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Over the history of this site, there has been repeated discussion of whether distilling and other "non-brewing" activities should be allowed:

The most upvoted answers on each of these questions seem to me to suggest that the community overall does, and always has, supported the inclusion of such topics. However, there still seems to be an assumption that this is not allowed (likely based on the proposal-phase discussion where people were weary of its legality, which I feel has been more than addressed since then).

All of that said, my question is less about this particular topic and more around what steps are required do the following:

  1. Officially determine whether the community at large would in fact like a change to be made.
  2. Define the changes that should be made to the site to make this more explicit (e.g. updating the tour information to explicitly include whether or not distilling is allowed and/or possibly changing the name of the site to something more clearly inclusive).
  3. Enact the changes once they are agreed upon.

Is there an official process for this? How do we avoid spending another 8 years debating this point without any definitive action?

  • Is this something that maybe @Shog9 could help with? – thesquaregroot Sep 29 at 12:44
  • Or maybe @Catija? – thesquaregroot Sep 29 at 12:45
  • Things move slow here on Stack Exchange... No movement over on the Alcohol stack either. – farmersteve Sep 30 at 16:14
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Funny you bring this up. We were having the same discussion over at Alcohol. Nothing happened, but I think we need to turn homebrew and alcohol into production and non-production stacks. https://alcohol.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/234/keep-the-booze-on-alcohol-and-we-will-deal-with-beer-and-wine-making-at-homebrew

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