Newbie BIF Hints & Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by LehighAce06, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Alright everyone, targets are going out now, please post hints, hauls, and trash talk in here. As a reminder, below are the requirements and timeline.

    The requirements:
    144oz of 85+ Rated beer, or 4.1+ rAvg if there are too few scores for a rating. Beer must be from outside your target's distribution. Extras and swag are encouraged but not required.

    The timeline: I'm going to lock down participation when we get to 30 total participants or on August 15th, whichever comes first. I will get targets out (hopefully) within a week after that point. Shipping window is currently planned for the month of September; any BIF newbies will be expected to ship by September 15th, veterans are permitted to ship up to September 30th.

    Next thing I'll post is a list of participants to help with hint tracking. Please note that no one is receiving from their own target, nor is anyone receiving from within their own state or a state that borders theirs.

    Now, let's get to the beer!

    Cheers,
    @LehighAce06
     
    Elkevjoe, andreizm and JNForsyth like this.
  2. Elkevjoe

    Elkevjoe Initiate (159) Jan 4, 2015 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I'm shipping west..
     
    pnelting and JNForsyth like this.
  3. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (290) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Hint 1: I'm shipping West

    For any of you new guys out there, it's a good idea to go "want" some beers on here. Otherwise you may be at the mercy of your sender in regards to styles. Do you like sours? Stouts? Barleywines? Without some "Wants" your sender will have no idea.
     
    pnelting, Yourahoser and JNForsyth like this.
  4. Steban

    Steban Disciple (372) Dec 3, 2014 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I'm shipping west...
     
    JNForsyth likes this.
  5. Rion

    Rion Aspirant (284) Jan 30, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I'm shipping east
     
  6. Yourahoser

    Yourahoser Initiate (193) Nov 18, 2014 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I'm shipping north.
     
  7. Bristopher89

    Bristopher89 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I'm shipping East!!!
     
    VetsPackage, Rion, SRBush1974 and 2 others like this.
  8. blassor

    blassor Aspirant (296) Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Hint 1: My box will probably be just wants. My target has a bunch and I am going to destroy them.
    (P.S.- everyone else check your wants. If it is on there, it is fair game.)
     
    Eziel, andreizm, Bristopher89 and 5 others like this.
  9. JNForsyth

    JNForsyth Crusader (717) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Hint #1 - Shipping West.

    Content Hint - Pizza Boy will figure prominently in my box (as it always does), possibly Tired Hands as well. Going to South Carolina for vacation next week, if I can track down any goodies during my travels they may be included as well.
     
  10. Greeny87

    Greeny87 Initiate (192) May 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Hint #1 - Shipping West.
     
    JNForsyth likes this.
  11. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Disciple (371) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Shipping West.

    Took a list at targets wants. Hope to tick off a few!
     
    Elkevjoe, Bristopher89 and JNForsyth like this.
  12. pnelting

    pnelting Aspirant (270) Nov 17, 2014 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I'm shipping East!
     
    Rion, Elkevjoe, Bristopher89 and 2 others like this.
  13. Andelliotsaid

    Andelliotsaid Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2015 California
    Beer Trader

    Hint # 1

    I'm shipping east.

    Target has a rather large list of wants. I'm gonna tick off a few.
     
    Cronkite11, Steban, Rion and 3 others like this.
  14. Avelasquez80

    Avelasquez80 Initiate (88) Jul 9, 2015 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Hint # 1

    I'm shipping East. I'll be knocking off a few wants!!
     
  15. JNForsyth

    JNForsyth Crusader (717) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Woooo! My body is ready!
     
    Andelliotsaid and Avelasquez80 like this.
  16. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (290) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    All 3 Texas boys shipping East... Hoping for some Jester King!
     
  17. Avelasquez80

    Avelasquez80 Initiate (88) Jul 9, 2015 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Hint #2.....You will NOT get Jester King....


    or will you??? :astonished::wink:
     
  18. Amarangakis

    Amarangakis Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 California
    Beer Trader

    Shipping east

    Sad we are limited to 240 oz. will we get in trouble if we go over?
     
  19. JNForsyth

    JNForsyth Crusader (717) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I don't think there is a limit. If there was I wouldn't abide by it anyways, and @LehighAce06 knows me well enough that he probably wouldn't expect me to either. :wink:
     
    Elkevjoe and Amarangakis like this.
  20. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    There IS a limit of 240oz, and I would appreciate people at least respecting that it exists. Obviously generosity is never a BAD thing, but the last thing I want is for hauls to be ridiculous across the board and for people to start feeling like what they sent was inadequate despite meeting or exceeding the requirements.

    This BIF is about introducing new people to the concept, not about destroying porches. Part of that introduction should be some generosity, but at the same time I don't want anyone leaving feeling like they can't do it.
     
    SRBush1974 likes this.
  21. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Disciple (371) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I thought @LehighAce06 did have a limit on the initial thread. Mainly to keep it relatively the same for everyone.

    I'll be close to the limit. No idea what the cost of shipping this box will be! Have never done anything this big. I know I won't have a problem with packaging, just can't wait to see what the cost is. Is it worthwhile to do 2 boxes?
     
  22. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Additionally, 2 announcements, one that has been alluded to above.

    First: UPDATE YOUR WANTS! Obviously you don't know where your sender is from, don't worry about putting on beers that they will specifically send you, just AT LEAST have some Wants that help tell a story of what you're looking for. As hints progress and you narrow down who your sender might be, THEN go back and add some things from a couple states based on the possibilities.

    Second: I'm eliminating the "early" shipping date. EVERYONE needs to send by the end of September, but no one is required to do so earlier than that. The reason for this is two-fold, first, I got targets out almost a week later than I wanted to, and I don't want anyone feeling like they have insufficient time to prepare. Also, everyone seems pretty gung-ho about this and I don't have any nagging question marks from anybody in the group, so I don't really think it's necessary anyway.
     
    blassor, Elkevjoe and SRBush1974 like this.
  23. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Some people definitely will do multiple boxes to make it easier to pack each. Shipping cost is typically only a couple dollars more this way than one very large box, so if it's easier to pack this way than in a large unwieldy box, go for it.

    I also recommend styro shippers when possible; they are nearly indestructible, and cut down significantly on packing time/effort/additional materials needed.
     
    blassor, Elkevjoe and SRBush1974 like this.
  24. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (290) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    @LehighAce06 - Should people send you shipping confirmations & tracking numbers to verify they've actually shipped?
     
    Elkevjoe likes this.
  25. Misterphinister

    Misterphinister Initiate (105) Feb 17, 2015 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Hint #1 - Superman Helps Everyone
     
  26. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (290) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Also FYI - If you're shipping to one of our 2 participants from New Jersey, DO NOT use FedEx. There have been multiple reports that the local FedEx employees have been opening/confiscating/returning boxes that they think have beer in them. Don't risk it - ship UPS!
     
    core42 likes this.
  27. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Disciple (371) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Absolutely! Thanks @RuckIt ! I've never used them and always have heard horror stories. UPS is the way to go.
     
    Elkevjoe likes this.
  28. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Disciple (371) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Great! This helps a lot. Gives me some more time to gather some more wants.
     
    Elkevjoe and LehighAce06 like this.
  29. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Sure, but I won't require it. I'll keep track of hauls as they are posted, and as we near the end of the shipping window I'll start reaching out to people if there's anything missing. One thing I'll ask is that you keep and use the BM I have with you all to communicate addresses; for one thing so you don't lose your target's information, but also so that my inbox isn't cluttered with 2 BMs from each of you, it's messy enough as it is.
     
  30. Andelliotsaid

    Andelliotsaid Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2015 California
    Beer Trader

    But is my body ready??
     
    JNForsyth likes this.
  31. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I also haven't posted a hint yet.... Shipping West.
     
  32. Amarangakis

    Amarangakis Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 California
    Beer Trader

    Doing a beer tour this weekend in San Diego and picking up a few things on my targets want list.
     
    PG2G, RuckIt, JNForsyth and 5 others like this.
  33. Yourahoser

    Yourahoser Initiate (193) Nov 18, 2014 Florida
    Beer Trader

    The excitement generated by this thread is causing a decrease in my work efficiency.
     
    Bert00, Elkevjoe, JNForsyth and 5 others like this.
  34. newjack

    newjack Initiate (159) Aug 22, 2014 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    HINT #1: My target has posted in this thread
     
    RuckIt, JNForsyth and SRBush1974 like this.
  35. Amarangakis

    Amarangakis Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 California
    Beer Trader

    *cough cough* I think I'm taking a sick day.
     
    Elkevjoe likes this.
  36. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Disciple (371) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Same here. Although I am doing research and planning, just for beer/target.
     
    Bristopher89 likes this.
  37. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Get used to that.
     
  38. Bristopher89

    Bristopher89 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Hint #2 After a certain announcement was made today, my target can take PRIDE that their box will be PEACHY-keen
     
    SRBush1974, blassor, PG2G and 5 others like this.
  39. newjack

    newjack Initiate (159) Aug 22, 2014 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    @Yourahoser Just wait till the packages start landing and your hawking your computer all day long just waiting for the porn to drop.