Now, chill your warm beer cans within seconds!

November 14th, 2007 - 10:38 am ICT by admin  

According to the New Zealand Herald, Kent Hodgson, a 22-year-old student from Albany, invented the device after being faced with the problem of warm beer while at a barbecue this year.

Hodgson has called his invention Huski, which is among the 30 exhibits from graduates of Massey University’s Auckland School of Design at the three-day Design Exposure 2007, which opens on Nov 13 in Auckland.

“You have plastic cooling cells which are pressed down into the dock which houses the liquid carbon dioxide. The liquid CO2 expands and is pressurised into dry ice in the base of the cooling cells. . . in a moment,” the NZPA quoted him, as saying.

“You then pop it into your drink and then proceed from there as you normally would,” he added.

The portable gadget has a cooling capacity almost four times that of regular ice with a surface temperature of minus 78.5C.

“The cooling power is almost instant and is utilised for several minutes and it doesn’t dilute the drink like ice would,” Hodgson said.

One canister can fill thirty 330 ml bottles at a cost of 7c each, which makes it a perfect substitute for those who don’t want to drag around a chilly bin during the summer.

Hodgson said he was looking at patenting the Huski, which he expects to retail at around 50 dollars. (ANI)

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