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Old 06-23-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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Hey there,

My sis wants a 6 pack for her birthday and she's in Chicago (I'm in Michigan). I've read a lot about people sending bottles in the mail and I was curious what the best way is.

I'm assuming it's as simple as packing them really well to avoid clanking and breaking. Is that it?

What do you do?


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Old 06-23-2006, 02:39 AM   #2
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Bubble wrap or styro peanuts will do the trick nicely.
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:08 AM   #3
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Although from a recent thread it is yet to be determined who you should place faith in... UPS or Postal... and whatever you do, apparently writing "Fragile" does not do what all of us "normal" people think it should do....

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Old 06-23-2006, 04:21 AM   #4
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Just write "Handle Like Eggs" on the side. You'll be allright.

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Old 06-23-2006, 11:17 AM   #5
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It's illegal to mail alcohol via the USPS.
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:52 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
It's illegal to mail alcohol via the USPS.
Yeah, What he said!

Refer to this thread for the straight dope. I'm sure it's also covered in 62 other threads as well. Don't believe anyone that tells you it's legal to ship beer.

We starta a FAQ about shipping Yeast samples.

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Old 06-23-2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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Last time I shipped beer I used FedEx ground, and I'm pretty sure no one even asked what the contents were (I'm trying to remember if they did). I usually say ceramic mugs: the wieght and size would be about right. "Yeast samples" seems so obvious (although the guy at the FedEx desk really copuldn't care less).

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Old 06-23-2006, 01:04 PM   #8
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UPS is hard on everything. Pack it right and don't declare anything. I have never had a problem.

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Old 06-26-2006, 04:28 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Chillibeerman
UPS is hard on everything. Pack it right and don't declare anything. I have never had a problem.
I agree. My brother used to work for UPS. They would play kickball with the boxes that were marked fragile.

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Old 06-27-2006, 05:07 AM   #10
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UPS won't ship it if they know it's alcohol, Some states allow it some don't. Nebraska has no restrictions on shipping Alcohol in or out, Oklahoma forbids it completely in or out, even if not for sale, unless you have a licsense.

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