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Old 09-27-2010, 05:38 AM   #1
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Transporting beer

I packed some Guinness in the topbox [Guinness tastes good warm] Rode up to the Bald Eagle Bastard's 7 Mts campout. Had a blast. Unfortuanatly the nitrogenated cans also had a blast. All over everything in the Givi E-52. I suspected it might be a problem, but took the gamble and lost. Just posting this to maybe save the next guy from some grief.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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They best way I've found to carry beer is in a soft cooler riding in my lap. Really.
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:32 PM   #3
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Packed a six pack of Coors in my Top box (Filled the top box with Ice too)on a two day 200 mile offroad ride. We stopped and set up camp and My Bud made the comment "Man a beer would sure be nice to have" So I walked over to my top box and popped a cold one for him. He looked like this guy then he looked like this guy . And I was doin this
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
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Thumb Beer transportation

Silly concept...beer does not travel well...it is recommended that you don't even put beer in the door of your fridge as that is too much travel...(door swinging open on occasion). Purchased fresh from as close as it is brewed is the answer...

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:46 AM   #5
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There are a few essential non-essentials that can be packed if you just give it some forethought: soft bread, eggs, fresh fruit, beer. I don't do any off-roading so I can buy most of that type stuff at the end of the riding day. For beer, a soft-side cooler can hold a six pack with ice and can even be carried like a back pack.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:26 AM   #6
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Should of mentioned that the 7 Mts campout ride that it took was all dirt and gravel. Pavement probably would not have been a problem. I told one of my friends about the beer transporting problem and he shook his head and said,

"One more reason you should start smoking pot"
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:19 PM   #7
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Planning ahead is the key to carrying beer.

I would scope out where I would be camping for the night then double back and buy a 10lbs bag of ice and 12 pack of beer.
A lot of times I'd just stock up with a good beer if I spotted a likable liquor store late in the afternoon. Nearly any service spot near where you camp has the ice.
Generally I was surprised how often I'd find good beer in out of the way little towns all around the USA. That Redhook Long hammer ale has a remarkably good distribution coast to coast.
I've got a expandable small backpack which holds the ice wrapped in a fleece jacket along with a 6 pack. The other six beers fit into the expandable explorer tank bag. The ice also doubles as a source for drinking water.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:59 PM   #8
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I've had 100% success rate carrying bottled beer in my soft sided REI cooler. I do pack with some precautions; I roll each bottle into a slightly used, smaller size bath towel. For example, roll 1, make a lap on the bottle, insert next bottle, make a lap with the towel, add another....etc. I've gotten pretty good at keeping the shape compact and optimized for the cooler shape. I then layer on ice. The towel helps protect the bottles AND keeps the beer insulated. I carry it behind my main duffle, fully exposed, on my rear rack. I traveled across several CO passes - even dumping the bike once or twice - and never broken a bottle. The side cases take most of the punishment in a fall.

Of course, I do have to have to let things settle down before popping the top after a spill...
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:26 PM   #9
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I hauled 12 cans like this


and a buddy hauled a heine keg like this


the cans were in the bags for an hour and a half and the keg we picked up about twenty minutes down the trail, def ice cold cans
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:07 AM   #10
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I've had 100% success rate carrying bottled beer in my soft sided REI cooler. I do pack with some precautions; I roll each bottle into a slightly used, smaller size bath towel. For example, roll 1, make a lap on the bottle, insert next bottle, make a lap with the towel, add another....etc. I've gotten pretty good at keeping the shape compact and optimized for the cooler shape. I then layer on ice. The towel helps protect the bottles AND keeps the beer insulated. I carry it behind my main duffle, fully exposed, on my rear rack. I traveled across several CO passes - even dumping the bike once or twice - and never broken a bottle. The side cases take most of the punishment in a fall.

Of course, I do have to have to let things settle down before popping the
top after a spill...


So there's the solution. You guys bring the beer.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:07 PM   #11
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I use a soft cooler full of ice with as much beer as "needed" until the next stop and secure it to the back rack with a bungy net. Keeps everything packed tight as the ice melts and beer gets turned to piss. The cooler I'm using this year even has a nifty little velcro door in the lid so you can just reach in without messing with zippers or pulling the net off.

On the very back before camp it's full;


In the morning, not so full and ready for the next fill of steak and beer;
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:28 AM   #12
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Jack Daniels travels well in a steel flask. just sayin.
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:53 PM   #13
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Jack Daniels travels well in a
steel flask. just sayin.
Nothing wrong with cheating here.

The beer cooler also provides for temp refrigeration for eats.
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:07 PM   #14
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We always bu.y at the end of the ride. If this pic loads you will see why I am requested for storage. Doubles as a seat
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Its a 48 qt cooler set up as a top box
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:26 AM   #15
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Finally a useful thread on this forum
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