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 Post subject: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:10 pm 
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I just came across this, and was curious if anyone had tried one of these. The price is rather high but I assume much lower then buying a restaurant grade ice maker? Looks like it could make perfect Tiki drink ice.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YF ... 1d6b1bfbee

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:18 pm 
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I'd recommend an alternate approach ... chest freezers are much less expensive; once you have one you can make clear ice (which can be used in large cubes or crushed, as needed) as well as freezing other things.

As to the making of clear ice, I found several explanations online and the best one comes from the "Man Shit Monday" podcast on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5H2Opjql9g). I have followed this process with excellent results. I have more to say on this subject here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23676.

Good luck on your venture.

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:40 pm 
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For the money it is better to see if there are any establishments that will sell you pellet ice if doing a big party. I hit up Golden Chick in down town Round Rock. I know that some places Sonic will sell bags and I am pretty sure that Which Wich and a few others do as well. If I am just making stuff at home for me (only a few drinks) I bought a vintage motorized ice crusher which gives much more consistent shard size than the shitty ones on most fridges. If you look up Rival ice crusher on ebay you can find them for about $20-$30 for one in decent shape. Just my 2 cents :)

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:41 am 
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The Captain wrote:
I just came across this, and was curious if anyone had tried one of these. The price is rather high but I assume much lower then buying a restaurant grade ice maker? Looks like it could make perfect Tiki drink ice.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YF ... 1d6b1bfbee

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I know a few tikiphiles who swear by them, but unless you're making 4-6 drinks a night it seems like pretty expensive overkill in my book.

A Dazey or Ice-O-Matic crusher is more my speed. Then again, I don't think I have the dedicated counter space for an Opal anyway.

Also, I've heard they need to be cleaned frequently or you can get all sorts of mold issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:21 pm 
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We have one of these and absolutely LOVE it! Patiki suggested we try one and we are so glad we did. We no longer use the refrigerator icemaker at all. This works so much better. If you are patient you can find deals on them too...If you have Tiki Home Bar and an electrical Outlet, this is a great way to go for ice! I highly recommend!!

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:36 am 
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It ain't cheap, but it's a cheap thrill to have that soft chewy ice in every glass you drink. It's a bit loud (fan noise) so if you have an open kitchen design you might want to find another place for it. It takes an hour or so to completely fill the hopper. If you are going to have a party just start emptying the hopper into a bag in your freezer a day in advance to store up. You WILL want the additional side reservoir, trust me. As the ice in the hopper melts, the water gets recirculated back into ice. The ice texture is such you will never need to grind or crush ice for your cocktails again. Ours has been running nonstop in the kitchen almost a year now without any problems. You can't buy bagged ice with this type of texture. It's that chewy stuff you just can't stop munching on when you get a soda in a restaurant. Perfect ice for perfect cocktails.

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:37 pm 
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Da Kine wrote:
For the money it is better to see if there are any establishments that will sell you pellet ice if doing a big party. I hit up Golden Chick in down town Round Rock. I know that some places Sonic will sell bags and I am pretty sure that Which Wich and a few others do as well. If I am just making stuff at home for me (only a few drinks) I bought a vintage motorized ice crusher which gives much more consistent shard size than the shitty ones on most fridges. If you look up Rival ice crusher on ebay you can find them for about $20-$30 for one in decent shape. Just my 2 cents :)


Yeah, It's not on my "gotta haves list" for sure since there are easy options for bags of pellet ice nearby. I was more or less just curious what others had experienced with this gadget as it seemed like an interesting solution for folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:39 pm 
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Paniolo Paul wrote:
I'd recommend an alternate approach ... chest freezers are much less expensive; once you have one you can make clear ice (which can be used in large cubes or crushed, as needed) as well as freezing other things.

As to the making of clear ice, I found several explanations online and the best one comes from the "Man Shit Monday" podcast on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5H2Opjql9g). I have followed this process with excellent results. I have more to say on this subject here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23676.

Good luck on your venture.


Awesome, thank you for the advice, I'll look into it! Sounds like a fun adventure into learning something new!


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:40 pm 
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Doc Aikane wrote:
It ain't cheap, but it's a cheap thrill to have that soft chewy ice in every glass you drink. It's a bit loud (fan noise) so if you have an open kitchen design you might want to find another place for it. It takes an hour or so to completely fill the hopper. If you are going to have a party just start emptying the hopper into a bag in your freezer a day in advance to store up. You WILL want the additional side reservoir, trust me. As the ice in the hopper melts, the water gets recirculated back into ice. The ice texture is such you will never need to grind or crush ice for your cocktails again. Ours has been running nonstop in the kitchen almost a year now without any problems. You can't buy bagged ice with this type of texture. It's that chewy stuff you just can't stop munching on when you get a soda in a restaurant. Perfect ice for perfect cocktails.


Sounds like it's a winner if you have the space/cash and outlet. Good to hear yours is working well for you and you really enjoy it! Thank for the info!

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:54 pm 
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The Captain wrote:
Doc Aikane wrote:
It ain't cheap, but it's a cheap thrill to have that soft chewy ice in every glass you drink. It's a bit loud (fan noise) so if you have an open kitchen design you might want to find another place for it. It takes an hour or so to completely fill the hopper. If you are going to have a party just start emptying the hopper into a bag in your freezer a day in advance to store up. You WILL want the additional side reservoir, trust me. As the ice in the hopper melts, the water gets recirculated back into ice. The ice texture is such you will never need to grind or crush ice for your cocktails again. Ours has been running nonstop in the kitchen almost a year now without any problems. You can't buy bagged ice with this type of texture. It's that chewy stuff you just can't stop munching on when you get a soda in a restaurant. Perfect ice for perfect cocktails.


Sounds like it's a winner if you have the space/cash and outlet. Good to hear yours is working well for you and you really enjoy it! Thank for the info!

Mahalo!
Are you appliance shaming the Doc?

You asked the question about something that is expensive, needs electric current and takes up kitchen space. Why the "oh, that's very nice if you can afford/fit/power it?"

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:53 am 
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The Duchess loves the pearl ice they serve down at the broken shaker.

I might have to consider this.

I do love big clear ice in my Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Black Manhattan, etc.

...so many kinds of ice!

At the Aviary in Chicago, they have a chef position entirely dedicated to ice.


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:07 am 
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Commodore Oleo-Saccharum wrote:
The Duchess loves the pearl ice they serve down at the broken shaker.

I might have to consider this.

I do love big clear ice in my Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Black Manhattan, etc.

...so many kinds of ice!

At the Aviary in Chicago, they have a chef position entirely dedicated to ice.


Hhehe, I wonder what that person is called? "Ice Master in Chief"?


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:28 am 
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Am I the only person that doesn't care about ice? :lol: :lol: If there's frozen water keeping my drink cold, the configuration matters not a whit to me.

Sacrilege, I know. This is why rev_thumper is in charge of things like this.

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect drink ice?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:21 pm 
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I, fortunately, have a Sonic drive-in right down the street and can get a bag of the "good ice" for $2.99! (I also have a Waring Pro Ice Crusher that does the trick as well when I don't have Sonic Ice!

https://www.amazon.com/Waring-IC70-Prof ... 9d95c82244

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