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2013-10-24 09:44:29 AM  
It doesn't say the price, but the LG chiller mentioned in the article is like $3000-$4000.
 
2013-10-24 09:55:06 AM  
I don't know...I can drink a beer pretty fast...


SlothB77: It doesn't say the price, but the LG chiller mentioned in the article is like $3000-$4000.


And it will probably break after three months.  I'll stick with my styrofoam ice chest + ice + water.
 
2013-10-24 10:07:11 AM  
Refrigerators are hard.
 
2013-10-24 10:08:12 AM  

UberDave: I don't know...I can drink a beer pretty fast...


SlothB77: It doesn't say the price, but the LG chiller mentioned in the article is like $3000-$4000.

And it will probably break after three months.  I'll stick with my styrofoam ice chest + ice + water.


this!

surrounding the can in cold water is both fast (can will be cold in 15 minutes...who doesn't have 15 minutes to chill a beer?) AND cheap!
 
2013-10-24 10:08:13 AM  
Pfft, I had one of these as a kid and it would chill a soda.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-10-24 10:09:02 AM  
it looks like your beer would get all shook up using that thing.
 
2013-10-24 10:12:18 AM  
Yes, please put my champagne through the spin dry.
 
2013-10-24 10:13:40 AM  

UberDave: I don't know...I can drink a beer pretty fast...


SlothB77: It doesn't say the price, but the LG chiller mentioned in the article is like $3000-$4000.

And it will probably break after three months.  I'll stick with my styrofoam ice chest + ice + water.


Add a good dose of salt to it and it'll work even faster.
 
2013-10-24 10:14:29 AM  
This is only partially on topic, but...

How the hell does Coors get away with a decades long ad campaign based on the premise that with THEIR beer it is possible to make it cold by refrigerating it?  Are people really that stupid?
 
2013-10-24 10:15:01 AM  
Even faster, use one of these:

frakerfire.com
 
2013-10-24 10:17:16 AM  
Wrap beer up in a wet paper towel, and put it in the freezer.
It'll be cold in about 10 minutes.

/just don't forget it in there.
 
2013-10-24 10:18:19 AM  

meanmutton: UberDave: I don't know...I can drink a beer pretty fast...


SlothB77: It doesn't say the price, but the LG chiller mentioned in the article is like $3000-$4000.

And it will probably break after three months.  I'll stick with my styrofoam ice chest + ice + water.

Add a good dose of salt to it and it'll work even faster.


yeah, this.  i've bought room temperature champagne, put it in an ice bath, and it's ready to drink in 10-20 minutes (I never actually timed it, but less than 20 minutes).
 
2013-10-24 10:20:44 AM  
Feh:

a.tgcdn.net

$19.99 at ThinkGeek.  Its not as fast as the thing in the article, but it works pretty well.
 
2013-10-24 10:21:20 AM  

Hollie Maea: This is only partially on topic, but...

How the hell does Coors get away with a decades long ad campaign based on the premise that with THEIR beer it is possible to make it cold by refrigerating it?  Are people really that stupid?


What campaign is that?

They had/have the bottles and cans that the logo changed color when the beer was at optimal temp to drink.
 
2013-10-24 10:21:31 AM  

Hollie Maea: This is only partially on topic, but...

How the hell does Coors get away with a decades long ad campaign based on the premise that with THEIR beer it is possible to make it cold by refrigerating it?  Are people really that stupid?


the other think i always wondered... isn't ice brewing beer really bad for the taste of the beer?

but, i know people who are insane about their desire for a cold beer.  i'm not quite so crazy about it.  i usually think, too cold means less taste... however, out in the sun doing something, drinking cheap swill, less taste is probably ok.  at this point you're drinking for a feeling, not a taste.
 
2013-10-24 10:21:51 AM  

Hollie Maea: This is only partially on topic, but...

How the hell does Coors get away with a decades long ad campaign based on the premise that with THEIR beer it is possible to make it cold by refrigerating it?  Are people really that stupid?


What?
 
2013-10-24 10:23:36 AM  
7-9 minutes immersed in ice....beer will be as cold as it's going to get (providing it wasn't sitting in a car in Phoenix in August for 3 hours beforehand).

/crushed ice is even better (and faster)
 
2013-10-24 10:24:21 AM  
So, store in beer in 120-150 ° temps out in the storage shed. And then just in time present an ice cold ex-baked-beer to customer.

That will work fine with Human Organ transport, ice cream, batteries, and a million other items that should really be temperature controlled continually, not just when someone's watching.
 
2013-10-24 10:25:12 AM  
When I was a student in Boston and Reagan was president the local package store (regional word for liquor store) had a wishing well shaped cooler that used ice cold water.  When a bottle was inserted in the well the water would  swirl rapidly increasing heat transfer.  Not sure this is really a new idea.

/rap your red wine in wet paper towels and hold it out the window on the way home.  Evaporation cooling with bring the temperature down.
//not sure that the correct amount of paper towels need or length of ride.  Please fund my kickstarter project where I will test these variables to find the perfect conditions.
 
2013-10-24 10:26:34 AM  

JimmyFartpants: Wrap beer up in a wet paper towel, and put it in the freezer.
It'll be cold in about 10 minutes.

/just don't forget it in there.


I once put a bottle of root beer on its side in the freezer and forgot about it.  The next day, I opened the freezer door, went YIKES!, and slammed the door shut.  It looked like some furry creature the size of a squirrel had found its way into my freezer and died.  It took many seconds for me to realize what it really was.
 
2013-10-24 10:31:49 AM  

bungle_jr: UberDave: I don't know...I can drink a beer pretty fast...


SlothB77: It doesn't say the price, but the LG chiller mentioned in the article is like $3000-$4000.

And it will probably break after three months.  I'll stick with my styrofoam ice chest + ice + water.

this!

surrounding the can in cold water is both fast (can will be cold in 15 minutes...who doesn't have 15 minutes to chill a beer?) AND cheap!


Add salt to the mix and you can cut that time in half.
 
2013-10-24 10:34:54 AM  
The duration climbs to 4 minutes for 12 oz. glass bottles, and about 8 minutes for wine bottles.

Oh, great.  So I'm standing in line at the liquor store behind bums chilling their Thunderbird to 37 degrees.
 
2013-10-24 10:38:10 AM  

tricycleracer: The duration climbs to 4 minutes for 12 oz. glass bottles, and about 8 minutes for wine bottles.

Oh, great.  So I'm standing in line at the liquor store behind bums chilling their Thunderbird to 37 degrees.


That's OK. Night Train is better at room temperature.
 
2013-10-24 10:38:15 AM  
Challenge Accepted
 
2013-10-24 10:39:16 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Feh:

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$19.99 at ThinkGeek.  Its not as fast as the thing in the article, but it works pretty well.


Feh?

The Freight Emergency Harbor?
 
2013-10-24 10:40:20 AM  

meanmutton: Add a good dose of salt to it and it'll work even faster.


How does this work?
 
2013-10-24 10:41:07 AM  

Savage Belief: tricycleracer: The duration climbs to 4 minutes for 12 oz. glass bottles, and about 8 minutes for wine bottles.

Oh, great.  So I'm standing in line at the liquor store behind bums chilling their Thunderbird to 37 degrees.

That's OK. Night Train is better at room temperature.


That Night Train's a mean wine.
 
2013-10-24 10:42:57 AM  
When confronted with a room temp coke, I just jam it down into the icecube bin in the freezer, and get it back nice and cold a few minutes later.

But who wants to deal with this shiat when you are at a gas station? I just want to grab a drink and go. I don't want to have to stand in line behind 20 Mexicans waiting to chill their drinks on the way to the contruction site.
 
2013-10-24 10:45:18 AM  
It looks like all it does it swap it out for one that was already cold.  Hell I can do that too and in under the time it takes this thing.

$3k-$4k? pffft..what a rip
 
2013-10-24 10:46:29 AM  
I've met that new device and even asked her out once.
 
2013-10-24 10:49:31 AM  
Now I can store my hamburger at room temperature and chill before cooking.

Brilliant !
 
2013-10-24 10:49:53 AM  
Call me crazy, but I think this will be targeted towards convenience stores that are already spending $100k on walk-in coolers, not your average jackoff sitting at home chilling his PBR before his nightly wifebeating ritual.
 
2013-10-24 10:51:48 AM  

chevydeuce: 7-9 minutes immersed in ice....beer will be as cold as it's going to get (providing it wasn't sitting in a car in Phoenix in August for 3 hours beforehand).

/crushed ice is even better (and faster)


more direct surface contact with the crushed ice. but this is why ice water is even better...100% surface contact
 
2013-10-24 10:54:03 AM  

The Envoy: meanmutton: Add a good dose of salt to it and it'll work even faster.

How does this work?


it decreases the freezing temperature of water, and somehow by magic, that means it decreases the temperature of your ice bath, or lets it get colder than ice and water without salt (as the frozen water melts due to the ice, it gets colder, some kind of reaction is involved -- i'm a lawyer, so i just make stuff up, but, if my life depended on it, i would say an endothermic reaction occurs when the salt mixes with the ice, which would result in a colder temperature than unmixed ice water)
 
2013-10-24 10:55:09 AM  

The Envoy: meanmutton: Add a good dose of salt to it and it'll work even faster.

How does this work?


SCIENCE!
 
2013-10-24 10:56:49 AM  

Cheron: When I was a student in Boston and Reagan was president the local package store (regional word for liquor store) had a wishing well shaped cooler that used ice cold water. When a bottle was inserted in the well the water would swirl rapidly increasing heat transfer. Not sure this is really a new idea.


I recall those. I think they used brine so the liquid was below freezing.

Also see

http://www.amazon.com/Cooper-Cooler-HC01-A-Beverage-Chiller/dp/B0007 LJ NB4
ecx.images-amazon.com
  Patented process chills by rotating the beverage while simultaneously spraying it with ice water. Will chill a 12 oz beverage can from 77 degrees to 43 degrees in about 1 minute.
 
2013-10-24 10:58:14 AM  
Watched the video and it appears to shake/ twirl/ twist heat out of some Heineken cans.

Poor Drew

Double sad face for Lootie.

/ Lootie 4 Life
 
2013-10-24 10:59:32 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: I've met that new device and even asked her out once.


did you get the cold shoulder?
 
2013-10-24 11:07:43 AM  
Salt in ice water will cool it in about same amount of time than the device in question and cheaper too.

Here comes the science (starts at about 5 min)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_mFKwTCQCQ
 
2013-10-24 11:27:06 AM  
FTFA:  ... four walls full of chillers with drinks and they're so energy inefficient, they're not really necessary, because those drinks don't need to be stored cold, ...

I seriously hope you're not talking about beer now.


pute kisses like a man: isn't ice brewing beer really bad for the taste of the beer


Are you talking about "drinking your beer cold" or are you talking about "ice brewing", because the latter doesn't exist, nay - isn't possible.


bungle_jr: more direct surface contact with the crushed ice. but this is why ice water is even better...100% surface contact


Yes, but ice water is only 0degC, while ice itself is subzero.


pute kisses like a man: it decreases the freezing temperature of water, and somehow by magic, that means it decreases the temperature of your ice bath, or lets it get colder than ice and water without salt (as the frozen water melts due to the ice, it gets colder, some kind of reaction is involved -- i'm a lawyer, so i just make stuff up, but, if my life depended on it, i would say an endothermic reaction occurs when the salt mixes with the ice, which would result in a colder temperature than unmixed ice water)


Erm.... no.   There is no reaction.  The salt ions block the water molecules from assembling into ice crystals, so in effect it lowers the freezing point of water.   Ergo, liquid water must be colder than 0degC for it to turn to solid water.

"as frozen water melts due to the ice..."  (facepalm)

/sorry

.
 
2013-10-24 11:27:14 AM  
So... haven't these been around forever?

gigabiting.com
 
2013-10-24 11:28:22 AM  
According to this kickstarter you can chill your beer in 30+ seconds  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1139594493/spin-chill-warmbeersuck s?ref=search">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1139594493/spin-chi ll-warmbeersuck s?ref=search
 
2013-10-24 11:47:09 AM  

theflatline: Hollie Maea: This is only partially on topic, but...

How the hell does Coors get away with a decades long ad campaign based on the premise that with THEIR beer it is possible to make it cold by refrigerating it?  Are people really that stupid?

What campaign is that?

They had/have the bottles and cans that the logo changed color when the beer was at optimal temp to drink.


The color changing logos are just one component of the ad campaign, which has been around longer than the logos.  No one (I hope) really considers a can that tells you if your beer is cold to be a true feature.  Maybe some guy with leprosy who has no feeling in his hands.  The color changing logo was adopted as part of a broader campaign to assert that, doggone it, this beer is cold and you'll really need a color changing can to really grasp that it is cold.

There are certainly layers of horseshiat that you have to peel back in this ad campaign.  The color changing can that can scarcely convey how cold the beer is.  The fact that it "comes from the Rockies" so it MUST be cold.  The fact that they brew it with cold water, implying that there is some kind of integral effect here where the length of time in which it is cold has some kind of effect on how cold it is now.  But once you unwrap the horseshiat, the fundamental message is that their beer can be served cold, and since you want your beer served cold you'll need to buy their brand.  The last ad I saw had some mountain climber chiseling the beer out of a glacier and hand delivering it to some chick in a bar, upon which everyone marveled at how cold it was.  They didn't even mention the color changing can or the cold press brewing process.  Similar ads were playing when I was in college at the turn of the century.
 
2013-10-24 11:50:12 AM  

UtileDysfunktion: JimmyFartpants: Wrap beer up in a wet paper towel, and put it in the freezer.
It'll be cold in about 10 minutes.

/just don't forget it in there.

I once put a bottle of root beer on its side in the freezer and forgot about it.  The next day, I opened the freezer door, went YIKES!, and slammed the door shut.  It looked like some furry creature the size of a squirrel had found its way into my freezer and died.  It took many seconds for me to realize what it really was.


yup. I like lager really cold, and frequently put em in the freezer for a bit.

ive forgotten a few times and returned hours later to find the lid popped off and a big fluffy pile of frozen beer.
 
2013-10-24 11:50:37 AM  

Hollie Maea: theflatline: Hollie Maea: This is only partially on topic, but...

How the hell does Coors get away with a decades long ad campaign based on the premise that with THEIR beer it is possible to make it cold by refrigerating it?  Are people really that stupid?

What campaign is that?

They had/have the bottles and cans that the logo changed color when the beer was at optimal temp to drink.

The color changing logos are just one component of the ad campaign, which has been around longer than the logos.  No one (I hope) really considers a can that tells you if your beer is cold to be a true feature.  Maybe some guy with leprosy who has no feeling in his hands.  The color changing logo was adopted as part of a broader campaign to assert that, doggone it, this beer is cold and you'll really need a color changing can to really grasp that it is cold.

There are certainly layers of horseshiat that you have to peel back in this ad campaign.  The color changing can that can scarcely convey how cold the beer is.  The fact that it "comes from the Rockies" so it MUST be cold.  The fact that they brew it with cold water, implying that there is some kind of integral effect here where the length of time in which it is cold has some kind of effect on how cold it is now.  But once you unwrap the horseshiat, the fundamental message is that their beer can be served cold, and since you want your beer served cold you'll need to buy their brand.  The last ad I saw had some mountain climber chiseling the beer out of a glacier and hand delivering it to some chick in a bar, upon which everyone marveled at how cold it was.  They didn't even mention the color changing can or the cold press brewing process.  Similar ads were playing when I was in college at the turn of the century.


nice rant!
and i concur
however, i still see/hear "turn of the century" as an event almost 114 years old. i don't know why.
 
2013-10-24 11:51:47 AM  

Lady J: UtileDysfunktion: JimmyFartpants: Wrap beer up in a wet paper towel, and put it in the freezer.
It'll be cold in about 10 minutes.

/just don't forget it in there.

I once put a bottle of root beer on its side in the freezer and forgot about it.  The next day, I opened the freezer door, went YIKES!, and slammed the door shut.  It looked like some furry creature the size of a squirrel had found its way into my freezer and died.  It took many seconds for me to realize what it really was.

yup. I like lager really cold, and frequently put em in the freezer for a bit.

ive forgotten a few times and returned hours later to find the lid popped off and a big fluffy pile of frozen beer.


too bad the big fluffy pile of frozen beer doesn't taste & satisfy the way frozen kool-aid does
 
2013-10-24 11:59:17 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: So... haven't these been around forever?

[gigabiting.com image 450x450]


I have one that is similar to that except mine is powered by AA batteries. Bought it at a thrift store for a buck. Put some ice cubes in the bottom, stick the can onto the motor by suction cup and in about a minute you go from room temp to icy cold goodness.
 
2013-10-24 11:59:47 AM  
bungle_jr:
too bad the big fluffy pile of frozen beer doesn't taste & satisfy the way frozen kool-aid does

indeed. and if you accidentally freeze the beer but the lid doesnt pop if still tastes like crap when you defrost it. i guess when it freezes and expands it busts the airtight seal, even if you can't see it, and all the gas goes out
 
2013-10-24 12:14:42 PM  
pute kisses like a man: isn't ice brewing beer really bad for the taste of the beer

Are you talking about "drinking your beer cold" or are you talking about "ice brewing", because the latter doesn't exist, nay - isn't possible.


just watch the commercials, they advertise some kind of ice brewing, frost brewing, or cold brewing, or whatever.

pute kisses like a man: 
"as frozen water melts due to the ice..."  (facepalm)


typographical error.  whoops.  the salt decreases the freezing point of water.  i said that and then parenthetically said i was making stuff up.
.
 
2013-10-24 12:46:21 PM  

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