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Old 06-04-05, 05:50 PM   #1
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minimizing foamage

I know this isn't really fixed/ss specific, but I like the crowd here. Anyway...

Do you have a method of reducing the amount of foaming in a 6-pack of beer that results from a bumpy ride home, or where ever your destination may be?

The best I've been able to manage is to line my backpack with a jacket and stack 2 6-packs on top of eachother, with some of the jacket in between each 6-pack to keep them from knocking together. Then I try to avoid any irregularities in the road while keeping a smooth, consistant riding posture (trying to avoid standing alot).

No matter what I try, I can't seem to keep my beer from foaming like Cujo at a kindergarden.

But there is one benefit. My beers are usually the last to be snatched up now that people have learned to beware...
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Old 06-04-05, 05:53 PM   #2
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stop drinking and find something better to do.

something foam-free.
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Old 06-04-05, 05:54 PM   #3
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A valid answer, but not quite what I was looking for.

Thanks, all the same.
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Old 06-04-05, 05:57 PM   #4
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I usually do similar steps to yours. The key ingredient: a mickey of whiskey to drink while the beers settle down. I've had a few nasty incidents, but I've learned my lesson. I also find I have fewer problems with bottles than cans, I think because you have more time to prevent any spill.

Beer good.
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Old 06-04-05, 06:25 PM   #5
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patience is a virtue
so is bourbon...and bourbon doesn't foam
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Old 06-04-05, 06:40 PM   #6
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Foam doesn't matter when you're shotgunning or beer-bonging. Get with it.
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Old 06-04-05, 07:07 PM   #7
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guinness and beamish and probably others have those little plastic ping pong balls that seem to help out. additionally, you can tear the can apart and use the ping pong balls in various drinking games. example: bounce the ball off of a table and try to get it in a trash can across the room--if you get it in, everyone else drinks. repeat as needed. For the extra cost I think it's well worth it.
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The plastic thing is called a 'floating widget'. Now you know.

My experiences with widget-ed beers has been good in terms of foam control.
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Old 06-04-05, 07:44 PM   #9
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jager doesn't foam... neither does vodka I'll second the suggestion for Guinness, though. It's one of the few beers that doesn't taste like it needs to go back in the horse.
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Try wearing the backpack on your front. If it has a sternum strap, use that to keep in on, or else take an old carabiner to hold the straps together at your back. I tried this once, and I think since the bag was a little more free-swaying (not boincing along my back) it helped a little. Of course, my observation skills were slightly impaired...
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dunno if this helps, but i try to but beer as close as possible to my final destination for this very reason.

(of course, i also live in an area where there are at least 2 liquor stores/block, which may not apply to your sitch.)
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dunno if this helps, but i try to but beer as close as possible to my final destination for this very reason.

(of course, i also live in an area where there are at least 2 liquor stores/block, which may not apply to your sitch.)
sounds like my kinda place! I do have a liquor store within a block of my house, so that's nice. I never ever buy beer so I don't have to worry about foamage. I can't count the number of times I've ridden home with a backpack full of liquor, though.
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Old 06-04-05, 09:50 PM   #13
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Buy it out of the cooler in the store, and put it into the fridge (freezer if you're really thirsty) when you get home. Cold beer doesn't foam as much.
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buy it ,drink it out front of the store,no foam.
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Get a 4 of Beamish/Murphys/Guinness and a 12 of PBR. Ride home. Drink 2 of the former and by that time the latter will be settled down.
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Second the staying cold. If you can, get a couple of those ice packs in ur bag along with it to keep it nice and cold.
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