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

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  1. Newbiebeer

    Newbiebeer Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Connecticut

  2. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    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.
  3. tcanaday

    tcanaday Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 California

    Every fiber in my body wants to hate on it, but its kinda cool....
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  4. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    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.
    WYVYRN527 and tonyclifton36 like this.
  5. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (997) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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.
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,278) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Ah, it's been done - several times within the last century or so. How successfully? Well.... :wink:
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  7. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (219) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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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.
  8. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    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.
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    This sounds absolutely worthless.
  10. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    If I still have to carry water to mix it with, how is better?
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  11. Newbiebeer

    Newbiebeer Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Connecticut

    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.
  12. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    If you're gonna hike that far though screw powder shit and bring a flask of whiskey or something.
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  13. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Astronaut beer. Like Tang, only better for you.
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  14. marcdalke

    marcdalke Disciple (329) Mar 9, 2009 Connecticut

    Now available in Ramen chicken flavor.
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  15. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Don't be a weight weenie. Carry real beer.
  16. Newbiebeer

    Newbiebeer Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Connecticut

  17. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

    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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  18. robertrunner

    robertrunner Initiate (0) May 9, 2009 California

    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.
  19. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (840) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Just take the beer concentrate packet, pour in mouth, add water, swish, swallow . . . oh c'mon you know wanna! :wink:
  20. Bang34

    Bang34 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2003 California

    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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