Fastest Way to Chill Beer: SpinChill Portable Beer Chiller

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SPINCHILL

PORTABLE BEER CHILLER

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SpinChill cools canned drinks in 60 seconds. It also chills most beer and wine bottles!
$ 29.99

CHILL DRINKS IN ONE MINUTE!

Don't wait half an hour to get the party started.  The SpinChill spins cans and bottles in ice to increase heat transfer and get your drinks cold 20 times faster than usual.  The spinning does not shake the container and actually results in less foam than usual.

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SCIENCE

 

Cooling a container of liquid without spinning relies entirely on conduction all the way from the outside of the can to the center of the liquid.  As the outside layers of liquid cool, they insulate the inner layers, hindering the cooling process.  SpinChilling the container introduces a mixing phenomenon known as convection which allows the warm liquid in the center of the container to make its way to the outer edges of the can to be cooled instantly.  This increases the rate of heat transfer and cools the beverage down at a rate of at least 20 times faster.

NO EXPLOSIONS?


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 either be gaseous pockets, or a tiny scratch on the wall. (Look at how a stream of bubbles form at a specific spot on a glass of champagne. You can't see it, but that spot is a microscopic scratch.)


When a beverage is shaken, the air pocket is broken up into millions of small bubbles dispersed throughout the beverage. When the container is opened, the 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.  The CO2 bubbles throw the liquid out of the top of the can, spraying fizz everywhere.

When a beverage is rotated, the air pocket stays intact and knocks all the small bubbles off the side of the container which makes one large air pocket. There are no nucleation sites dispersed throughout, and the usual slow decarbonation takes place at the infrequent irregularities and at the surface.  All you will get is the satisfying pssssst! of a freshly opened cold brew (or soda).






THE SPINCHILL STORY


Ty Parker and Trevor Abbott began the SpinChill adventure during the summer of 2013 in Gainesville, FL. 

As part of the HackerHouse accelerator program, they traveled to Atlanta, GA for the AngelHack hackathon. Coming from Mechanical Engineering backgrounds, neither of them wanted to delve into computer programming so they set out for WalMart to see what physical thing they could "hack" together.

Many times during their college career they'd had warm beers and only one way to cool them down: throw them in ice water and wait. They decided to use our knowledge of heat transfer and love of cold beers to solve this problem by creating the first SpinChill prototype.

The hypothesis was that spinning the beer can in ice would add convection and increase the rate of heat transfer significantly. When they opened the first SpinChilled can in front of a live audience at AngelHack, they were sure that the beer would spray everywhere but would at least be cold. Everyone was shocked to find that of the two beers placed in the ice, the stationary beer foamed more than the beer that was spun. 

Since then, they've prototyped, developed, and refined the designs.  They've found manufacturers, both here and abroad, to produce the products.  They ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the initial funds for tooling costs and to pay for a first round of production.  Once the Kickstarter campaign ended, they started selling products online and shipping them from Gainesville, FL, where they still are today!

They've enjoyed traveling around, sharing their story, and drinking cold beers with like minded people. Ty and Trevor hope you have as much fun SpinChilling as they have.



THE TEAM

Trevor Abbott was born and raised in New Port Richey, FL.  He is currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Florida.








 

Ty Parker Spin Chill InventorTy Parker was raised on a potato farm in Elkton, FL. Fascinated with machinery from working on the farm he decided to get a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Florida.  He has worked as an engineer at a large coal fired power plant and designed and manufactured many parts and molds for unmanned aerial vehicles in Gainesville, FL.