Ice Cold Beer In 60 Seconds!
A Note From The Author
I would first like to apologize for the alert at the top of the page. I originally posted this HowTo on another blog site and I thought I would add it here. I wasn't aware that this would be a problem at the time. I am in the process of editing this post to make it more original to HubPages only.
Warm Beer? Just A Minute...
You reach into your cooler for another cold one and...ACK!!...it's empty! There's plenty of ice left, but your boozer friends have drunk all of your cold frosties. You have your backup stash, but unfortunately it sits warm on the garage floor. Here's a very quick, very easy way to chill a few cold ones while you are waiting for the rest to cool off conventionally.
I've read a few other methods for chilling beer quickly, but I think this one is easier and doesn't require any special gadgets. Using a fire extinguisher to chill beer may be quick, but it seems wasteful to me and probably toxic! Pouring beer over ice to chill it will obviously work, but it's also going to water down the beer's flavor.
This method works best with CANNED beer, (or any beverage). It works with bottles too, but it just takes a little longer as glass is not as good a conductor of heat.
STEP 1: Grab a warm can of beer and lay it on its side atop a bed of ice. Keep in mind that the more surface area of the can that contacts the ice the better. You should press the can into the ice a bit to create a sort of trough in which the can will rest.
STEP 2: Now, place one or two fingers of your right hand on the top, (actually the side since it's laying horizontally), of the can and pull back toward you to get the can to spin in the ice. Follow this up with one or two fingers of your left hand repeating the same motion. Continue alternating your right and left hand movements to keep the can constantly spinning in the ice. The faster the can spins, the faster it will chill. Continue to spin the can very quickly for at least 60 seconds, (90 seconds gets it really cold). For bottles, this will take a few minutes of spinning, but will still work just fine. The spinning creates friction which releases the heat from the can, leaving you with a nice frosty beverage.
STEP 3: Simply pop the top and enjoy!
NOTE: You will want to restock your cooler with the rest of your warm stash first in order to get those beers on ice as soon as possible. Spinning cans will melt a good bit of ice pretty quickly. So, unless you have a big supply of ice, you will want to use this method sparingly until the rest of your beers get cold.
* 60 to 90 seconds for cans
* 3 to 4 minutes for bottles