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Gift Lab: How to Stay Chill & Kick Back Cold Ones

June 11, 2013

I was already familiar with the Corkcicle, but was excited to hear of the introduction of the Chillsner— a stainless steel tool you freeze and then put in your beer, juice, or soda.

My hope is that my beverage remains cold, even if I get distracted playing video games.

I have to admit I was a little skeptical about using the Chillsner. Also I was a little nervous my lips would get stuck to it, due to the Chillsner’s time in the freezer. So on the first night, I put the product in the freezer for an hour. (The instructions call for 45 minutes.) I took it out and stuck it in the bottle, but not following the instructions, I spilled some of my beer because I didn’t take a sip first. Stupid physics.

The first attempt worked pretty well, even though I purposely put the Chillsner in a warm beer, and it cooled it pretty quickly. Yum.

The next night, the Chillsner had been in the freezer for 24 hours. My lips still didn’t get stuck. Also I made sure not to spill my beer. It kept my chilled beer chilled as I nursed it for an hour and a half. Normally I don’t take this long to drink a beer, but sacrifices must be made in the name of science.

Overall, I was pleased. My beer stayed cold for much longer than I was used to. I look forward to using the Chillsner this summer.


  • Reply Coralee Stenson August 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

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  • Reply Lori KLug December 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    We purchased a set of Chillsners and brought them with us on the plane. They were slightly wet when I took them out of the package. Do you think they leaked from the high pressure of the plane? Is the Freezing Gel toxic?

    • Reply Cassie December 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Hi Lori,

      The gel isn’t toxic, so if it did leak, you don’t have anything to worry about. The Chillsners are completely food-safe. It’s possible that the moisture is just a bit of condensation, caused by the cold temperature up in the air. But, if some of the gel did actually come out, we’d be happy to send you replacement Chillsners. Just give us a call at 1.888.365.0056 to speak to a member of our Customer Service team.

      Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Brent December 21, 2015 at 10:51 am

    IS the Chillsner designed to be used only on beer bottles that have twist-off caps? Is it safe to presume the Chilsner twists on these bottles and cannot be used on other types of bottles?

    • Reply Cassie December 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Brent,

      The Chillsner just slides in the bottle, so you can use it with regular or twist-off caps.


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