I came across a great article on Medium this week titled: Why is your ice cloudy? I couldn't help but agree that this is a question I find myself asking bartenders (silently) every time I go somewhere without an established ice program. This article is asking the question from a much more scientific angle.... no really... technically why is your ice cloudy? The bulk of the explanation is here:
Cloudy ice is most often caused by dissolved gases–mainly nitrogen and oxygen– that come out of water during the freezing process. Tap water also contains dissolved minerals–generally calcium and magnesium–which can be present in the form of bicarbonates and/or as calcium and magnesium sulphate. We’ll make sure to cover water hardness soon — but the short of it is that the sum of magnesium and calcium concentrations in your water is a measure of how “hard” your water is. Hard water can lead to cloudy ice cubes.
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