Secret Santa Beer Swap 2019!

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  1. Nov 1, 2019 #1

    strange-steve

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    Well here we are again already, Halloween is thankfully out of the way and it's getting near that time again. The secret Santa swap has been a big success over the last couple of years and hopefully this year will be even more 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 post "I'm in" or something similar below and send me a PM with your postal details. After the closing date I will PM you with 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 (you'll get more than one in return then):hat:

    Last year we had 29 people sending 48 beers, can we top that?

    Cheers, Steve acheers.
     
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    Justin Dean

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    Count me in, happy to send up to a box of 6
     
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    That's very generous of you but to keep things a bit simpler (for me that is) I think 2 swaps is the maximum per person, that's one bottle each to 2 different people.
     
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    I'll play.
    Never posted a beer before so as much packaging advice as possible please.
    Also, should i be sending two different beers or two of the same beer?
     
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    I'm in, happy to send 2 bottles acheers.
     
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    If you want to send two beers they will be sent to two different people, so it's up to you what you send :thumba:
     
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    I am in for 2 different beers.
     
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    Count me in
     
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    What ways it work if you send two do you receive two
     
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    Happy to send a couple of beers :beer1:
     
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    Yes, I will give you two different addresses and you will receive two beers in return.
     
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    Put me down for two
     
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    I'll be up for 2 swaps.
     
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    Thanks for all the entries so far, keep them coming!

    Could those who have entered PM their address please :hat:
     
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    I'd be in for 2 as well athumb.. PM on the way
     
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    I'm in Steve, 1 bottle / swap. Thanks for doing this again athumb..
     
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    Shoe boxes are perfect, filled with bubble wrap or scrunched up newspaper. Likewise pringles tubes are great.
     
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    I’m in.

    Just the one for me just now, but I might up it to 2 depending how my current and next brews turn out
     
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    Same here, 1 for now but I'll see how my green hop beer turns out.
     
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    Put me down for 2 swaps please.
     

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