there is no limit stated "provincially". That said, the excise act is long and a tough read. There may be some federal limits.
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The general view is that this makes home brewing illegal. I'm not sure that is right - generally, unless explicitly disallowed in law, activities are generally considered to be legal. As far as I've been able to find, home distillation (freezing or otherwise) is not explicitly banned (nor are their any provisions what-so-ever in the excise or other acts). In addition, in academic labs such as my own we frequently engage in distillation, and buy lab-grade distillation units, without the need for licencing. Lastly, there have been no prosecutions for violation of the excise act of any home distiller unless they tried to sell their liquor. Even in cases where people burned down their homes, or poisoned someone, they are charged under other acts rather than the exsize act.
YMMV, and I am not a lawyer....
Shane, I read through the NB Liquor Act a few months ago and due to this thread topic thought I return to it because I believed I saw a limit to what you can have in a residence so:Canuck wrote:There are no Provincial nor Federal restrictions on the amount of beer you can make for personal consumption. I actually asked this to both parties when I went through getting my Provincial and Federal licenses. Brew away!
under "SALE AND POSSESSION OF LIQUOR" :
36 A person not prohibited from having possession of liquor may have in the person’s residence a maximum total of fifty gallons of wine, wine and beer or beer made by the person in the person’s residence, and a person who is not prohibited from consuming liquor may consume that wine or beer in that residence. 1971, c.43, s.5; 1974, c.26(Supp.), s.3; 1992, c.90, s.30
This doesn't place a limit on brewing capacity, per se, but does for batch size say if a homebrewer were to scale up (like 10 x 23 L at a time).
Anyway - keep up the great work with Hammond River Brewing!