Heineken/fosters pot guestion
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Timo Anttalainen
(timoa) - M

Locale: Finland, Espoo
Heineken/fosters pot guestion on 10/25/2010 08:01:41 MDT Print View

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)

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Heineken/fosters pot guestion on 10/25/2010 08:18:01 MDT Print View

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.

Timo Anttalainen
(timoa) - M

Locale: Finland, Espoo
beerpots in finland on 10/25/2010 08:38:49 MDT Print View

We have here in Finland 4 different shapes:
tölkit

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.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Heineken/fosters pot guestion on 10/25/2010 12:02:03 MDT Print View

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.--

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: Re: Heineken/fosters pot guestion on 10/25/2010 12:06:55 MDT Print View

He'll have to drink them first! For all those in NYC watch out for the drunk Scandinavian carrying empty Heine cans.

Timo Anttalainen
(timoa) - M

Locale: Finland, Espoo
beer pot on 10/25/2010 12:08:36 MDT Print View

He drink it, have fun and take empty pot for me:)

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Heinekeg on 10/25/2010 12:15:40 MDT Print View

Hi Timo,
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:

keg


If you use a safety can opener, you can take the top off and still keep it as a lid.