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« on: August 14, 2012, 07:26:37 AM »
So you are backpacking the wilderness and want to have a beer in the evening.

The availability of good beer in cans is nice for car camping or boating or rafting or wheeling or some other mode of travel.....but backcountry walking or skiing sometimes will not allow the weight of a six pack!

How about some beer concentrate to slake your yearning?   

patent pending  :o

Would you try it?  I guess they are going to make it available next year....
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 07:44:24 AM »
Sure, I'd try it.  My expectations would not be high. Curious.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 07:57:55 AM »
In the mean time just drink it before you leave. It is much more ergonomic to carry your beer in your stomach.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 08:19:23 AM »
The availability of good beer in cans is nice for car camping or boating or rafting or wheeling or some other mode of travel.....but backcountry walking or skiing sometimes will not allow the weight of a six pack!

I believe this is why they make whiskey.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 08:51:57 AM »
The availability of good beer in cans is nice for car camping or boating or rafting or wheeling or some other mode of travel.....but backcountry walking or skiing sometimes will not allow the weight of a six pack!

I believe this is why they make whiskey.

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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 10:20:05 AM »
I would try it. What I want to figure out is how the "concentrate" is done. I can think of a few ways. One is to use one part of very strong beer (such as an IPA) and 2 parts of liquor blended. Dilute 2oz of that with 14oz cold water and force carbonate.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 10:28:09 AM »
I'm very curious what the spin is on this. The "start with almost no water" phrase seems rather dubious to me. Too many secrets here - my BS detector is going apes*** right now.

I'd give it a try if I was offered a free sample, but I definitely wouldn't spend any money on it unless I had more info.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 10:36:27 AM »
I thought the point of backpacking was to simplify and leave all your stupid s*** at home. Taking along a beer concentrate and a force carbonator seems really silly to me, but I'm in the 'just drink whiskey or water' camp.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 11:03:21 AM »
It's funny, I thought the point of backpacking was to spend an ungodly amount of money on ultralight equipment so you can carry more unnecessary s*** that you should have left at home. At least that's how someone I know thinks of it.

I would be interested in seeing this.  Until its like one of those space age food pills where all you have to add is a drop of water and a carbonated pint of beer is produced, I don't think I would buy one.

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Backcountry beer
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 11:05:00 AM »
The availability of good beer in cans is nice for car camping or boating or rafting or wheeling or some other mode of travel.....but backcountry walking or skiing sometimes will not allow the weight of a six pack!

I believe this is why they make whiskey.

+1. I don't leave home without it!
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 11:50:19 AM »
I thought the point of backpacking was to simplify and leave all your stupid s*** at home. Taking along a beer concentrate and a force carbonator seems really silly to me, but I'm in the 'just drink whiskey or water' camp.

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Just take some really good whiskey and a couple of cans of something you like.  Hiking doesn't have to be a bender.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 11:58:24 AM »
Most of my backpacking experience was in the high country in CO. I was usually fighting dehydration so much I didn't drink liquor anyway, because when I did I felt like crap. But on the plus side at 10k+ feet it doesn't take much booze to get pretty loopy.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 12:06:06 PM »
In spite of the camera and video equipment that takes up the majority of my pack space I always find room to pack a widget can of Guiness (and homemade smoked tuna jerky) on my trips to photograph the lava flows.  Since SN Torpedo in a can has appeared I hump a can of that into the shoots too.  Kind of a inpromptu black & tan, as it were.

Whiskey-wise, it is too dangerous out on the lava to be drinking spirits.  Besides, Pele prefers gin.  However, tradition has it that there is a tailgate feast upon returning to the truck, to celebrate a safe return from another visit with Pele.  At the tailgate feast anything goes.  It's all packed into a cooler awaiting my/our return.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 08:09:00 PM »
Hiking doesn't have to be a bender.


It doesn't HAVE to be, but it CAN be.  ;D
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 09:53:22 PM »
Hiking doesn't have to be a bender.


It doesn't HAVE to be, but it CAN be.  ;D
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