Dimensions of block ice?

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Dimensions of block ice?

Postby dewnorth » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:18 am

I'm determined to keep my melted block ice in a container that keeps it clean enough to drink rather than let it become sludge at the bottom of the cooler. ePlyans say zip lock bags are not well sealed, so I want something better for my ice/water.

Those who use block ice from varous vendors, do you feel there's a standard size for block ice? (Google didn't help much.)

Or better yet, does anybody know the dimensions of Arctica's block ice?
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Postby Token » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:41 am

Rectangular object, one by four by nine ...

Just get crushed ice. It will fit whatever container you choose.

The round igloo coolers with a sealed screw top lid are great for cold beverages.
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Postby dragonpilot » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:52 pm

Token wrote:Rectangular object, one by four by nine ...

Just get crushed ice. It will fit whatever container you choose.

The round igloo coolers with a sealed screw top lid are great for cold beverages.


Hey! Your avatar says you've gone to Burning Man...does this mean there intertube on the playa?

BTW, it's an 8 lb block and can be shaped to fit whatever you want with an icepick.

And be sure to visit the ice carving contest at Center Camp Wednesday from 2:00 to 2:05 PM.
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Re: Dimensions of block ice?

Postby teardropper » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:14 am

dewnorth wrote:clean enough to drink


Really?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:30 am

About the same size as a bread box.
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Postby Token » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:32 am

dragonpilot wrote:
Token wrote:Rectangular object, one by four by nine ...

Just get crushed ice. It will fit whatever container you choose.

The round igloo coolers with a sealed screw top lid are great for cold beverages.


Hey! Your avatar says you've gone to Burning Man...does this mean there intertube on the playa?


Not yet. I put on some socks last week and am too lazy to change my avatar. I'll be out there Saturday and I'll post my findings.
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