FWx’s resident beer guy Ethan Fixell has the one strategy you can follow to make the best out of a frozen beer.
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I'm Ethan Fixell, and this is FWX beer hacks. Hopefully
by now you've learned that the fastest way to chill
a bottle of beer is with an upside down can
of compressed air, as I showed you in the last
episode. But beer should never ever be put in the
freezer to cool it down because A, the bottle could
actually explode, and B, freezing it will actually alter the
molecular structure of the beverage's protein. Thus giving it a
weird mouth feel. It can also negatively impact carbonation and
even kill off the yeast in some bottle conditioned brews.
Theoretically if you did happen to put a beer in
the freezer to chill it down for a couple of
moments, only to remember it hours later, you can salvage
that beer and this is not how to do it.
[MUSIC] Believe it or not, other than denaturing the proteins
which might cause some unsightly flakes and perhaps some odd
mouth feel I spoke of earlier, extreme cold will not
ruin the beer. It's actually the cycling of cold to
warm to cold to warm that compromises the beer's integrity.
Heat can accelerate oxidation Or oxygen's effect on the beer
which can cause papery cardboard type flavors that you definitely
don't want. So if your beer does freeze, make sure
to thaw it in the fridge or consume it as
soon as it thaws to drinking temperature so as not
to subject it to further fluctuations. Follow that rule, and
you should be just fine. Honey do we have any
unfrozen beer? [BLANK_AUDIO]