Introduction: 30 Second Cold Beer

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30 second and some ice and you have a nice cold beverage. I use to be on the road traveling a lot and after a hot day at the job site I would get into the hotel and grab some ice and 30 seconds later relaxing.

Step 1: Tools

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Pliers and side cutters.

Step 2: All You Need

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Coat hanger and a suction cup. I got the coat hanger from work and a package of 9 suction cups from the dollar store. Total price $1.00

Step 3: Prep

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Remove plastic hook from suction cup. Cut hanger in 2 spots making equal lengths.

Step 4: Assemble

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Thread the coat hanger in the hole of the suction cup and start twisting. I use pliers to hold the end and twist with my hand. Then I cut about 2 inches off. Careful it can be sharp.

Step 5: USE

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Attach the coat hanger in the drill. Put the suction cup on the end of the Beer. And let it spin in the ice for 30 seconds. Drink Cold Beer :)


AndyM64 (author)2016-01-19

I couldn't wait that long! ;)

ThomasK19 (author)2016-01-08

Hu. In which hotels do you find a drill, a side cut and are allow to demolish the coat hangers? Also after spinning the can you should not open it directly except you like beer showers.

You won't get a foam over from doing this to beer, soda, or energy drinks. I do it all the time. Just tap the tab before popping it.

If you can give me scientific proof on why tapping the top makes it not fizz...

I've done the tap trick since I was a kid as well, I can only guess that it helps dissolve the CO2 back into the liquid. Tap on it for a few seconds and it is fine.

JohnS471 (author)Beatboxing Tuba2016-01-11

I don't know about that but spinning doesn't shakr up the can.

Beatboxing Tuba (author)JohnS4712016-01-11

If you follow newtons laws of motion, an object in motion will stay in motion while an object at rest will stay in rest. The can will spin and not the contents. The beer stays in the bottom of the can and the can spins, I bet it cools down though, nice work, I never would have thought about the suction cup

The liquid spins but not as fast as the can. There is friction inside the can applying force to the liquid.

Oh, I just see you made the same comment as me :-)

You forget that there is friction between can and liquid which makes the liquid spin with the can over time. Else rotating the can would be useless. Without having tried I guess (since the OP stated so) the liquid does not get shaken up that much.

However, I have a much better receipt: turn on your brain and put the can in the fridge the day before xD

JohnS471 (author)Beatboxing Tuba2016-01-11

Wow. Thanks I never thought of that. I just knew it worked. But it makes perfect sence now.

Beatboxing Tuba (author)JohnS4712016-01-11

At liquor stores they have a bowl of really cold water that you can put your wine bottle in, I think it would be cool to make one for cans of beer or soda. DIY style

It makes sense that tapping the sides would be more effective, but it's more common for people to tap the top. The goal is to dislodge bubbles clung to the can. These bubbles expand when the internal pressure of the can decreases due to opening it. It works better with beer and regular soda because the bubbles are larger and more buoyant than in diet soda.
Also, the act of spinning the can causes the moving fluid to scrub the bubbles off the can. Finally, cold liquids have a higher solubility and are less likely to overflow than when it's warm. All around, this instructible is good advise.

JohnS471 (author)RichardBronosky2016-01-10


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-08

Awesome life hack. You could probably do this with wine too.

Or, if you want to get it REALLY cold, pour some rubbing alcohol in with the ice!

russ_hensel (author)2016-01-08

Just a note to let you know I have added this to the collection: Cordless Drills Hacking for Other Uses ! >> Take a look at a bunch of project involving odd uses of drills. And for even more drill info >>

JohnS471 (author)russ_hensel2016-01-09


Orngrimm (author)2016-01-08

add salt to the ice and water to make super cold liquid water. better thermal transfer this faster cooling.

JohnS471 (author)Orngrimm2016-01-09

Good idea. I will try that tonight

Battlespeed (author)2016-01-08

This comes under "survival"??

JohnS471 (author)Battlespeed2016-01-08

OMG yes after a hot day I wouldn't survived without this. lol

discostu956 (author)Battlespeed2016-01-08

I can see the humor in that!

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