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Old 02-18-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Beer ingredients on an airplane?

I'm planning a trip to the UK next month to visit some family and am planning to bring back several beer kits in my check-in luggage and wondering if anyone has ever tried this? Kits are the coopers extract malt kits with hops and yeast included, am thinking to bring 2 or 3 of them to Turkey but no idea what customs will say.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Yes I have. Several beers from Belgium.

Put them in your suitcase and don't give it another thought and no need to elaborate with words to customs. It is just beer. A few items of low cost are not significant.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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I suggest you try to brew on the plane.

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Mile high lager.

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Other than hop bags appearing to be bags of marijuana...should be fine!

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I'm not a Turkish customs agent, nor a Turkish lawyer, but a quick web search reveals no reason why there would be a problem with importing these kits into Turkey.

Essentially, you are flying canned goods. No safety issues. If the end use in legal in Turkey, you should be good to go.

(Whew. I made it through posting about airplanes, potential customs violations, and Turkey without making an "Airplane!" Turkish prison reference...that was a close one!)

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Other than hop bags appearing to be bags of marijuana...should be fine!
Ya know......They smell just like pot too. Would a drug dog know the difference?
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Ya know......They smell just like pot too. Would a drug dog know the difference?
As I recall, there is a story about TSA officers not knowing what to make of a bag of hops in "Brewing Up a Business"
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Ya know......They smell just like pot too. Would a drug dog know the difference?
Not only do hops smell pretty different from weed, they look VERY different. And a dog is about a thousand times better than a human, so I doubt it would sniff twice.
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Not only do hops smell pretty different from weed, they look VERY different. And a dog is about a thousand times better than a human, so I doubt it would sniff twice.
Ever had some fruity funk? It smells just like hops. I do agree that a dog would probably know the difference.
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