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76GTFan
01-28-2011, 04:59 PM
Anybody like these? I tried them and they just don't get my drink that cold like ice cubes. I understand why people use them, but my drink just wasn't that cold. Your thoughts.

justonemorestick
01-28-2011, 05:29 PM
I like a touch of water with my spirits it seems to help the flavor come through I find that straight with just a couple of cubes is the right amount if you are sipping a little glass. as they melt the drink seems to get better and better.

wayner123
01-28-2011, 06:02 PM
I like a touch of water with my spirits it seems to help the flavor come through I find that straight with just a couple of cubes is the right amount if you are sipping a little glass. as they melt the drink seems to get better and better.

I believe he is talking about whiskey stones like these:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/ba37_whiskey_stones_glass.jpg

Not ice.

DMK
01-28-2011, 06:09 PM
:confused: Where did you get them?? I haven't tried them and I'd like to.

icehog3
01-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Looked at some sites and read about them, pretty mixed reviews in general.

icehog3
01-28-2011, 06:24 PM
:confused: Where did you get them?? I haven't tried them and I'd like to.

Amazon.com has them

so does WineStuff.com

BC-Axeman
01-28-2011, 06:38 PM
They don't cool the same way ice does. They cant possibly bring the temperature down a lot. Ice cools by removing heat from the drink to change the solid water into liquid. The stones are just removing enough heat to get themselves to equilibrium with the drink. You need a lot of stone to drink ratio. They just don't add water. I don't like the water in my drinks, so I like the stones. It helps to chill the glass first too.

76GTFan
01-28-2011, 06:46 PM
They don't cool the same way ice does. They cant possibly bring the temperature down a lot. Ice cools by removing heat from the drink to change the solid water into liquid. The stones are just removing enough heat to get themselves to equilibrium with the drink. You need a lot of stone to drink ratio. They just don't add water. I don't like the water in my drinks, so I like the stones. It helps to chill the glass first too.

It seems if you chill the glass then what purpose do the stones serve. They take a bit of the edge off, but so would a chilled glass. Just don't see the use. Why not get some of those plastic coated ice cubes like for coffee? Those work on coffee. Why do stones not do the same? I like the idea but don't see it. I have been drinking whiskey long enough to know that these things really don't get cold. Not even a tad.

76GTFan
01-28-2011, 06:49 PM
Amamzon.com has them

so does WinsStuff.com

I got them on Amazin thru winestuff.com. Free shipping and about 20 bucks. Not a huge loss, but I was fairly disappointed.

Some argue that whiskey shouldn't be cold. Fair enough. So why buy rocks? I noticed zero difference in temp change. At least to the mouth.

BC-Axeman
01-28-2011, 06:52 PM
It seems if you chill the glass then what purpose do the stones serve. They take a bit of the edge off, but so would a chilled glass. Just don't see the use. Why not get some of those plastic coated ice cubes like for coffee? Those work on coffee. Why do stones not do the same? I like the idea but don't see it. I have been drinking whiskey long enough to know that these things really don't get cold. Not even a tad.
Good point! I usually just drink straight from the bottle anyway.:r

76GTFan
01-28-2011, 07:06 PM
Good point! I usually just drink straight from the bottle anyway.:r

You should look into getting an IV. Highly recommended. Ha!

T.G
01-28-2011, 07:19 PM
You should look into getting an IV. Highly recommended. Ha!

:wo:wo

Then we can start calling him Lance-O.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXslXzwmrv0

replicant_argent
01-28-2011, 07:26 PM
I've seen them. The first thing I thought was that when I rattle my glass, which is sometimes an unconscious habit, they might scratch the glass. Which, if you are drinking from a cheap Anchor Hocking product, is one thing, but if you have really nice glasses you want to keep nice, (Not me, I have el cheapos) you would be doing them a disservice. I can understand the idea, bringing a slight chill to a spirit. Dunno about the efficacy of them, for a conny-sewer.

RGD.
02-04-2011, 08:06 PM
I have these, received as a gift. I have used them exactly twice. Do they make the drink cold - no. They do however cool the drink down to less than room temperature.
The first time I used them I knew I would be having at least two drinks so I divided them for use. The second time I simply used them all at the same time which kept the drink cool for awhile, maybe just about the same time as ice would have.

Overall - great novelty item. Practical - no.


Ron

chand
02-04-2011, 09:23 PM
How do you get the stones in the bottle? :r Seriously though, I don't see how they are cold enough. My fiancee uses plastic heart shape cubes but I don't think it really cools. Its for looks only, if you ask me.

BC-Axeman
02-04-2011, 10:17 PM
The plastic ones that are gel inside work like blue ice in a cooler. Put enough in and you might be able to freeze a soda.

jbillin
03-16-2011, 09:20 AM
May I suggest, www.free_advertising_for_my_product.com

replicant_argent
03-16-2011, 09:26 AM
May I suggest, free advertising for me

dunno if I would purchase something with Jesse James "endorsing" them. ;)

(now I quoted the right post)

md4958
03-16-2011, 09:34 AM
May I suggest

I see google is working today.

jmsremax
03-16-2011, 10:02 AM
Good point! I usually just drink straight from the bottle anyway.:r

:tpd:

OLS
03-16-2011, 10:15 AM
So THAT'S what "on the rocks" means...........derh. :r

Christiel49
03-16-2011, 10:21 AM
Just seems to be a waste of money!
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Brutus2600
03-16-2011, 10:23 AM
I pretty much always drink my scotch neat...but this is an interesting device I saw awhile back. Along the idea of the whiskey stones, something to cool your drink while reducing the overall melt watering down your drink

http://boingboing.net/2008/05/08/seamless-icespheres.html

Resipsa
03-16-2011, 10:59 AM
I've used them, they do what they are supposed to which is cooling without diluting. they arent supposed to make the whiskey cold, cold kills flavor. Which is why, as an aside, Bud, Coors, etc tellyou to serve their beer ice cold, ROFL

Subvet642
03-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Nothing like over-thinking a problem. Why not just chill the glass? :=:

T.G
03-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Nothing like over-thinking a problem. Why not just chill the glass? :=:

Oh, there you go thinking again Darren. Didn't we tell you to cut that out already?

Knock it off already, would ya? Sheez. Do you want the guys holding tons of worthless fist sized rocks to have to go hungry or something? Nothing wrong with creating a product and then convincing everyone that there is a need. Plus, what else can they do with them now that the sales of pet rocks have floundered?


PS: 2 for the price of 1 sale on DVD-rewinders going on right now Wanna split?

replicant_argent
03-16-2011, 12:03 PM
PS: 2 for the price of 1 sale on DVD-rewinders going on right now Wanna split?

It works for sh'....... er..... other sales. Why not for you?

I would take you up on it, but I have a bunch of DVDs I need to manually rewind today, old school style.

mosesbotbol
03-16-2011, 12:18 PM
My friend has them and I have tried them with many whiskies. Fun the first few times but more of a novelty.

JW Gold is recommended by JW to be frozen if you want to enjoy a neat whiskey served real cold. Leave bottle in fridge for at least 24 hours.

mosesbotbol
03-16-2011, 12:19 PM
I've used them, they do what they are supposed to which is cooling without diluting. they arent supposed to make the whiskey cold, cold kills flavor. Which is why, as an aside, Bud, Coors, etc tellyou to serve their beer ice cold, ROFL

Cold temps lower sugar and increase acidity.

replicant_argent
03-16-2011, 12:25 PM
Cold temps lower sugar and increase acidity.

Er... Where does the sugar and acid go? When it gets warmed up, do they reappear, and where do they come from? Do they have postcards and snapshots of people in black socks and sandals? Is this the same place as where the extra sock goes in the dryer black hole, or are you talking about perceived sweetness/acidity? ;)

aich75013
03-16-2011, 12:34 PM
I pretty much always drink my scotch neat...but this is an interesting device I saw awhile back. Along the idea of the whiskey stones, something to cool your drink while reducing the overall melt watering down your drink

http://boingboing.net/2008/05/08/seamless-icespheres.html


Two cheaper options. That one runs about $200. And it looks like you need to start with a large chunk of ice.
MUJI Ice Maker (http://www.muji.us/store/silicon-ice-ball-maker.html)
Spherical Ice Tray Set (http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Spherical%20Ice%20Tray%20Set_10451_ 10001_57253)

Subvet642
03-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Oh, there you go thinking again Darren. Didn't we tell you to cut that out already?

Knock it off already, would ya? Sheez. Do you want the guys holding tons of worthless fist sized rocks to have to go hungry or something? Nothing wrong with creating a product and then convincing everyone that there is a need. Plus, what else can they do with them now that the sales of pet rocks have floundered?


PS: 2 for the price of 1 sale on DVD-rewinders going on right now Wanna split?

Sorry Dude, I was a submariner (pronounced: submarine-er), so it's kind of a habit.

I don't really need a re-winder, my machine seems to do that automatically. :D

T.G
03-16-2011, 12:49 PM
I don't really need a re-winder, my machine seems to do that automatically. :D

That could wear the machine out, you know that right?

It's much better to get the external rewinder. I saw it on TV. They even showed some graphs and charts of how much longer your DVD player AND your DVDs will last if you have the external rewinder. They said it also preserves the fidelity & clarity of the background music in the title menu.

You sure about not wanting to split? Everyone should have one of these.

replicant_argent
03-16-2011, 12:51 PM
That could wear the machine out, you know that right?

It's much better to get the external rewinder. I saw it on TV. They even showed some graphs and charts of how much longer your DVD player will last if you have the external rewinder.

You sure about not wanting to split?

Adam... he got one of the bling DVD players... You know how those guys are, and wanting to share... ;)

OLS
03-16-2011, 02:00 PM
CHEAPER OPTIONS???? This is America, my Good Man.
This project requires AT LEAST an expenditure of $200.
Christie, can I get the AMEN of an accountant??

http://www.margaritavillecargo.com/product.aspx?pid=8072

Subvet642
03-16-2011, 02:00 PM
That could wear the machine out, you know that right?


I thought only p@rn wore them out. :xxx

Subvet642
03-16-2011, 02:03 PM
Adam... he got one of the bling DVD players... You know how those guys are, and wanting to share... ;)

If you just knew what I've paid for a fountain pen...

(Another insane hobby of mine)

mosesbotbol
03-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Er... Where does the sugar and acid go? ...or are you talking about perceived sweetness/acidity? ;)

Yes, perceived sweetness/acidity. It should cool down aromatics as the alcohol is not as volatile in glass.

BC-Axeman
03-16-2011, 02:35 PM
CHEAPER OPTIONS???? This is America, my Good Man.
This project requires AT LEAST an expenditure of $200.
Christie, can I get the AMEN of an accountant??

http://www.margaritavillecargo.com/product.aspx?pid=8072
This NEEDS to be built into a Kegerator.