Having warm beer at a picnic/party/camping trip is a real buzzkill. While keeping beer cold isn’t that difficult, having room temperature beer converted to refreshing ice cold beer can be challenging.
I’ve noticed that even if you stick the beer in a cooler full of ice, it still takes some time for it to get cold. I’m guessing this is because the beer bottles aren’t contacting much of the ice and are cooled mostly by the ambient air temperature of the cooler, which will fluctuate when people open and close it.
I’m wondering if having a chest full of ice “slush” would be faster, since there’d be much more surface area in contact with near-freezing water.
I’m sure there are nerdier ways of chilling beer, but I’m more interested in practical and quick methods not Emmet Brown’s 1850s style ice machine