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Blue Ice?

Lots of discussion lately on coolers and a few mentions of blue ice (Yeti, Arctic Tundra/Chillin Brews, regular blue ice) and plain old ice cubes.. So I for one am still on the fence and a dedicated thread might help the community. 

What kind of experiences have you had with "blue ice"? --Is it really that beneficial (other than keeping contents dry). Does it work? Which brand? Any reliable articles on effectiveness or comparisons? Thanks!

Small & Large BGE

Nashville, TN

Comments

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,316
    i would like to see how they stand up to a 1 liter water bottle full of ice =) i have a couple in each freezer and thats all i ever use, good for the beer cooler, good for the bait cooler ;) with all the money spent on a high end cooler.....do i really need high end ice
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,855
    We use blue ice in smaller coolers (I can't remember ever buying blue ice, I think it's one of those things that just appears).  Big coolers either bagged ice or frozen water bottles.  1 gal ones if we really need it to last.
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,336
    i would like to see how they stand up to a 1 liter water bottle full of ice =) i have a couple in each freezer and thats all i ever use, good for the beer cooler, good for the bait cooler ;) with all the money spent on a high end cooler.....do i really need high end ice
    Frozen water bottles are the business. You get ice packs early and cold water later in the day.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,226
    I have had 3 battered hard shell blue ice packs for at least 40 years and they still do the trick. Don't have a clue what I paid for them, but I know I've gotten my money's worth! =)
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,873
    As stated in another thread I am a big fan of the Arctic Ice- Alaskan series. Its design and quality are both very good. 
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • tz666tz666 Posts: 404
    I use marine grade Nu Ice
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  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 705
    Found a "scientific" article that would seem to suggest blue ice has it's day..
    http://www.knology.net/~billotto/BlueIceTest.htm

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

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