If you’ve got a 12 pack of room temperature beverages that you need to cool down fast, then you’re among many who have experienced this common summertime dilemma. Luckily though, Dave Hax has an incredible solution for you. All you need is a tub full of water, ice and salt to achieve amazing, dramatic results.
First, you’ll want to put a bit of water into a large bowl. Then, fill the rest of the bowl up with as much ice as you can. Next, add a few tablespoons of regular salt to the bowl and stir that all around. Then go ahead and put your room temperature beverage into the salt/ice bath and let the mixture work its wonders.
So does this method work because of magic? Not exactly. It all comes down to science with this one. Basically, the second law of thermodynamics states that two substances with different temperatures reach thermal equilibrium over time. So basically, the temperature of the can will come up and the temperature of the water will go down (they essentially meet in the middle).
After just two minutes of soaking his can on San Pellegrino, Dave was able to bring his drink all the way down from 75 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a total drop of 34 degrees Fahrenheit. As Dave always says, “Pretty cool, huh?”
If you’re looking for some other ways to cool down your beverages this summer, check out this paper towel technique for quickly chilling bottle drinks. Want to keep you vodka cold throughout the duration of a hopping summer party? Try this cool trick. And if you want to keep your wine, or any other beverage, cool while you’re drinking it without watering it down, you’ve got to try this genius, fruit trick.
Check out the video below and let us know if any of you have tried this drink-chilling method before in the comments section below!