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Old 05-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #151
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Being in Georgia I have access to lot of breweries that will only distribute to the southeast. Some of the breweries I have acess to are Red Hare (GA exclusive with only cans), Sweetwater (bottles), Terrapin (bottles), Red Brick (Most underrated brewery I America IMHO. bottles), Monday Night Eye Patch (bottles/may have cans), Blue Tarp (Newest Brewery in GA and I have not been able to get my hands on it yet). All of the breweries naturally have a limited distribution and a few have to be hunted. If TheMan allows it I would love to trade so I could get a good feel of how my local breweries hold up to others.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #152
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Was hoping to have mine shipped tomorrow but ran out of bubble wrap tonight so will have to wait till Wednesday to ship.

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Old 05-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #153
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Was hoping to have mine shipped tomorrow but ran out of bubble wrap tonight so will have to wait till Wednesday to ship.
I'll have mine shipped Wednesday as well. I have all the beer, but I pack it all up at work (free shipping supplies!) And since I am working 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. ill be plenty busy and didn't want to overlook something and pack it badly. I'll be able to take my time tomorrow.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #154
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I never shipped beer before. I was planning on shipping them in a 12-pack box. Since I'm only shipping 10, I'll add two empties to fill it out. I was going to line the bottom with bubble wrap and fill the empty space at the top with crumpled up paper. Then tape the **** out of it. Do you guys think that the beer will make it there ok? Should I put each bottle in a ziplock to help prevent spillage if one breaks?

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Old 05-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #155
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Thinking zip locks are a good idea.

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Old 05-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #156
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I wrap every bottle in protective bubble wrap or some other barrier. Never had a broken bottle. Be sure you fill ALL empty space. Then shake the box to see if it moves. If stuff moves inside. Then its not sufficient.

I've seen some pretty skimpy packing as well, and it made it here. I think there is some luck involved. If you don't have a guy toss your box, then kick it, then sit on it, you will be fine.

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #157
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Here is a good step-by-step for shipping beer.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/tuto...ng-beer-93042/

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:28 PM   #158
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Being in Georgia I have access to lot of breweries that will only distribute to the southeast. Some of the breweries I have acess to are Red Hare (GA exclusive with only cans), Sweetwater (bottles), Terrapin (bottles), Red Brick (Most underrated brewery I America IMHO. bottles), Monday Night Eye Patch (bottles/may have cans), Blue Tarp (Newest Brewery in GA and I have not been able to get my hands on it yet). All of the breweries naturally have a limited distribution and a few have to be hunted. If TheMan allows it I would love to trade so I could get a good feel of how my local breweries hold up to others.
Hey Norm I think this will be a reoccurring thing so this round is filled up but I'm sure you can get in on the next one.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #159
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I never shipped beer before. I was planning on shipping them in a 12-pack box. Since I'm only shipping 10, I'll add two empties to fill it out. I was going to line the bottom with bubble wrap and fill the empty space at the top with crumpled up paper. Then tape the **** out of it. Do you guys think that the beer will make it there ok? Should I put each bottle in a ziplock to help prevent spillage if one breaks?
Yeah I put every bottle in its own zip lock bag then bubble wrap them. I also line all sides of box with bubble wrap and then fill in empty space with paper or plastic bags. Like TheMan said if you shake your box and nothing shifts you should be good.
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Put it this way, lovesipa, if a bottle breaks then they will have the box returned to you. If you opt not to replace the bottle, then you just pay to have it reshipped to your destination...which is prob $30 or more. If you are replacing the bottle too, then add that cost.

At a minimum its likely a $40 mistake if your bottle breaks. So $10 in extra packing materials is kind of a deal.

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