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Can beer explode when left in the freezer?


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#1 Deaf Spacker

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:13

I was told by my Dad last night that if a bottle of beer is left in the freezer it will explode, he described a bottle of beer in the freezer as being a bomb. Is this true?


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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:16

any1 willing to try lol

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:17

I would love to but the risk of destroying my parents freezer is too great

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:17

It doesn't explode exactly, but the glass will smash and the frozen beer will keep expanding for what seems like eternity :p I left a couple of bottles in the freezer a few weeks ago and it wasn't a pleasant sight, stinks as well. If the bottle doesn't smash but the beer is frozen, take the bottle out, take the top off and watch the beer continiuosly come out of the top forever :D

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:18

No it doesnt but if its left in heat thats a different matter. All that will happen if u put it in the freezer is it will expand and then maybe the bottle will crack.

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:20

Nah mate, it makes it pretty wide ranging explosive device. Terrorists are now getting drunk and stashing beer in freezers all across the middle east. The results have been devastating...

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:21

Nah mate, it makes it pretty wide ranging explosive device. Terrorists are now getting drunk and stashing beer in freezers all across the middle east. The results have been devastating...

LMAO :D

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:24

LMAO :D

LOL!!

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:26

How long could I leave a bottle of beer in the freezer before it starts expanding?

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:27

Just when it starts getting frozen :p It won't explode everywhere, you don't have to worry about that, the glass will just crack. Try it...

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:27

it wont because its not carbonated

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:29

It'll expand to the point of the glass smashing open, if you were a drama queen you could say that's an explosion ;)

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:31

Well i guess my dad is a drama queen :p

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:33

it wont because its not carbonated

I'm pretty sure its carbonated, how else would it be fizzy?

I remember as a kid dropping a 6 pack of beer on the ground, none broke, then I went to pick them up and 2 exploded. They were twist tops though.

Depends on what kind of lid is on the bottle I think,
* I think that non twist top bottles could explode (but most likely the glass would crack, but not explode), because the lid if not designed to pop off.
* I reckon that the lids would pop off non-twist-top bottles, and beer would pour all over the freezer. (I know people who hit non-twist bottles on walls top open them, because the pressure makes the lid pop off).

Why dont you go try it and tell us what happens?

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:33

I pretty sure all liquids expand when they are frozen (not sure though, im not a chemist). You could fill a beer bottle with water, cap it, and it would do the same, expand and crack the bottle...