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Old 03-05-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Making Ice

I can never have enough block ice........which lasts much longer than bagged ice anyway. I fish, hunt, camp, travel.........and always needing block ice.

We buy a lot of various coke sizes (y'all Yankees call 'em 'sodas'....but no matter the flavor, or brand, to a Southerner, it's a 'coke').......2 Liter, and some small flavored waters, and some of the Ice brand flavored drinks in those small but tall plastic bottles.

We save 'em all. Have a 'beer fridge' out in the garage, an old side by side. And the freezer part is always full of those plastic jugs of ice, all sizes. Small ones are needed to cram down into the crevices of ice chests, when various size stuff is loaded.

I keep a one-sided razor blade and cut the top off of all these plastic bottles (BE CAREFUL--IT'S AN ACQUIRED SKILL), cut off the wrappings, and freeze water in them. It's just a ritual, a habit.....but we always have block ice. And when we get somewhere, we can throw away the plastic bottles, or keep them if they are still intact. Much cheaper than those very expensive frozen ice paks!

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We call it "POP"! Youroo!!
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:56 AM   #3
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We call it "POP"! Youroo!!
We call it what it is , Coke , diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi or what ever you drink
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We do the same. Keep our old water bottles and freeze them. They last a long time and no messy melted ice in the ice chest.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:25 PM   #6
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Hey BandJ, is the Blenhiem plant still makin ginger ale? My mother lives in NMB. When I go home I always bring back cases of Cheerwine. I haven't had Blenhiem Hot Gingerale in ages!
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:29 PM   #7
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Hey BandJ, is the Blenhiem plant still makin ginger ale? My mother lives in NMB. When I go home I always bring back cases of Cheerwine. I haven't had Blenhiem Hot Gingerale in ages!
Have never heard of them.........
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Buy some small rectangular containers at Lowes that will fit in your freezer and get real block ice. Years ago, we used new plastic battery boxes.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:24 PM   #9
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Looks like they are still around..

http://www.blenheimgingerale.com/about-us/
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:46 PM   #10
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I bought an Ice Maker at SAMs club, it makes plenty of ice for my Diet Cokes and Miller Lite .along with a really good cooler
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:40 AM   #11
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I believe I have read in one of your post that you are buying a CC 5er? Will the residential refererator have ice maker as standard on the units. So this should make all of the ice you will every need.
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Hey BandJ, is the Blenhiem plant still makin ginger ale? My mother lives in NMB. When I go home I always bring back cases of Cheerwine. I haven't had Blenhiem Hot Gingerale in ages!
It's still around, but you have to search for it !
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I use 1/2 gallon milk jugs filled with well water, frozen leaving a little headspace ! When it melts I use the water for coffee !
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:38 PM   #14
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We freeze gallon milk jugs. When you need crushed ice, take a hammer to it on all sides to break up the ice block. Beat on the edge away from the handle and it will open up. Keep breaking the ice over the ice chest and pour out the ice as it breaks up. Best thing in the world to chill whatever you are trying to chill. Good way to work out frustrations too! Lol!


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Old 04-15-2016, 02:30 PM   #15
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i like to freeze plastic juice bottles (quart size) that are rectangular. filled with salt water. its not usable for anything else, but freezes colder than regular water. need a deep freeze really to get them solid in a reasonable time
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