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Old 10-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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Cool your beer/soda fast

Leave it to college kids to see a problem of warm beer, and then finding the solution of cooling it down quickly. Here is everyone an investment opportunity for their inventions....or you may just want one for your RV.

Spin Chill: Warm Beer Sucks by Trevor Abbott — Kickstarter
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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Leave it to college kids to see a problem of warm beer, and then finding the solution of cooling it down quickly. Here is everyone an investment opportunity for their inventions....or you may just want one for your RV.

Spin Chill: Warm Beer Sucks by Trevor Abbott — Kickstarter
Wonder if they're Engineering students?
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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Wonder if they're Engineering students?
Yes they are, as taken from the site link in the OP:

Spin Chill was created because warm beer sucks and waiting for one to cool down takes too long. We both have Mechanical Engineering backgrounds from the University of Florida. This summer, an accelerator program called HackerHouse took us to Atlanta to participate in the AngelHack hackathon. The night before in our hotel room, we impatiently spun our warm beer in ice to cool it as we had many times before. Being in an inventive mood, we wondered if we could make a device that would spin the beer for us.



The initial prototype was hacked together at the competition the next day from a power drill, a baby bottle, and a roll or two of duct tape (Picture shown below with newer Beerouette designs). It took second place. We refined the idea by 3D printing multiple iterations of the design. In order to improve the clipping mechanism we simplified the device and created the Chill Bit which incorporates the same clip, but uses a power drill to spin the beer. Chill Bits were made by overmolding liquid plastic onto metal drill bits using 3D printed molds.
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And what is wrong with putting your beer in ice, oh say, a half an hour or so before you want to drink it? I don't know about any of you but I don't ever remember spinning my beer in ice to cool it. Besides, the beer is going to explode when you open it due to all the agitation. Plus you can only agitate one beer at a time unless you have more than one.

I'm sure they just designed it as part of an engineering exercise. I hope they don't spend to much trying to market it.
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Besides, the beer is going to explode when you open it due to all the agitation. Plus you can only agitate one beer at a time unless you have more than one.

they don't explode according to the article
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And what is wrong with putting your beer in ice, oh say, a half an hour or so before you want to drink it? I don't know about any of you but I don't ever remember spinning my beer in ice to cool it. Besides, the beer is going to explode when you open it due to all the agitation. Plus you can only agitate one beer at a time unless you have more than one.

I'm sure they just designed it as part of an engineering exercise. I hope they don't spend to much trying to market it.
I want my beer cold and I want it cold now!

I'm sure they will sell you more than one if you want

Crazier things have been successfully marketed and sold.
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Crazier things have been successfully marketed and sold.
You got that right. It was college kids throwing around pie tins that led to one that we've all used (and still do).
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I think it's genius. I bet it sells, even if only a novelty item. What a great gift for college students to give each other.

I wonder how fast the beer would chill if the spinning was done in salted ice water?
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It's not really a new idea. There are youtube videos from several years ago that show the same and how to make your own attachment for a drill...as well as instructions on many websites on how to spin the cans in ice.

I think it's neat that these kids are trying to do something with it.
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It's not really a new idea. There are youtube videos from several years ago that show the same and how to make your own attachment for a drill...as well as instructions on many websites on how to spin the cans in ice.

I think it's neat that these kids are trying to do something with it.
I agree - now if someone would only invent a way to make Chevy and Ford pickups as good and reliable as the Ram is.
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