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Old 07-27-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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Ok, I'm not actually shipping it, 'cause I don't think that's legal.

I just brewed a Fat Tire-like batch...my first one back in the game...it came out great!

I'm flying from Austin to Seattle and I want to take someone two bottles of this batch I just did.

Any recomendations? I was thinking bubble wrap real heavy and then put it in a zip-lock bag in my check-in baggage. As far as I know that's still legal.

Will that work? Anyone done this?

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Old 07-27-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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That won't work, brother. You'll probably have to check it. See this: http://www.tsa.gov/311/

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Old 07-27-2007, 07:19 PM   #3
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That won't work, brother. You'll probably have to check it. See this: http://www.tsa.gov/311/
But that seems to be just for carry on. No, I want to put it in my luggage that I'm checking at the counter, not the carry on. I KNOW I can't carry it on the plane ;-).

But will it store in the checked luggage ok? I don't know what the altitude stuff will do to it...
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When I lived in Germany I used to put 2 5-liter kegs in my check-in baggage all the time. Never had a dropped spilled or a can dented. I just wrapped them up in jeans.

For bottles I'd probably bubble wrap and wrap in jeans.

I would place them near the top and bottom of the suitcase as these are the more sturdier portion of the case. If you put them near the middle that are has more "give room" and is crushable by other baggage...just a thought.

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Luggage compartments are pressurized and temp controlled...no worries there. Only worry is the way your luggage is handled, so yeah you can do it, and like you said pack it well. And put a bag around it in case it breaks.

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I brought several bottles of wine back from Italy a couple of years ago and had no problem with them in my checked luggage. I wrapped them in T-shirts and put them in a shoebox that I packed right in the middle of the suitcase.....no worries.

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But that seems to be just for carry on. No, I want to put it in my luggage that I'm checking at the counter, not the carry on. I KNOW I can't carry it on the plane ;-).

But will it store in the checked luggage ok? I don't know what the altitude stuff will do to it...
HA! I misread it. Yeah, I've packed liquids in my checked baggage. Whiskey, beer, liquid nitrogen. Like the man said, just make sure to wrap it well.
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HA! I misread it... liquid nitrogen.
Liquid nitrogen?! There's probably a story behind that...;-)

Ok. I'll give it a shot! Thanks all!
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My mom took some of my beers back last time she visited. Just put them in her checked baggage with some bubble wrap. No problems at all.

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My mom took some of my beers back last time she visited. Just put them in her checked baggage with some bubble wrap. No problems at all.
Excellent!
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