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Freezing Objects in Ice

As you know I've been making clear ice at home. I've got a lot more experimenting to do, but for now I thought I'd try freezing a bottle inside a block.

Corner bottle in clear ice 3_tn

I started with a mini bottle of Chambord, since it's the flashiest one I own. I tied a piece of fishing line around the neck of the bottle and suspended it in my ice-making cooler. I tied the top around a ruler to hold it above the cooler.

In cooler_tn

Happily it stayed in place while freezing. I popped out the block.

Big block1_tn

This block was cloudier than usual. I'm not sure if that's because of the object in the ice or not.

Close big2_tn

It looks a little better close up, so I cut the ice closer to the bottle.


Super closeup bottle in clear ice2_tn

It's not perfect, but it would make a great chunk of ice for a punch bowl.

Bottle in clear ice 81_tn
An index of all of the ice experiments on Alcademics can be found here.