# FAQ: How Long Can You Keep Beer In The Freezer Before It Explodes?

## Will a beer can explode in the freezer?

Given beer is (generally speaking) more than 90% water, and water expands when frozen, beer will make a mess of your freezer if left in there too long. They do not explode (in a sense of explosion crushing your freezer) but may break.

## How long does it take for a beer to explode in freezer?

How Long Does It Take to Freeze Beer? Most household freezers are set to 0°F (-18°C); a bottle of beer will take about 90 minutes to freeze completely, so as a general rule of thumb, do not leave your beer in the freezer for longer than 30 minutes.

## How do you keep a frozen beer from exploding?

Take the cap off, and run it under cold water until there’s liquid surrounding a frozen core, then microwave in short bursts until thawed.

## At what temperature does beer freeze and explode?

Regular sodas (with sugar) freeze at about 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact freezing point of alcoholic beverages depends on its proof (amount of alcohol per volume). The lower the proof, the warmer the freezing point. Beer that is 5 percent alcohol by volume freezes at 27 degrees Fahrenheit.

## Is it OK to freeze beer?

Yes! The reason you can keep your beer in the freezer for a little while is because alcohol has a lower freezing temperature than pure water. Beer also has sugar in it, which lowers the freezing temperature, too.

## Can frozen beer make you sick?

It won’t kill you, but it won’t taste good (what precipitates out, things ice effects, and the generally rough nature of freezing, will not be good for the chemicals that give beer its flavor) (and even though some carbonation might be reabsorbed after it thaws, I almost guarantee you it’s flat).

## How long can you put cans in the freezer?

That would be about 20-25 minutes in a freezer. If you put [the can] in a bucket of ice, that would halve that time. If you put water in that ice, it’d be cold (+- 5c) enough to drink in about 4-6 minutes, if you put salt in that water, you’d reduce the chill time to just over 2 minutes.

## What happens if you freeze beer?

Because liquid expands when it freezes, the added volume and pressure can sometimes rupture the can’s seal or the bottle’s crown. If the vessel stayed sealed, he says the beer will taste normal once it’s allowed to completely thaw again.

## Will alcohol explode in the freezer?

Just don’t forget it in there! While the entire contents of the bottle will not freeze, the water will. Water also expands as it freezes. If you leave beer or wine in the freezer too long, corks and caps may bulge or burst, the glass could crack, and aluminum cans will explode.

## Is frozen beer ruined?

As long as your bottled or canned beer hasn’t shattered, and the seal hasn’t broken on the beer, then your beer will taste normal once you bring it back to an average temperature. So, most likely, a frozen beer isn’t ruined, and with some time and effort, a frozen beer can be enjoyed later in the day.

## Does freezing beer make it stronger?

Eisbier (Ice Beer) is a traditional method of making beer stronger by freezing it. Water freezes out as ice and the remaining beer is stronger because it has proportionately more alcohol left in it.

## What can I do with frozen beer?

I’ve learned that thawing them out in the basement — near a drain — is best, if bottles break or cans burst. In this event, you should toss the beer along with the broken vessel.

Beer isn’t like milk. With age, it doesn’t actually expire or become unsafe to drink. Old beer’s taste, however, will absolutely change. This means that in a properly brewed and packaged beer, you’ll just find the beer’s ingredients and a teensy bit of air.

## What temp do cans explode?

Soda, Beer and Wine

When water freezes, it expands. So, if you have a bottle of wine or can of soda, beer or other water-based liquid in your car it can explode, leaving you a sticky mess. Water and diet soda freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Regular sodas (with sugar) freeze at about 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

## Can beer be too cold?

You’re drinking your beer too cold!

Ice cold temperatures can actually ruin the flavour of a good beer. The average household refrigerator is usually set at about 32-40° F (0-4° C), but letting your beer sit in your fridge for long periods of time at this temperature isn’t always the right temperature for your beers.