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Old 31st January 2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Last Fri night, wanting to wash away the weeks woes had a couple of ales. The third one of the six pack was frozen!!! aaagh!!!! Damn, I thought, and purely in the interests of science you understand, I had to test the remaining bottles - all OK. How does a bottle IN THE MIDDLE of a six pack freeze, while the surrounding bottles are OK...
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Last Fri night, wanting to wash away the weeks woes had a couple of ales. The third one of the six pack was frozen!!! aaagh!!!! Damn, I thought, and purely in the interests of science you understand, I had to test the remaining bottles - all OK. How does a bottle IN THE MIDDLE of a six pack freeze, while the surrounding bottles are OK...
Cue "Twilight Zone" theme song.. I will say very odd...
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Which proves the Frozen Beer, to be no less than a Miracle!
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Old 31st January 2010, 09:43 PM   #4
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They were all frozen and the middle was the last to thaw?
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The brewery was experimenting with cryo-treated beer.

Did it taste any better?

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Old 31st January 2010, 11:23 PM   #6
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Tom, that's a plausible explanation, but I'll have to test the hypothesis again this Fri night....just to make sure....
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Tom, that's a plausible explanation, but I'll have to test the hypothesis again this Fri night....just to make sure....
We might need some peer review and scientific corroboration at some point as well..
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You will probably find that bottle had the lowest gas pressure?

See instant beer freeze on you tube

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The pressure in the frozen bottle was a smidgin less than the others. The others were probably on the ragged edge of freezing, but had higher pressure, reducing the freezing point slightly. Was it frozen before you popped it?

If you want some science, you'll have to look at a T-S diagram for water.....

Was the middle one the first one you popped?
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If you want some science, you'll have to look at a T-S diagram for water.....
Ah yes, that Temperature - Entropy diagram - Mollier strikes again....

Maybe that bottle was closest to the refrigerant coil in fridge?

I hate beer that cold, even in the summer. Alcohol abuse.
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