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06-29-2021 03:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: beer swap beer swap

Welcome to the fifth annual LJs Beer Swap :-)) People always tell me that they wish they had known we were doing this. Well, now you know! Tell all your friends (who are over 21)! No one who has participated has ever said they wish they hadn’t. So here’s your chance. Quit thinking and wishing and just jump on in!!


If you like beer, you’ve come to the right place! Heck, even if you don’t like beer but like making stuff and having fun, you’ve come to the right place! Check out some of the projects from the first beer swap and from the second beer swap and the third beer swap and last year's beer swap You’ll see that this is a fun swap where you can let your creativity shine :-)

So here’s what we’re doing (aka “the rules”):
  • You’ll send a six-pack of beer and some sort of “accessory” 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 “accessory” is completely up to you and your creativity. Coasters, bottle openers, mugs, totes, beer-dispensing hats, the list goes on…. Just try to squeeze a little wood in there if you can. But this is for fun so there really are no rules ;-)
  • YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE THREAD TO PLAY! I’m very serious about this. I will drop you from the participation list faster than a drunk daddy with an ugly baby if you don’t check in at least once a week. That means post a comment in the thread. Even if it’s just “I’m still here and I’m working on my project.” You need to post it. I think if you embrace the banter and participate regularly you’ll have a good time and make some new friends though. If you’re sensitive or can’t take a joke though, you should probably just move on along. This is not the swap your looking for (in obi-wan’s voice).
  • If you are new to LJ swaps I will require that you send me a picture of your completed project that you are ready to ship ON TIME – see dates below before your sender ships your package. Since there is no progress picture in this swap, this will ensure that everyone that ships a package on time receives one on time as well. Swap veterans can ignore this. Swap veterans will also know exactly why I’m doing this. I will NOT e-mail you or PM you a reminder if you don’t provide this. Sorry but we’re all adults. If I don’t get this picture from you ON TIME, you will be dropped from the list and your recipient will be re-assigned to your sender. So PLEASE keep up with the deadline dates below and e-mail or PM me IN ADVANCE if there is an issue. I will work with you AS LONG AS YOU COMMUNICATE AHEAD OF TIME.
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 comes in 19.476 oz plastic cans. If everyone adheres to Rule 3 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.
  • When you post your project, please use the tag beer swap 2021
  • For shipping reasons, unfortunately, we’re going to have to restrict this to participants in the continental US. Sorry to the rest of y’all :-( Please feel free to play along at home though! Make yourself a nice new beer-guzzling accessory and show it to us when the rest of us reveal our swap packages! :-)
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 Monday 7/19.
I’ll send out recipient information the following Friday 7/23.
First time swappers MUST send me a picture of their ready-to-ship project by midnight EDT on Monday 8/23
Please ship your package no later than Monday 8/30 .
We’ll post reveal pictures on Wednesday 9/8 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
Keebler1
Lazyman
Bill Berklich
doubleG469
mikeacg
therealSteveN
pottz
Woodmaster1
JD77
drsurfrat
Gregory
duckmilk
EarlS
jeff

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA


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Steve

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#1 posted 06-29-2021 03:43 PM

oooh, first one here

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controlfreak

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#2 posted 06-29-2021 03:46 PM

I am drawing a blank but I like beer so it’s a maybe.

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#3 posted 06-29-2021 04:05 PM

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#4 posted 06-29-2021 04:17 PM

Sign me up Kenny. Pretty sure you’ve got my info.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 06-29-2021 04:21 PM

In for the banter.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#6 posted 06-29-2021 04:33 PM

I need beer

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 06-29-2021 04:48 PM

Got Keebler and Lazyman down. John- in JUST for the banter or in the swap too?


I am drawing a blank but I like beer so it s a maybe.

- controlfreak


If you really like beer, it shouldn’t be a maybe ;-)

Who’s that RichBolduc dude up there?

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#8 posted 06-29-2021 04:53 PM



I m not dead yet….

- RichBolduc

You’re not fooling anyone you know :-)
https://youtu.be/uBxMPqxJGqI

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#9 posted 06-29-2021 04:59 PM

Rich is in too we know he cant resist beer

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Dave Polaschek

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#10 posted 06-29-2021 05:04 PM

Nice timing, Kenny! I just started on the last batch of bookcases this morning. If I’m done with them by sign-up day, I’ll probably be in.

Got a call today from The Mañana Cooling Company. Our appointment for an estimate, which had been rescheduled from June 14th until today got rescheduled to July 29th. Just for the estimate. Good thing we called another HVAC guy(who will be installing on July 13&14, unless he has a cancellation and we get moved up). Wonder what the estimator will say when he comes out and sees we’ve already got a unit installed?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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HokieKen

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#11 posted 06-29-2021 05:04 PM

Actually Rich can resist. But his wife won’t let him ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#12 posted 06-29-2021 05:05 PM

Shouldn’t The Mañana Cooling Company be there tomorrow?

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#13 posted 06-29-2021 05:31 PM

Just for the banter I’m afraid.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#14 posted 06-29-2021 05:35 PM



Shouldn t The Mañana Cooling Company be there tomorrow?

Ahh! We made that mistake when we moved here, too. Mañana does not mean “tomorrow,” when uttered by a contractor in Santa Fe. It means “not today.”

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 06-29-2021 05:53 PM



Wonder what the estimator will say when he comes out and sees we’ve already got a unit installed?

- Dave Polaschek


Backward whistle through the teeth and some muttered grumblings about cowboys before giving you a quote to fix it would be my guess ;)

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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