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A high-end cooler packed with ice can stay cold for five or six days. High-end coolers can get somewhat expensive, they aren't necessary for most people. First thing I would do is get a cheap cooler, not the styrofoam cooler that you might get from a gas-station but, an double-wall insulated plastic one. The way that you pack it will make a big difference in ...


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I gave this some more thought. If money is no object, then there is an easy solution. It involves electricity but from a generator so it's a self contained unit. It will set you back about $2500, but it is a good solution. Get yourself a Dometic 12v Cooler that will fit your corny keg. Then bring a generator to power it all weekend. One of these Honda ...


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Temperature changes aren't great for beers, especially hoppy beers, because temperature swings of greater than 20 degrees will degrade flavor. But it takes a LOT of that to produce a noticeable effect. Most beer probably went through a few cycles of heating and cooling before it gets to your fridge, especially in the summer. You know, maybe cold in the ...


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The sake was most likely supercooled. It was cooled below its freezing point, but there were no impurities to form ice crystals. When it was poured into a glass, as the author of that video suggests in his comment, it created turbulence that produced ice crystals to form, and once that process starts, accelerates until it is completely frozen. It is a fun ...


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What is the best way to cool your beer on a festival without electricity? That will depend on on several issues. First of all some beers may be better served at warmer temperatures than other beers. Depends on the beer really. A good rule of thumb is darker beer should be served at a warmer temperature than lighter beer. For instance if you ...


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As others have said, time frame is an important consideration. I've used a mix of dry ice, ice and salt before and had no problems in a standard, single walled, plastic box for half a day. A bit overkill perhaps...


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Cellar temperature is generally anywhere between 7-18 degrees Celsius (45-65F) though people don't often go above 13C (55F), so there's a decent range to be in. You can use your fridge. For comparison you can fill a glass with the same volume of liquid and set it next to the bottle, leaving a thermometer in it. As long as they start off near the same ...


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If I want to cool something really quick and not using a fire extinguisher, I use the method I saw on Myth Busters: Find a container that will hold the item you want to chill, add ice, water, and salt. Even on a hot day you can chill things real fast using this method.


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I know I'm a few days late but the worry I'd have leaving a keg outside in cold weather is the pressure changes. CO2 absorbs more in colder conditions, but if anything freezes, even partially, CO2 gets driven out of solution. Normally when you refrigerate kegs indoors they're hooked up to gas, so as pressure in the headspace drops it's less likely the keg ...


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