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Old 07-01-2009, 04:06 AM   #21
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Somewhere around here there was a thread about legalities of shipping. I think the general consensus was its against the law with USPS and is only against company policy with Purple, Brown and Yellow box movers. As has been stated, most places won't give you much grief about what's in the box, and if they have to know, live yeast samples is a valid answer.

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Old 07-09-2009, 04:57 AM   #22
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Awesome sticky! I was wondering how one would do this just today...

 
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:58 AM   #23
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I inquired about this in another thread, and someone directed me here. Nice sticky! I'll reiterate my other post a little;

I inquired at the USPS and stupidly told them the truth of my intentions. They informed me I couldn't ship beer, and I quickly asked, "Why?".

The answer she gave me?

"It's flammable"

Right now, I'm offering a $500 ransom to whomever can set beer on fire. Use anything ya like. Lighter, blow torch, whatever. Show me flammable beer.

So, it still leaves the question, why is it illegal? Is it the alcohol-crossing-state-lines thing? What about wine-of-the-month clubs?
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:05 AM   #24
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USPS - Aviation Mail Security & Hazardous Materials

"Other items, such as alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, liquor), are not considered hazardous but are prohibited and boxes displaying such markings are also prohibited."

 
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:25 PM   #25
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What does it typically cost you in packing materials to ship a 14X14X14 box like that one with all the bubble wrap and etc etc. Thanks

 
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:22 AM   #26
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Does anyone worry about shipping temperatures and place cool packs in there with the beer?
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:47 AM   #27
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i've shipped beer and wine as gifts and competition entries several times. i use fedex with no problems. i always list ingredients as "cooking sauce".
i always wrap in redundant layers of bubble wrap, paper towels and ziplocks in case of any breakage.
one time i was shipping one bottle to canada and it was an obscenely high amount($50 or so?).
i've also carried 1 or 2 bottles of wine in my checked luggage. in paper towels, ziplock, towels, stuffed in a boot in the very center of a duffel bag.

 
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:34 AM   #28
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What does it typically cost you in packing materials to ship a 14X14X14 box like that one with all the bubble wrap and etc etc. Thanks
depends on size, weight and distance to destination. the websites usually have that info.

 
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:32 PM   #29
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Wanted to say thanks for a great post. I followed the instructions pretty closely and got a six pack from new york to portland, or without any breaking bottles. my friends were very pleased. makes birthdays/holiday seasons easy.

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:57 AM   #30
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FWIW, before I stmbled onto this thread, I had shipped 2 packages from AZ to Boston w/o incident, I didn't go quite as overkill on the bubble wrap, but insurance is insurance. Great sticky!
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