Homebrewing is the brewing of beer, mead, and ciders on a small scale for personal, non-commercial purposes. Alcohol has been brewed on the domestic level. In the United States, a permit is required to distill spirits such as moonshine.

Typical setup for homebew fermentation
Brewing water filter for homebrew use

In 1920, due to Prohibition, breweries across the United States were closed down or began making malt for other purposes.[1]