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Old 07-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #151
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By the way, what are we shooting for as a ship date?
Probably between Thanksgiving and the first week of December...
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #152
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This has been asked before, but for anyone that did it last year can you let those of us knew to this know how you shipped it? UPS/FedEx obviously but did you buy the boxes from them too and if not where did you get yours. Im trying to plan this all out so that I can start piecing things together and can just go drop them off on a day to ship with no issues. Speaking of which, Bio I think we need to get an email or something going so everyone can get each others addresses needed for this.

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Old 07-10-2012, 07:19 PM   #153
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This has been asked before, but for anyone that did it last year can you let those of us knew to this know how you shipped it? UPS/FedEx obviously but did you buy the boxes from them too and if not where did you get yours. Im trying to plan this all out so that I can start piecing things together and can just go drop them off on a day to ship with no issues. Speaking of which, Bio I think we need to get an email or something going so everyone can get each others addresses needed for this.
I've always gone through USPS. I also have a closet full of boxes and shipping material that I will reuse, which I know doesnt help to answer your question.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #154
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USPS is the only one that it is illegal to ship alcohol through though...so i prob wont risk it.

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:07 AM   #155
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Like sfrisby, I keep a collection of smallish boxes throughout the year that I use for shipping. I purchased a large roll of small-bubble bubble wrap from WalMart (it was like 10 or 15 bucks). I use 2 sheets per bottle then double ziploc bag them. I bought the gallon ziplocs at Sam's. (I have enough left of both packing supplies to ship this year too. Finally, I pack the rest of the space on the box with shredded paper...free, essentially, if you own a shredder, and have two kids who love to shred your junk mail for you..
Last year I had to buy 3 boxes, but this year I'm pretty sure I'll be good with recycled ones...

If everyone can PM me their preferred mailing address, I will create a master list and PM it back out to the group when it's time. Remember, if you do have the ability to receive packages at a business address, it will be less expensive to ship there.

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What size boxes work best? I was already going to wrap in bubble wrap, the ziplock bags is a good idea that ill do as well. Just need to figure out what box to use.

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What size boxes work best? I was already going to wrap in bubble wrap, the ziplock bags is a good idea that ill do as well. Just need to figure out what box to use.
I can get you some measurements...give me a few days and I can measure some of the boxes I have...

I'm on my mobile now so its tough to post links but there a more than a few threads (and a sticky, as I recall) on shipping homebrew...I may also just take some photos of my own process and post them here eventually ...
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That'd help a lot Bio, thx.

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Update on Saffron Tripel--racked the main batch (wlp530) to condition in a corny with 1oz of bitter orange peel and the saffron threads. The batch w/3711 tasted quite citrusy as is so I bottled that today for long-term bottle conditioning. As for my Brett experiment, I racked the BGS off it's Sacc yeast and pitched Brett Brux.

At this point, my plan is to let each recipient choose his poison: 3 bottles of the main batch, 2 of the main + 1 of the 3711 batch, or 1 each of the main, 3711, and Brett BGS. Cool?
I'll take 1 of each.
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I've had a tough time finding the time to brew the last several weeks, and I had been planning on having my Crabapple Lambicky Ale in primary by now. Sadly, I'm a little behind schedule. FEAR NOT! I'm brewing it up on Tuesday night with a buddy coming over to help. Here's the recipe that I'm going to be using, just in case anyone is interested:

9# 4.1 oz. 2 row
2# 8 oz. White wheat malt
1# Caracrystal wheat
1# 2.2 oz. Vienna
4 oz. clear candi sugar

Mash at 148 for 75 minutes

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1.3 oz. Saaz @ 60
1.3 oz. Saaz @ 30

Yeast - Wyeast 1214 - 1L starter
Primary at 68-72 for ~3 weeks

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Add 4 lbs. fresh frozen cranberries
1 package of Wyeast 3112 Brett Brux
6 weeks in secondary then bottle

This should give it enough time in the bottle to relax while still getting a full fermentation and development of the flavors. If anyone has any suggestions let me know. Definitely excited to brew this one!

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