Introduction: Ice Cold Beer in 20 Seconds!

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How to instantly chill or even freeze drinks in less then a minute using household items.

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Step 1: Warm Beer.

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If you just cant wait to get your hands on a cold beer, follow these quick and easy steps and you will be enjoying your favorite frosty beverage in no time. less then a minute.

Step 2: The Setup

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Take a nail or screw and heat it up with a lighter, then poke a hole with it in a plastic jug.

Step 3: How Its Done

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Take a can of air duster, hold it upside down and insert it through the jug. Then insert your favorite drink and spray for 20 seconds to a minute. This will instantly deep chill your drink from room temp to near freezing. 1 can of air duster will chill about a six pack of beer. Do not open the beer until after you chill.

In the video it is obvious that the thermometer is measuring the air temp around the beer, but if you watch closely you can see the frozen gases spraying onto the can and frosting it. If you think this is some kind of hoax then hold a can of duster upside down and spray into a glass of water... it will start to freeze.

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inetlovesme (author)2014-11-21

How to keep beer cold. Best way to have your beer cool

cvxdes (author)2008-01-15

And remember kids, do NOT inhale the vapors. You can die from lack of oxygen within 12 seconds, and that little buzz you think you're getting, is asphyxiation kicking in.

xirekaj (author)cvxdes2008-01-15

exactly. and depending on the gas that is compressed some of them you wont even feel like your out of air until after your passed out.

cvxdes (author)xirekaj2008-01-17

They mostly use Freon, the same stuff they use in air conditioners. The reason I said that is I know somebody who almost died from getting "high" off dusters, he was in the hospital for 2 weeks

gormly (author)cvxdes2008-01-19

That is just flat out wrong. Please do not post misleading statements, others may believe your hogwash.

KelliShaver (author)gormly2008-02-04

Quite correct, sir.... there are some minor chemical differences, but they're both CFC's and are essentially the same.

Arx (author)KelliShaver2009-10-06

Freon is actually a brand name for a whole group of refrigerants. R-12 was the well-known ozone eating "Freon", which is a CFC, like you stated. Canned dusters are HFC, not CFC, pretty much always either HFC-134, or HFC-152. HFC-134 is the "Freon" which is in most household refrigerators and air conditioners. It doesn't deplete the ozone like the old CFC (and to a lesser degree HCFC) refrigerants, but it is still a strong greenhouse gas. And yes, as far as the huffing goes, xirekaj is entirely correct. co2 is actually what makes you feel like you're running out of air. When you breathe most other gasses, you'll just get light-headed and pass out. Getting "high" off of it is really stupid, It's really just a painless method of choking yourself until you're dizzy. I don't condone doing drugs, but honestly, you would be way safer smoking pot or something.

cvxdes (author)gormly2008-01-19

No, I'm damn sure that I'm right. But since you're so smart, how about you tell me what is in them?

EviLNinJa (author)cvxdes2008-01-17

Absolutely false. There is not or has ever been freon in air duster.. Look for my very long comment near the end of this page to find out the truth. Duster can kill you or cause severe brain damage if inhaled but freon is way to dangerous a chemical for household use.

cvxdes (author)EviLNinJa2008-01-18

Your comments contradict each other.
Freon is another name for Tetrafluoroethane.

EviLNinJa (author)cvxdes2008-01-18

ehh you got me, kinda, Freon isnt a single chemical its a group of chemicals known as haloalkanes. Many of these chemicals are toxic and even deadly. Tetrafluoroethane is used in air conditioning units and also in refrigeration units so technically it is freon.. or like 'new freon'

cvxdes (author)EviLNinJa2008-01-18

Actually, yeah. Freon is just like a group of chemicals that can be used in HVAC systems. But, Tetrafluoroethane is still deadly, and so are these dusters when inhaled, which was my main point.

EviLNinJa (author)cvxdes2008-01-18

Yes I agree, Inhaling duster is deadly no matter what is in it, it's certainly not air and will cause asphyxiation (lack of oxygen to the brain) which can cause severe brain damage and death. and if you read the fine print and do the research like CVXDES did, you will find out that the chemical in this stuff is very similar to the very ice cold and deadly to inhale refrigerant 'Freon' so for all the doubters heres the real proof. look it up.

technodude92 (author)cvxdes2008-01-17

probably best to do this with a couple windows open eh?

Guitarrrgrrrl (author)2008-02-09

I'd only do this if my fridge broke down for no reason... Isn't there a safer way tp do this without risking lack of oxygen to the brain?

Arx (author)Guitarrrgrrrl2009-10-06

It won't be that much of a safety problem as long as the room is well ventilated, but safety aside, it's still pretty expensive and it's a greenhouse gas (much worse than co2). With a $3 bag of salt and some ice, and you can chill a whole cooler in less than 5 minutes. And there should be enough salt to do several coolers. Cheaper, safer, and less environmentally harmful.

EviLNinJa (author)Guitarrrgrrrl2008-02-09

by using this method there is no risk of lack of oxygen the other comments you read were about sucking the air directly from the bottle which can cause death the first time u you use it

Tannersdumb (author)2009-10-06

Dude this is cool dontt listen to them as long as you dont sniff it close up youll b fine (:

paulm (author)2008-01-29

good idea but one saftey concern; use gloves while holding the canister or risk frostbite to your hands... this can happen with Co2 pressurized cylinders letting go of pressure quickly, they become cold enough to give instant frostbite!

capn (author)paulm2008-01-30

It is not actually compressed CO2 it is 1,1,1,2 tetrafluoroethane not the best stuff it inhale or have a lot of exposure to.

paulm (author)capn2008-02-14

cool, still, it is a good idea to wear something on ypour hands as anything letting go of pressure can get prettty cold... just from spraying my friends, my air duster had condensation all over it. still, if you d it right, your method is ingenious!

Tannersdumb (author)paulm2009-10-06

I agree this is really cool

EviLNinJa (author)paulm2008-02-14


EviLNinJa (author)paulm2008-10-06

gloves are a good idea!

EviLNinJa (author)paulm2008-01-29

I agree, Its always a good idea to wear gloves and eyewear.

genenius (author)2008-01-18

wow pretty macguyver there. Cool idea, except, if you couldn't pay your bills becuase you bought booze, how do you afford compressed air? :)

Major Clucker (author)genenius2008-07-30

Because compressed air is $2.00 a can....

Braeburn (author)Major Clucker2008-09-15

here it is $9.99 a can

chunkymuggen (author)Braeburn2008-10-06

plus the air-dusting liquid contains a weird chemical that you shouldn't get in your mouth. you should probably wipe the can off thoroughly after you cool it.

Arx (author)chunkymuggen2009-03-20

It evaporates. unless you blew it into the drink so the gasses dissolved the can will be clean. It's not really toxic either in low concentrations. Still a stupid idea though. Bad for the environment.

Tannersdumb (author)Arx2009-10-06

screw tthe envvironment he wants a cold beer

enianis (author)2008-10-18

If you drill your hole tangent of the glass instead of perpendicular of your beer to create a kind of tornado in the glass, do it cold faster?

Arx (author)enianis2009-03-20

yeah, it will cool faster, because you're contacting more of the warm beer, instead of freezing a chunk on one side. Still a bad idea though. salt+icewater is pretty quick, and less harmful to the environment.

Asbestos (author)2008-06-05

Your thermometer is just reading the temperature of the air. It is NOT reading the temperature of the beer. Look, if you dumped a bunch of ice into the jug and stuck your thermometer in there, you'd see the temperature drip to 30 degrees just as fast. But you still wouldn't be measuring the temperature of the beer. If the surrounding air temperature is 30 deg and the beer is 80 deg, it will take several minutes at least to cool the beer down. Try another one where you actually record the temp from the middle of the beer....

EviLNinJa (author)Asbestos2008-06-05

You are right that the thermometer is reading the air temp... but you see... The gas inside a can of duster is a low weight hydrocarbon... a form of Freon. spraying liquid freon on a can of beer for 20 seconds can instantly freeze it. If I stuck the thermometer in the beer while spraying i could have risked consuming chemicals that are extremely toxic.. So for the purpose of the video I chose to shorten it to keep the viewers attention and show it this way. this method works.. try it for yourself.

chunkymuggen (author)EviLNinJa2008-10-06

they dont use freon in air-dusters.

EviLNinJa (author)chunkymuggen2008-10-06

yesss... they use a cousin ... very similar to freon.. its the same thing. look it up!

chunkymuggen (author)EviLNinJa2008-10-06

yeah...but its not freon. anyway, i like spraying the freon-cousin at stuff.

twistedstaples (author)EviLNinJa2008-07-12

Not only that, but the contents of the compressed air are flammable, so you wouldn't want to smoke a cigarette with your beer for a couple minutes after you've done this.

EviLNinJa (author)twistedstaples2008-10-06

true. it is a good idea to make sure the gasses have evaporated before drinking the beer or smoking around it.

EviLNinJa (author)Asbestos2008-10-06

no. not when you are spraying freon on the beer. TRY IT! The beer had ice chunks in it and nearly exploded when i opened it.

jmdowdy (author)2008-03-03

There's no way it cooled that entire can of beer in 20 secs. According to the thermometer, the air temperature in the container may have dipped to 20 degrees, but you'd need to spray that beer can with the compressed air for (just guessing) a couple of minutes minimum, at the same time rotate the can so that it doesn't freeze the beer inside. Plus, if you can't afford electricity, why are you wasting a $4 can of air to chill one beer. A bag of ice is about $1.50, plus a bag of rock salt and water...maybe another $2-3?? You could chill a 12 pack for the same price in a matter of 10 mins.

EviLNinJa (author)jmdowdy2008-10-06

try it!

WTHAI (author)jmdowdy2008-03-29

not even 10. like 5 if you already have the salted ice water ready and very very cold.

Major Clucker (author)2008-07-29

Be careful that you don't touch the liquid when doing this or you can get frostbite, if you don't believe me- look it up, don't say it's not true. Please post that as a warning, "EvilNinja".

Scotty Da Q (author)2008-02-29

Try a Co2 fire extinguisher sometime. ;)

jesterday (author)2008-01-10

Here in Labrador, 8 months of the year, you just throw your beer in the snowbank for 10 minutes and it is nice and frosty. As a bunch of immature 30 year olds, we play a lot of street hockey and we have to drink our beer quickly, because after the first 10 minutes, the beer will be frozen solid in the neck of the beer bottle and it is hard to get the beer out when the neck is frozen.

Does your beer ever get superchilled? I had one do that on me. The pressure in the bottle keeps it liquid until you pop the top. Then the whole thing instantly turns to slush. It's even more impressive with champagne, 'cause the slush starts blurbling up out of the bottle.

yes that is what happened in the video although i didnt think to film it cuz i didnt expect it to happen.

pdub77 (author)EviLNinJa2008-01-15

i had a clear bottle of zima in a fridge out in a mini barn behind my house, the loft of which i'd turned into what we affectionately called the 'love shack' when i was in high school. but i digress. i popped the top and through the clear glass you could see the water crystallize slowly up the bottle.

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