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Alright here we go. So lets get something covered right away. Cold things don't give off "cold" to warm things. It doesn't work that way. Hot things give off heat to colder things. So at no point is ice "cooling" your drink. Heat is leaving the drink, as well as the air around it, to warm and then melt the ice. The key formulas involved are deltaQ=m*c*deltaT (heat change of a substance given an enthalpy), and q=mass*Hf where Hf is heat of fusion (energy to melt a substance). The two key components are obviously the temperature of the soda, which we want to minimize, and the amount of melted ice in the soda, which we also want to minimize. All of the ice is going to melt eventually assuming the temperature outside is above 0 degrees Celsius, as the air acts as an infinite reservoir of heat. So basically it all comes down to speed of consumption. In a standardized environment, if you put a lot of ice in your drink you better drink it quick and vice versa. Ice melts on a surface area basis but absorbs heat on a volumetric basis. So therefore the best thing to do is minimize surface area with respect to volume. The best shape for this is a sphere. In fact one big sphere in your glass is the best type of ice to use. So get yourself one of these http://images.gizmag.com/inline/ice-ball-mold-0.jpg
1/3 of the glass is the correct response. People who fill the whole glass with ice, you realize you're only getting like a third of a glass worth of liquid, right?
The soda is already cold. Why put extra ice in the cup?
1. It's not THAT cold.
2. 99% of people would be able to tell teh difference in taste between a soda from a fountain and that same soda having gone through ice.
Please tell me you cut/pasted that from somewhere.
maybe I am misunderstanding but if you put a thermometer in a glass of tap water it will read 68 or whatever. If you add ice it will gradually approach 32.
upon reread, that's fine. Heat is leaving the drink. Ergo the drink is cooler, which is what matters. Who gives a shit about the details?
This post was edited by TortugaGrande 19 months ago
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You can never have too much ice.
LOL...why the hell would you put ice in a cold soda.
Slightly watered down = tastes better
1/4 full. Lose too much drink if you add more than that.
In this house we obey the laws OF THERMODYNAMICS
That is the second time I have seen that referenced in the last half hour.
most soda systems are set up that the lines run through ice/a cooling mechanism because as the temperature rises, you lose carbonation and the soda tastes flat. Again, most soda systems are set to be used at a maximum of 40F, which to most people is "THAT" cold.
what the hell?
I know you are a pro, but in the dozen or so restaurants I worked at, none of them did this and the soda was quite warm without ice
Ice level preference is one of those many things you find out about your spouse AFTER you're married. Somebody make a list...
I use 3 cubes in soda. None in water. I don't like to water down my water.
And R&W is right. It's all about maximizing the surface area of the ice so it melts slower. I went to a hipster bar in NY and my drink was served with one big ass cube. I asked the bartender why and he explained what R&W said but in normal people terms. He was wearing suspenders so I had no choice but to believe him.
Cold isn't an actual thing, it's just the absence of heat. It's like silence or darkness.
Way to nerd up the internet guys.
3 cubes if its good solid ice. 1/3 of a cup if its crappy fast food ice.
I've read that the ice machine is the dirtiest thing in most fast food joints. That thing never gets cleaned.
I'll throw this out there, why not? The fact that the ice machine is cordoned off from the rest of the restaurant is not a bad thing. But hey, what do I know?
I wish the founding fathers could see the dilemmas of today's society.
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