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Ignoring legality, is Homebrew Stack Exchange going to encompass distilling?

A recent question, though vague and needing some work to be a good question, touches on distilling. Legality has been discussed in this (meta) forum, but I wasn't able to find anything in the FAQ's ...
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Distilling questions

It was discussed so many times, like here, but it seems the answer is always that it was decided like that in the begining. Still, can it be changed today, to accept questions like this one?
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How to deal with questions/answers about potentially illegal activities?

I hate to be the killjoy, and I'm certainly not fond of many of the laws concerning alcohol in the U.S., but we should probably discuss how we want to handle questions and answers that touch on ...
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Are questions that do not involve any brewing on topic here?

Calculating alcohol percentage after diluting with a sugar syrup - OP is using ready-made, distilled alcohol. He isn't actually brewing anything, just mixing. Should it be considered on or off topic?
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Should we tag questions as beer brewing or wine making?

I'm foreseeing one possible problem with the site. Beer brewing questions are already outweighing wine making questions. I have a feeling this won't go away. Do we specifically tag each beer brewing ...
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If a question is worth answering, why isn't it worth upvoting

I gotta ask this question to my fellow Homebrewing peeps: If you spend the time to make a good detailed answer to a question, why don't you upvote the question? If it was worth answering, isn't it ...
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Beer.StackExchange

Beer.StackExchange.com recently went into public beta. It's chugging along, but there's some discussion on whether homebrew and beer really need separate boards: https://alcohol.meta.stackexchange....
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Recipe Questions

In the definition stage the recipe questions were noted as off-topic. I'd like to confirm that they are still considered off topic by the community. See Can somebody give me a good recipe that they&#...
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What do you think about launching a separate site for beer appreciation?

There's a newer proposal gaining some amount of traction on our Area 51 site: Beer - Proposed Q&A site for beer aficionados and collectors The focus is significantly different from this one, ...
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What's the criteria for accepting an answer?

On sites like StackOverflow it's pretty cut and dry, if someone's answer fixes your problem, you mark it as correct. Here, however, it's a much different story. Should you mark the correct answer if ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Homebrewing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 29 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Legal questions

How should we deal with questions about legality? Can I sell my Homebrew in the UK
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How do we promote our site?

How do we promote our site?
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Is this question about sweet liqueur off-topic?

This question seems right on the cusp of being on-topic to me. On one hand, it doesn't really have anything to do with fermentation or homebrewing. However, this process more or less like making a ...
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broaden definition to include pros and micros

In discussion about merging some other Alcohol related sites it was suggested that rather that trying to merge in Home brewing (which is undoubtedly struggling to get it's questions per day up), ...
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Questions that only generate opinions

Are we going to continue to let these types of questions float around? What to do with grains after mashing? Despite many great responses and voting activity its not a question with an answer. Does ...
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What should be on our FAQ?

Another Essential Question.
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? See: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/ #4.
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Homebrewing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...