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Old 08-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Hey so I have a good friend that lives in New York and we were looking to trade some brews back and forth. Anyone have any good suggestions on how to ship beer safely?
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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If you do a search for "shipping beer" there are not only threads discussing this but also stickied tutorials as well. Below is a nice tutorial.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/tuto...ng-beer-93042/

 
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for you help!
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:27 PM   #4
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The method in that thread works great. I am guessing the thread mentions this, but if not, send it UPS or FedEx, NOT USPS. It is against the rules with UPS and FedEx, but it is a federal crime to ship alcohol with the postal service (inter-state). Sorry if that is obvious, but it would be a shame for someone to get in a heap of trouble for that.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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He does mention it in the sticky but at the end. I didn't know it was illegal to ship it through USPS just thought it was more frowned upon than with UPS or Fedex. Thanks for the heads up.

 
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