It’s hard to believe that the government still chases after home distillers of liquor, but the Federal Government treats it as if it’s heroin or crystal meth. The government regulates everything it can get its hand on. The BATFE is really charged with a lot of excessive nonsense. It was that department of the government that started the Waco incident because they didn’t like the idea that some religious cult hoarded guns. It had nothing to do with David Koresh’s pedophilia. And it resulted in the death of a lot of innocent people.
They go after home distillers because they can’t tax them, so they make it illegal. If someone is making booze under the radar, that’s revenue the government can’t get. So they want to punish those people. Despite propaganda to the contrary, that is their main reason, not bad moonshine.
Here’s George Jones on the subject.