Using dry ice in a cooler
March 6, 2010 4:07 PM Subscribe
Can I keep canned drinks in a cooler with ice and a layer of dry ice at the very bottom without the drinks freezing?
posted by Deflagro to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have one of those circular standing coolers that you normally see in gas stations that drains into the bottom half with a spout on the side for emptying it. If I put a 1 to 2 pounds of dry ice at the bottom and then a layer of normal ice over it (so the drinks would not be touching the dry ice), would I then be able to keep canned drinks in there without them freezing? The idea was that the dry ice would make the normal ice stay frozen longer. Also, I know it all depends on the setting, but would the normal ice or dry ice last longer? As the normal ice melts will it react with the dry ice to create fog?