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christhefooddude

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  • Joined: 5/8/2013
  • Location: Surprise, AZ
Dry Ice Question? Wed, 06/26/13 1:20 PM (permalink)
As you might know its hotter then hell out here in Phoenix and I pay a small fortune for ice and doesn't really last long keeping my drinks cold.  Has anyone ever used dry ice for keeping drinks cold or is that too cold?  Thank Chris
 
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    EdSails

    • Total Posts: 3592
    • Joined: 5/9/2003
    • Location: Mission Viejo, CA
    Re:Dry Ice Question? Wed, 06/26/13 4:53 PM (permalink)
    I know it was just in the news here about some of the food vending carts at Disneyland using dry ice so it sounds like you might be heading in the right direction.
     
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      Tristan225

      • Total Posts: 350
      • Joined: 11/14/2009
      • Location: MI
      Re:Dry Ice Question? Wed, 06/26/13 10:10 PM (permalink)
      Yeah, it's great to use. But around here its about $10.00 for a block about 5-7 lbs
       
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        C2CD

        • Total Posts: 189
        • Joined: 5/14/2013
        • Location: Beech Mountain, NC
        Re:Dry Ice Question? Thu, 06/27/13 8:58 AM (permalink)
        I would think it would be super expensive, Do you have a place where you can get it regularly? If so maybe you can work out a bulk order deal or something.
         
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          chefbuba

          • Total Posts: 1956
          • Joined: 6/22/2009
          • Location: Near You, WA
          Re:Dry Ice Question? Thu, 06/27/13 11:00 AM (permalink)
          Buck a pound around here.
           
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            sillydogz

            • Total Posts: 113
            • Joined: 1/12/2013
            • Location: windham, ME
            Re:Dry Ice Question? Thu, 06/27/13 7:26 PM (permalink)
            I've started using it in my coolers. I get it for free from my day job. I read online as long as its on the bottom of the cooler seperated with a couple layers of cardboard or a towel it won't freeze whats on top of it. Just be careful with drinks though. The cans will rupture if they get to close to the dry ice.
             
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              knightda8

              • Total Posts: 22
              • Joined: 5/12/2010
              • Location: Scarborough, ME
              Re:Dry Ice Question? Sat, 06/29/13 12:57 PM (permalink)
              Sillydogz.... you dont happen to work for Elm Ice and Oil... do you?
               
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                sillydogz

                • Total Posts: 113
                • Joined: 1/12/2013
                • Location: windham, ME
                Re:Dry Ice Question? Sat, 06/29/13 1:19 PM (permalink)
                knight - no sir. they actually went out of business and now a gravel company has moved in to elm's old garage and took over the ice part. i work for another company and we use dry ice daily for deliveries.
                 
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                  knightda8

                  • Total Posts: 22
                  • Joined: 5/12/2010
                  • Location: Scarborough, ME
                  Re:Dry Ice Question? Tue, 07/2/13 7:00 PM (permalink)
                  Okay... I just knew them as the only dry ice provider that I knew of in the area.
                  I'm the head mechanic for the company with the 'pink' ambulances in southern maine.
                  I have got to get a chance to hitting both you and hellagoodtacos sometime... let alone building my cart. :)
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
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                    sillydogz

                    • Total Posts: 113
                    • Joined: 1/12/2013
                    • Location: windham, ME
                    Re:Dry Ice Question? Tue, 07/2/13 8:14 PM (permalink)
                    Knight - I currently only operate Thursday and Saturday nights 10pm-2am. I run "The Wiener Factory" on the corner of Dana and Fore St. I'm not in a good enough financial spot to go full time yet.
                     
                    Hella is a stand up guy as well. Great food too.
                     
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                      ConcessionPlace

                      • Total Posts: 5
                      • Joined: 2/10/2010
                      • Location: Flagstaff, AZ
                      Re:Dry Ice Question? Wed, 07/3/13 12:51 AM (permalink)
                      Hi, I live in Flagstaff, Arizona and drive to Phoenix to pick up ice cream and Italian Ice at Restaurant Depot. I purchased my dry ice from Big Boy's Ice Cream on Grant Street, Phoenix for $0.40 a lb. I called the dry ice company and they referred me to them.
                      I put the dry ice ON TOP of the containers of ice cream in those quilted bags for the 140 mile drive to Flag. The bag was in the truck.
                      So for the first 1oo miles the outside temp was over 100 degrees. Not to mention the change in elevation from 2000 -7000 ft above sea level.

                      Ice cream always makes it home fine. Put the dry ice under items to cool. On Top to freeze. I would not chance putting it on any item that the  public will touch as they will get burned. That is why no one under 18 is allowed to touch dry ice when it is sold.
                      Hope this helps a fellow Arizonan.
                      Linda
                       
                       
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