Okay, this tip doesn’t just apply to beers. It also works pretty well with other beverages in need of a cold solution. Now, the idea isn’t hard to do than you might imagine. My advice: chuck out the tip using the bath tub, toilet tank, or freezer. This is the real thing. If you’re running short on time, and all you were able to pick up for the party is a case of warm beer, then this solution is just right for you.
There’s a nifty video that you might want to watch, since it pretty much sums up how to cool down your beer real quick. But to summarize, here are the steps to follow:
1. Put several bottles of beer on the bottom of a big pail. Let them lie horizontally.
2. Pour a lot of ice over the bottles (about two big bags of ice would b enough).
3. Pour cold water over it until it reaches the same level as the ice/beer combination.
4. Then pout lots of salt on the resulting ice bath.
5. Wait for a couple of seconds, and then the beer is cold and ready to serve.
What’s amazing about this method is that it’s got a sound scientific basis for it. Salt (Sodium chloride) is a chemical compound that is not just meant to flavor our food. It’s also a powerful freezing agent, since it lowers the temperature of ice way below zero. Think about it, why do manual ice-cream makers call for a salt/ice mix in the machine. Obviously, to freeze the ice cream mixture quickly.
Fast and simple, don’t you agree?