OR MATERIAL: No individual may possess equipment or material that is designed for, capable of being utilized for, or used in the manufacture of an illicit beverage.

State legislation governing the manufacture of fuel

People who apply for a permission can produce ethanol fuel. I’m not sure if this permit requires a distillery license, but you could check with your county to see if it’s legal in your area.
Permit for Local Industrial Producers

Legal manufacturing licenses & regulations

A basic distillers license is available in Texas for the commercial manufacture of spirits.
Texas licenses are available

To legally make spirits, you’ll need to apply for multiple permits. Only federal licenses are included below. There will be other state standards to follow as well.

TTB 5110.41 Basic permit is required for obtaining a license to manufacture spirits.

You can only make spirits with this license. A distilling equipment / distillery license is also required: TTB 5100.24 Distilled spirit plant

To manufacture ethanol fuel, you’ll need to fill out a TTB 5110.74 federal license application.

Posession stills & moonshine

Residents in Texas cannot lawfully own a still, regardless of its intended use, unless they have a commercial distilling license. Since any still capable of distilling water, essential oils, or other liquids is "capable of creating unlawful beverages," this would include any still, regardless of whether or not its use is illegal.

103.01 is a section of the Code of Federal Regulations. ILLICIT BEVERAGES PROHIBITED.

No person may possess, manufacture, transport, or sell an illicit beverage.

103.01 is a section of the Code of Federal Regulations. ILLICIT BEVERAGES PROHIBITED.

Sec. 103.02. ILLICIT BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT OR MATERIAL: No individual may possess equipment or material that is designed for, capable of being utilized for, or used in the manufacture of an illicit beverage.

Federal laws apply

Citizens can own and run a still for non-alcohol manufacturing under current federal laws.

This means you can lawfully do the following:

Every state, and even individual counties, havetheir own laws It’s possible that state laws will take precedence over federal laws.

It is your obligation to be aware of the local legislation.

VIEW FEDERAL LAWS

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