WikipediaIs it a tallboy can? I think you accidentally used your fishing ruler to measure the can, you might want to recheck the depth. I am pretty sure there isn't a "standard" can made that even reaches 5".
I just had to look this up. I knew a case (24) cans of 12 ounce beers weighs 20 lbs. I know this because we loaded 4 cases on each side of a mule and it was 80 lbs per side.In North America, the standard can size is 12 US fl oz or 355 ml. The US standard can is 4.83 inches high, 2.13 inches in diameter at the lid, and 2.60 inches in diameter at the widest point of the body.
All that began years ago when the outfitter I was working for had put a limit on just how much beer his clients could have in a camp in The Bob Marshall wilderness. The limit was a can or two per client. Staff got zero.
A group of four guys showed up for a summer trip. They wanted to bring a lot of beer and the outfitter told them no way. It was getting heated so I pulled him aside.
"Greg, you've got extra mules standing in the corral eating hay you have to buy. Why not put them to work? Give these guys a number. Let them decide if it's worth the extra money."
"No one is going to pay extra just to take beer into camp."
"You don't know many beer drinkers do you? Just give them a number."
Greg looked at his corral and then at the four clients. He walked over to them. "A case of beer weighs 20 pounds. That's going to require an extra mule which can carry a maximum of eight cases. That mule will cost you an extra $500."
"No problem at all. The beer is in the trunk of the rental car. There's 10 cases. Take eight."
Greg turned around and looked at me flabbergasted.
I already had my mules ready to go, so me and one of the guides mounted up and headed up the trail. The clients, packers, and Greg followed a few hours later.
When they arrived in camp I'd already had dinner going. I walked out of the cook tent wanting to know what kind of beer was worth an extra $500. When the packer pulled the manty off the beer load, I had to look twice.
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