1. DO: Get More Ice!
Do you believe you bought enough ice?
Well guess what, you didn’t.
Ideally, you’re going to be tailgating for hours, so with that, your tailgating beers should, no, MUST be the kind of cold where they singe your throat with their coldness and occasional ice chips.
I’m talking beer number 1, through beer number 14.
Each one must have optimal frost, and this is not up for debate.
So to achieve that glacial goal, you need way more ice than you think you do.
Here’s a handy equation for you to figure out how much you need.
One 30 Pack = 4 bags of $2.00 ice.
Oh, and I know what you’re thinking.
“Ten bucks in ice just for one stupid 30 rack?”
Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.
See, that ice needs to be layered in your cooler.
You put in ten beers, you layer one bag of ice over it.
Put in ten more, then you layer again with another bag.
Then put in the final ten, and you layer with the final two bags of that nice ice, creating a near arctic shell that will keep those beers at their proper temperature from the time you pull up to Gillette Stadium, until it’s time to head to your seats.