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Soapstone Cubes (Granite Part II)

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Soapstone Cubes (Granite Part II)

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:40 am

I know similar topics have been discussed here:
viewtopic.php?p=137518#p137518
and here:
viewtopic.php?p=227951#p227951

To the question Ryguy asked - has anyone used Soapstone cubes?

A set is available here for US$20:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/ba37/

I have been guilty of participating in the backlash related to chilled single malts, but that doesn't mean that I don't have people over who would be intrigued, if not entertained or impressed, if I put something in their drink to cool it other than ice.

Granite and ice have a "stigma" to some degree of altering flavor. Let's face it - we probably all know someone who doesn't want to taint the flavor of their Johnnie Walker Black with ice, but want it chilled. :headbang:

I think it was on a flight... I saw an ad for these specifically targeting whisky - they seem like a good idea if you entertain or want to chill something on a hot summer day.

Thoughts?
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Re: Soapstone Cubes (Granite Part II)

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:43 am

Also could be used to chill wine during a hot summers day such as a Chard or Riesling. I say go for it. Also could work for my summers drink Gin and Tonic.

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Re: Soapstone Cubes (Granite Part II)

Postby Jobi » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:10 pm

I was given a set for Xmas but haven't used them yet. It will be nice for summer when I occaisionally enjoy my bourbon with ice.
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Re: Soapstone Cubes (Granite Part II)

Postby orangedogofglory » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:14 am

Thanks C_I - interesting notes. :thumbsup:
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Re: Soapstone Cubes (Granite Part II)

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:30 am

C_I wrote:Rather than using these stones, for testing you could also use just frozen glass marbles. They would respond the same, are inert and usually readily available from children.


They are however easy to choke on and cubes of stone are not.
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Re: Soapstone Cubes (Granite Part II)

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:02 am

ClubSmed wrote:
C_I wrote:Rather than using these stones, for testing you could also use just frozen glass marbles. They would respond the same, are inert and usually readily available from children.


They are however easy to choke on and cubes of stone are not.


especially if someone has had a few to many :o
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