The closest thing to dehydrated beer which I know of is ICE beer. If frozen thoroughly and enough ice crystals are removed wouldn't you eventually have syrup ? You would then have beer concentrate but wouldn't the alcohol separate ?? BeerPal Laboratories will have to research...
I work with chemical and process engineers for pharmaceuticals and I'm sure they'd know way you'd be able to get out like 99% of the H2O in a beer, even if it meant extracting the alcohol first and adding it back later. I suppose then you just leave out the alcohol to be added later, along with the water, or it would be a syrup. Then you'd be left with some pretty dry stuff, and no Park Ranger would be the wiser if they saw your "drink mix" and second "water" container. Finally, one of those air gun CO2 cartridges would do the trick for instant carbonation maybe. Wow, imagine getting a case of Chimay shipped in a Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa box!
This message was edited by admin at 3/26/2004 8:26:04 PM.
Hmmm, now i'm very interested in this! I don't doubt any first attempts would turn out disgusting or funky to say the least, but who knows? FIrst I was thinking you could boil all the alcohol and water out, but that would definitely alter the make-up of the beer. Leaving the beer out to evaporate would also seriously screw it up because of contamination alone. However, if you could put it in a vacuum then it would evoporate quickly and there'd be no contamination. Now we're talking!