Mike & Tammy Yoder recently gave us a tour of their ice plant.
What an amazing place. They had 600 blocks being made at once.
Blocks are made in cans that are submerged in brine (salt water)
Blocks can be made in 2 days. That works out to harvesting 300 blocks per day.
The cans are dipped in warm water.
Then the blocks go through this diabolical 12 saw scoring machine.
See the video in the next panel
This machine was made in the 40’s & is still going strong.
Mike had the simple ingenious idea of freezing a 20″ x 20″ x 45″ block
Notice the bubblers in each block (they circulate the water)
Tammy & Mike Yoder