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Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Awesome Conquistador Beer Can on 01/29/2014 18:31:23 MST Print View

A while back I found this new can online. Had to get me some to experiment with. It's 32 ounce capacity.

They are only available out west in California.

It's a guy thing....pirates, skulls and cross bones, shipwrecks whooooo!

I really like the green one....which do you like?

The brewery calls them "canons" :-)

They are tall but putting ridge lines on them really strengthens them.

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D S
(smoke) - F
Which One? on 01/29/2014 22:03:54 MST Print View

I like the Black one. Do they have flat bottoms or did you add that?

Travis W
(lobopac) - F

Locale: Central Valley, CA
Both on 01/29/2014 22:59:33 MST Print View

While not a beer can pot user yet, I am a fan of craft brew in cans. I'm digging the green Conquistador can on a purely aesthetic standpoint....the black is pretty cool also.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F - M

Locale: Oregon
Awesome Conquistador Beer Can on 01/29/2014 23:10:15 MST Print View

Love 'em both. Put some ridges on them with a custom lid and throw them up on your site so we can buy them, already! I'll take two, one of each. You can call them your AC/BC pot (Awesome Conquistador Beer Can).

Matt

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Awesome Conquistador Beer Can on 01/30/2014 09:27:32 MST Print View

AC/BC.....I like it :-) short and to the point.

The photos don't do justice for the graphics. The green is metallic emerald type and lots of shiny mirror finish around the head and helmet. When I first saw it I couldn't resist, had to have some cans to experiment with. 32oz is much taller than the Foster 24oz.

I had to redo my fixture for applying the ridges. I added the flat bottom. The original bottom is just like the bottom on most large beer/energy drink cans.

I couldn't find it in my heart to make the can shorter. The graphics are too nice to go shorter. I'll use them for heating 3 cups of water. 2 for my Mountain House meals. I'm a big guy and eat big :-) so 2 cups for my meal and one for a hot drink. It works for me.

The price per can of this craft brewed ale is $6.00+tax pricey stuff for a non-drinker. A friend of mine living in San Diego purchased a couple of cases for me. He did enjoy the taste of the two different brews ;) He prefers the black "shipwrecked" taste and can. I'm an "Emerald Green" lover.

A while back I saw that trail Designs had nice dual purpose plastic containers for protecting their Foster Cans and cone. They indicated that half the container could be used to eat out of. I ordered some from them. I was well pleased to see how durable they were for such light weight containers. The height of the container was just right for the height of the AC/BC can.

My wife is always right there when I'm all bubbly about a new kit I put together :-)))) 1st question she asks....can I have a kit? I kid you not!!!! it's the first thing she says. She likes having kits in the trunk of the car for spontaneous stop offs at the local parks for lunch/dinner. Mountainhouse meals are always in the trunk along with bottled water.

The base price of the can is high. I'm not sure if the market demand could justify the selling price if I come to that point.

Thanks for your input on preference of can color:-)

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Edited by zelph on 01/30/2014 09:31:16 MST.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster) - F

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Need Help? on 01/30/2014 10:00:24 MST Print View

Dan, do you need help emptying the cans?

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Need Help Delmar? on 01/30/2014 15:17:53 MST Print View

Yes Delmar only if you live in CA near a store that sells it. Google Mission Brewery and see their store locations. Look up in the left hand corner of their home page. There is a "can" icon to click on. I looks like the 32oz cannons are not sold out of state.

michael adamski
(mikeadamski) - M
Colorado on 01/30/2014 18:35:12 MST Print View

Available in Colorado, too.

cody yochum
(uclacody0908) - F

Locale: Nor Cal
super interested on 01/30/2014 23:40:25 MST Print View

Do the plastic covers cover the whole can plus lid? Would be a nice step up from the fosters can. Have you came to a selling price yet?

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: super interested on 01/31/2014 09:11:36 MST Print View

Hello Cody, I first have to establish a secure source for the cans before I can establish a price. I sent 2 ridged cans to the owner of Mission Brewery for his approval/disapproval. Just have to wait and see if he responds.

Today I'm going to create a can for my Caldera Cone. I'll put the ridgeline in the appropriate place. In the past I have made various size burners in the style of the StarLyte. I used Budlite aluminum bottles and also Venom Energy Drink bottles as the base container.

Glad you're interested in the new size can. I'll try and speed up the process.

Yes, the new size can fits in the plastic container with about 1" headroom. I have 1/2 dozen of the containers on hand.

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Good Beer . . . Great Cans on 01/31/2014 09:23:01 MST Print View

That's what HE said. anyway, I like them both, the double IPA / shipwrecked best. Want my empties? I will send you six or so later this month.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Good Beer . . . Great Cans on 01/31/2014 12:11:59 MST Print View

Brian my friend :-)

Yes, for sure, send me your empties. In return I'll send one back with ridges applied and top removed with side cutter. Good trade! :-)

Here is what the can looks like in my Caldera Cone for keg. I originally purchased my keg from anigravity gear. Also shown is a burner made from a Venom energy drink bottle. Along side of it is the Modified StarLyte currently being supplied with the TD Sidewinders. The larger burner should work well when heating a full can of water. The 12-10 burner should also work well.

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Travis W
(lobopac) - F

Locale: Central Valley, CA
Re: Re: Good Beer . . . Great Cans on 01/31/2014 14:44:18 MST Print View

If I can find it locally (NorCal) I'll gladly send you some empties. The "beer finder" on Mission's site says it is in some local BevMo. I'll check it out and let you know.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster) - F

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Bottles Only on 01/31/2014 17:50:57 MST Print View

Found it locally -- bottles only. Sorry Dan. I don't think stoves from bottles will work too well.

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Big Cans at Costco on 01/31/2014 18:12:31 MST Print View

Our Costco carries these beers. I have to admit that I'm not much of a canned-beer fan and, with the price for a case of Ballast Point beers not much more than a can of this grog... I've been bypassing it.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Cans and bottles oh-boy!!! on 02/01/2014 09:07:04 MST Print View

"Delmar", the graphics on the bottles are also awesome :-) I did make a stove once using a small labratory Pyrex container and 3 tubular borosilicate pot supports extending out from the body of the stove. The tubes had fiberglass wicks in them. The wicks overhung the tops of the tubes and were ignited to put the fire to the pot bottom. I think I've made every imaginable stove within the backpacking comunity. :-)

"Erik", I can understand where you're coming from :-) In my drinking days I would buy beer by the quart for the best price. :-)

When I was in the service stationed in France my beer of choice was Heineken in the bottle. I was also introduced to room temperature beer in Germany and England. Dark, heavy beers were interesting but hard to get used to. Todays Micro-Brewery beers are really getting popular.

The Heineken Keg is what started the light weight aluminum trend for backpacking....a dual purpose can of sorts.

Aluminum and Titanium. The color of titanium reminds me of the colors seen in the Army.....blah!!!

Now when we look at aluminum we see:

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Edited by zelph on 02/01/2014 09:13:00 MST.

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Re: Re: Good Beer . . . Great Cans on 02/01/2014 19:21:22 MST Print View

Enough got it. Two down four or five and it'll be worth shipping. Say one week from today. I'll take a pot but only if you let me send you 12. You've kindly shipped me more than one of y.our creations free of charge. Glad to support Zeloh and Wood-Gaz.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Re: Re: Good Beer . . . Great Cans on 02/02/2014 08:18:24 MST Print View

Take your time.....enjoy the beer while watching the game today.

If anyone else out there wants their cans re-purposed let me know.

I've had some requests so I'll make some available tomorrow afternoon.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F - M

Locale: Oregon
AC/BC on 02/02/2014 11:36:39 MST Print View

Looking forward to it, Dan.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: AC/BC on 02/02/2014 14:58:53 MST Print View

Give me your address in a pm and I'll ship it out first thing in the AM when I go to the post office with a large order going to Japan. Pay me later :-)