That's awesome! What a great idea. That reminds me of Dogfish Head's Pangea with water from Antarctica. I'll bet Sam Caligione would be jealous. Would you be able to brew this periodically? How often do icebergs pass by your neck of the woods?
[quote=menschmaschine;669941 Would you be able to brew this periodically? How often do icebergs pass by your neck of the woods?[/quote]
Well no, they pass by this time each year, but they aren't always accesable to me
as they are this year. This season has seen an abundance of bergs close to land and in our bays. They break up and beach themselves where I can get access to the ice.
No it isn't salty either. The ice in the bergs are formed by snow being compacted over thousands of years and it is all fresh water. During its journey here which takes a few years from calfing to showing up here, it melts and any salt on it from the salt water is rinsed off by the melting.
The only testing I have done is to taste it. I did do an extract batch 3 or 4 years ago and it was great. No detectable taste difference, but the bragging rights were right on. I expect the same from this batch.
With this ice I did get a full glassful and drink it. Tasted like clean water.
Just 10,000 years old