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How to Chill a Six Pack in Three Minutes

Forget the freezer! There’s a faster way to make your drink cold right now.


  • Step 1: Fill cooler halfway Fill the cooler about halfway with water and ice.
  • Step 2: Pour in salt Pour in about two cups of salt—preferably rock salt if you have it—and mix it well into the ice water.
  • TIP: If you don’t have rock or table salt, any kind, like kosher or sea salt, will do.
  • Step 3: Submerge cans in cooler Submerge the cans in the cooler.
  • TIP: Gently move around the cans in the water to chill them evenly.
  • Step 4: Rinse can & enjoy Wait three minutes, rinse a can to clean off the salty water, then pop the top and enjoy your ice-cold beverage!
  • FACT: The saying 'mind your P’s and Q’s' is believed to have originated in British pubs, referring to pints and quarts of beer.

You Will Need

  • Cooler or container
  • Some water
  • Lots of ice
  • 2 c. Salt
  • preferably rock salt
  • Six-pack of your choice

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