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Interesting uses for dry ice

20 Interesting Uses for Dry Ice

Think you know all the uses for dry ice? We bet you don’t! Here are 20 things you can do with dry ice, and we’re sure there are some we missed! Making plants grow faster – In small amounts, CO2 will increase the growth rate of plants. Allow the dry ice to sublimate near plants for 10-15 […]

Make carbonated water at home

Three Ways to Make Carbonated Water at Home

Carbonated water is a delicious way to wash down a great meal, especially once the warmer weather starts arriving in the coming months. But who wants to buy all that carbonated water in the store when you can easily make it at home? Here are three ways to do it: Using a seltzer bottle Seltzer […]

Bulk CO2 - a gas of many uses

Bulk CO2 – A Gas of Many Uses

You probably know carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) as the gas you release when you exhale. But don’t sell the molecule short: besides ridding our body of metabolic and biochemical waste, CO2 has a wide range of uses in restaurants, breweries, health care facilities, water treatment plants, and much more. One of the fastest-growing applications of […]

Holiday beer

What Is a Considered a “Holiday Beer”?

The holidays are here – time for yuletide beer! But what exactly defines a beer as a Christmas brew? As it turns out, there is quite a lot of leeway when it comes to categorizing brewed holiday concoctions – which explains why everything from a German Weihnachtsbie to a Californian IPA can bear the holiday moniker. […]

Quality dry ice: a key to cold chain food safety

Today’s headlines feature some frightening stories about food handling – whether we’re reading about recalls on chicken, salmonella or E. Coli scares, or even tainted pet food. You might ask why we’re talking about safe food handling on an Irish Carbonic blog (it’s a fair question, after all). The answer comes down to two words: dry […]

Ship food by mail

Can You Ship Perishable Food by Mail?

Yes, the holidays are about gathering in celebration with people we love and reflecting on another year gone by. But let’s be real: it’s mostly about the food. If you can’t be with your family or friends this year but what to share the joy of the season by cooking or baking something special, that’s […]

Nitrogen beer

Three Things Every Restaurant Owner Needs to Know About Nitrogen Beer

If you’re a bar or restaurant owner, you have probably heard about or even considered adding nitro taps as demand for complex and flavorful craft brews continues to grow. But how much do you know about nitrogen beers and the qualities that set them apart from other brews? Here’s a nitro beer Q&A to get […]

Halloween pumpkins

Have a FaBOOlous Halloween – Get Your Dry Ice from Irish Carbonic

We all have that neighbor that goes all out on Christmas – you know, those Grizwold wannabees whose house you can see from space in satellite photos. Sadly, you may never get to be that neighbor (or not so sadly, once you see their electric bill) – but that doesn’t mean you can’t own Halloween, with […]

Dry ice for Halloween

How Much Dry Ice Do I Need for Halloween?

If you really want to up the ante on your Halloween displays and parties, there’s nothing better than creating creepy, foggy effects with dry ice. But how much dry ice will you need for this year’s holiday spooktacular, and how do you make that fog effect last as long as possible? Based on our experience, […]

Fun dry ice experiments for kids

What Cool Things Can Kids Do with Dry Ice?

Dry ice is some cool stuff – literally – at -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit. But what you can do with it is even cooler. Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide – the gas that makes your drinks fizzy (and the stuff you breathe out when you exhale). Dry ice does a lot of other things, too, […]

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