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I enjoy a good drink now and then, actually more now than then
I drink a single malt scotch with ice.
the problem is the ice goes bad after about two weeks in my freezer.
It gets something like freezer burn on it which makes it taste bad and ruins the scotch.
I start with either arrowhead ice or the ice from the local liquor store because that ice last the longest before going bad.
Question, does anyone have a clue what I am talking about, and how do you keep it from going bad, the ice that is
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:21 PM
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Drink more so the ice don't go bad!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:32 PM
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Drink more so the ice don't go bad!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:34 PM
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Default Re: Bad Ice?

Don't put your ice in the same freezer that your store bread in....it will get a yeast infection....Don't use the ice at subway sandwich shops..for the same reason..
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Default Re: Bad Ice?

If I ever buy ice, it's Home City.
Never had a problem using it from the freezer no matter how long it's been in there.
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Or you could be a purist and make your own ice from bottled water, if your tap water doesn't suit your tasts. Freeze dried ice isn't good in anything, much less a good single malt...

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Default Re: Bad Ice?

I wonder if you have a leaky door seal gasket. Air will infiltrate into the freezer when it blows cold air over to the fridge. Odors in the kitchen will be drawn in with the air.
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Ice is made from water, do you have any idea what fish do in water?

Just forget the ice and drink it straight out of the bottle, no glasses to wash either.
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I wonder if you have a leaky door seal gasket. Air will infiltrate into the freezer when it blows cold air over to the fridge. Odors in the kitchen will be drawn in with the air.
I keep the ice tied up almost air tight in a double plastic bag, which does help somewhat.
I have noticed this problem at other peoples house as well.
But I have never encountered it at a bar or restaurant, both of which I have experience working at.
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Default Re: Bad Ice?

Don't store your ice in a frost-free freezer. The constant defrost/re-freeze messes it up. Since the defrost cycle in the frost-free melts everything a bit, you're picking up the scent of everything else in the freezer. Mainly, a lot of cardboard if you have packaged foods.

Keep your ice in a deep-freezer (if you have one).
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Don't store your ice in a frost-free freezer. The constant defrost/re-freeze messes it up. Since the defrost cycle in the frost-free melts everything a bit, you're picking up the scent of everything else in the freezer. Mainly, a lot of cardboard if you have packaged foods.

Keep your ice in a deep-freezer (if you have one).
I never though about that. My freezer, wherein is my ice, is not frost free, and my ice has always tasted like, well, ice.
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I remember when I drank, I had problems with bad ice all the time. Now, I've noticed that for me the ice has gotten so much better. I never seem to have a problem with it in the Ice Tea or Root Beer. Strange how that happens.
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Default Re: Bad Ice?

Drink your wiskey neat. If you must have it cold, put your glass in the freezer conveniently next to the wiskey.

No ice required.
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Default Re: Bad Ice?

Best advice I have heard around here for a while.
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Drink your wiskey neat. If you must have it cold, put your glass in the freezer conveniently next to the wiskey.

No ice required.
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