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Old May 21 2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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Cold beer!

Are you unstructured? -Do you often forget the simple things like putting in a warm one whenever you take out a cold one? -Is your fridge the size of a shoebox but you have access to unlimited amounts of ice? -Do you suffer from ADD?

If any of the above, you might want this -otherwise utterly ridiculous- product:




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I actually think I want one
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Old May 21 2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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Re: Cold beer!

This may be a really dumb question, but isn't the beer/soda/whatever going to go shooting out when you open the can/bottle? I mean, isn't this kind of like shaking a bottle of beer?
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Old May 21 2010, 08:17 PM   #3
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Re: Cold beer!

Best way to speed chill that stuff is to put it in a cooler of ice and alternate mixing rock salt with the ice. Be careful as the contents of the can/bottle will definitely freeze if left for longer than 35 minutes.
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Old May 21 2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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Re: Cold beer!

^This is a two to four minute chill! -that's the great thing about it!

Now, when it comes to shilling a few six-packs the time and amount of ice needed would favour your method, but when you've just come home with a warm supply of beer and are thirsty right now - this product seems the fastest way for you to get a cold one -emphasis on the one...

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This may be a really dumb question, but isn't the beer/soda/whatever going to go shooting out when you open the can/bottle? I mean, isn't this kind of like shaking a bottle of beer?
The company (watch the video) makes a big deal out of how this is not the case - I suppose it's right; shaking and 'turning' a can(/bottle) are different things.
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Old May 21 2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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Re: Cold beer!

That seems really inefficient.
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Old May 21 2010, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: Cold beer!

^Actually, dousing with icy water is a pretty effective way to cool something down!

Not very energy effective though.
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Old May 21 2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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That's interesting, i really thought the contents would explode.
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Old May 21 2010, 09:45 PM   #8
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Re: Cold beer!

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^Actually, dousing with icy water is a pretty effective way to cool something down!

Not very energy effective though.
No what i meant is that it can only cool one can or one bottle at a time.
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Old May 21 2010, 09:53 PM   #9
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I've been using this trick for years, except with the can or bottle upright, sometimes I spin it by hand but I've also used a cordless drill chucked with a sanding pad.

Occassionally the method gets mentioned in mechanical engineering (heat transfer) courses. What's happening is that the rotation is spinning the fluid inside the can or bottle (in addition to spinning the fluid outside of it) so instead of depending on conduction to slowly equalize the temperature, you are adding a huge amount of convection. A rapidly moving fluid will transport heat much faster than a still fluid, so your beer gets cold in just a minute or two.
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Old May 21 2010, 09:58 PM   #10
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Re: Cold beer!

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^Actually, dousing with icy water is a pretty effective way to cool something down!

Not very energy effective though.
No what i meant is that it can only cool one can or one bottle at a time.
Ah, but tell me: how many cans do you drink at a time?
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Old May 21 2010, 10:12 PM   #11
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Re: Cold beer!

What if you're having a party?
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Old May 21 2010, 10:16 PM   #12
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Re: Cold beer!

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What if you're having a party?
Then you'd need one of those machines for each place setting -and a truckload of ice



Or you could just put a few cases of beer in the fridge a couple hours before the party of course.
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Re: Cold beer!

Now that's just being logical. Stop it.
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Re: Cold beer!

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What if you're having a party?
Then you'd need one of those machines for each place setting -and a truckload of ice



Or you could just put a few cases of beer in the fridge a couple hours before the party of course.

I think it'd be far more entertaining to have spinny-drink-chiller-things at each spot at the table.
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^I'd go to a party like that -even if it was BYOB!
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