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General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: rewestpak on November 22, 2010, 05:36:31 AM

Title: Shipping
Post by: rewestpak on November 22, 2010, 05:36:31 AM
Group,

I'd like to give homebrew as Christmas presents.  Is there any way to ship it legally?

Thanks for the help,
Randy
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: euge on November 22, 2010, 06:20:57 AM
Ummm. As "yeast samples" or just simply neglect to tell them actually what it is.

FWIW I've had bottles break on their way and never had to answer to anyone. Yet.
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: tygo on November 22, 2010, 12:16:35 PM
Shipping via the US Postal service is illegal.

So use FedEx or UPS and package it up really well.
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: denny on November 22, 2010, 04:49:41 PM
Don't use USPS.  Don't tell the others that you;re shipping beer or even "yeast samples".  Just say it's "gifts".
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: Hokerer on November 22, 2010, 06:07:02 PM
Don't use USPS.  Don't tell the others that you;re shipping beer or even "yeast samples".  Just say it's "gifts".

Or get your own free account on UPS for FedEx and do it yourself.  No need to tell anyone anything.
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: rewestpak on November 22, 2010, 08:56:05 PM
Anyone ever use plastic bottles for this sort of thing?
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 09:02:37 PM
I ship UPS regularly and I let them know that there is glassware in the shipment.
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: beveragebob on November 23, 2010, 07:47:16 AM
I've shipped soda bottles of beer to friends in the past. No worries about broken glass.