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08-07-2012, 04:50 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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Cool. Thanks. Now if I can just get a couple of people to go in
Question about shipping (specifically packaging) beer - how do you guys do it, and have you had good success?
Shipping domestically, I've never had a problem. I've done it about 15 times. Just pack it well. If you pack it, shake it and hear a *clink*, you didn't pack it well enough.
I would not take a six pack, put it in a box and send. You need to take each bottle separately and wrap it in some bubble wrap and place it in the box. Put in some extra newspaper to fill in the voids.
If you hear sloshing of liquids when you shake it. A cool little trick is to put in some rice or uncooked pasta. That way if you get a super anal canada post guy, it will keep him questioning. But I highly doubt you will have to go this far.
International shipping. Don't bother, US customs is a PITA. They x-ray everything now coming in. As soon as they see liquid, they open it up and it's over. Box gets returned back to you.
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