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Old 10-25-2017, 06:38 PM   #21
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Now you've given me two more reasons to never go back packing or other wilderness activities that require me to walk a lot and carry all my own food.

Do you realize what a pony keg weighs??? Mumble, mumble..

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More good through hiking food. Cheese in an aerosol can. It doesn't matter if it's 100 degrees on the trail day after day, you've got cheese (well, cheese-like).
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:51 PM   #23
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Do you realize what a pony keg weighs??? Mumble, mumble..

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We actually brought a 1/4 keg strapped to a sled
on a winter hiking trip once. We had to keep it near the fire cause tap kept freezing up.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:46 AM   #24
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Do you realize what a pony keg weighs??? Mumble, mumble..

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The Rocky Mountain backpacker's bar guide: 151 proof rum (better alcohol to weight ratio); dry daiquiri mix; dry margarita mix. Find a snowfield and gather some wild cocktail ice. Mix your drink of choice using, cold, filtered fresh water from a high mountain stream.

At 11,000 feet, a little liquor goes a long way.
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2 thumbs up, BT and RP...

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Just checking this out while I eat my crackers and pasteurized process cheese product.

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Yeah, but are they real crackers, or pre-fabricated edible snack wafers?
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:17 AM   #27
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:31 AM   #28
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Another one!

You could double down and have chocolatey creme frozen dairy dessert!
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Ice cream made of cream is available. It might be hard to find in a small town, though.
Well, that was kind of my point. Anything is available for the right price. I am talking more about general tendencies.
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Breyer's and Edy's/Dreyers are the two biggest culprits when it comes to "frozen dairy dessert". Heck even our cheapest store brand that's sold in an old school brick is ice cream!

Breyer's and Edy's lost my business with these shenanigans, there are plenty of brands at the same price point or cheaper that are actual ice cream. These fake ice creams also melt super fast since they are mostly air. Blue Bell and Blue Bunny are my current supermarket favorite brands, Turkey Hill isn't too bad either.
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We actually brought a 1/4 keg strapped to a sled
on a winter hiking trip once. We had to keep it near the fire cause tap kept freezing up.
Do you remember the Coors Party Balls? I've done some backpacking trips where the men carried all the camping stuff in our back packs, and the women had nothing but Party Balls in their packs. Well, that and tequilla and shot glasses.

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Yeah, but are they real crackers, or pre-fabricated edible snack wafers?
Ritz crackers. Could go either way -- I don't want to know.

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Breyer's and Edy's/Dreyers are the two biggest culprits when it comes to "frozen dairy dessert". Heck even our cheapest store brand that's sold in an old school brick is ice cream!

Breyer's and Edy's lost my business with these shenanigans, there are plenty of brands at the same price point or cheaper that are actual ice cream. These fake ice creams also melt super fast since they are mostly air. Blue Bell and Blue Bunny are my current supermarket favorite brands, Turkey Hill isn't too bad either.
Blue Bell is a Texas tradition for ice cream. They have had some hard battles with bacteria in the last couple of years, but they have done the right thing, and pulled products off the shelves until they could be sure they were safe. I love their old-fashioned vanilla. I also love Hagen Daz coffee ice cream.

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Old 10-28-2017, 09:45 PM   #34
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There is a long time ice cream parlor/restaurant chain in MA called Brigham's. They were famous for their great ice cream. The ice cream shops are gone now but the ice cream is still available in quart containers in super markets. It costs about $3.50 for a quart and it's still great. I like the vanilla bean flavor.
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Do you remember the Coors Party Balls? I've done some backpacking trips where the men carried all the camping stuff in our back packs, and the women had nothing but Party Balls in their packs. Well, that and tequilla and shot glasses.

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Those were some pretty strong and curiously attractive women!



We used to being Party Balls on canoe trips. They fit in the center of the canoe with the coolers.
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Those were some pretty strong and curiously attractive women!



We used to being Party Balls on canoe trips. They fit in the center of the canoe with the coolers.
Hey, finding women who enjoy wilderness camping is the big challenge.

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I'm starting to like women who can carry a small keg on their backs, wherever they want to go.




Looks are highly overrated...
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:13 AM   #38
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Andy, did you take that from my freezer? *walks to refrigerator*pulls out freezer drawer*sees Brigham's is still there* Never mind. For the good stuff, it's either Brigham or Graeter's. Graeter's is spendy, but much cheaper than heading to an ice cream stand...which isn't open this time of year anyway.

I'll cop to buying the Edy's, a no-sugar-added vanilla. It's our all-purpose ice cream to use along side of a serving of fresh fruit (it melts nicely so you can coat the fruit in a sweetened, creamy coat) or to plop into blended drinks. We swear ice cream is what Bahama Breeze adds to their version of the Painkiller drink. When we added a bit of Edy's it gave the drink the right mouth-feel.
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I LOVE coffee ice cream and this is the ONLY brand I buy now. I've been spoiled.

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In the world of ice cream, all quarts are not created equal. At Trader Joe’s, our quarts really deliver.
This is Tara Miller of Trader Joe’s. Ice cream is sold by volume, not weight, and some ice creams weigh more than others. Why the weight difference? Ice cream of lower quality has high overrun. That’s the amount of air whipped into the ice cream. High overrun equals lots of air. And lots of air equals lighter quarts.
Trader Joe’s Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream has very low overrun. It’s thick, rich, and so creamy. And then there’s the flavor. Some coffee ice creams don’t even use actual coffee. Coffee Bean Blast has big, bold, intense coffee flavor from brewed Colombian coffee and bits of finely ground French Roast coffee. We think it’s the very best Coffee Ice Cream on Earth. Or beyond, even, on other planets whose populations value ice cream.
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First and foremost, our Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream has very low overrun. Overrun, in ice cream speak, is the amount of air that’s whipped into the ice cream – the higher the overrun, the lower quality the ice cream. Because there is so little air in this ice cream, it is thicker, richer and creamier than lesser quality ice creams. And then there’s the flavor. Big WOW here. Some coffee ice creams have a little coffee flavor – some don’t even use actual coffee. Our Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream features big, bold, intense coffee flavor that comes from brewed Colombian coffee and bits of very finely ground French Roast Colombian coffee in every bite.
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Cream, milk, sugar, egg yolks, coffee, espresso beans, cocoa processed with alkali, coffee extract, carob bean gum, guar gum.
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I agree with Steve. Locally made ice cream is much better than supermarket - except here in Italy! The ice cream is great. While there is supermarket stuff, every coffee bar (nice little places, set up to produce excellent coffee (they say that good coffee should be black as night, hot as hell and sweet as love), but they also make awesome ice cream. I can't stand supermarket stuff, when the home-made is so good.

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