I'll 2nd dry ice, hired a pro guy to do our heifers one year. He used LN and well they looked nice for awhile and the next summer couldn't see them. Buddy mine now comes as does our and uses dry ice. Everyone is darn near perfect.wbvs58 said:Have the alcohol about 2" over the brands and add the dry ice so there is plenty floating around and keep adding as needed as it disappears quickly until it pulls the temp down and then stabilises. It is ready when there is heavy frost forming on handles above the liquid, usually about 10 minutes, I buy 5kg to do about 20.
I find dry ice gives much more consistent results than liquid /nitrogen.
gizmom said:We use dry ice have tried both LN and dry ice but feel more comfortable with dry ice. We tried to reused the alcohol one year and that was an epic FAIL.
pdfangus said:reusing alcohol for the branding mixture is not a good idea....
however I rejugged it after it reached room temperature and saved it to use next year for wetting the brand area only....works well for that....
always use clean new alcohol for the branding mixture.