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Old 04-16-2010   #21
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River Keg Fridge

Haven't built the prototype yet, but here's the idea: A quarter barrel (small skinny keg--full kegs are called half barrels ) fits on it's side, on a bed of ice blocks, in my 85 qt cooler. Newly found by SimpleMan online is an adaptor that allows one to use a little 2lb C02 tank like used in paintball, to power the keg. The fittings, hoses, and C02 tank fit INSIDE the cooler, while the little dispenser hose comes out the drain plug. Hose is long enough to hand to a kayaker or pass to another raft. It's fully self contained; you never have to open the cooler. I imagine that the ice blocks would last three to 5's on. If you see an old school gray Riken 14 sporting a half lit FoCo hippie out on the river this summer, come over and ask for the hose. Password is "beer please." Pictures of the prototype and schematics will be available on the buzz shortly.

Dude, I'd see you on the river but I'm hardly ever out there.
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Old 04-16-2010   #22
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At camp - 1 part gin, 2 parts ginger ale

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Old 04-16-2010   #23
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Don't forget your favorite breakfast drink! No not coffee, bloody Mary's. Mix all your favorite crap in big old juice containers then just add booze and ice if you have it. .......And a keg.
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Old 04-16-2010   #24
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Ooo...bloody mary's do sound great!

We did the pop kegs with home brew on the Dolores last year. It's nice to have good beer. We used some of the little CO2 cartridge dispensers. They worked great except we found the keg running once. We had three though.

On that note...I'm headed to the pub.
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Old 04-16-2010   #25
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to add to the craft beer list....Pugs in Dillon is canning some of their beirres now!
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Old 04-16-2010   #26
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If we've learned anything from this rant, it is that Simply Lemonade is the shit....
The simply susans, so far, have gone down as the best drink we've come across. Invision a pint glass: Good vodka a quarter to third, club soda to one inch below the top (if you're lucky and need the bubbly on your tongue - water will do just fine if you're not), and fill the rest with simply lemonade.

The secret is that you really don't need a bunch of sugar-filled shit to make your drink taste perfect. Just enough to taste and equate all the
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Old 04-17-2010   #27
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Best drink on the river is a Banger...Brandi mixed into Tang. Light weight and refreshing.
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Old 04-17-2010   #28
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IF it's cooled off enough after dinner (maybe unlikely for Deso Gray in the middle of summer) - save the beer and mix up a mug of hot water, add some powdered cider mix and some Wild Turkey 101. Sippin 'round the fire, and it packs a big punch for the amount of room it takes up.

I still like the ease of a can of beer while rowing. A Shandy sounds good though.

We took some Mike's Hard Lemonade on a middle fork trip - that stuff, while pretty sweet, will kick your ass - felt like 2 Mike's did the work of 3 beers. It was nice alternative switch back and forth, until about day 5 when we ran out of beer and only had lemonade. Then folks were desperate for a beer. Mike's now makes a Hard-er Lemonade that's 8%, so that might be worth taking a few sixers.
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Old 04-18-2010   #29
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I think u should choose Red Bull energy drink in stead of whisky. It'll make u stronger.
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