6th Annual LumberJocks Beer(BQ) Swap!

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05-25-2022 03:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: beer swap beer swap grilling bbq barbecue bbq swap

Welcome to the sixth annual LJs Beer Swap :-)) But, it’s also the first BeerBQ swap :-) We’re mixing it up a little bit and expanding our horizons this year!

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 the fourth beer swap and last year's beer swap You’ll see that this is a fun swap where you can let your creativity shine :-)

But a lot of us like some fire and meat with our beer. So this year, we’re throwing BBQ into the mix as well. So you can do as we’ve always done and make a beer-related project to send in your package OR you can make something that has to do with grilling/smoking instead. Here's a few ideas along those lines from a previous BBQ swap a couple of years ago to get your juices flowing. Remember though, this is primarily a BEER swap so even if your project is more carnivorous in nature, you’ll still be sending a six-pack of beer along with it.

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…. And this year, the scope is even broader so your “accessory” doesn’t have to have anything to do with beer if you’d rather go in the direction of heat and meat! Grilling tools, food prep accessories, knives, eating utensils, and on and on…Just try to squeeze a little wood in there if you can since we are all a bunch of woodworkers. 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 2022
  • 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 or flesh-roasting 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.

If you’re participating, send me an e-mail at the above address by Monday 7/18.
I’ll send out recipient information the following Friday 7/22.
First time swappers MUST send me a picture of their ready-to-ship project by midnight EDT on Monday 8/22
Please ship your package no later than Monday 8/29 .
We’ll post reveal pictures on Tuesday 9/6 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!

Dave Polaschek

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

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#1 posted 05-25-2022 03:05 PM

I might join this time.

-- “I never in my life thought I would have to say this, but the proper role of government is not to fund the distribution of crack pipes,” Lauren Boebert

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#2 posted 05-25-2022 03:10 PM

6th annual?? Damn I can’t believe it’s been so long.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#3 posted 05-25-2022 03:13 PM

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 05-25-2022 03:13 PM

Email sent. I’m in.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 05-25-2022 03:19 PM

Im in email sent. Hey Rich

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#6 posted 05-25-2022 03:31 PM

you already know im sure you still have my info if not let me know.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 05-25-2022 03:55 PM

Let me think about this for a while…


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#8 posted 05-25-2022 04:16 PM

Waddup Rich. Come on Yeti, you know you want to. I’ve got your stuff Pottz. I don’t think you’re allowed to skip even if you want to Mike.

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

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#9 posted 05-25-2022 04:47 PM

I’m in sent email now beer tasting to find the worst craft beer available.

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#10 posted 05-25-2022 04:58 PM

I’m in. Gotta love the beer swap. :-)

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#11 posted 05-25-2022 06:18 PM

I just sent in my email. I was going to list my beer preferences, but it turns out I’m too lazy to list them all and “yes to all” is a little brief for a list. I also like bar-B-Q, again “yes to all”. Looking forward to the swap.

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#12 posted 05-25-2022 07:35 PM

I’m in! Email sent.

-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#13 posted 05-25-2022 08:25 PM

Nice one Ken, It is so great that this is continuing, awsome

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#14 posted 05-25-2022 09:11 PM

Well, it’s 102* here today so we may have blown right past ‘bbq’ weather directly to ‘spontaneous combustion’ weather.

-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#15 posted 05-25-2022 09:37 PM

My Costco had Voodoo Ranger IPA assorted mixed cases on clearance for $8.00 a case…so I got 13.

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