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  1. #21
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by keng View Post
    Yes, filling is a bit annoying so I'm going to drill out a wider hole for ease of filling. I've made a dozen 1/2 balls which seemed cool.
    You don't fill them thru those little holes.
    You fill the bottom tray (the one without holes) with water and then put the other tray on top it and the excess water comes thru those little holes.

    BTW, I see a couple of entrepreneurs have some up for sale on eBay.
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    So... I am finally getting around to trying them tonight. First with some OGD BIB. It is a bit watered down, and deteriorated the finish that I love from OGD. However, afterwards I poured some current GTS over an ice ball, and voila! Me likey.

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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    While the balls are great, an easier way to make a single, big ice cube is cut off the bottom of a plastic water bottle and use that as a mold. Pick a bottle that's just a little smaller than the glass you want to use. Similar effect, but a lot easier to make.

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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Aha, hints from Heloise!
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    For bigger balls, use a water balloon in a large cup.
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    While the balls are great, an easier way to make a single, big ice cube is cut off the bottom of a plastic water bottle and use that as a mold. Pick a bottle that's just a little smaller than the glass you want to use. Similar effect, but a lot easier to make.
    But it's not nearly as pretty. Any shape other than a sphere will have a larger surface-to-mass ratio, but probably not enough to make a big difference.

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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    I had seen these online last summer and really wanted them, but the molds were a bit too pricey for me to bite. I was so pumped when I got these in the mail after Christmas! I have already used them several times, and they are nice. While I usually drink my bourbon (and other whisky for that matter) neat, it is nice to have this option that minimized dillution.


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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Just got mine in the mail today, gotta love that they send this stuff all the way down under!

    Scott
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    I never got one. They sound pretty neat though. I guess I'll turn in my ambassadorship.
    Joe
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    I never got one. They sound pretty neat though. I guess I'll turn in my ambassadorship.
    Joe
    I am a member of most of the Bourbon groups (ambassadors, mellow moments, stillhouse, etc.) and the iceball maker is the only holiday item I received.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

 

 

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