Editor Jake Ward demonstrates how to use an old plastic container and a can of air to take a beer from lukewarm to mountain-stream cold in just a few seconds. (For another video of this project, visit sonicIntoX's channel at Metacafe.)
you can just put it in the freezer right where the cold air comes out for about 10 minutes.
and you also dont waste the spray that way
the article talks about chilling beer but the video is about chilling soda!
Given the time for all 6 sodas would take 6-10 mins. Close to the same time better way is put all the soda cans in container under cold water (just cold running tap water) + some ice and few table spoons of salt. Almost free of cost, and saves your Air Can, Container, Tape and Gloves.
it would take long for many sodas and you'd have to get more air-spray by that time.
Agreed, this is unnecessary but it is a cool idea.
aside from chillin a beer... soda... wahtever... couldn't this method be used to chill other things besides beverages? (but for the drinks, it could help if ur in the garage and just to lazy to go inside to put ur drink in the freezer, wait, and come back out)
Very cool video, but not sure how often I will need this.
This is awesome, I think I will stick to a cooler full of ice water though. :)
It works! It works! With ice cold beer in hand, pop the top and enjoy!! Wrong. After the initial success of a "cold beer in seconds", we were wretching from the "bittering agent" contained in the compressed gas duster can (apparently used to prevent inhalant AND alcohol abuse). Try getting that taste out of your mouth. Another attempt we poured the cold beer into a glass...now the smell and taste is all over our hands. Oh, and we still haven't gotten the original bad taste out of our mouths. I think this is a great idea, but you need to ensure that your compressed gas can doesn't have the bittering agent.
Anyway to make beer cold, faster is a breakthrough in science to me. hahah Thanks for posting this information.
For an even easier and less damaging to the environment way to chill beer, soda, wine, etc... quickly, is to get a product called the Cooper Cooler. Its a rapid beverage/wine chiller. Go to www.CooperCooler.com for more info. Chills cans in 1 minute from 77F to refrigerator cold or in 2 minutes to ice cold 33F. Also, chills larger 750ml wine bottles in 3.5 mins to the low 50sF. Pretty ingenious, user adds ice & water, and plugs the unit in. It sprays a jet of the ice cold water over the drink container while simultaneously rotating it--whats cool is that it does NOT explode carbonated drinks like beer/soda even though they're spinning. It does have a NO SPIN option to for chilling wine you don't want to agitate. Least expensive version costs $59 and well worth it when you forget to put things in the fridge or when guests come over unexpectedly. I've got one from Amazon who sells it and its got good reviews, 4.5 stars(out of 5) with about 30 reviews so its not just me saying it works.
Here's the way I see it. You have this set up already in a cabinet. You go to the store buy a six pack, and sometimes all that is available is warm. You get home put five away, and one in the mechanism you have ready, and now you don't have to wait for them to get cold. Sure you could just get a glass with ice, but I never drink anything quick enough before the ice melts.
And to Dr. Cool, great idea about the cooper cooler, but this is cheaper.
The project is really interesting and it would be easy to do with kids, but I'd like to know more about the science behind it. Specifically,
1. What is the function of this chemical in the can of air?
2. (if not already answered) Why is it so cold?