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Old 10-04-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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I'd like to sample some of what you have in return for some of what I have. Nothing major, just a 12oz bottle of yours for a 12oz bottle of mine. Postage shouldn't be too bad for a single bottle, right?

PM me if you are interested. I don't have anything ready at the moment that is worth of a trade, but in a few weeks I sure will.

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Old 10-04-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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hey man in a couple weeks I'll have some Irish red that should be great. But I was wondering, have you ever mailed beer? or had it mailed to you? If so, how does it affect the flavor of the beer? Isn't that how a lot of ppl submit beer to competitions? And last but not least, how do you package it? Thanks


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Old 10-04-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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I haven't done it before, nor have I thought through the logistics yet. Just tossing out the idea.

Mailing it shouldn't affect the flavor unless it sits in a hot place for a long time... that's my guess anyway.

Packaging?? Probably just some bubble wrap around the bottle (the BIG bubbles, not the small ones) and put it into a carboard box or a cardboard tube with thick walls (like the ones used for storing blueprints and posters.)

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Old 10-04-2005, 05:08 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good idea. When I've sent mine out, I use the bubble wrap around the beer and newspaper in the box method. Wasn't expensive and it made it to its destination without a problem. She loved the beer too, two weeks after letting everything settle out.
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
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I'm in. I'm going to bottle my Kolsch this weekend so it'll be a perfect time to send the brew.

I'll put a "born on" date on it. Keep it at room temp for a week, then fridge it for two weeks.
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:21 PM   #6
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Aren't there any quirky legal ramifications of 'trading' alcoholic products, particularly across state lines?
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:00 PM   #7
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If you find a carpet retailers, they throw away the cardboard tube in themiddle. It's got about a 4" diameter. That should be ideal!
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:16 PM   #8
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I'd like to sample some of what you have in return for some of what I have. Nothing major, just a 12oz bottle of yours for a 12oz bottle of mine.
Im in!! This will give me a chance to try some darker beers since that looks like the type you like to drink.

Aren't there any quirky legal ramifications of 'trading' alcoholic products, particularly across state lines?
Not sure but I went to send some empty bottles to someone i sold over ebay and the USPS refused to send them becuase by law they couldent mail alcohol. I said they were empty and they could check them if they wanted but they said down the line the distrobution will not check it and refuse it anyway. On another note, mine was not packaged the best, if you hid the bottle in the box they would never know, I was sending 48!

If you find a carpet retailers, they throw away the cardboard tube in themiddle. It's got about a 4" diameter. That should be ideal!
I use to work at Home Depot and they throw these away daily. You could cut it into sections with a wood saw and have anought to mail like 12 single bottles. I think this is perfect.
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Old 10-04-2005, 09:15 PM   #9
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The Sampling and Critiquing forum here was made for just this type of thing....trading and sampling others' brews.
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:43 PM   #10
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Aren't there any quirky legal ramifications of 'trading' alcoholic products, particularly across state lines?
that's a good question. I should probably check into that before I do something that is considered 'bootlegging'. The last thing I need is the ATF breathing down my neck.... the friggin FBI is already bothersome enough.

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