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Turn Warm Beer to Freezing Cold Beer in Seconds; Without Ice!

A young 22 year old inventor, by the name of Kent Hodgson, has found a way to almost instantly chill a beverage without using any ice. His relatively simple idea uses liquid CO2 to turn a warm beverage into a cold one within seconds.

The usefulness of a small device such as this one is endless. It could eliminate the need for hauling around those huge coolers to the beach or to a barbecue. It can also save space in your refrigerator by not having to put huge cases of beer, or other drink, into the fridge, and instead cooling the drink right before you actually drink it. Also, this device does not dilute the drink, like ice does.

The inventor of this device says that the technology involved in this little gadget is very simple. Here's how he explains it in his own words, "You have plastic cooling cells which are pressed down into the dock which houses the liquid carbon dioxide. The liquid CO2 expands and is pressurized into dry ice in the base of the cooling cells ... in a moment. You then pop it into your drink and then proceed from there as you normally would."(Kent Hodgson)

Huski beverage chillerHuski beverage chiller

The device is slightly larger than a pen, and it is expected to cool a case of beer with one canister of CO2. At this rate, it is estimated that it will cost about 7 cents to cool each beer. Well worth it, if you ask me, to have a warm beer turn ice cold within seconds.

Kent Hodgson calls his invention Huski, and he is currently showing the device at an exhibit at the Design Exposure 2007 at Britomart Pavilion. He is currently working on patenting the device, and expects to retail it for about $50.

Source: The New Zealand Herald

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Comments
Nov 13, 2007
by doda (not verified)

beer yammi

prefer to cold :)

Nov 16, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

This would be a

This would be a revolutionary idea if it weren't for the fact that Coca Cola developed this very same thing back in the late 80s. I look forward to seeing the lawsuit.

Nov 16, 2007
by Joey Loopis (not verified)

Hmm

Cool ONE case of beer with only ONE Huski? SEVEN cents per can you say? BUT let's market it at, say, $50. Sweet fancy Moses!

Nov 16, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

whatever

Yeah, if you want ice cold beer...$150 and you want your taste buds frozen so you don't taste how your "beer" tastes like urine. Great invention.

Nov 16, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

The fifty dollars is the

The fifty dollars is the cost of the device
the 7 cents per beverage is the cost of the CO2 Cartridge
the cost of CO2 will not affect the price of the device and the costs related to manufacturing the product, making a plastic mold (expensive), and advertising.
50 dollars is reasonable and nobody uses ice in their beer so it sure beats having to keep beer in your fridge all the time.
I'm surprised the previous post got past the math question security check.

Nov 18, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Note to readers: Quoted cost

Note to readers: Quoted cost of $50 is in $50NZD

Nov 26, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Fridge is more energy

Fridge is more energy efficient full of liquid rather than air, which is lost through the seals.