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by Loopdan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Do you sanitize your bottles with a bleach solution or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Do you sanitize your bottles with a bleach solution or something else?

Bleach solution, rinse, dry. Usually it's just a shake and rinse kinda thing, but a long bottle brush comes in handy for any funky stuff.
by Loopdan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Open Daily?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Open Daily?

PM sent.
by Loopdan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Flower Cups are a hit
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Flower Cups are a hit

mrjosco wrote:It has been 100 degrees nearly every day here - and we have had some complaints about the ice melting too fast in the flower cups. I don't know how much a styrofoam cup can reduce that though


A lot. Styrofoam is an excellent insulator.
by Loopdan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Ice recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Ice recommendations

24 hours is not long enough to freeze a block, especially when it's in a freezer that is being opened throughout the day. I would buy another freezer. Eventually you'll want to buy an ice block maker, but that's a large investment ($6,000+).
by Loopdan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Shave Ice Machines
Topic: Snowie Block Ice or Southern Snow?
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Snowie Block Ice or Southern Snow?

How difficult would you say the learning curve is? A couple hours. If you have good quality blocks and brand new blades on the New Orleans style block shaver, a five year old child could turn out product as fine as a Swan can produce. But that's the rub... Ice blocks vary in quality and blades dull...
by Loopdan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Shave Ice Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Glass Pouring Bottle..not a quart?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Glass Pouring Bottle..not a quart?

haolegirl wrote:Have you thought about mixing in a larger quantity (like a gallon) and refilling your glass bottles as needed?


This is the answer.
by Loopdan
Tue May 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Shave Ice Machines
Topic: Snowie Block Ice or Southern Snow?
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Snowie Block Ice or Southern Snow?

The Japanese/Hawaiian style machines are easier to get a good shave with, but if you learn to finesse the New Orleans style machines, you'll get just as good a shave and it'll be much much faster.
by Loopdan
Wed May 23, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Finished Trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Finished Trailer

You should be good if you keep reapplying the sealer. Otherwise it will gain a unique "patina" over time. ;)
by Loopdan
Wed May 23, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Finished Trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Finished Trailer

Wow that looks great! Definitely raising the bar.

I hope I'm wrong, but I think that butcher block countertop is going to take a beating.
by Loopdan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Looking for advice in selling at schools
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Looking for advice in selling at schools

I don't think you need to go overboard with marketing in order to sell in schools. All you need is a nice looking truck, a decent website, and a well-crafted email to send to the principal of the school. Keep the email short. They are getting hit up for fundraising opportunities all the time. If you...

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