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by Loopdan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: NEW KID on the block question, useful Vendor info
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: NEW KID on the block question, useful Vendor info

I'm not so sure it's bashing. Seems more like people just reporting their experiences.

I don't have a dog in this fight. I've never ordered from IcySkyy, but I do think their prices are too high.
by Loopdan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: what are your top flavors??
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: what are your top flavors??

This tends to vary based on your region. Where is your business located?
by Loopdan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Shave Ice Tips and Pointers
Topic: Cones or Bowls
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Cones or Bowls

Unless there is a strong regional taboo about Styrofoam, I'd go that route. It's cheaper and insulates better than the flower cups. The advantage of a bowl is it allows for easier syrup coverage and you can serve faster. But many customers prefer cups because they can take them in the car with ease.
by Loopdan
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Hot water question
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Hot water question

It looks like you already have a generator, so I'd go electric, rather than propane: https://www.amazon.com/Ariston-GL2-5-Electric-Mini-Tank-Heater/dp/B0006GVO12
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: 4
Views: 120

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: 112

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: 9
Views: 364

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: 144

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: 356

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: 1118

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?


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