Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > anyone interested in trading homebrews?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,235
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default anyone interested in trading homebrews?

I'd like to sample some of what you have in return for some of what I have. Nothing major, just a 12oz bottle of yours for a 12oz bottle of mine. Postage shouldn't be too bad for a single bottle, right?

PM me if you are interested. I don't have anything ready at the moment that is worth of a trade, but in a few weeks I sure will.

-walker

__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
Dragonfly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 116
Default

hey man in a couple weeks I'll have some Irish red that should be great. But I was wondering, have you ever mailed beer? or had it mailed to you? If so, how does it affect the flavor of the beer? Isn't that how a lot of ppl submit beer to competitions? And last but not least, how do you package it? Thanks

__________________

(sort of) New to the Game

up next:
Kolsch

secondary:
altbier

Keg: empty

Bottled:
maple pumpkin ale
"Straight up" Pale Ale
Java Porter
Smiling Eyes Irish Red
Vanilla Cream Ale

Dragonfly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,235
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

I haven't done it before, nor have I thought through the logistics yet. Just tossing out the idea.

Mailing it shouldn't affect the flavor unless it sits in a hot place for a long time... that's my guess anyway.

Packaging?? Probably just some bubble wrap around the bottle (the BIG bubbles, not the small ones) and put it into a carboard box or a cardboard tube with thick walls (like the ones used for storing blueprints and posters.)

-walker

__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 05:08 PM   #4
Toilet Rocker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Toilet Rocker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Posts: 817
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Sounds like a good idea. When I've sent mine out, I use the bubble wrap around the beer and newspaper in the box method. Wasn't expensive and it made it to its destination without a problem. She loved the beer too, two weeks after letting everything settle out.

__________________

When people ask what I do for a living, I say I brew beer. No, not as a profession, but to live.

Toilet Rocker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
Cheesefood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,809
Liked 28 Times on 18 Posts

Default

I'm in. I'm going to bottle my Kolsch this weekend so it'll be a perfect time to send the brew.

I'll put a "born on" date on it. Keep it at room temp for a week, then fridge it for two weeks.

__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.


Cheesefood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 06:21 PM   #6
kornkob
Resident Crazy Uncle
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kornkob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Madison WI
Posts: 1,828
Liked 12 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Aren't there any quirky legal ramifications of 'trading' alcoholic products, particularly across state lines?

__________________

Jason 'Kornkob' Robinson

I wanna move to Theory. Everything works in Theory.

kornkob is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 07:00 PM   #7
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,853
Liked 69 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

If you find a carpet retailers, they throw away the cardboard tube in themiddle. It's got about a 4" diameter. That should be ideal!

__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.
Orfy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 07:16 PM   #8
OtherWhiteMeat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 173
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'd like to sample some of what you have in return for some of what I have. Nothing major, just a 12oz bottle of yours for a 12oz bottle of mine.
Im in!! This will give me a chance to try some darker beers since that looks like the type you like to drink.

Aren't there any quirky legal ramifications of 'trading' alcoholic products, particularly across state lines?
Not sure but I went to send some empty bottles to someone i sold over ebay and the USPS refused to send them becuase by law they couldent mail alcohol. I said they were empty and they could check them if they wanted but they said down the line the distrobution will not check it and refuse it anyway. On another note, mine was not packaged the best, if you hid the bottle in the box they would never know, I was sending 48!

If you find a carpet retailers, they throw away the cardboard tube in themiddle. It's got about a 4" diameter. That should be ideal!
I use to work at Home Depot and they throw these away daily. You could cut it into sections with a wood saw and have anought to mail like 12 single bottles. I think this is perfect.
__________________

Still a newb, but im brewin' myself through it!

Up next:
Primary:
Bottled: Franziskaner Hefeweizen
Bottled: Light American Pale Ale
Bottled: Newcastle clone
Bottled: Light Honey Ale
Bottled: Apple Cider (Tastes more like sweet wine)
Bottled: Apricot Ale(finished)

OtherWhiteMeat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 09:15 PM   #9
SwAMi75
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SwAMi75's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midwest City, OK
Posts: 2,492
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

The Sampling and Critiquing forum here was made for just this type of thing....trading and sampling others' brews.

__________________
May you go marching in three-measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters, shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

SwAMi75 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2005, 08:43 PM   #10
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,235
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kornkob
Aren't there any quirky legal ramifications of 'trading' alcoholic products, particularly across state lines?
that's a good question. I should probably check into that before I do something that is considered 'bootlegging'. The last thing I need is the ATF breathing down my neck.... the friggin FBI is already bothersome enough.

-walker
__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
micro trading drengel Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 7 01-21-2012 02:18 AM
Hop Trading tarheels Recipes/Ingredients 4 10-16-2008 06:27 PM
Anybody interested in trading with me? clemson55 General Chit Chat 0 10-02-2008 08:34 PM
Beer Trading mresa641 General Beer Discussion 1 07-19-2008 02:27 AM
trading yeast ggenovez General Beer Discussion 15 12-29-2005 10:36 PM