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Old 03-02-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Alright guys here's my crazy idea. How do you think it would work?

Me and a couple of buddies are planning a canoe trip on the boundary waters. Like a week of canoeing fishing and drinking.

Since we have to do multiple portages, weight is a consideration and enough beer to stay buzzed for a week weighs a lot.

I was thinking about brewing a strong ale like in the 12-15% range and carbing it heavily with the thought that we can dump one in a nalgene bottle and top it up with water from a purifier.

I'd probably use pet bottles so we can burn them.

Is this a stupid idea? I know someone is going to suggest we just drink the strong stuff but most of the guys going are lite drinkers, so this might be a good compromise between something they would drink and shedding 100lb of beer.

Anyone done something like this? Do you think carbing it extra is a bad idea?

I was thinking something like a California common with triple the grain bill, or maybe a dougwiser 3X

Worst case, my fallback position is a handle of whisky.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:21 AM   #2
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May I suggest bourbon
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:21 AM   #3
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Supposedly there is a continuation to the IPA creation story. Yes, they made the stronger alcohol beer with more hops to help preserve it on the trip to India. However, once it got there they diluted it. Supposedly it didn't taste very good, but why not try it?!
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:22 AM   #4
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May I suggest bourbon
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:01 AM   #5
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I sometimes carry a bottle of beer for the first night on the trail on short trips, but when it really comes down to it, I usually hike with Whisky.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:35 AM   #6
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another vote for bourbon... good bourbon.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:53 AM   #7
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take something else that is lighter and more efficient to get inebriated off of, especially while canoeing.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:55 AM   #8
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It doesn't seem that crazy. Try it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:56 AM   #9
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Have you seen this? http://patsbackcountrybeer.com/index...id=1&Itemid=26

Im a backpacker and hope this stuff is the real deal..

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:57 AM   #10
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Real men would bring the keg.
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