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2014-04-19 02:31:39 AM  
WTH?

/dnrtfa
//stupid
 
2014-04-19 02:49:45 AM  
Nice typo there.
 
2014-04-19 07:15:53 AM  
Still waiting for powdered toast.
 
2014-04-19 08:01:09 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-19 08:03:08 AM  
The ultimate dry martini
 
2014-04-19 08:05:29 AM  
What they're saying about the efficacy of snorting is probably true.  I spent a few (too many) nights in a bar where one speciality drink involved a shot of triple sec and next to it an overturned shotglass with a special dimple in the bottom, which they filled with a few drops of triple sec.  The idea was to pound the shot and then immediately snort the few drops from the other one, and I can report from experience that that does indeed hit your brain almost instantly.  Probably unwise, but it works.

/Had to try it once
//Bartender had a baseball bat
///Good times
 
2014-04-19 08:24:07 AM  
This will get banned the first time some high schoolers have a snorting party and they all wind up in the hospital
 
2014-04-19 09:13:33 AM  
Pretty sure alcohol doesn't work that way. Now buttchugging on the other hand...
 
2014-04-19 10:04:03 AM  
Actually, they are NOT selling it yet.

The approval touted by everybody is only the TTB approval of the label.    It's not always easy to get this approval.    I had one brewer nearby get bounced back for having the audacity to list NUTRITION FACTS on his beer (TTB says beer isn't nutritious but that doesn't stop worse foods from carrying the label).    I with great trepidation sent in my label for CODE PURPLE SYRAH wine which has a coded message in the background.   They appear not to have noticed.   Vint Hill's other house wines bear ..._ .... (VH in morse code) on the label and the TTB kicked that back for an explanation.   Didn't bat an eye at my Heartstrings Zinfandel  (you know you're old if you get the joke there).
 
2014-04-19 10:06:06 AM  
Anybody remember the powdered Vodka in Jerry Lewis's "Way way out"?
 
2014-04-19 10:06:23 AM  
All this talk about snorting. Since when did eyeball shots become uncool? As with liquid, so too with powder. Dump that sht in your eyes, wayward teens. What're you new?
 
2014-04-19 10:09:41 AM  

rnatalie: Anybody remember the powdered Vodka in Jerry Lewis's "Way way out"?


Wadka!
 
2014-04-19 10:10:56 AM  

Radak: What they're saying about the efficacy of snorting is probably true.  I spent a few (too many) nights in a bar where one speciality drink involved a shot of triple sec and next to it an overturned shotglass with a special dimple in the bottom, which they filled with a few drops of triple sec.  The idea was to pound the shot and then immediately snort the few drops from the other one, and I can report from experience that that does indeed hit your brain almost instantly.  Probably unwise, but it works.

/Had to try it once
//Bartender had a baseball bat
///Good times


That would make me vomit almost instantly.
 
2014-04-19 10:11:28 AM  
This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.
 
2014-04-19 10:16:43 AM  

Radak: What they're saying about the efficacy of snorting is probably true.  I spent a few (too many) nights in a bar where one speciality drink involved a shot of triple sec and next to it an overturned shotglass with a special dimple in the bottom, which they filled with a few drops of triple sec.  The idea was to pound the shot and then immediately snort the few drops from the other one, and I can report from experience that that does indeed hit your brain almost instantly.  Probably unwise, but it works.

/Had to try it once
//Bartender had a baseball bat
///Good times


Can you even get drunk on triple sec? It would take a whole damn bottle. This is good for football games, at Ole Miss they pat down students going I to games.
 
2014-04-19 10:17:26 AM  

enry: Still waiting for powdered toast.


He's still waiting for the olive loaf to decode

/stepfather would always buy olive loaf as lunch meat, said it was less unhealthy than bologna (which is just "loaf")
 
2014-04-19 10:18:57 AM  
DNRTFA

If it were possible to make just-add-water alcohol, doesn't that mean
it would be possible to make just-add-water gasoline?

A better movie reference would be "VIP" from 'Lover Come Back.', the
candy that's a cocktail.
 
2014-04-19 10:19:08 AM  

big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.


Was it announced on April 1st?

Google turns up a wiki for it though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_powder
 
2014-04-19 10:19:56 AM  

big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.


That stuff covering my lawn must be cocaine then.
 
2014-04-19 10:23:47 AM  

omeganuepsilon: big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.

Was it announced on April 1st?

Google turns up a wiki for it though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_powder


The inter webs make this seem to be legit, it's even been approved, apparently
 
2014-04-19 10:25:37 AM  

CruJones: The inter webs make this seem to be legit, it's even been approved, apparently


However, it is not powdered alcohol(for the benefit of the thread).

It's alcohol that's been absorbed by a powder.
 
2014-04-19 10:26:10 AM  

CruJones: Radak: What they're saying about the efficacy of snorting is probably true.  I spent a few (too many) nights in a bar where one speciality drink involved a shot of triple sec and next to it an overturned shotglass with a special dimple in the bottom, which they filled with a few drops of triple sec.  The idea was to pound the shot and then immediately snort the few drops from the other one, and I can report from experience that that does indeed hit your brain almost instantly.  Probably unwise, but it works.

/Had to try it once
//Bartender had a baseball bat
///Good times

Can you even get drunk on triple sec? It would take a whole damn bottle. This is good for football games, at Ole Miss they pat down students going I to games.


It is 60 proof iirc.
 
2014-04-19 10:26:44 AM  

rnatalie: Actually, they are NOT selling it yet.

The approval touted by everybody is only the TTB approval of the label.    It's not always easy to get this approval.     I had one brewer nearby get bounced back for having the audacity to list NUTRITION FACTS on his beer (TTB says beer isn't nutritious but that doesn't stop worse foods from carrying the label).    I with great trepidation sent in my label for CODE PURPLE SYRAH wine which has a coded message in the background.   They appear not to have noticed.   Vint Hill's other house wines bear ..._ .... (VH in morse code) on the label and the TTB kicked that back for an explanation.   Didn't bat an eye at my Heartstrings Zinfandel  (you know you're old if you get the joke there).


I wish more alcohol products did have nutritional labels. My understanding was that producers could add the nutritional information if they wanted to (as of May of last year), but it's not required. I bought a bottle of Clos Normand brut fermented cider, and there was a regular nutritional label on the back. I was surpised, but really pleased (with both the label and the cider, itself - amazing stuff).

ct-static.com
 
2014-04-19 10:29:00 AM  

Smackledorfer: CruJones: Radak: What they're saying about the efficacy of snorting is probably true.  I spent a few (too many) nights in a bar where one speciality drink involved a shot of triple sec and next to it an overturned shotglass with a special dimple in the bottom, which they filled with a few drops of triple sec.  The idea was to pound the shot and then immediately snort the few drops from the other one, and I can report from experience that that does indeed hit your brain almost instantly.  Probably unwise, but it works.

/Had to try it once
//Bartender had a baseball bat
///Good times

Can you even get drunk on triple sec? It would take a whole damn bottle. This is good for football games, at Ole Miss they pat down students going I to games.

It is 60 proof iirc.


Which means 10-12 drinks for a solid buzz. That's a lot of snorting
 
2014-04-19 10:32:17 AM  

CruJones: Can you even get drunk on triple sec? It would take a whole damn bottle.


Like anything alcohol, it's going to depend how much hits your bloodstream.  Without going through your digestive system on the way there, yeah, even small amounts can have a pretty profound effect.  This is also why "butt chugging" can have unintended consequences.

I had one of those shots/snorts and its effect was strong, but didn't last long, only a few minutes.  I saw someone on another night try three of them within a couple of minutes and she fell over drunk, but was fine again in under ten minutes.  Yes, this was in a country where bars are largely unregulated.
 
2014-04-19 10:38:24 AM  

big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_water
 
2014-04-19 10:38:41 AM  
So... Press the power into tablets, add a dose of mint flavor. "Officer, all I've had to eat were these here peppermints, and all your machine is doing is react to the mint!"
 
2014-04-19 10:38:57 AM  

enry: Still waiting for powdered toast.



fc02.deviantart.net
 
2014-04-19 11:01:16 AM  

CruJones: Smackledorfer: CruJones: Radak: What they're saying about the efficacy of snorting is probably true.  I spent a few (too many) nights in a bar where one speciality drink involved a shot of triple sec and next to it an overturned shotglass with a special dimple in the bottom, which they filled with a few drops of triple sec.  The idea was to pound the shot and then immediately snort the few drops from the other one, and I can report from experience that that does indeed hit your brain almost instantly.  Probably unwise, but it works.

/Had to try it once
//Bartender had a baseball bat
///Good times

Can you even get drunk on triple sec? It would take a whole damn bottle. This is good for football games, at Ole Miss they pat down students going I to games.

It is 60 proof iirc.

Which means 10-12 drinks for a solid buzz. That's a lot of snorting


I didn't realize I was responding to an alcoholic.

Carry on then good sir.
 
2014-04-19 11:07:37 AM  
I sneak alcohol everywhere I go, I don't need it in powdered form.
 
2014-04-19 11:15:25 AM  

italie: big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_water


Interdasting.

I wonder if this stuff is alcohol encapsulated in sugar, water soluble, but not alcohol soluble.
 
2014-04-19 11:18:46 AM  
Somehow and somewhere, I see the potential for some seriously out of control frat parties.....


THIS

resources2.news.com.au

PLUS

cdn.ksk.uproxx.com

Equals a very dangerous situation in the making.
 
2014-04-19 11:27:04 AM  

big pig peaches: italie: big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_water

Interdasting.

I wonder if this stuff is alcohol encapsulated in sugar, water soluble, but not alcohol soluble.


Essentially, yes. The alcohol is absorbed by a short cyclic polymer of glucose called cyclodextrin; it forms essentially a barrel with a hydrophobic pocket in the middle which can sequester a nonpolar molecule.
 
2014-04-19 11:34:13 AM  
Technically, it's a clathrate. Strangely enough, it's the same process that traps methane in water.
 
2014-04-19 11:35:23 AM  

big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.


This is REAL sciencing, not that Higgs boson bullshiat!
 
2014-04-19 11:39:39 AM  

omeganuepsilon: CruJones: The inter webs make this seem to be legit, it's even been approved, apparently

However, it is not powdered alcohol(for the benefit of the thread).

It's alcohol that's been absorbed by a powder.


And the powder is cocaine.  The FDA's new motto is, "Bring it on!  We're approvin' fools!"
 
2014-04-19 11:41:39 AM  
It's already been done ..

www.popularmechanics.com

.. apparently.
 
2014-04-19 11:43:50 AM  

big pig peaches: italie: big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_water

Interdasting.

I wonder if this stuff is alcohol encapsulated in sugar, water soluble, but not alcohol soluble.


Add flavor, package in a straw, and you have alcoholic pixie stix. Nom.
 
2014-04-19 11:51:00 AM  
Is there really a demand for this type of product?  I no longer consume ethanol, but that seems like trouble in a package right from the get-go.

I know, let's smoke it!
 
2014-04-19 11:54:44 AM  
www.valuevillasinspain.co.uk
Inject with alcohol. If asked, tell security guard you have medical condition and need fresh Vit C.
 
2014-04-19 11:55:06 AM  

Brosephus: Somehow and somewhere, I see the potential for some seriously out of control frat parties.....


THIS

[resources2.news.com.au image 650x366]

PLUS

[cdn.ksk.uproxx.com image 500x364]

Equals a very dangerous situation in the making.


12% alcohol by volume means that that 100 mL of powder translates to 12 ccs of Ethanol.

Now, technically Ethanol and water do not mix ideally:

upload.wikimedia.org

But since water has a molar volume of 18 cc and Ethanol 58, excess volume is low enough that we can neglect it for the moment and just pretend they mix ideally for the purposes of estimating drug dosage.

So you drop those 12ccs of alcohol into you 12 oz soft drink (355 ccs).  You now have a 367 cc drink that's a bit over 3% alcohol by volume.  Plus some wet leftover grit at the bottom.  Sorry, a LOT of leftover grit (even if it doesn't expand in water 88 mL is a solid quarter of your can in sand/mud deposit bullshiat in it).

Congratulations, you now have the world's most expensive and disgusting can of Amstel Light.

Basically... well, let's just say I'm not gonna hold my breath waiting for that to turn into astounding drunken madness.  The dude shotgunning O'Doul's after having had an espresso earlier that evening is going to hit crazy-town before our hypothetical powder-mixer.

// O'Douls actually has a by-volume alcohol content of about half a percent.
 
2014-04-19 11:57:42 AM  
Addemndum: technically the substrate is a water-soluble sugar, apparently?

So Amstel Light  Cola.  Blech.
 
2014-04-19 12:10:53 PM  

Jim_Callahan: So you drop those 12ccs of alcohol into you 12 oz soft drink (355 ccs).  You now have a 367 cc drink that's a bit over 3% alcohol by volume.  Plus some wet leftover grit at the bottom.  Sorry, a LOT of leftover grit (even if it doesn't expand in water 88 mL is a solid quarter of your can in sand/mud deposit bullshiat in it).

Congratulations, you now have the world's most expensive and disgusting can of Amstel Light.

Basically... well, let's just say I'm not gonna hold my breath waiting for that to turn into astounding drunken madness.  The dude shotgunning O'Doul's after having had an espresso earlier that evening is going to hit crazy-town before our hypothetical powder-mixer.

// O'Douls actually has a by-volume alcohol content of about half a percent.


That ain't no ordinary soft drink.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/18/moska-energy-drink-that-gives-you-an-e re ction-banned-in-australia-4703068/

MosKa, promoted as herbal energy drink for adults to boost sexual performance, tested positive for the drug Vardenafil, or Levitra.

It was banned in Australia after testers found the 'undeclared ingredient' which can cause priapism, a medical condition in which the penis can remain erect for more than four hours.


Drunken madness is the least concern with the mixing of those two...  I'm thinking more along the lines of loosened inhibitions combined with maximum Wood.
 
2014-04-19 12:34:32 PM  
Who am I to stand in the way of the march of technology, especially as it relates to alcohol-related things?

That said, like so many gadgets before it, this product is unlikely to solve any actual problems. If you cannot sneak enough ethanol into a given place for your own personal needs, then either they're so locked-down that your suspicious powder won't make it in, or (much more likely) you are just not trying hard enough, son.

Setting aside the hundreds of foolproof ways to sneak the very small amount of Everclear you'd need into a given venue, when did people get too good to just pre-tox? Buy a pint of Giorgi at the last liquor store before the stadium, and hand the empty bottle to the security guard on your way in.
 
2014-04-19 12:45:59 PM  
Never saw the Jerry Lewis bomb, but I recall VIP "candy" from the Rock Hudson-Doris Day movie, Lover Come Back. Each mint, as I recall, had as much alcohol as three martinis.
 
2014-04-19 12:52:13 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Brosephus: Somehow and somewhere, I see the potential for some seriously out of control frat parties.....


THIS

[resources2.news.com.au image 650x366]

PLUS

[cdn.ksk.uproxx.com image 500x364]

Equals a very dangerous situation in the making.

12% alcohol by volume means that that 100 mL of powder translates to 12 ccs of Ethanol.

Now, technically Ethanol and water do not mix ideally:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 275x240]

But since water has a molar volume of 18 cc and Ethanol 58, excess volume is low enough that we can neglect it for the moment and just pretend they mix ideally for the purposes of estimating drug dosage.

So you drop those 12ccs of alcohol into you 12 oz soft drink (355 ccs).  You now have a 367 cc drink that's a bit over 3% alcohol by volume.  Plus some wet leftover grit at the bottom.  Sorry, a LOT of leftover grit (even if it doesn't expand in water 88 mL is a solid quarter of your can in sand/mud deposit bullshiat in it).

Congratulations, you now have the world's most expensive and disgusting can of Amstel Light.

Basically... well, let's just say I'm not gonna hold my breath waiting for that to turn into astounding drunken madness.  The dude shotgunning O'Doul's after having had an espresso earlier that evening is going to hit crazy-town before our hypothetical powder-mixer.

// O'Douls actually has a by-volume alcohol content of about half a percent.


OK. It's getting too sciencey here. Gotta go get a cold one.
 
2014-04-19 01:07:21 PM  

WTFDYW: Jim_Callahan: Brosephus: Somehow and somewhere, I see the potential for some seriously out of control frat parties.....


THIS

[resources2.news.com.au image 650x366]

PLUS

[cdn.ksk.uproxx.com image 500x364]

Equals a very dangerous situation in the making.

12% alcohol by volume means that that 100 mL of powder translates to 12 ccs of Ethanol.

Now, technically Ethanol and water do not mix ideally:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 275x240]

But since water has a molar volume of 18 cc and Ethanol 58, excess volume is low enough that we can neglect it for the moment and just pretend they mix ideally for the purposes of estimating drug dosage.

So you drop those 12ccs of alcohol into you 12 oz soft drink (355 ccs).  You now have a 367 cc drink that's a bit over 3% alcohol by volume.  Plus some wet leftover grit at the bottom.  Sorry, a LOT of leftover grit (even if it doesn't expand in water 88 mL is a solid quarter of your can in sand/mud deposit bullshiat in it).

Congratulations, you now have the world's most expensive and disgusting can of Amstel Light.

Basically... well, let's just say I'm not gonna hold my breath waiting for that to turn into astounding drunken madness.  The dude shotgunning O'Doul's after having had an espresso earlier that evening is going to hit crazy-town before our hypothetical powder-mixer.

// O'Douls actually has a by-volume alcohol content of about half a percent.

OK. It's getting too sciencey here. Gotta go get a cold one.


If it's an O'Duals, I'll be very disappointed with you.
 
2014-04-19 01:09:24 PM  
So when is this getting turned into a desert topping sprinkle?

hundreds and thousands and all fall down!
 
2014-04-19 01:20:58 PM  

big pig peaches: This is either a joke or a scam. You can't make alcohol into a powder any more than you could make powdered water. .

Well, I suppose if you kept it really really cold you could.


I'm on board with you....it's a volatile liquid that happily transitions to a gas...

Unless the stuff was chilled/frozen and ground up (ohhh, alcohol frozen ice, the ultimate summer treat), where is the solid part coming from...

/encapsulate the liquid in little wax balls?
 
2014-04-19 01:59:53 PM  

bmwericus: Is there really a demand for this type of product?  I no longer consume ethanol, but that seems like trouble in a package right from the get-go.

I know, let's smoke it!



Don't know why you specified ethanol as opposed to just saying alcohol, but since you brought it up, you're in luck.

It's probably not ethanol that they are using.

From the wiki link on powdered alcohol that someone linked to up thread, the alcohol they are probably using is this: http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/2-Methyl-2-butanol

So anyhow, good for you that you no longer consume ethanol, but feel free to drink as much of this as you want. Or eat it. Or snort it.

I have no idea if smoking it, as you suggest, is an option.

But the important thing is that you won't be consuming ethanol.
 
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