Dry ice is the solid form of C02 – basically, we have a machine that forces it into a solid form by using pressure. Because of this, it’s perishable – it’s really starting to disappear and degrade as soon as we make it! That cool fog you see from dry ice is really that solid state transforming back into a gas. It doesn’t “melt” and turn into a liquid like regular ice.
A couple of things you can do to slow down this “disappearing” process:
- IDEALLY – Pick it up from us the day you’ll be using it.
- Bring a camping cooler when you pick it up and keep it in a cool area. Even this will only keep it around for a couple days at the most. You’ll likely lose @ 50% in 24 hours. Sorry, you’ll have to order extra if you need it on the weekend. Do not store it in the freezer – it might trick your thermostat and turn it off! And it will disappear anyway. The best place to store it is in that camping cooler. Having said that, our bricks last a long time – up to 7 days!
8:30-4:30 weekdays, Saturdays 10-2 (summer only).
Unless you need over 150 lbs, just come in – we always have nuggets on hand and bricks as well during camping season. For larger orders you may want to call ahead to avoid waiting for it. We make it here and we won’t run out!
Yes, for our retail deliveries, we use a courier that charges $15 to deliver anywhere in the city! This will be added when you place an order for delivery here on our website. You need to give us at least 1 full business day's notice (no same day) and expect it sometime during the day you select. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee specific delivery times; it'll show up sometime that day. Don't forget to leave a cooler on your front step if you won't be home! Contact us directly for wholesale deliveries (500 lb containers).
Yes! This is 80% of our business. We sell it by the 500 lb container and offer dedicated delivery. Please call us for details and pricing.
Dry Ice is widely used because it is simple to freeze and easy to handle—it’s perfect for temperature sensitive shipping solutions. Our dry ice is purchased by special effects companies, laboratories, photographers, catering companies, freight companies, even campers and fishermen! It has cannabis applications as well.
- Dry ice has a surface temperature of -78 degrees Celsius.
- Not wearing gloves when handling the product could result in frostbite.
- Always keep dry ice away from children.
- Do not swallow, or put dry ice in your mouth.
- Do not put dry ice in anyone’s clothing for fun. Potentially severe frostbite may occur as a result of prolonged contact with the skin.
- Do not place dry ice inside an air tight container. Sublimed vapors will increase the interior pressure and will rupture the container.
- Place a thick layer of cardboard, Styrofoam or similar separator between food and liquid products which need to be chilled. Food and liquid products in containers will freeze when their container is placed in contact with dry ice over a short period of time.
- Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide that expands to a gas. You can lose consciousness by directly breathing in the dry ice vapors for an extended period of time. You will sense carbon dioxide by a “tingling” sensation in the mouth.