Dangit, Gary! YOU'RE why our beer isn't getting cold! (Getty Images)

Two nightmare scenarios this (or any) weekend:

1) You run out of beer

2) You didn't keep enough beer cold, and now you're stuck with warm beer

SHAME!!!

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So do you do as the Germans do and drink your beer warm? NO! This is AMERICA!

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Give me ice cold or give me death!! (Getty Images)

Mythbusters confirmed this genius way of icing down your beer quick-like in 2005, and Popular Science just re-confirmed it.

Salt water!

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Here comes the ice cold refreshenator! (Getty Images)

Get your beer ice cold in 5 minutes instead of 15+ by doing this:

1) Fill an insulated container with lots of water, lots of ice, and lots-er of salt. Lots. Of. Salt. All of the salt. Well, save some for the food...

Get plenty of water in the container, because water will cover more surface area than ice. Science!

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2) Get that beer underwater! Get them as under (or into...whatever) the salty water as you can. But don't pack them in too snug; you need that salty water to smother them cans in colding-off greatness!

Also: close the lid, doofus!

3) Chill while your beer is chilling. Should be drinkable in 5 minutes!

4) Drank it!