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Old 12-16-2008, 04:40 PM   #11
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I've been collecting the aluminum bottles and may try to cap some soon so I can use the biermuncher ghetto picnic-tap-bottle-filler and send out individual beers in aluminum bottles, where they should be quite well protected. If they survived the freezing process, that is.

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Old 12-16-2008, 06:40 PM   #12
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I think I remember someone saying to use "Active Yeast Cultures" as the content. Technically, not lying

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Old 01-26-2009, 06:06 PM   #13
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Hey folks - anyone tried shipping full cornies? Any advice?

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Old 02-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #14
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Great thread. The only step missing was the one that included my address. All beer shipped should always be shipped to my place for consuming. Please pay all postage in advance.
For information regarding my current address please contact me through HBT.com, thanks!

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Old 02-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #15
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I just wanted to add that I use a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer on all my bottles just as an added safety precaution. That way if a bottle cracks or it's cap comes loose it's still contained.

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Old 02-13-2009, 03:09 AM   #16
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Just interested... if you go to that much trouble to package the brew, we're avoiding shipping via USPS because why? Oh, it's illegal? Ok, got it. Anyone have anything to say about this?

Does anyone have "a friend" that ships via USPS and has found no problem?

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Old 05-28-2009, 10:28 PM   #17
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Just interested... if you go to that much trouble to package the brew, we're avoiding shipping via USPS because why? Oh, it's illegal? Ok, got it. Anyone have anything to say about this?

Does anyone have "a friend" that ships via USPS and has found no problem?
I have shipped beer several times through the USPS and never had a problem. Again, just don't tell them what's in the box. They've never even asked me. Although, I tend to go to the little Post Office "annex" that's down the block.

One thing that I do differently than you is the amount of bubble wrap. I wrap the bottles well, and then make a layer of newspaper on the bottom of the box. Then a bit more bubble wrap on top of that, where I put the bottles. Then I just stuff the rest of the box with newspaper. It's a lot cheaper and does the job just fine.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:05 PM   #18
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Are there any negative effects on the beer after shipping it, with all the jostling around? Is it better to ship it immediately after bottling rather than after it has carbonated?

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:47 PM   #19
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It occurs to me that shipping right after bottling might be bad--with all the temp changes, pressure changes, etc, you have bottle bombs waiting to happen if you messed up...

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Old 07-01-2009, 03:56 AM   #20
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Just to go back to my previous post...

I posted a question on Beer Advocate regarding the shipping of beer (or any alcohol) as there was a thread in the trading forums dealing with shipping. The explanation I received there was that it is a Federal crime to ship beer via the USPS, while it may simply be a violation to do so using FedEx/UPS/etc.

No one there had ever heard of any harm coming from someone using the USPS, but "didn't want to be the test case either". So, use your preferred carrier, but still, just don't tell them what it really is.

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