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(SeattlePI)   Seattlepi wants to teach us how to keep a bottle of beer cold. Here comes the science   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 24
    More: Spiffy, National Center for Atmospheric Research, atmospheric scientists  
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2013-05-03 09:21:15 PM  
Finally research that we can use!
 
2013-05-04 12:23:26 AM  
Hey!

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2013-05-04 12:59:36 AM  
i'd like to know how you take long enough to drink a beer for it to get warm
 
2013-05-04 04:16:39 AM  
I take back my arguments on scientific funding from the other article. If basic research helps us keep our beers cold, I'm all for it.
 
2013-05-04 04:19:33 AM  
I tend to stray away from beer that needs to be consumed ice cold, anyway.

The cold covers up the stank on cheap beer.

/snob
 
2013-05-04 04:24:28 AM  

SpikeStrip: i'd like to know how you take long enough to drink a beer for it to get warm


Well, to be honest, it isn't long before any beer I open gets to be right around 98.6F
 
2013-05-04 04:32:34 AM  
So... it's news to someone that water conducts heat better than air?
 
2013-05-04 04:35:58 AM  

NobleHam: So... it's news to someone that water conducts heat better than air?


Wait a second... maybe this is why people sweat!! We're onto something here, people!
 
2013-05-04 05:20:35 AM  

NobleHam: So... it's news to someone that water conducts heat better than air?


That's not it. When liquid water changes to water vapor, it takes heat from its surroundings. 540 calories per gram at boiling temp. In other words, something that was hot got cooled during evaporation of the water. That heat energy is not destroyed in the change. Water vapor gives off the same amount of heat that was required to produce it when condensing to liquid water. Some law of thermodynamics.

When water vapor changes to liquid water (condensate on the can) it heats the beer something like 540 calories per gram condensate.
 
2013-05-04 05:20:53 AM  

ElLoco: I tend to stray away from beer that needs to be consumed ice cold, anyway.

The cold covers up the stank on cheap beer.

/snob


Yeah, but when you're right you're right.
 
2013-05-04 05:55:12 AM  
And that is why Douglas Adams always had a towel.
 
2013-05-04 06:09:19 AM  
It's Seattle. Just leave it outside
 
2013-05-04 07:26:45 AM  
"Seattlepi". Sigh. Why couldn't the Times have been the newspaper to be reduced to a website?
 
2013-05-04 08:06:39 AM  
When adding ice to your beer cooler, is it better to drain the water first or simply just add the ice?
 
2013-05-04 08:13:38 AM  

hadleyvbaxendale: When adding ice to your beer cooler, is it better to drain the water first or simply just add the ice?


The water is heavy. Drain it.
 
2013-05-04 09:06:01 AM  
I've never thought of it as "Seattlepi".  Written like that, it looks like the name of a grungy Pokemon.
 
2013-05-04 09:16:21 AM  
Warm beer is the best beer.  Except when warm beer tastes like fermented pond water.
 
2013-05-04 11:13:00 AM  
This is bad news for cold beer.
 
2013-05-04 11:31:54 AM  
Is the answer "refrigerator"?

I bet it's refrigerator.
 
2013-05-04 11:38:01 AM  
Put it next to my ex-wife's heart.
 
2013-05-04 11:47:16 AM  
 
2013-05-04 09:55:50 PM  
1. place beer in fridge
2. put second beer in freezer
3. drink first beer within half hour
4. retrieve second beer from freezer
5. replace second beer from freezer with third beer
6. repeat til horizontal.
 
2013-05-05 12:37:42 AM  
It's actually "Seattle PI", which is short for "Post Intelligencer".  What "intelligencer" means, I'm not sure, but apparently it seemed like a reasonable word back in the 1890's or so when the newspaper was founded.
 
2013-05-05 05:10:54 AM  

laid back w/bud light: 1. place beer in fridge
2. put second beer in freezer
3. drink first beer within half hour
4. retrieve second beer from freezer
5. replace second beer from freezer with third beer
6. repeat til horizontal.


My personal preference is place most of the beer in the fridge, and 1-2 in the freezer, going after those first. By the time you're done with the freezer beer(s), the fridge ones are decent enough temperatures to start on. That is, assuming you're drinking something decent, not something that's watery and require three to get the same effect.
 
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