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Author Topic: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler  (Read 3854 times)

Plastkort

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IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« on: May 12, 2007, 08:07:31 AM »
Hi!

Today I found out that someone forgot to put the soda in the fridge to cool it down, I searched the net for various solutions, and found one that worked, which was about water, ice bricks and salt... stir it all together and put the soda can/bottle down there.. and stir again...

so I wonder if there is a way to create a device where you have some sort of engine/pump or whatever to do this job for you, just use recyclable icecubes which can be refreezed, and just adding water and salt..

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http://www.metacafe....a_coke_in_2_minutes/
« Last Edit: May 12, 2007, 08:17:11 AM by Plastkort »

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Re: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 08:47:53 AM »
All ice cubes are recylable! :P (until you add that salt)

I use this all the time. Last week I wanted to chill a beer quickly so I put it in a bowl of ice and water, poured in salt and stirred it up. Ice cold beer in less than 5 minutes! Salt melts the ice sucking up heat to do so. Same technique as a hand cranked ice cream maker.

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Re: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007, 08:51:37 AM »
cool, But I want to create some sort of machine to do this, with some electricity and stuff.. it has to work :)

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Re: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 01:32:13 PM »
You could just get something like this:

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http://www.thinkgeek...ets/electronic/7f5a/

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Re: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007, 04:30:16 PM »
Another neat and related trick is a quick way to cool a bottle of wine. Wrap it in newspaper and soak the newspaper with water. Put the bottle on the outside of your car windshield in the wiper gutter and drive about 2 miles. The water evaporating from the newspaper will pull heat from the bottle and chill it very quickly.

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Re: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007, 09:23:40 AM »
Another neat and related trick is a quick way to cool a bottle of wine. Wrap it in newspaper and soak the newspaper with water. Put the bottle on the outside of your car windshield in the wiper gutter and drive about 2 miles. The water evaporating from the newspaper will pull heat from the bottle and chill it very quickly.

Notice that you should grab do this to several bottles of wine at once, since you shouldn't repeat the trick after you've drunk the first bottle :]
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Re: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 01:11:39 PM »
Another neat and related trick is a quick way to cool a bottle of wine. Wrap it in newspaper and soak the newspaper with water. Put the bottle on the outside of your car windshield in the wiper gutter and drive about 2 miles. The water evaporating from the newspaper will pull heat from the bottle and chill it very quickly.

Notice that you should grab do this to several bottles of wine at once, since you shouldn't repeat the trick after you've drunk the first bottle :]

lol, yeah, that is something to do in large amounts, we don't want to go drunk driving.
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Re: IDEA: Soda can / bottle cooler
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 01:37:12 PM »
Mythbusters looked into various ways to cool a six pack a while back . . . what a great job. Not the first or last time they were paid to sample alcohol in the name of science :D