Home distillation for the purpose of producing alcohol, even for personal use, is illegal under federal law. Since distillation equipment can be used to distill water, produce essential oils or fuel alcohol, the equipment itself is not illegal. However, simply owning a still may be illegal in your hometown, county or state. In some states, counties and towns some laws trump federal law allowing for legal home distillation. Since we cannot possibly know the legalities of owning and operating a still in every municipality, it is the buyer’s responsibility to do the necessary research into state and local laws concerning home distillation. Betterstills.com and its affiliates will not be held responsible for the illegal purchase and or use of our stills. State laws concerning home distillation can be found at https://www.hobbydistillersassociation.org/index.php/legalization/state-laws-by-state. An application to obtain to a federal fuel alcohol permit can be found at http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f511074.pdf.