Oct 25, 2010 at 7:01 am #1264768
Here in Europe beer cans is too soft and too narrow for pot use.
My friend is coming to New York and he could bring me couple pots. My friend is not a hiker and he don't know anything about beer pots.
How i can explain easily what i need? Is there many different sizes or materials? Where he can buy right beer? (foodstore, liguor store or gas station?) Maybe airport?
(sorry my bad english)Oct 25, 2010 at 7:18 am #1657753
Greg MihalikBPL Member
An empty (american) Heineken "Keg", with the top in place, weights 35 grams. It is about 15cm tall and 8cm at the widest. A Fosters is similar. If your ~700ml beer cans are similar in size and weight, I would assume the thickness/strength is the same. All are aluminum. You can tear them easily, once started, with your fingers, like paper.
A Fosters is very flexible. A Heine gets it strength from its shape and the "ribs" at each end.
So you may have what you need right there in Finland.
But, if not, then asking for a "22 ounce Heineken Keg" at liquor and beer stores is all you need to do. The clerk will either know Exactly what you are looking for …or not. In my small town, 3 out of 4 clerks are mystified, and the 4th will say "not until summer". In New York I suspect they are available year around.Oct 25, 2010 at 7:38 am #1657762
We have here in Finland 4 different shapes:
Left to right.
Redbull 250 ml 11g.
Normal soft drink or beer 330 ml 13g.
Normal soft drink or beer 500 ml 18g
Pint beer 568 ml 18g (same as 500 ml!)
330, 500 and 568 are same width.Oct 25, 2010 at 11:02 am #1657826
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
If your friend goes to New York to buy beer, how is he going to get them to Finland? He can't take them on the airliner.
–B.G.–Oct 25, 2010 at 11:06 am #1657827
Eric LundquistBPL Member
@cobbermanLocale: Northern Colorado
He'll have to drink them first! For all those in NYC watch out for the drunk Scandinavian carrying empty Heine cans.Oct 25, 2010 at 11:08 am #1657828
He drink it, have fun and take empty pot for me:)Oct 25, 2010 at 11:15 am #1657831
Konrad .BPL Member
Like Greg said, make sure he gets the 22 oz heinken keg can. They have a smaller one, but the 22oz is the one you want. It's the gold standard when it comes to cheap lightweight aluminum pots. I've used mine for over 2 years now.
Looks like this:
If you use a safety can opener, you can take the top off and still keep it as a lid.
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