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Offline rewestpak

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« on: November 21, 2010, 10:36:31 PM »
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I'd like to give homebrew as Christmas presents.  Is there any way to ship it legally?

Thanks for the help,
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Re: Shipping
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 11:20:57 PM »
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.
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Re: Shipping
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010, 05:16:35 AM »
Shipping via the US Postal service is illegal.

So use FedEx or UPS and package it up really well.
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Re: Shipping
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010, 09:49:41 AM »
Don't use USPS.  Don't tell the others that you;re shipping beer or even "yeast samples".  Just say it's "gifts".
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Re: Shipping
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2010, 11:07:02 AM »
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.
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Re: Shipping
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 01:56:05 PM »
Anyone ever use plastic bottles for this sort of thing?

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Re: Shipping
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 02:02:37 PM »
I ship UPS regularly and I let them know that there is glassware in the shipment.
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Re: Shipping
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 12:47:16 AM »
I've shipped soda bottles of beer to friends in the past. No worries about broken glass.