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    ? can i use dry ice to chill gallons of chicken stock ?

    i will be making 6-8 gallons of chicken stock in one afternoon, to be made into soup the next day.. my fridge will not cool it quickly enough and space is also an issue,,
    can i add a chunk of dry ice directly to the stock to reduce the temp quickly ?
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    I wouldn't. Besides the reaction of the dry ice going into hot soup, I find dry ice has a noticeable odor. I obviously never tasted it but I imagine it tastes like it smells.

    Break it down into smaller pots and put in an ice bath.

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    thank you . ice bath it will be..

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    Or you could put water into zip lock freezer bags and freeze them, then put the frozen bags into the stock, to reduce the space needed.
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    a great idea thanks .. i will do that, too

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    I use empty 2 liter soda bottles, fill them with water and freeze, use them like those expensive ice wands.

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    thank you .. i knew this would be the right place to ask.

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    Frozen soda bottles are basically home-made ice wands, which are a common professional solution. Just make sure the containers you use are category 5 plastics(the number in the arrowed triangle, usually on the bottom), which are designed to withstand temperature change without breaking down.

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    thanks, Eamon.. [which happens to be my eldest son's name, he about your age ] think i will check amazon for ice wands i make a lot of soup but only do the 8 gal cook once a year

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    I was about to suggest frozen stock, I did that earlier today. Getting a container out of the freezer dropped it and broke it, put it in my current batch of stock. Thought that was a good idea, 2L full of frozen water is better.

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