Transporting beer

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Jeff B, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. yobuddy

    yobuddy Been here awhile

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    +1 on the Polar Bear cooler. Only soft side I have owned that doesn't leak and keeps ice very well. Bought one for my buddies for Xmas as well.
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  2. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Polar Bear cooler here also, strapped on back. Always carry bottles, because the beer I like only comes like that. But, keep 'em packed in lots of ice, or separate them like some have said here, so they can't move around much and rub/bang against each other, or you might have less beer to drink when you get to the campsite. That's sad, and dissapointing. :cry

    Nothing much better than an ice cold bottle of your favorite ale at the campsite though! :freaky
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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I tend to buy a six and a bag of ice and stuff the beers into the bag of ice, put it into a cheap plastic bag that the six came in and ride like the wind to where camp will be setup. Not as extravagant as others but it works.

    Some of you people are border line geniuses :clap
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  4. Scott Baja

    Scott Baja el semental negro

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    One pannier camp stove and other gear, one pannier for beer and food and ice, top bag for clothes and other supplies, and tank bag for m/c extras and hat.:beer
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  5. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    I use cans traveling, for no other reason than they cool fast and some places get up tight about bottles.
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  6. zedx9

    zedx9 Been here awhile

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    Bottled beer on ice in a Polar Bear Cooler and Bushmills in a Platypus Wine Preserver: http://www.rei.com/product/781835
    These rock for liquor, easy to "stuff" in panniers, etc. They are also tough.
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  7. OLI GS

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    As Belgians we know how to transport real beer.
    Two 6-pack of Ciney brown in the paniers
    and 5 liter of Maes-pils at the back . Always good

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  8. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    I have a deep respect and appreciation for what you Europeans have passed down to us Americans as far as beer goes. But really, have you seen what we've been doing without the purity laws. We are now brewing some of the finest brews on the planet. Same goes for what we're doing with coffee, the French, Italians, and Turks have nothing on us anymore.
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  9. Big Single

    Big Single Tejas

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    Best beer I ever had was one you pulled out of that cooler and handed to me somewhere in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.
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  10. dch

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    I like beer as much as the next guy, but carrying it on a motorcycle is too much of a pain. Takes up too much room, can't keep it cold, gets all shook up etc. This is a much more practical approach. Plastic travel model. We ride in Ar. frequently and there are a lot of dry counties down there.


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  11. RiverRat

    RiverRat Endless Chores

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    Polar bear (thanks Stonewall) 2 for 1 deal. Camo so you can hide the cold ones from the FFs back at camp. :D


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  12. mikejet

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    I`ve found the best way to transport beer when riding is to find a store :nod Pick out your beer :raabia Pay for it, and have the girl behind the counter hold onto it for you as you both ride back to camp :wink:
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  13. devo2002

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    Best idea I heard on here :D
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  14. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Problem solved:
    12 oz. of whisky in a can. Slight aluminum taste no extra charge.
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  15. doublen

    doublen Been here awhile

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    I converted my tailpack into a padded cooler. :D It's big enough for a sixer and padded well enough that it shouldn't shake up drinks too bad. Hard to tell though, haven't tested it fully yet.
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  16. RealitySheriff

    RealitySheriff Attempting Awareness

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    This is my favorite option as well. But when all else fails I just buy daily beer in tallboys (during an evening stop just before making camp) and stick'em in my Camelback. I just buy enough for one evening and suppliment with the Reverend Jim Beam.
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  17. Tread

    Tread Been here awhile

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    I bring along one of those insulated mylar type bags that you can often buy at the grocery store. You know the ones, about the size of a pizza box. They take up very little room when not in use. I pick up some ice and beer at the last town I go though. The ice goes in the insulated bag along with a beer or two and I loosen the straps on my duffel and then tighten them down with the ice in place. I pretty much only drink micro brew pale ales, and lucky for me, there's quite a few good ones now available in cans. Used to be you could only get micro brews in bottles. Cans are a little easier to pack and they also cool down faster once on ice.
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  18. Kranked

    Kranked Zen Master

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    Here's my easy cooling method:
    1. Wrap those cold beer from the fridge tightly in a fleece jacket and other clothing, place them deep in your pack/bag away from the sun. Need a beer during the day? They're still cool even on a hot day.
    2. After arriving at your camping destination, immediately tie parachute cord/tie line to the plastic holder or through the pull tabs.
    3. Tie other end of line to a heavy rock, place the rock in a lake or river or tie to a tree if a heavy rock isn't available.
    4. Deposit beer into cold lake or river (mother nature's cooler)
    5. Set up camp and cook a meal letting beer have time to cool further
    6. Pull beer out of water as needed

    The method above works best with cans but can be used with bottles, if you trust your knots.
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  19. 1P8RIOT

    1P8RIOT Been here awhile

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    Polar Bear coolers work great!!! Check the venders section.:freaky
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  20. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    I try to get it as close to the camp site as possible.

    Scotch really does travel much better. :evil
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