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Oldyote
11-17-2012, 09:52 PM
I've been thinking all week about Gore's Christmas gift idea. I kept tumbling it around in my mind, knowing there must be way to create this clever ice sphere with just as much appeal but at much less cost. I was certain the best ice must come from fire and I know a little about fire.

At the same time I was trying to come up with a Baked idea for Half Baked Little Smokey Throwdown. I'm sure I was channeling Gore or more likely drunk but all of a sudden it hit me and off to the workshop I went.

Now I know it doesn't look like much.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/baker1.jpg

But really what we are after here are results. I loaded up the Ice Baker and set my egg at the mythical 225. And 16 hours later

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/baker3.jpg

I could not believe my eyes but 16 hours :shock:. Who is going to wait 16 hours for a ball, I mean sphere of ice. So I changed things up a bit and went the hot and fast route.

I cranked the egg up to 700 and closed the lid. 12 minutes later I had this.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/baker4.jpg

:clap:

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/baker5.jpg


But wait :doh: the baker had completely disintegrated. Oh well it was still pretty cool.


But now I couldn't just drink. Well I could but that wouldn't be a very good example for the young one so I thought, What goes good with Bourbon? Well what doesn't go good with Bourbon really but what really would go good with Bourbon? I've seen people make pecan pies with Bourbon so it stood to reason that having a glass alongside my pie would also be good.

After a bit of hunting I found the following.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/baker6.jpg

The egg was still hot from making ice so but it was getting late so I turned on the lights and hoped for the best.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/baker7.jpg

I think it turned out pretty darn good and indeed Bourbon does go well with Pecan Pie.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/baker8.jpg

Now I'm off to the workshop to make another Ice Baker. Maybe I'll make two this time. Thanks Gore for the great idea. I'd be happy to make you one for half the price of that other spere making thing.

MisterChrister
11-17-2012, 09:54 PM
LMAO, that's farking GREAT!!!

colonel00
11-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Congrats, you created Krypton :clap2:

Er, maybe that is Hoth :noidea:

tish
11-17-2012, 11:10 PM
Baked ice... what a concept! Great job, Ric! And loving the pecan pie, too. :wink:

Oldyote
11-17-2012, 11:36 PM
I know right, Who knew?

fantomlord
11-18-2012, 07:01 AM
The egg was still hot from making ice

that's certainly one of the stranger things I've heard on this board so far
:confused:

pbj
11-18-2012, 07:10 AM
I'll bet he can go outside any time of the year and pick ice balls off the trees. He lives almost at the north pole.:wink:

I'd hit that pie

captndan
11-18-2012, 07:19 AM
As for the bourbon water yes ketchup no.

chicagokp
11-18-2012, 07:19 AM
Nice work. I thought Bourbon went with anything/everything?

Rich Parker
11-18-2012, 07:23 AM
Awesome!

Fishhook
11-18-2012, 07:31 AM
Whats the best wood to use for smoking Ice? I'm thinking something light like..alder, or cherry. I think there might be a risk of overpowering the ice with hickory or oak. Did it give the bourbon that "smoky flavor"? What was the IT when you pulled it? Did you probe for done or just wing it?...new processes require so many questions..

Gore
11-18-2012, 10:15 AM
The thing about these sorts of gifts is that you use them once or twice and they end up just taking up cupboard space after that. Making them disposable is absolutely brilliant! We're going to make a fortune. :clap2:

Phubar
11-18-2012, 10:17 AM
Phabulous!:thumb:

bluetang
11-18-2012, 10:20 AM
Farkin excellent!

Oldyote
11-18-2012, 10:50 AM
Congrats, you created Krypton :clap2:

Er, maybe that is Hoth :noidea:

I was thinking the same thing. I didn't set out to go planet making. I just wanted some ice :noidea:

that's certainly one of the stranger things I've heard on this board so far
:confused:

:bow:

Whats the best wood to use for smoking Ice? I'm thinking something light like..alder, or cherry. I think there might be a risk of overpowering the ice with hickory or oak. Did it give the bourbon that "smoky flavor"? What was the IT when you pulled it? Did you probe for done or just wing it?...new processes require so many questions..

I didn't use any smoking wood just lump. I had similar concerns and just wanted to work the bugs out. I suppose it gave the bourbon a little bit of that Royal Oak Lump flavor.

I really wanted to take the IT but was afraid I'd fark up the sphere. I'm guessing it was lower than 32 but that's just an educated guess.

I was certainly winging it.

The thing about these sorts of gifts is that you use them once or twice and they end up just taking up cupboard space after that. Making them disposable is absolutely brilliant! We're going to make a fortune. :clap2:

I never thought of that. But you might be on to something. I was considering making something with multiple containment areas (almost like a tray).

el_matt
11-18-2012, 11:29 AM
Did you use this water?
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=146617

Matt

BBQMaverick
11-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Very Nice

Love me some warm pecan pie and ice cream.
All about bourbon here in KY, what do you like ?

juslearning
11-18-2012, 01:03 PM
That was great!!!! Thanks!!!

JazzyBadger
11-18-2012, 02:07 PM
What will they think of next?!

Oldyote
11-18-2012, 02:53 PM
Very Nice

Love me some warm pecan pie and ice cream.
All about bourbon here in KY, what do you like ?

Oh how I wish I could list off a whole slew of great ones that I've tried.

I've tried a few but always go back to Jim Beam Black. I'd try more but the ones that I would like to try are too expensive. I've had Buffalo Trace and thought that was pretty good and while I know its not bourbon my favorite drink outside if a great craft beer is still Jack.

I'm guessing if I could afford to try some of the top shelf stuff I'd find a few more that I like. My problem really is that I don't know if I've met a Bourbon I didn't like.

Bob in St. Louis
11-18-2012, 03:31 PM
Wow, that's cool. Although, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact there's anything left but steam.

Al Czervik
11-18-2012, 04:40 PM
Very cool Ric! The pie looks killer and the ice sphere is brilliant. Are you still working on the naked lady mold too? :mrgreen:

Skidder
11-18-2012, 04:49 PM
Totally speechless!

Q Junkie
11-18-2012, 05:09 PM
Iíve tried this Baked Ice on the UDS before with disastrous results.
I tried the low and fast method, I probed until it stopped probing like butter, I wrapped in the red butchers paper when the IT was below 32 deg and I still do not achieve the results that I want

Here it is after wrapping in butcherís paper.
I still do not get the perfect Ice Sphere. Pretty good partial radius but the overall product is just not as good as yours.
I also noticed the superb marbling in your sphere. Where are you getting your water?
I used Costco water for this. I have so much to learn.

Q Junkie
11-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Oh yea, great looking pie and cocktail.

Oldyote
11-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Very cool Ric! The pie looks killer and the ice sphere is brilliant. Are you still working on the naked lady mold too? :mrgreen:

You promised never to talk about that. :tsk:

Oldyote
11-18-2012, 05:16 PM
Iíve tried this Baked Ice on the UDS before with disastrous results.
I tried the low and fast method, I probed until it stopped probing like butter, I wrapped in the red butchers paper when the IT was below 32 deg and I still do not achieve the results that I want

Here it is after wrapping in butcherís paper.
I still do not get the perfect Ice Sphere. Pretty good partial radius but the overall product is just not as good as yours.
I also noticed the superb marbling in your sphere. Where are you getting your water?
I used Costco water for this. I have so much to learn.

I'm thinking its the probe that is farking you up. You might just have to wing it or go by feel. I can't take any credit for the marbling. I think that is likely to be a different result each time. As far as water goes I just use regular tap water but it does come from Lake Superior so that might be the secret. :thumb:

Don't give up man you will get it.

Gore
11-18-2012, 05:34 PM
If you're going to wrap, I think you've got to use foil. Butcher paper doesn't cut it in this case. :tsk:

Q Junkie
11-18-2012, 05:53 PM
That ice sphere (if I can call it that) was not worthy of a fine Kentucky Bourbon, so I dispatched it into a "Captain & Coke".
BTW, brining does not help.

BBQMaverick
11-18-2012, 07:13 PM
Oh how I wish I could list off a whole slew of great ones that I've tried.

I've tried a few but always go back to Jim Beam Black. I'd try more but the ones that I would like to try are too expensive. I've had Buffalo Trace and thought that was pretty good and while I know its not bourbon my favorite drink outside if a great craft beer is still Jack.

I'm guessing if I could afford to try some of the top shelf stuff I'd find a few more that I like. My problem really is that I don't know if I've met a Bourbon I didn't like.


If you have never tried Russells Reserve by Wild Turkey I highly recommend it. It's a very good and a reasonabaly priced 10 year bourbon. I live in KY, have toured most of distilleries and have tried most of them. This is my go to bourbon. Just wish I could gobble and turkey hunting would be much easier.

Q Junkie
11-18-2012, 07:30 PM
Love the WT
However I have never had the Russel Reserve.


http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.5026705955094794&pid=1.7&w=135&h=137&c=7&rs=1

Oldyote
11-18-2012, 08:03 PM
With all these ice sphere experiments I'm getting tragically low on Bourbon. I promise to give the Russells Reserve a try.

Sway
11-18-2012, 08:18 PM
Where is this "Little Smokey Throwdown" you speak of? I looked and didnt find it:confused:

Oldyote
11-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Where is this "Little Smokey Throwdown" you speak of? I looked and didnt find it:confused:

That might have been the Bourbon talking. I think it is the "Get Baked" Throwdown.

colonel00
11-18-2012, 08:26 PM
At the same time I was trying to come up with a Baked idea for Half Baked Little Smokey Throwdown.

Ha! I totally missed this. You weren't even close :tsk: