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Old 09-16-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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So how does everyone do it? I keg so bottling is out of the question, I was thinking of just filling some growlers before I go, but bringing a 5gal corny would be sweet.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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It depends on how far the hike is! I've brought 5 gal and 2.5 gal cornies with me when the hike was only a few miles and I had some buddies to help. A keg and co2 tank can be heavy.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
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Growlers in a cooler will work well, unless they don't allow glass.

A KEGLove will you past the first evening, but extra ice packs will extend the cooling time. A lot depends on ambient temp.

Here are my portable systems.

5 Gallon with Paintball tank.


3 Gallon with 12 gram CO2 cartridge system.



Here's the thread on them.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/my-n...-system-72105/

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #4
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Taking the keg along works very well. I rig up my Innovations CO2 inflator with either a 16 gram or 40 gram cartridge to dispense the beer. It usually take ~60 grams of CO2 to dispense an entire keg for me. YMMV.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:40 PM   #5
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I bring my 20lbs co2 tank the regulator and a party hose tap. The whole shabangabang comes with me. I use a trash can full of ice and put the keg in it. Easy as pie.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:43 PM   #6
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I use the BMBF to fill bottles for parties.

Works great and doesn't take long.

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If you want to rig a portable CO2 system pretty quick, you can check out the first few posts of my "Rolling Kegerator" thread (link below). Weighs hardly anything and would fit easily in a back pack.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #7
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I just fill 2 liter soda bottles - then with a carb-cap you can inject CO2 to keep it carbonated. Glass and camping are usually not a good idea.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:04 PM   #8
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I just fill 2 liter soda bottles - then with a carb-cap you can inject CO2 to keep it carbonated. Glass and camping are usually not a good idea.
Along with this idea, I am working with recycled 20oz soda bottles. Free if you have access to the recycle bins where you work or in your town. Another option is through your network of friends who drink soda/pop/coke. Especially those friends you plan to share with at the camping area. Make'em earn it

The bottles work great so far. I am carbing an apple/blackberry wine in some to see how it works. Since you are going to keep them in a cooler anyway, the risk of skunking would be reduced.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #9
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but the risk of soda sweetness changing your beer increases. bleh.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #10
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but the risk of soda sweetness changing your beer increases. bleh.
If you properly clean them you shouldn't have issues, as with any other bottle.

 
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