My better half opted for a party at the local swimming pool for my youngest son’s third birthday. While she did the yeoman’s work, I was left in charge of two pivotal ingredients, ice and beer. Now, the ice was a challenge since we were in the midst of a heat wave and I needed to fill two coolers, a large beverage tub, and a buffet raft (she who must be obeyed finds the coolest things!). After a feeble attempt with 32 pounds of ice, I had to step up my game and go for nearly 100 pounds all in. The reason for what may seem like a massive amount of ice was the need to keep all of the beverages (beer, water, juice pouches, soda, ice tea, etc.) at an optimum temperature.
Now the beer turned out to be an even bigger challenge as the pool does not allow glass, and based on the crowd, I couldn’t get a single mini keg to satisfy everyone. This led to a search Continue reading