To make a clear ice ball, you must start with a clear 'ice plug'. Using our innovative and industry exclusive system that we pioneered in 2017, you can now make clear ice in a simple, timely fashion. This method takes up very little space in the freezer. This 3 cup system is included in every Ice Baller Kit we sell. We also sell this "3 Cup Clear Ice system" in our online store, click here: Clear Ice Mold Kit
An Ice Press & An Ice Breaker
We’ve been having conversations recently, about conversations.
How do you be the life of the party?
How do you host people at your home, and keep the excitement up?
How do you provide a memorable evening for the people you love?
The beginning of parties are always stressful because nobody knows where to begin. It’s awkward as people, who often times haven’t seen one another in a while, try to navigate the happenings of each other’s lives.
As the host of the party, it is your job to create a comfortable setting for people to want to be a part of. It is your job to stimulate the conversation and break through the barrier at the opening of an occasion.
The key to making this happen is to get people excited over good conversation.
Good conversation with good people is at the heart of every great get together.
This is one of the main features of the Whiskey Barrel Ice Baller. With all the bells and whistles of a pop-out knob, a stay-up top, a cool Whiskey Barrel styling, and legacy engraving, what matters MOST of all is the conversations it can create - the bond of thrill everyone experiences when they watch the Whiskey Barrel Ice Baller work its magic is a major ROI.
In our last post, we talked about the science behind an ice press. This is a conversation piece to share with your guests. Because, while it’s amazing to see the ice press create perfect and clear ice balls, it’s even more fulfilling to watch your friends’ eyes light up at the novelty of whiskey science.
And it’s provided to them, by you.
So, more than anything else, this ice press is an ice breaker.
The value of a good conversation is indispensable.
Be on the lookout for future posts as we go through different conversation ideas for the next time you’re hosting a party, or the next time you bring your Whiskey Barrel Ice Baller to a get-together. As the whiskey lover that you are, it’s important to share your passion with other people.
Let them know the stuff you know.
We’ve been turning our brains over how to get CLEAR ice for your Whiskey Baller Ice Press. In fact, this was one of the most important parts for us when we created this novelty gift, a fine piece of machinery. Thankfully, we figured out a way to do it that’s inexpensive, and takes little-to-no extra work. Through directional freeze, we have created a little something called the 3 Cup Method.
What you need:
Stack all three cups together, with the plastic one being on top, small stainless cup in middle, vacuum cup on the bottom
Fill the top cup with water, keep about an inch clearing at the top. (fill to top of the logo on the cup)
(PROTIP: bottled water makes for slightly better ice, tap water is usually aerated by the screen on the faucet, adding too much air into the water. (air creates cloudy ice)
Put in freezer for 24 hours or until frozen
Once frozen, remove the bottom vacuum cup by giving a swift tap on the table. (sometimes the vacuum cup will freeze to the stainless middle cup if these cups are not dry when put into freezer)
Run warm water over the stainless steel, middle cup for around 10 seconds, This will allow you to remove the cup easier.
There is going to be murky ice frozen on the bottom of the plastic cup, discard that. It can simply be knocked off or broken off by tapping on the edge of a sink.
Inside the plastic cup is your clear ice! Dislodge from the plastic cup, and get to pressing.
Yes, it is actually that easy. 3 cups, 7 steps. That’s it. Hardly takes up any room in your freezer. And creates fairly clear ice, every time.
You can purchase your own stainless steel cups online and punch holes in your own plastic cup, or you can head over to our store and purchase all three parts together.
We believe EVERY ice ball you press should be clear. That’s why we INCLUDE this "clear ice kit' with every Whiskey Barrel Ice Baller ice press at no additional price. Click here to become the most novel whiskey drinker on the planet.
Listen up folks, Father’s Day is only weeks away.
Do you know what an Ice Press is? Or the science behind it?
You might not.
But your Father, your Spouse, your Whiskey Lover sure does. Or, at least, he sure understands the advantages of cold whiskey with slower dilution.
An Ice Press turns a block of ice into a perfect ice sphere that fits into a whiskey glass. It’s the type of purchase that Fathers desire, but don’t buy for themselves.
Making it the ideal gift.
But here’s the secret, they’re not going to ask for it.
Because while our Whiskey Barrel Ice Baller is affordable, that doesn’t make it cheap. It’s a high quality, novelty item, for the people who truly want to enjoy their whiskey at the slowdown of their day.
The ice ball keeps the whiskey chilled like normal ice cubes. However, unlike normal ice cubes, it won’t dilute the expensive bottle of whiskey.
Where normal ice cubes melt within minutes, especially on a sunny day, the Whiskey Barrel Ice Baller ice balls take an hour to melt.
The impressive 16 lbs of machinery is part art, part science.
The press requires no electricity, yet can melt a block of ice into an ice ball within a minute. With this robust press, you’ll be creating ice balls forever, and probably even pass it down through the generations.
This is why we offer a legacy laser engraving, you can put your family name on the ice press, or create a family crest to start your legacy.
Here’s how it works:
When you put your clear ice plug into the Whiskey Baller Ice Press, you cover the ice with the top aluminum piece.
When the aluminum comes in contact with the ice, there is a natural transfer of energy FROM the aluminum TO the ice. Stored thermal energy is the basis for this process.
Without you having to touch the Whiskey Baller Ice Press, the ice is compressed. It melts through gravity and the weight of the aluminum to form a sphere.
This is why it’s important for the ice press to be heavy. It generates pressure so that the ice is pressed quickly.
And voila! Perfect, clear ice balls for your Father.
You can make up to three balls in a row, and then let science recuperate for a few minutes. A lot of our customers have found that if you run the ice press under warm water for a couple seconds after making your first round of ice balls, then it’ll be ready right away for more ice ball production.
So, what are YOU getting your Father for Father’s Day?
Shipping on the Whiskey Barrel Ice Baller takes about 4-5 days, so we recommend placing your order now.
Remember, he’s not going to ask for it. But you know he’s worked his butt off for you family, and it’s time for him to reap what he’s sown. Blow his mind this Father’s Day with a novelty gift fit for a hardworking man who’s ready to unwind.
Christmas SALE!!! Use coupon code XMAS2017 at checkout to get FREE shipping and FREE clear ice kit!! available the month of December, 2017.
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