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Pretty cool, no pun intended. 

There is an ancient,  but heavier very cheap alternative from the middle east called a "zeer" in Arabic. Basically,  an unglazed clay pot inside a larger container ( usually another unglazed clay pot ), with a layer of sand between the 2 vessels. The sand is wet with water, and a damp cloth is used as a covering. As the narrator stated, works best in hot, dry conditions.  Humidity will make it less efficient,  but a couple big clay flowerpots and a bag of playground sand from the DIY store set me back about $20 US, and kept the beer cold, while I  did garden chores, even in humid Virginia :)

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16 hours ago, Wyzyrd said:

Pretty cool, no pun intended. 

There is an ancient,  but heavier very cheap alternative from the middle east called a "zeer" in Arabic. Basically,  an unglazed clay pot inside a larger container ( usually another unglazed clay pot ), with a layer of sand between the 2 vessels. The sand is wet with water, and a damp cloth is used as a covering. As the narrator stated, works best in hot, dry conditions.  Humidity will make it less efficient,  but a couple big clay flowerpots and a bag of playground sand from the DIY store set me back about $20 US, and kept the beer cold, while I  did garden chores, even in humid Virginia :)

Now that I live in a crazy hot country, I may look into this sort of thing for the garden. Would be nice to have an outdoor cooler!

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