Shotgunning a Beer 101: A Guide for College Dudes

Most college kids know that shotgunning a beer is the fastest way to take some alcohol down.

But not all of them know how to do it properly, and they end up spilling precious suds on their shirt or in someone else’s hair.

That’s why we created this blog post for you! In it, we’ll teach you everything there is to know about shotgunning a beer: from what kind of beers work best (spoiler alert: cheap ones) to how many can be taken down before passing out.

So read on if you want to learn the art of shotgunning a beer!

What is the best temperature for shotgunning a beer?

Beer needs to be close enough to freeze that the carbon dioxide will not dissolve into it, but this can vary depending on how thick of a glass you’re using and what kind of beer you are drinking.

 

Experiment with your favorite beers until you find the right shooting method for each one!

A good rule-of-thumb is that if there’s condensation or frost on the outside of your bottle then it’s probably too cold–try letting it sit out at room temp for about 20 minutes before trying again.

Which kind of beer works well for shotgunning?

You’re going to have better luck with cheap ones because they don’t taste as bad or leave a gross aftertaste like some more expensive drinks to do.

There are many different types of beers that work well for this activity, including Bud Light, Coors Lite, Miller Chillers, and more!

Just be sure not to confuse them with regular IPAs or stouts because those would taste awful going down at high speeds.

When people see someone drinking an IPA, they usually think, “oh wow, he’s really trying hard,” which means there’s no need to ruin everyone’s evening by slamming back some Miller Chillers.

And while most college kids typically think light lagers are lame, those really might be their cheapest option if they want to go on drinking binges without spending too much money each night.

How to shotgun a beer

To shotgun a beer, follow these eight easy steps:

Punch a small hole in the bottom of your can. Open up your tab so that it is parallel to the ground (so you don’t get an accidental head start).

Hold the can at about a 45-degree angle with one hand and use your other hand to punch a hole into the bottom of it. Put both thumbs onto either side of where you punched through and grip tightly on each side for stability.

Push outwards from inside of the can while pulling back towards yourself with both hands as if trying to make two opposing pieces come together.

The pressure should cause all liquid within the container to funnel down into an opening roughly equivalent in size to what would result when making a hole in a paper the same size as the can.

Drink quickly and enjoy!

If you’re feeling adventurous, try shooting your second beer back-to-back with another one of equal or lesser volume to see how much more alcohol you can ingest before passing out.

No matter what, remember that shotgunning is not an effective way for sober people to get drunk faster. It may be irresponsible and dangerous, but it will only make things worse after a time if you are already intoxicated.

Shotgun responsibly!

With proper technique (and luck), most college dudes should have no problem downing two cans worth of liquid without any assistance from friends who love them dearly – though they might want some assistance standing up afterward due to their compromised equilibrium.

The keychain GoPong

This beer tool is on the market to help you open bottles and poke holes for shotgunning.

This tool can be easily assembled into a keychain so that it’s always available when you need it most – after all, no one wants a broken wrist from throwing back too many cans of beer in their lifetime!

This product is manufactured by GoPong and includes two stainless steel tools:

The Bottle Opener (which provides an easy way to pry off stubborn bottle caps) and the Beer Shotgun Key Ring Hanger will act as your guide when trying to pour the liquid out of a can with the limited opening without spilling or gagging. All parts are rust-resistant and dishwasher safe.

The GoPong Beer Tool features include:

– Can/bottle opener w/ keychain attachment for easy transport

– Stainless steel so it won’t rust or break when dropped

– Bottle Opener and Beer Shotgun Key Ring Hanger to make shotgunning a bottle of beer easier.

How many beers can I shotgun before passing out?

The answer to this question is not a simple one. It really depends on the person’s height, weight, and alcohol tolerance levels.

Some people have very low limits, while others could drink 12 cans of beer without feeling the effects too much.

One thing that will impact how good or bad you feel after chugging down an entire 24-ounce longneck is your fitness level!

If you’re drinking lots of water and eating healthy foods all week, then you’ll be able to hold more than someone who just eats pizza every day (so don’t worry if it takes some time for everything to catch up).

But as far as average consumption goes, most college guys should try to stick to one can of beer per hour.

In terms of getting drunk, there is no hard and fast rule on how many beers you can shotgun to get wasted, but most people would say two cans per hour should be your max!

When it comes time for a beer chugging contest or “chug-a-lug” event, make sure that you always drink water before the activity because dehydration will really mess with your head after too much alcohol consumption.

Be smart about drinking responsibly–you never know who might need help when they’re inebriated, so don’t overdo it just to show off.

Final thoughts?

After finishing this blog post, I realized that shotgunning is not as easy as some college guys are apt to think it is, and these steps should hopefully get the job done.

I wanted to share these tips with you since I know that there are a lot of people who don’t understand how complicated shotgunning really is, and they end up getting sick or, worse, passing out from alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol does not mix well with water, so it’s important for any college dude trying this for the first time to drink some water before attempting to shotgun his beer–otherwise, he may be in big trouble!

But if you’re just looking to have fun, then go ahead and start chugging away at your favorite ice-cold brewski! Just remember: two beers per hour max should do the trick, and always drink responsibly.

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