Secret Santa Beer Swap 2018!

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    strange-steve

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    Yes Halloween is thankfully out of the way so it's getting near that time again. The secret Santa swap was a big success last year despite a few teething problems, so hopefully this year will be just as popular :thumba:

    For those that are new, the idea is that you will anonymously send a beer to another forum member and in return you will receive a mystery brew from someone else. Then on or around Christmas day I'll create a review thread where you can post a review or some brief comments on the beer.

    This is open to all types of brewers, from kits to AG, beginners to old hands. Don't be put off by the thought of your beer being reviewed, the idea isn't for a competition style deconstruction but rather some positive and constructive feedback, and more importantly the opportunity to try another brewer's beer :beer1:

    So if this sounds like something you'd be interested in add your name to the list below and send me a PM entitled "Christmas Swap" with your postal details. After the closing date I will PM you an address to send your beer to. The closing date for entries will be 4th December which will give you 2 weeks to package and post your bottle before the last recommend postal date for Christmas which is the 18th. I recommend sending before this though to allow the beer a few days to settle.

    So don't be shy people, let's have your entries. Also if you'd like to swap more than one beer just say so below :hat:
     
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    I'm interested, so put my name in Santa's secret sack.

    Any idea how much a bottle of beer usually costs to post? I assume bottle in bubble wrap and into a small box is all that's needed to keep it safe?
     
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    Yeah that's usually sufficient, I've only ever had one breakage in dozens of bottles posted. I think from memory a small parcel is £2.95 second class, that allows up to 2kg.
     
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    I’m in, I’ll say x1 for now but may be able to get another bottled ready
     
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    Count me in x2
     
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    And me for x2
    Might be two bottle of the same beer, but this doesn't matter does it as they will go to different people?? (think this is what I did last year)
     
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    I'm in x1, thanks for organising this Steve, it was great fun last year :hat:
     
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    Ssssshhhhh don’t say what they are!
     
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    I am for 2.
    Can do 2 different beers
     
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    Quite right, no clues please!
     
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    This sounds great, I'll join in :)
     
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    All logged so far, keep em coming. Last year we had 37 swaps from 27 swappers, let's see if we can top that acheers.
     
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    Provided my brewing schedule goes to plan you can put me down for 2 this year.
     

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