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July 24, 2013

Amusing Way to Cool Off

...in the summer heat:

Posted by Cassandra at July 24, 2013 07:01 AM

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Its a cool effect ... I've had lagers do this in the bottle after removing the cap

Posted by: Frodo at July 24, 2013 06:57 PM

It is not cool when a lager does it. :)

Posted by: Grim at July 24, 2013 09:17 PM

Hmmmm. Something else besides ice cream I know about. Has to do with the negative slope of the solid/liquid phases in the phase diagram of water. (Googling "phase diagram" will provide a diagram for the inquistive.) That slope results from the polar nature of the water molecule. Heh. All kinds of neato stuff.

Related to the same "instant slush made from liquid soft drink", one can ponder the different temperatures of the ice preferred by figure skaters vs that of hockey players.

The fun of physics. One can miss the fun, but still have to play by the rules!

Posted by: Roy at July 25, 2013 09:38 PM

Ummm...I'm not sure I'd call it a an "instant" slushie if it takes 3+ hrs to get the soda at the proper temperature in the first place.
'Course, that could just be me....

Posted by: Gustavo Evil at July 26, 2013 01:08 AM

The winter I was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center (Chicago) was a little colder than usual. Was in a two man bunkroom on the first deck, and Miller Highlife was a local cheap beer.

A frequent evening entertainment was to tie a string around a room temp long neck, then toss it out the window; yes, literally (snow cushioned the fall. Not safe after melt/refreeze cycle).

After 15 min or so, the time required to liesurely knock back the current beer, retrieve the bottle in nature's freezer, and presto
*slush* beer . . . gently shake out of bottle.

Best Regards,

Posted by: CAPT Mike at July 26, 2013 01:45 AM

Oh c'mon, guys! If you want a cold beer quick you just hit the six-pack with a C02 fire extinguisher for about 15-20 seconds. Truly instant cold beer. Caution though, any longer and you'll freeze, then explode the beer -- which is a major foul in any launguage.

Posted by: DL Sly at July 26, 2013 01:44 PM