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HokieKen

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07-11-2017 04:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: swap beer tote mug

Welcome to the first ever (that I know of) LumberJock’s Beer Swap!

A bunch of us in the past couple of tool swaps have been talking about swapping beers that we have locally that guys in other parts of the country may not have access too. So, the idea kind of evolved and we decided since we are woodworkers, we had to put some wood in the mix.

We’re just wrapping up the Spring 'Surprise' Toolswap and the next “real” swap won’t launch until early September. So, we decided that a quick and easy beer swap would be a fun way to pass the next couple of months with our fellow LJs.

So here’s what we’re doing (aka “the rules”):
  • You’ll send a six-pack of beer and some sort of “holder” to your recipient who will be assigned randomly. You are responsible for packing and shipping to your recipient. Remember bottles are breakable so please pack accordingly.
  • The goal is to send your recipient something they can’t run down to the corner store and buy. We don’t need Budweiser or Miller Light being shipped all over the country. So pick some beer that is brewed local to you or near you that isn’t distributed nationally IF YOU CAN. I know there are some locations where there may not be any craft breweries. In that case, just go to the store and try to find something you think is unique and not mass-marketed.
  • The “holder” is completely up to you and your creativity. Here are several projects right here on LumberJocks to inspire you. Google images will turn up many more.
  • There will be no progress monitoring on this swap. If you sign up, you better ship! If your recipient never recieves a package, I WILL have your address and I WILL send our LJ enforcers after you…

EDIT 7/11/17 I realized that I kind of limited the “holder” to be a tote in the rules above and with the link I gave. However, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some pretty cool Mugs made by LJs
that would be good too. “Holder” doesn’t mean it has to hold all 6 at once! So, be creative, this is for fun and we’re leaving it wide open!

Other Stuff:
  • If you want to play and don’t drink alcohol or have health issues that affect what you can receive, then no problem! Just MAKE SURE when you send your registration e-mail you tell me what you can or cannot have. I will make sure your sender knows and understands. So if you are a diabetic who doesn’t drink, no sweat! We’ll get you some diet soda or sparkling water or something.
  • No other special requests please. Let’s not make it hard to try to shop for beer because your recipient only likes bottle-conditioned German wheat beers that have 8.2% ABV and only come in 19.476 oz plastic cans. If everyone adheres to Rule 2 in the last section, you’ll get good quality beers and get to try something new.
  • But, by all means, make use of this forum to discuss interesting beers and what you like or don’t like. I know I’ve gotten some good recommendations of beers to try through casual conversation many times and ended up finding something I loved. Also, while I enjoy good beer, I’m not really an educated connoisseur of the beverage. So please share your knowledge in the thread as well.

EDIT 7/12/17: Before signing up, please do a little Googling on how to ship beer and what the restrictions by different shipping companies are. You’ll be responsible for shipping and I won’t give any “legal” advice on the issue so please know about it.

To sign up:
Shoot me an e-mail at lumberjocks.summer16swap at gmail dot com
  • Your email should contain:
    1. LJ username
    2. Real Name
    3. Shipping Address

You’ll receive an e-mail from the same address assigning your recipient and their address and information.

Dates:
If you’re participating, send me an e-mail at the above address by Friday 7/28.
I’ll send out recipient information the following Monday 7/31.
Please ship your package no later than Monday 8/21.
We’ll post reveal pictures on Monday 8/28 or sooner if everyone receives theirs earlier.

I’ll keep a list of participants below. If you send a registration e-mail but I don’t put your name on this list in a day or 2, PM me or send another e-mail. Thanks for playing, let’s have some fun!

Participants:
HokieKen
PoohBaah
doubleG469
builtinbkyn
jeffswildwood
Dave Polaschek
ksSlim

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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PoohBaah

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#1 posted 07-11-2017 04:41 PM

Oh I guess I am in since its early and I should be able to knock this out pretty quick in my break before fall classes start.

And I really like craft beer. .... Damn you Kenny

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HokieKen

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 04:58 PM

Well, if I get your name Pooh, I’ll probably send a tote that has compartments that are too small for the bottles and a note on how you can open the compartments up ;-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 07-11-2017 05:04 PM

These are the type of “forums” that I like. For now I will reserve comment and sit on the sidelines and cheer.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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PoohBaah

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#4 posted 07-11-2017 08:19 PM

Heck you could just send rough sawn boards if you ship them with a 12 pack.

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Mosquito

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#5 posted 07-11-2017 08:30 PM

I don’t imbibe, so I too shall sit this one out lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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ki7hy

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#6 posted 07-11-2017 09:26 PM

I just looked on Etsy and they want average $40 for a six pack tote so I’ll have to pass.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 07-11-2017 10:48 PM

This is sounding like a “chain letter” but for woodworkers…...

-- Desert_Woodworker

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 07-11-2017 10:50 PM



I just looked on Etsy and they want average $40 for a six pack tote so I’ll have to pass.

- ki7hy


What does that have to do with anything? Those Esty people are crazy with the prices they ask lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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ki7hy

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#9 posted 07-11-2017 11:05 PM


I just looked on Etsy and they want average $40 for a six pack tote so I’ll have to pass.

- ki7hy

What does that have to do with anything? Those Esty people are crazy with the prices they ask lol

- builtinbkyn

Do you expect ME to make something for one of these swaps? That’s what Etsy is for!

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builtinbkyn

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#10 posted 07-11-2017 11:07 PM


I just looked on Etsy and they want average $40 for a six pack tote so I’ll have to pass.

- ki7hy

What does that have to do with anything? Those Esty people are crazy with the prices they ask lol

- builtinbkyn

Do you expect ME to make something for one of these swaps? That’s what Etsy is for!

- ki7hy

Ah, what was I thinking?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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ki7hy

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#11 posted 07-11-2017 11:09 PM

You gotta keep up Bill. Between T-track hammers, you taking lemon in your beer, Kenny orking cows and Josh dating toothless chicks….it moves fast around here. Anything can happen in a New York minute buddy….as you know.

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Rick M

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#12 posted 07-11-2017 11:13 PM

Great idea Kenny, something a little different. I will probably not be able to participate but I look forward to seeing the totes/cups/mugs.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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runswithscissors

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#13 posted 07-12-2017 04:29 AM

I love the idea, but have serious doubts about how well our local ales will travel. Our medium sized town (Bellingham, WA) had 10 microbreweries until recently, but now I think it’s 11. We got ranked within the top ten “beer snobbery” towns in the USA, an accomplishment some of us take great pride in. Most of the breweries have a pub as well, and some serve excellent food. IPAs are all the rage currently.

We also have one that boasts something like 50 rotating taps, but they don’t do their own brewing. And 3 of these places are within walking distance of me, which is nice in that I don’t have to drive. And then there’s Archer Ale House, which also has rotating taps both local and international, also not a brewery. Their motto is “Beer—no longer just a breakfast drink.” But I have to drive to them. My favorite mantra: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Not enough to make me go to church, though.

I feel truly blessed to live in an era of great microbrews.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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sras

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#14 posted 07-12-2017 04:59 AM

Hmmmm, I haven’t felt like I could commit to these swaps yet, but this one has my interest…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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HokieKen

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#15 posted 07-12-2017 09:58 AM

Bill – you’re in, right?

Dave – you’ll regret it dude. You know there will be some cool stuff!

Rick – that’s too bad you can’t join. I thought it would be cool to mix it up a bit from the usual swaps.

Runswithscissors – I agree wholeheartedly. My area has several breweries and hosts a yearly microbrew festival every year that is quite the rage. I’m sure your brews will travel well if you want to join in!

Steve – by all means join us! It’s always fun and with this one you get to sample some good beer to boot!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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