Iced Beverage Challenge: Brandy vs H2O

When consuming iced beverages, it casually seemed that ice would disappear at different rates depending on the beverage. What happens when we actually test this?

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Balls of Steel and Ice

Having contributed the a successful Kickstarter campaign that claimed to “harness the power of phase change to keep your beverages cold” last year, we were excited to put the product to the test. In this post we compare both versions of this new product to two other cooling mechanisms we have on hand.

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On the cooling of whiskey

Whiskey Science!

While some whisky aficionados may prefer to drink their high end single malt whiskys neat, here at the Doing Science to Stuff headquarters, we tend to prefer our whisky on the rocks. This unfortunately dilutes the whisky considerably. As we have previously mentioned, the shape of ice can influence both the amount of dilution, and the amount of cooling when using ice. But what about cooling methods that don’t involve the melting of ice?

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