View Full Version : Cambro as a cooler?

Buckshot Malone
05-18-2013, 10:17 AM
For those guys/gals that use a cambro, how do they do function as a cooler? Do you use ice in pans? Top shelf/bottom shelf/both? Has anyone used the Cambro freezable gel inserts? I'm trying to reduce my cooler clutter for comps.

Any feedback is appreciated.


Buckshot Malone's Pig Shack
Nashville, Tennessee

05-18-2013, 12:06 PM
We use a 400 as a cooler to transport our butts/brisket/ribs. 2 bags of 7-8 lbs each of ice in a pan, I put it on the top shelf and put the meats below. Read somewhere that heat rises but cold air sinks, so put the ice on top so the cold air goes down.

I can pack it the morning of a comp or maybe the night before and usually do not need more ice. If it gets really hot at the comp, I may throw another bag or two fresh ice in there just to be safe.

Never had a problem.

05-18-2013, 12:18 PM
We did it when we were traveling light and only had one cambro. We put a bag of ice in the top shelf and used it as a cooler. When the raw meat was all out, we washed it out, then put a put of hot water on the "floor" to change it from a cold box to a hot box. Worked great.