So I’m feeling pretty excited, Melissa and I just finished bottling up 5 Entries for the 2015 ALES Open and now just need to get them labelled and boxed up for shipping. This will be the first time I actually get my entries sent off to a competition, so I am learning a lot about preparation and bottling from a keg. From now on I am going to bottle a few bottles from batches I want to send to competition or even just have a few sample bottles and keg the rest.
For packing the guys in the brew club have strongly recommended bubble wrap, and a good amount of padding surrounding the box such as underlay for carpet and pay special attention to the corners of the box. I will get some pictures of everything all packaged up as I get it done.