A few college friends of mine have started brewing beer recently and we were wondering what the best way to ship our beers across the country is? Our ideas so far are:
- Just bottle it, wrap it, and ship it
- Siphon off of secondary into a few 2 liter coke bottles, ship with the proper amount of bottling sugar in a zip-lock bag, and let them bottle it upon arrival
With the second idea we were thinking that it would be easier/cheaper to ship because the 2 liters are non-breakable. It would also have the advantage of being under little to no pressure, which would be good if it had to travel by air I suppose. Are there any drawbacks to this idea, aside from possibly imparting a cola taste from insufficient rinsing?
Are there any other ideas out there for shipping brews to fellow brewers?