This is a very effective way to cool down or freeze beer in seconds.
As a friendly “counter” to
How to Freeze a Beer in Just Two Minutes
, I am going to make it short and sweet.
On the subject of beer (depending on the type of beer), cool to very cold is the usual way to serve it, unless you want “beer sickles.” However, if you must, the following method can freeze your beer or just about anything else you wish to freeze, it just depends on the exposure time. For example, if you are out side in zero degree weather for
a few hours you’ll need some “thaw time;” where as if you are out for a few minutes (you get the picture).
Here we go: you will need a pack of beer (bottles or cans), a 5lb CO2 fire extinguisher, and gloves. Put the beer in a cooler, hold the CO2 fire extinguisher nozzle (or hose) about 3 feet away from the beer, and operate the extinguisher. You will find that the result is sometimes achieved in SECONDS!
Note: This is highly effective, but caution and safety should be exercised. For those of you who don’t know, CO2 has a pressure of about 850psi at 70 degrees (F). It also comes out at about 109 degrees BELOW ZERO (F)! This is extremely cold, and you should wear gloves around these temps. (Your beer will not reach -109F). Also if you are going to try this, make sure you know positively what type of fire extinguisher you have, and be sure you know how to operate it. (You would be shocked to know how many people DON’T HAVE A CLUE when it comes to a fire extinguisher).
One more very important tip: CO2 typically generates about 10,000 volts of static electricity,
so make sure to use an extinguisher that is in good condition.
That’s it. Have fun, and be careful.
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