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The self-cooling beer can
Scifi.com ^ | Thursday, April 20, 2006 | Adam Frucci

Posted on 04/27/2006 9:44:27 AM PDT by Nachum

A company called Tempra Technology has developed a special beer can with a twistable base that cools a beer can down to 30° Fahrenheit in a mere 3 minutes with the help of an evaporator, a vacuum, and a heat sink. They claim the entire system is nontoxic and won't affect the beer itself other than cooling it off. Although the cans are about the same physical size as 16-ounce cans, they actually hold only 10.5 ounces of beer. It's doubtful if these fridge cans would be able to do anything about "skunked" beer (beer shipped cold that's allowed to warm up), but if the beer is shipped warm they could provide a convenient way of cooling your brew down without needing to lug a cooler around. Undoubtedly, you'll have to pony up a much larger deposit for these cans than the regular aluminum ones, but that's the price you pay for living in an age your grandfather could only dream of — the age where a cold one provides its own refrigeration. Look for Miller to start using the cans sometime next year. —


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This is undoubtedly the most important invention of the 21st century. It will bring peace, pay the national debt. and bring the spirit of holiday cheer all year 'round.
1 posted on 04/27/2006 9:44:30 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I want one three!
2 posted on 04/27/2006 9:45:54 AM PDT by capt. norm (W.C. Fields: "Hollywood is the gold cap on a tooth that should have been pulled out years ago.")
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To: Nachum

Bleh, cans...give me a keg, or failing that a bottle.


3 posted on 04/27/2006 9:46:04 AM PDT by AntiKev (We pilots count our time in the air as if all other time is unimportant.)
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To: Nachum

I saw that on "Beyond Tomorrow" on the Discovery Channel...
http://www.beyondtomorrow.com.au/stories/ep1/beercan.html

Here's the company's website:
http://www.tempratech.com/chill1.html


4 posted on 04/27/2006 9:47:36 AM PDT by mwyounce
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To: Nachum

Finally. It's about time all this "technology stuff" gave us something truly useful.


5 posted on 04/27/2006 9:47:41 AM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1100 knives and counting!)
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To: Nachum
Well it would certainly keep you cool on a hot day.


6 posted on 04/27/2006 9:48:02 AM PDT by petercooper (Cemeteries & the ignorant - comprising 2 of the largest Democrat voting blocs for the past 75 years.)
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To: Nachum

I haven drank beer from a can since college.


7 posted on 04/27/2006 9:48:49 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Nachum

I was wondering what would take us to the next tech cycle after genetics and the internet subsided in the late 90's.


8 posted on 04/27/2006 9:49:01 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Nachum

A real breakthrough!


9 posted on 04/27/2006 9:49:34 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: petercooper

Hooters and Beer.

MMMMmmmmmmmmmmm


10 posted on 04/27/2006 9:50:01 AM PDT by roaddog727 (eludium PU36 explosive space modulator)
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To: Nachum

Cost of one can of beer: $ 1.50
Cost of super duper cooling system: $ 150.00

Cost of Technology Enjoyment: Priceless!


11 posted on 04/27/2006 9:50:10 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Nachum
Related thread
12 posted on 04/27/2006 9:50:31 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: petercooper

I'll take one of those can coolers and two of those can holders. ;-)


13 posted on 04/27/2006 9:50:56 AM PDT by rvoitier (Democrat Party = Culture of Treason)
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To: Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; martin_fierro; veronica; EggsAckley; ...

misc ping


14 posted on 04/27/2006 9:52:04 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: rvoitier

Thisll be great as its illegal to sell cold beer in my county.


15 posted on 04/27/2006 9:52:12 AM PDT by gun_supporter
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To: AntiKev
Bleh, cans...give me a keg, or failing that a bottle.

To quote Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman on "Odd Couple"), "you've got to have that good 'can taste'".

16 posted on 04/27/2006 9:53:26 AM PDT by capt. norm (W.C. Fields: "Hollywood is the gold cap on a tooth that should have been pulled out years ago.")
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To: Nachum; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; tubebender

ping


17 posted on 04/27/2006 9:54:09 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: Nachum

Couldn't we use the same technology for Al Gore's head?


18 posted on 04/27/2006 9:55:05 AM PDT by msjhall
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To: gun_supporter
Thisll be great as its illegal to sell cold beer in my county.

For cryin' out loud, where is your county and how can I avoid it?

19 posted on 04/27/2006 9:55:25 AM PDT by capt. norm (W.C. Fields: "Hollywood is the gold cap on a tooth that should have been pulled out years ago.")
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To: mhking

Is this worth a, "Hold My Beer"?


20 posted on 04/27/2006 9:56:39 AM PDT by Springman
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To: gun_supporter; capt. norm
You must live up near Starkville?

I know that in Hattiesburg, there were signs at the convenience stores that read "The Coldest Beer Allowed By Law!" I didn't know what that meant until I heard you couldn't sell cold beer in Starkville.

Hattiesburg is a wet city, but half of it lies in Lamar County, which is dry....


21 posted on 04/27/2006 9:58:57 AM PDT by mwyounce
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To: SouthTexas

Thanks! Too rich for my taste. The old beer cooler and ice will just have to do.

Now if they could make one of them beer belly gadgets with cooling option,, I'd consider hocking a beer fridge.. ;-)


22 posted on 04/27/2006 10:05:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: roaddog727

It was the blackest night
There was no moon in sight
You know the stars ain't shinin'
'Cause the sky's too tight
I heard the scarey wind
I seen some ugly trees
There was a werewolf honkin'
'Long the aide of me


23 posted on 04/27/2006 10:16:16 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (RICE 2008)
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To: mwyounce

Im in Lafayette actually, at Ole Miss. Its especially nice in the winter when you can go to the Beer Barn and get cold beer there.


24 posted on 04/27/2006 10:24:30 AM PDT by gun_supporter
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To: Nachum
Want a simple outdoor beer-cooling system?

Take a rag. Soak it in gasoline. Wrap it around a beer can. Put can in a shaded breezy spot. Wait until rag is dry (depends upon the breeze, but should not be more than 15 minutes). Rinse can with water. Drink cold beer.

Gasoline is volatile, and evaporates off. As it evaporates, it draws energy from the beer (through the can) so that it can go from liquid to gas. Beer gets cold.

Just one thing. Don't smoke around beer you are cooling with this method.
25 posted on 04/27/2006 10:30:08 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: bondjamesbond

Gotta love Frank Zappa................


26 posted on 04/27/2006 10:46:49 AM PDT by roaddog727 (eludium PU36 explosive space modulator)
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To: Nachum

If you drink them faster, they don't get as warm LOL


27 posted on 04/27/2006 10:48:56 AM PDT by jw777
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To: Nachum

Beavis, this is the coolest thing I have ever seen.


28 posted on 04/27/2006 10:58:39 AM PDT by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: petercooper

She was the reject for the bud light ad.


29 posted on 04/27/2006 11:24:38 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: JJR RNCH

Beer ((Ping))


30 posted on 04/27/2006 11:39:45 AM PDT by amxfan2002 ("Over, Macho Grande??....I'll never be over Macho Grande!!")
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for the ping!

I want some!


31 posted on 04/27/2006 11:44:42 AM PDT by fanfan (FR is the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world. Thanks Jim.)
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To: capt. norm

I second that. Forcing folks to buy warm beer is simply un-American. It takes 15-20 minutes to properly chill a beer in iced water. Might as well be a lifetime.


32 posted on 04/27/2006 11:48:17 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: amxfan2002

Could have used one of those last night!


33 posted on 04/27/2006 12:14:24 PM PDT by JJR RNCH (Your mother doesn't work here!! Clean up after YOURSELF.)
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To: JJR RNCH

Does this spell the end for the ever popular beer coozie???


34 posted on 04/27/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT by amxfan2002 ("Over, Macho Grande??....I'll never be over Macho Grande!!")
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To: petercooper

Well I'll drink to that!


35 posted on 04/27/2006 12:18:11 PM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: amxfan2002

Oh no, not my beloved beer coozies!!!!! Will just have to get bigger ones.


36 posted on 04/27/2006 12:29:50 PM PDT by JJR RNCH (Your mother doesn't work here!! Clean up after YOURSELF.)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL, they come up with all these neat gadgets AFTER I quit drinking!


37 posted on 04/27/2006 1:05:52 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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PING
38 posted on 04/27/2006 1:50:38 PM PDT by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Nachum


I drink quickly so as to avoid *what they call* heat transferanceses!
39 posted on 04/27/2006 1:54:51 PM PDT by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Uh, ice is cheaper than gasoline.


40 posted on 04/27/2006 5:55:29 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: battlegearboat

"Uh, ice is cheaper than gasoline."

If you have ice. This was a trick used by tank crews and other motorized crews in the Western Desert during WWII. They did not have ice. Besides, enough gas to soak a washcloth (all you need) isn't going to cost as much as a bag of ice. Most folks probably spill more filling their lawn mower.


41 posted on 04/27/2006 6:06:17 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Now an old man, I have ice and gasoline, and I take them both when I go fishing.


42 posted on 04/27/2006 6:14:49 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: No Truce With Kings

But, thanks for the tip nevertheless.


43 posted on 04/27/2006 6:15:41 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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