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Noooooooooooooooi always wanted to post "actually, Neil. i believe i answered this in this topic...ages ago...ha ha...blah blah"and i did but can' remember where! [:-'(]
One thing to notice is that icebergs are made of fresh water!Like Colleen says the salt get concentrated to such an extent that it will not freeze. A similar thing happens with water mixed with alcohol, the water will freezes but the alcohol stays liquid.Freeze some wine and the alcohol will separate.TMM
Yep, icebergs are made of fresh water. Before the advent of refrigerators or freezers American ships sailed to cold places to collect lumps of ice. There was a captain who used to ship them home for use and became rich and famous in a short while. He had lots of disasters too and was almost bankrupt at one time. It was a short lived lucrative trade until the science of freezing took hold.I have not done it with salt water but have with a bottle of cheap wine transferred to a plastic container and sealed.I'm not sure if doing it with a ice maker tray will work, probably better to put it into a small 100ml sealed plastic bottle. Any alcohol can then be poured off or just thaw and shake and you have wine again.I will await the outcome with pleasure! "We're going into the freezer...we maybe some time" LOL  TMM
Haha, well done Neil. *Claps*It was actually quite an interesting thing to read. By the way Neil, as you probably would like wine, what did the wine-cube taste like? (I assume you popped it straight in your mouth after taking the photos )
Cool Job Neil!
Wait.. I complimented you.. Where's my hug?  
have with a bottle of cheap wine transferred to a plastic container and sealed.I'm not sure if doing it with a ice maker tray will work, probably better to put it into a small 100ml sealed plastic bottle. Any alcohol can then be poured off or just thaw and shake and you have wine again.I will await the outcome with pleasure!
Hmm.. See that little yellow fellow! He missed hugging me! Ended up hugging himself. Neil, you selfish boy. Hugging yourself? 
Nice one neilep! Just like you though, I have to wait longer for it to freeze.I will report the success (or lack of) ASAP.You've hear of Alcopops we give you "Alcoslush" perfect for those long hot summer daze. Disclaimer: Remember folks, drinking alcohol can be bad or good for you depending on how much you drink before thinking about it!TMM
I really hope the nice people at Nobel will give me the time I need for my acceptance speech !!OK...this is what happened !It took two whole nights and days for the salt water to adequately freeze and as ewe can see it has turned very white....yesterday it was translucent and slushy !!As ewe can also see the wine has indeed frozen very ' crystaline'...Ice station Zebra is there as control cubes !!Immediately upon ' outing ' the specimens the Salt-Cube began to melt!...The Wine-Cube was not far behind .I tested the saltiness by utilizing a very advanced piece of technology...my tongue !! I had to use haste as the melting was quick !The bottom of the Salt-Cube was far more salty than the top....... I observed that immediately upon popping the cubes out that the inner of the tray where the Salt-Cube lay was wet ...The Wine-Cube also but not as much.........the control cubes were dry !!The Wine-Cube was extremely mushy and very very fragile.And thus..this concludes my empirical data...for which I am a firm believer of !! I thank you.*takes bow...receives award*