- Hold the can of compressed air upside down. This makes the air released come out icy cold, causing the frost to adhere to the bottle.
- Unless holding the cap only, be very careful: The icy cold air can cause frostbite. (Forget the Tupperware "trick." See next item.)
- Some compressed air sprays contain added chemicals, so be sure to pour the insta-cold beer into a glass.
Similar methods abound, but the physics--the "thermodynamics"--of the process are all the same.
So The Motley Monk went to his favorite "has all things that you can't find anywhere else" online company, Uline. Here's the pricing:
# of cans price
1 $8.95 (minimum 2 cans)
As it ends up, a beer aficionado would have to be either pretty desperate or pretty wealthy to insta-chill a $2 bottle of beer for a minimum investment of $17.90 plus tax and shipping/handling.
It's probably better--cheaper, more economic, and smarter--just to plan ahead.
Let the discussion begin...