Nobody likes warm beer. Nobody likes waiting for their beer to get cold in an ice chest while out tailgating. Introducing the Frost Boss. A revolutionary way to cool a 12 oz beverage can to 42 degrees in two minutes.
It’s a lot of science as to how it successfully cools a can of beer (or soda) to perfect drinking temperature in two minutes. The fact of the matter is that it works. No more sitting around waiting for 45 minutes for you warm cans to cool down in an ice chest. While you are waiting for the cans to cool down the old fashioned way, you could be enjoying a cold one in two minutes.
Before you get concerned about the spinning of the can mixing up the contents inside and causing an exploding mess, we can assure you it does not do it. It is simple physics in that the aluminum can is rotating around the liquid inside and creates the thermal transfer of heat out and coldness in. The can rotates but the liquid does not, thus it is safe to open the can right after it has spun for two minutes in ice. We even did a video for our review of this product and tested it out to see if it really works and if it really does not foam over after using it. You will see that it passed with flying colors.
(In the video you may have noticed that the Frost Boss we were testing had an NFL football look and feel to it. That is an early release model that is not currently available for sale but we are hopeful will be available in the near future. The Frost Boss model we currently offer for sale here online is showcased in the photo gallery below. Click each image for a larger view.)
Although this process may seem more like magic it is actually more science than sorcery. If still in disbelief of how exactly this process works, settle in for a little science lesson.
How does it work?
By spinning the container, convection is introduced to both the inside and the outside of the container. This increases the rate of heat transfer and cools the beverage down at a rate of at least 20 times faster. You may have spun a beer in ice water by hand but that can get boring and tedious. It is the same science with the Frost Boss but much faster and it automates the process for you.
Why does it not explode?
It all has to do with the air pocket. A ‘carbonated beverage’ is one in which carbon dioxide is dissolved in the liquid under pressure (Henry’s law). When the can is opened, the liquid inside starts to equalize with the pressure in the atmosphere, and the CO2 comes out of solution to do so. All carbonated beverages fizz upon opening, but whether they fizz over (liquid comes out of the container) depends on how fast the CO2 comes out of solution.
In order for CO2 to come out of solution, it needs a ‘nucleation site’ to do so. Those nucleation sites can be either gaseous pockets, or an irregularity along the wall. (Look at how a stream of bubbles form on a specific spot on a glass of beer or soda. You can’t see it, but that spot is an irregularity.)
When a beverage is shaken, the air pocket is broken up into millions of small pockets dispersed throughout the beverage. When the container is opened, CO2 in solution has sites all over the place, and it comes out of solution so quickly, that the liquid has no time to get out of the way, and it rises up and out, hence, it fizzes over.
When a beverage is rotated, the air pocket stays intact and knocks all the small bubbles off the side of the container, making one larger air pocket. There are no nucleation sites dispersed throughout, and the usual slow decarbonation takes place at the infrequent irregularities, and at the surface.
Okay, now that you have gotten your science lesson done for the day, the bottom line is the Frost Boss works. You supply the beer and the ice, the Frost Boss provides you with peace of mind knowing you are never more than one to two minutes away from an ice cold beverage. And honestly, if you can’t wait a measly two minutes to drink a beer, you may want to look into rehab centers. (Besides, rehab is for quitters.)
We know you are sick of warm beer and even more sick of waiting around for your drinks to get cold. Now you only have to wait two minutes compared to 45 minutes to an hour by getting yourself a Frost Boss.