The Etre/BiaB love/hate/?/rant thread...

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4/22 Email from Etre regarding options. Immediate response provided.
4/29 Invoice received and paid.
5/6 Sent email to Etre asking for status. Immediate reply received, stating shipping week of 5/13
5/13 Email from Etre with tracking, stating shipment occurred Friday, 5/10
Patiently waiting...0

No complaints here!
 
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I’m expecting my package tomorrow (5/12).


Happy Mother’s Day to my wife!! She will be thrilled! :confused:
Got my box today at the post office.

They came by yesterday, but wouldn’t leave the package without someone signing for it.

The package job is A++++++ I’ll show pics later for anyone who hasn’t received an Etre haul.
 
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Etre Spring Pack

Invoiced and paid on 4/30
No tracking # email (SPAM or otherwise) since and today is 5/14.

Fully expecting my box to show up at my doorstep before an email comes. I just hope it’s soon. I’m jonesing to drink some lambic!
Box showed up on my doorstep on 5/15. No tracking email. As predicted. No complaints.

Btw, that Shaarsbeekse Oogst 2017 is really tasty.
 
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My 3F spring box sent through Etre arrived in a Lazenne styro 12-shipper. Was totally blown away. Will absolutely be reusing it a bunch in the future for travel. Have ordered from Etre many times before (mostly 6 bottles at a time not 12), but it never came in a Lazenne.
 
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Serious question: how is the condition of that box Kurt's fault? Sure he could use sturdier boxes, but the thickness of the cardboard isn't preventing the damage that was done.
Sure, the thickness of the cardboard wouldn't make a difference, but the packing inside the box would provide more structural integrity. My last BiaB had a TON of empty space in it; pool noodles just rolling around inside. That empty space smashes easily. My last Etre box had cardboard dividers that spanned top to bottom, adding strength to the box if something was placed on top.

That being said, I've never had a bottle broken from either BiaB or Etre.
 
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Serious question: how is the condition of that box Kurt's fault? Sure he could use sturdier boxes, but the thickness of the cardboard isn't preventing the damage that was done.
I mean, jbdpsu82 hit most of it on the head. The outer walls of the boxes are about 1/2 the thickness of your typical Etre box. BIAB Kurt also usually lays his bottles down, which means there aren't any additional supports like what Etre uses to provide structural integrity to the box. Boxes shipped with USPS are going to get beat up a little bit but just throwing the bottles in a box with some pool noodles around them and calling it good doesn't work for me.

I get that bottles usually arrive intact, but I would rather not get flagged by USPS because they can easily see beer bottles in the box I'm receiving. YMMV
 
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I get that bottles usually arrive intact, but I would rather not get flagged by USPS because they can easily see beer bottles in the box I'm receiving. YMMV
I once had an Etre box arrive with the half of the bottom missing. It was like someone had taken a box cutter and cut that whole side flap off. The only thing holding the bottles in was the layer of bubble wrap on the bottom, and I have no idea how that was even managing. USPS still delivered it! They give zero fucks, as far as I can tell.
 
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Sure, the thickness of the cardboard wouldn't make a difference, but the packing inside the box would provide more structural integrity. My last BiaB had a TON of empty space in it; pool noodles just rolling around inside. That empty space smashes easily. My last Etre box had cardboard dividers that spanned top to bottom, adding strength to the box if something was placed on top.

That being said, I've never had a bottle broken from either BiaB or Etre.
The Lambic Drop Challenge is big in Belgium during grade school.
 

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