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What do you put in your flask?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by chorse123, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Willie5566

    Willie5566 Senior member

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    Can't wait to get your review.
     
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    You'll have to wait until tomorrow. Got waylaid.
     
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    My bad Willie, I completely forgot about this thread. I ended up picking up the Crate and Barrel flask. First off, its purple, not blue. The green looks like puke so don't even bother with that one. Its fairly large and seems pretty sturdy. If you can get around the color it seems like it would be worth the money.
     
  5. Willie5566

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    That sucks. Actually looks black on the website...wtf?
     
  6. Rambo

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    Well, in the dark, it looks black/navy blue. Under the light, you can see the metallic purpleness.
     
  7. Willie5566

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    Just bought one today. So far I am only seeing navy blue. Have not spent a lot of time with it yet though. Is there a plastic film that came on yours? The outside of it looks and feel like there might be some kind of plastic on it but I cannot see whee it can be lifted up. I don't want to damage it only to find out that there is no plastic.

    Have you had a chance to use it yet? Mine will be seeing heavy use in about 2 weeks for Michigan-OSU game.
     
  8. Rambo

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    I suppose it depends on the lighting. Check it again under some fluorescent lights. Haven't had a chance to use mine. Let me know what you think once you do.
     
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    Bump for an older thread. I recently lost mine, and just in time for cold weather....
    I'm now looking for a new one. I can't stand captive tops, I find them an eyesore. I'm now debating between finding an old leather bound glass one for the looks, or a newer slim one; mostly because it feels I carry enough around, and a sleek steel one could look quite nice, without the added bulk.

    I'm a Jamesons whiskey guy myself, though I'm partial to a Bourbon every now and then. If I had money though, I'd keep it filled with Johnny Walker Green Label, easily my favourite Scotch.... but Jameson's is a cheap Irish whiskey that does the trick.


    Edit: This is one I'm debating now. I usually try to buy good things that last a long time, but this hits a nice middle ground: http://www.gabrielross.com/bar-and-wine-85/tools-858/blomus-gents-hip-flask-tall-4666.html
     
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  10. Willie5566

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    Meh...I guess it depends on what YOU want. Personally I would not want a tall flask. Mine fits in any pocket without sticking out. I think the ability to conceal it is highly desirable. I also think that it is too plain and simple. I really like the one I bought from Crate and Barrel. It's about half the price of yours. Your call though. Get what you like.
     
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    I like yours, except for the captive top. I'm not sure why it bugs me so much, but it does.
     
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    I own the 210 ml version of that Blomus, for 2-3 years now, its a nice flask.

    This is great for the $$ and unlike other poster I prefer the simplicity. This is concealed enough to fit into my back pocket, coat inside pocket, or bag. Mine's been quite tough on it and still held, up, ut its not like I've put it under a car either.

    I'm telling you, once you really start carrying you'll want as light and tough as you can get, while maximizing volume (for good drink). What you can store in 1vintage glass & leather flask you can have 2x the volume and it will likely be thinner yet and lighter. The glass/ leather combo are bulky by design, you have 4 separate layers going front to back, so it has to be thick much thicker than SS can be.
     
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    Assuming tasty spirits in the 40-45 proof range (not 150 rum or w/e), I find the ~7 oz (~200 ml) size for a flask is ideal unless you're have a light tolerance.

    At 3oz you'll wonder WTF your carrying it around for since hardly anything.
    At 5oz you'll wish you had just a little more as time carries...
    At 7oz it's enough to get you buzzing well through an afternoon/evening, without being overbearing.
     
  14. Kent Wang

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    But then sometimes you gotta share with your buddies, so 10 oz begins to seem attractive.
     
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    I've just read that one isn't supposed to store alcohol longer than three days in a flask. True?
     
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    Surely you mean 40-45% and not 40-45 proof. I hope you are not carrying schnapps around in your flask.
     
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    If it's a properly made flask, it shouldn't matter- there should be a nonreactive coating on the inside.

    Just tested it. My cheapo wal mart flask has had scotch in it for a couple months, it's still tasty.

    As for the flask size bit above, that's not something I care about. I have a traditional 8 oz flask, with 80 proof liquor in there, and I don't finish it all at once. Instead, I throw it in a bag for some trip and have a few sips when I feel like it, and the excess lasts for another time.
     
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    Just saw this...

    Yes of course, I mistyped something different than what I actually meant.

    [40-45% or 80-90 Proof]
     

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