how do I ship a filled Corny keg

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Traveling down to New Mexico from Portland for thanksgiving and wanted to stash a filled corny keg in my (wife's) suitcase right before the flight. Yeah or neah. Can you travel with a corny assuming it's not carry on?
Any other suggestions on getting it down there?
 

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Traveling down to New Mexico from Portland for thanksgiving and wanted to stash a filled corny keg in my (wife's) suitcase right before the flight. Yeah or neah. Can you travel with a corny assuming it's not carry on?
Any other suggestions on getting it down there?
Why don't you put it in your suitcase and see how far you get????

TD
 

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you might get stopped at the airport. I wonder what irradiated beer tastes like?...
 

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Well, if it's in your suitcase, that should be fine. The problem might be oversize/overweight luggage then, but I don't see any other problem. I've brought all kinds of liquor home from trips- but not a full keg of course! I've never had an issue with beer, wine, or hard liquor on domestic trips with it in my luggage.
 

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I just came home from the Caribbean with 12 bottles of rum in my checked luggage, granted it was distributed b/w 4 pieces of luggage.

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Something tells me they would pull a large cylindrical metal container that could be under pressure off a plane.

... put it this way... if they don't... I'm going o cut down on my flights.
 
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Something tells me they would pull a large cylindrical metal container that could be under pressure off a plane.

... put it this way... if they don't... I'm going o cut down on my flights.
+1. That thing would arouse all kinds of suspicion, thankfully. Plus, the way they handle bagge I'd be afraid of having beer soaked clothes when I arrived.
 

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Airport security is not that good. But suspicions would probably be raised by transporting a large cylindrical container...

Why don't you just put some of your beer in bottles, perhaps 22oz or 750mL bottles. As others have said, it's hardly a problem to travel with bottles in ones suitcase, I have done it many times (beer, wine, whiskey). The only problem I have encountered is going over the weight limit (which have become much tighter in the past few months along with other bag limitations).
 

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just ship it in a big box UPS.
its going to cost a lot but it will get there.
i dont care what the rules are, are you a *****
do it if you want your home brew, if not theres always naty lite ice.
 

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yeah, they will open that thing up. its a stainless cylinder filled with an unknown liquid, for all security knows, it could be gasoline or some other potentially flamable/explosive/hazardous liquid. plus, due to the pressure and temperature changes, if that thing were to leak there would be some pissed off people.
 

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ship it ground.

either do it right, or chance going to jail for shipping a full metal container full of unknown liquid. (liek others have said.)


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I would probably use the BMBF to counter-pressure fill ten 2 liter bottles and pack those instead. You get the saftey of plastic. Customs can see that it is beer inside (Or leave the mountain dew labels on the bottles if a pale ale etc.) and it is less likely to break than glass would be.
 
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