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Subject: homebrew in checked luggage at airport
Author: spargebag
Jan 10th, 2017
11:52 pm
So I'm flying to Austin and wanted to bring some home brews for some friends but w airport security as it is wondering if they'd be likely to confiscate unlabeled glass bottles thinking that it may be a more hazardous liquid...like nitroglycerin or corona light. Anyone have any experience w this?
Subject: Re: homebrew in checked luggage at airport
Author: Longshot
Jan 12th, 2017
1:15 am
Nope, but it might be worth it to avoid shipping costs if the worst case scenario is a few bottles getting confiscated. If questioned, you could say they're "yeast samples".
Subject: Re: homebrew in checked luggage at airport
Author: DConn
Jan 13th, 2017
5:04 pm
It's fine in checked baggage, but not in carry on.
Subject: Re: homebrew in checked luggage at airport
Author: Chuggernaut
Jan 14th, 2017
1:18 am
Yes, you can put it in checked baggage. There is no limit on how much you can take as long as it is under 24% alcohol. It does not have to be declared. Might be a good idea to print some labels and slap on it so it is clearly identified as beer and list the ABV, just to avoid any potential hassles. They let you put damn near anything in checked, but it would definitely be a no go in carry on. Here's a link that hits the high points: http://blog.tsa.gov/2014/01/tsa-travel-tips-tuesday-traveling-with.html
Oh and pack it REALLY well...they throw throw your luggage around like trash.
Subject: Re: homebrew in checked luggage at airport
Author: spargebag
Jan 16th, 2017
4:26 pm
Thanks for thereplies....baggage already too heavy and no shortage of beer in Austin...

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