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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Newbiebeer, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Newbiebeer

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    I picture frat boys all across the country ripping open the pack, dumping it on the bar and snorting the concentrate. All while pounding back yaygah bombs.
     
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    Every fiber in my body wants to hate on it, but its kinda cool....
     
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    This is the most ridiculous thing I have every seen. If you can't manage to bring along a few cans of beer on your hike then maybe you shouldn't be hiking in the first place.
     
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    So does this mean that alcohol can exist in a non liquid form? I saw the video for the carbination bottle..I'm kinda confused.
     
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    Ah, it's been done - several times within the last century or so. How successfully? Well.... ;)
     
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    It's an interesting concept, but I'd much rather bring a can of beer, drink it, then crush the can and recycle it when I'm finished with the hike or whatever.
     
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    This website and stories/posts about it pops up every once in a while and has been doing so for at least the last 3 or 4 years. As near as I can tell the company does not sell an alcoholic product and has produced zero evidence to show they actually can.

    Edit: I've come to two possible conclusions:

    1. This site exists to sell the carbonator bottle, and the non-alcoholic concentrates. The whole beer angle is a troll job being used to drive traffic and sales.

    2. These guys actually think they can do this but haven't been able to yet.
     
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    This sounds absolutely worthless.
     
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    If I still have to carry water to mix it with, how is better?
     
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    The farther you go the less you carry. I'm not talking a little stroll through the woods here. Appropriate for long distance hiking.

    Good to know its probably just a bunch of BS anyways.
     
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    If you're gonna hike that far though screw powder shit and bring a flask of whiskey or something.
     
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    Astronaut beer. Like Tang, only better for you.
     
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    Now available in Ramen chicken flavor.
     
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    Don't be a weight weenie. Carry real beer.
     
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    We used to go on canoe/camping trips through Quetico Provincial Park (Boundary waters)...

    Whatever we brought in we had to bring out-- and weight/space was important in our packs.
    I'll be honest, I would have tried these packets if they were available back then... We usually filled a Nalgene bottle with whiskey or tequila for sipping around the evening campfire.
     
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    Hiking with beer has already been improved by the addition of so many good craft beers in cans. If you can't carry the weight of a few cans of beer then you probably shouldn't be drinking beer on the hike anyway.
     
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    Just take the beer concentrate packet, pour in mouth, add water, swish, swallow . . . oh c'mon you know wanna! ;)
     
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    Alcohol evaporates at a much lower temp than water or other solids contained in beer. 172 degrees or therabouts, vs. 212 degrees for water. Call me crazy but I believe this makes it impossible to condense or dehydrate alcohol into a powder. Why not take the "carbonator," add flavor of choice, hell, even Koolaid and spike it with a flask of grain alcohol. Or just take a flask of your chosen hard alcohol along with you without the extra weight and bulk of a "carbonator." Often the simplest solution is the right one.
     
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