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The process that makes your soda cold is the same process that melts the ice. Either you want your drink REALLY cold and more watered down, or you want it a little cold and a little watered down. There's no arrangement for getting a drink really cold but not watering it down.
And I'll do the math for you if you want, but I guarantee that if you want to maximize the surface area, smaller cubes (or spheres) is the way to go given a fixed volume of ice.
If you want your drink to get colder faster, you shake it. That increases the Reynolds number and speeds up the heat transfer.
i like a full glass as well, and always dealing with this overseas. For example, right now I'm in a club lounge at a nice hotel in asia (developing nation).
For a normal drink they will put in 2 cubes! I tell them I like "alot of ice" and they bump it to 4. Really have to push them to fill all the way. Probably because ice is much more a commodity in places like this...
Only weirdos use ice in those situations. It's already cold!
Completely wrong. Not getting any ice is weird. I very rarely drink with a straw and I like to have at least 2 "layers" of ice, if you will, when I sip my drink. If it's a cocktail, that shit needs to be full of ice.
If it's hot, I ice my drink.
If it's cool, I just put a little in. Gotta have balance. Zen.
Soda is extremely sweet corn syrup and carbonated water. The small amount of water that ice gives it makes it a little less intense, but still really good. I like it. It's my right.
Plus, there's very few soda fountains that keep soda as cold as it would be with ice. I love how people say "It's already cold!" Yes, there's no way something could become colder. There's something about this that's so cold, it's like how much more cold could this be? And the answer is none. None more cold.
Also, I had no idea we had so many African Americans on this board.
This is the offseason premium Hogie hypothetical thread of the suque.
This post was edited by JJBittenbinder 16 months ago
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
Except for that last part, this guy gets it.
I much prefer ice in drinks that I am drinking with a straw. I hate taking a sip of a drink and having an ice cube just hang out on my lip for a few seconds.
Not quite. One big ice sphere will cool just as effectively as anything else but will melt slower. Unlike my dipshit brother, I'll keep this simple:
Lets start by assuming you have the same volume of small ice and big ice in separate glasses. When they both are completely melted, your drink will be equally watered down.
However, the heat from your drink is transferred through the boundaries between the ice and liquid. So if you have lots of little spheres, the total amount of boundary is much higher, which increases melting time. That's why tons of little spots of snow melt quicker than one big mound of it.
Theoretically, a large ice cube would take longer to cool your drink than a bunch of small ones for the same reason that it takes longer to melt. However, this amount of time is really short either way. In any case, the best way to get a drink cold quickly and keep it there would be to shake it with a bunch of small ice cubes and then pour it into a glass with one big sphere. That's what they do at fancy bars these days too.
Fountain drinks without ice is non-american. I understand the logic of limiting the ice to get more for your money, but COME ON! NO ICE?! Not even a little?!
The thought of this, combined with the carefree unapologetic attitude, is making me angry.
Nothing about that is normal or acceptable. You're ruining your own soda-drinking-experience for the sake of gaining an extra ounce.
This post was edited by HEY you suck 16 months ago
If you're controlling the amount of ice in your fountain drink, you're probably in a position to get a free refill.
I think that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.
Exactly. I am blown away by smart people not putting ice in their fountain drinks.
I think the straw point can be ignored. I consider it a straw-man argument.
Unlike my dipshit brother, I'll keep this simple:
[Proceeds to write 3 paragraphs of nerd-talk.]
This post was edited by terps99 16 months ago
There isn't a single equation in there! Don't get mad because your fancy smanshy lawyer education has made you a dyslexic danny who can't follow along.
Btw my subway fountain drink todayhad ice in it because I'm a red blooded 'Murican male!
He managed to do it without talking about enthalpy or heat capacity, so I give him credit.
Plus, he mentioned a huge mound of snow, which makes me think of huge mounds of snow.
3/4 of your cup filled with ice? What? No.
I think you meant to say "decreases melting time", and I think you're agreeing with me, except for your last paragraph.
I'm guessing the big sphere is for show, or because they don't WANT to cool it off any more because doing that would water the drink down even more.
BTW, I also love to chew the ice after my drink is done. I love the ice machines that make the softer ice chunks as opposed to the really hard chunks. Not sure how they do that.
I'm officially beginning a policy right now where if I'm with someone who doesn't put ice in their fountain drink, I'm sticking my finger right in their drink when they sit down.
The only issue was saying small spheres are best. They water down your drink faster because they melt fast. Small spheres melt faster. They have more surface area per unit volume.
Not putting ice in a fountain beverage is psychopath behavior
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