FotHB XVI: Fireworks & Beer, What Could Go Wrong?

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Welcome to the FotHB Society...membership dues are payable to @ThirstyPawsHB (formerly known as @Pianoman) and @TwistedGray.

How to become a member of our super secret, public, everyone is invited (well...kinda) society of FotHB traders:
1. Review the previous FotHB threads - linked at the bottom.
2. Express your interest in this thread.
3. Have four beer styles in bottles, kegs, fermenters, or otherwise in the immediate works. If you have only a single style of beer in your inventory, you have some catching up to do.
4. Send a private message to me including descriptions of your homebrew offerings (see previous FotHB rounds).
5. If you are not going to be around for the pick date/time, send me an ordered pick list so that I can pick on your behalf.
6. On pick day, submit your pick during your designated time slot. If you have sent me a pick list I'll cover you.
7. If you show up late on draft day, you haven’t submitted a pick list, and your position has been passed over, you will be the next in line after whoever the current picker is. (Example: You were pick #2 but you show up during #6's pick...you will get to pick #7, then it resumes the picking order.)
8. If you completely forget and do not show up on draft day, it will become a first-come-first-serve free-for-all.

Rules! There must be rules!
- Continental US residents only
- Must be of legal drinking age
- Participants must have at least 1 iTrader rating, of course 100% positive; otherwise, just PM me your mail trading experience. Newbies are welcomed but must be vetted by their peers. It’s best if a current or former participant can vouch for you.
- All participants are expected to leave feedback on iTrader once their package is received.
- All other matters fall under General Rule 1: Don’t be a jerk.
- If you win the coveted #1 pick position that means you will host the next FotHB

Note: If you have not shipped beer before and have no one vouching for you, check out the Local Only Trade thread and get involved there first. You can get iTrader feedback in time to get involved in this round of FotHB; just be snappy about it. OR offer a trade in this thread; most of us are interested in small trades to help HBT members get involved.

Offer guidelines
- Minimum offerings are 4-12oz bottles of your homebrew: ANY beer style, along with ciders, meads, hard lemonades, sours, etc.
- If possible, 4 different styles are preferred. One style is not enough, but <4 might be allowed depending on group consensus.
- Be willing to share recipes and explain your brewing techniques to those who request.
- Be willing to give constructive and useful feedback (if requested) on the homebrew you receive.
- Guidelines are just that, guidelines. Shipments often exceed the offering posted. Extras are not required and should not be expected. You should be OK with receiving the offer as posted.

Important Dates and Times
August 17th - Offers due
August 18th or 19th - List of offers, pick order, and pick times posted once all orders are in
August 21st (Sunday) - Pick Day! First pick is at 5pm PST (8PM EST)
Time is subject to change - follow the thread for latest information as this post will become non-editable

Timeline is subject to change, depending on feedback from participants.

Caution: we have had a number of members forget the dates and times; put it in your Google Calendar and/or set reminders.

The pick order will be determined by an online list randomizer.

What happens on pick day
- The first picker will have five minutes to make their selection.
- The second picker will have up to five minutes to make their selection.
- Rinse and repeat until all members have chosen (see notes above about late arrivals, no-shows, etc.).
- There will be a timeline provided by the OP (me) that includes pauses in order to update the available offers, let people catch up, etc.

Past FOTHBs REVIEW THESE THREADS IF YOU’RE NEW TO FOTHB
FotHB I: The Hops are Strong with This One
FotHB II: May the Malt be with You
FotHB III: Coatee-cha Tu Yub Nub
FotHB IV: Trying to Catch Me Brewin' Dirty
FotHB V: KNO3 + S8 + C7H40
FotHB VI: Let Doug and Mark Get Their Own from Now On
FotHB VII: Kegs of Fury
FotHB VIII: I Drink and I Know Things
FotHB IX: Better Bring Beer Because Birthday Boys' Bellies Be Bone-dry
FotHB X: Thou Shalt Enjoy the Homebrew and Hangover
FotHB XI: Stay Home, Stay Safe, Drink Up, and Brew On!
FotHB XII: The Purge
FotHB XIII: Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
FotHB XIV: Lambic Pentameter
FotHB XV: Cupid's Buttplug
FotHB XVI: Fireworks & Beer, What Could Go Wrong?
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Great Fukking title!

I'm in!
just ask JPP

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<--- Me! I'm in. I just discovered these trading threads! I just posted a grant on the LOT thread too.

This one has been in the fermentor for 2 days. I'm brewing again next weekend. I do extract kits when it's too hot to brew outside and all-grain when I have a really nice day free.
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<--- Me! I'm in. I just discovered these trading threads! I just posted a grant on the LOT thread too.

This one has been in the fermentor for 2 days. I'm brewing again next weekend. I do extract kits when it's too hot to brew outside and all-grain when I have a really nice day free.
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Fresh blood is always welcome! 🍻
 
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I’m a maybe. Have to see what I have for offerings closer to the date
 

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I'd like to be in on this if ya'll will have me. Haven't ever done any of these before but will be able to comply with the requirements. No clue about iTrader requirements though as I think thats no longer a "thing" here at HBT. But I did do a trade with @Dgallo once. So, perhaps he can vouch for me so I can be included. :)
 

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I'd like to be in on this if ya'll will have me. Haven't ever done any of these before but will be able to comply with the requirements. No clue about iTrader requirements though as I think thats no longer a "thing" here at HBT. But I did do a trade with @Dgallo once. So, perhaps he can vouch for me so I can be included. :)
I'll vouch for you. Pretty active. Just don't make me look like a fool ;)
 

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I'd like to be in on this if ya'll will have me. Haven't ever done any of these before but will be able to comply with the requirements. No clue about iTrader requirements though as I think thats no longer a "thing" here at HBT. But I did do a trade with @Dgallo once. So, perhaps he can vouch for me so I can be included. :)
I recommend @Noob_Brewer without any reservations whatsoever. Brews great beers and was far more punctual than myself in our trade lol

Glad you’re in this round. This is a lot of fun!
 
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I'd like to be in on this if ya'll will have me. Haven't ever done any of these before but will be able to comply with the requirements. No clue about iTrader requirements though as I think thats no longer a "thing" here at HBT. But I did do a trade with @Dgallo once. So, perhaps he can vouch for me so I can be included. :)
More new blood!! Love it! Welcome to the next obsession, beer trading.
 

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More new blood!! Love it! Welcome to the next obsession, beer trading.
thanks for the vote of confidence @wepeeler and @Dgallo ! excited to be in this round...But y'all should have set the bar a little lower for my first go round..."he's a good home brewer who will send his beers to ya" would have sufficed. But nooooo......"he brews great beers" has been thrown out there and now the damn pressure is high! lol. I don't think any of my beers have obvious flaws (unless I screw the pooch packaging) so hopefully someone will enjoy them. I know I just need to relax and have a Homebrew myself. But I will say that I have had the guilty pleasure of watching several of these "drafts" and gotten a chuckle out of the banter. So glad to be part of this next one :)
 

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thanks for the vote of confidence @wepeeler and @Dgallo ! excited to be in this round...But y'all should have set the bar a little lower for my first go round..."he's a good home brewer who will send his beers to ya" would have sufficed. But nooooo......"he brews great beers" has been thrown out there and now the damn pressure is high! lol. I don't think any of my beers have obvious flaws (unless I screw the pooch packaging) so hopefully someone will enjoy them. I know I just need to relax and have a Homebrew myself. But I will say that I have had the guilty pleasure of watching several of these "drafts" and gotten a chuckle out of the banter. So glad to be part of this next one :)
Our last two presidents of the US were Donald Trump and Joe Biden, one couldn’t help himself to take bait and act like a lunatic and the other shits his pants and doesn’t realize it….. you need to have more faith in yourself lol 😝
 

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@seanjwalker1 My UPS guy never even saw me. I printed and paid for the label on the UPS website and left the package on my front porch with a sign that says "Attn: UPS driver! Please pick up - Prepaid label." Between my wife and I and our four adult children that still live at home ... UPS visits our house at least 3 days each week. When creating the shipping label on the website it will ask what you are shipping ... I answered "Live Yeast Samples"
 
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I put homemade vinegar once, BBQ sauce once and something else ?? They still opened them. Even when I shipped a very small box containing my brothers asthma medication when he was visiting out of state they still opened it !!! I really got pissed that time. I confronted them about making me unwrap my small box and not anyone else. They said it was random. Yeah sure it was. All 4 times I was the random person who just happened to have brown skin. It is what it is. And these were different stores !!!
 

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I put homemade vinegar once, BBQ sauce once and something else ?? They still opened them. Even when I shipped a very small box containing my brothers asthma medication when he was visiting out of state they still opened it !!! I really got pissed that time. I confronted them about making me unwrap my small box and not anyone else. They said it was random. Yeah sure it was. All 4 times I was the random person who just happened to have brown skin. It is what it is. And these were different stores !!!

USPS, flatrate shipping box, print label at home, drop at post office and walk away. While white, I have zero interaction with any of the people at the post office. I'll walk in and drop my box(es) off at a unmanned window and walk away :)

They cannot open it without a PMG's authority, so they usually don't unless there are smells and/or the sound of liquid sloshing around.
 

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I put homemade vinegar once, BBQ sauce once and something else ?? They still opened them. Even when I shipped a very small box containing my brothers asthma medication when he was visiting out of state they still opened it !!! I really got pissed that time. I confronted them about making me unwrap my small box and not anyone else. They said it was random. Yeah sure it was. All 4 times I was the random person who just happened to have brown skin. It is what it is. And these were different stores !!!

Homemade BBQ sauce, everytime.
 
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