So, Cody and I were looking to do a time lapse video of a nICE mug melting away on a hot sauna bench. The phone shut down because of the heat, but I shot this video of us standing in the changing room.
Backyard sauna R&D Center. 180f. 30 minute nICE mug. “The Ice Pack”. Collaboration is what it takes to make something really cool.
People have been offering suggestions and ideas for making nICE mug even better. And recently it took the wife of the nICE mug founder to come up with this adaptation: Cut a small hole in the bottom of a nICE mug holder by piercing it with a knife or scissors. Set your nICE mug and […]
Along the shore of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota, tucked within Balsam trees and anchored into granite bedrock, sits the nICE mug Research and Development Center. This is where many of the technical advancements of nICE mug were developed. For those interested in what makes nICE mugs work (including potential rip off artists from afar): The iconic shape. The […]
From the mailbag. Craig in Portland, OR: “I received my nICE mug kit in the mail a couple weeks ago.” Craig goes on to say: “I’ll admit, I opened the box and filled the molds and put them in the freezer right away. The ice glasses produced were a bit cloudy. My wife and I […]
Innovation is often a slippery effort. nICE mug is no exception. The life of a nICE mug is directly related to the ability to make clear nICE mugs. Clear ice lasts longer. Making nICE mugs without air bubbles ensures over 20 minutes of nICE cold drinking. Experiencing crystal clear Minnesota lake ice has taught me […]
We are now shipping out nICE mug kits. Fitting that Andrew was the first to send me a nICE photo. Andrew is a great friend who I have never met. A kindred spirit who first came into my life via my website saunatimes. I virtually helped him with his sauna build shown here, have stayed […]
The nICE mug founder’s garage holds nICE mugs. And 6 freezers. Yea, it’s just a drinking glass made out of ice, but we are on the cusp of something really really nICE. Over 600 early adopters have entrusted nICE mug, by pledging money to receive their own kit so they can make their own nICE […]
How do I make long lasting nICE mugs? Clear ice nICE mugs last longer. Clear ice is harder and melts slower. Clear ice has no air bubbles. So, how do I make clear nICE mugs? Double boil water: yea, this kind of works. Use filtered water and or distilled water: yea, this kind of […]
How do you get a bunch of nICE mugs in a chest freezer? Forget the idea of trying to find cafeteria trays that fit the chest freezer. Days before a big event, desperate for a solution, off to Home Depot I go. DIY is the only answer. Shelves to hold nICE mugs that neatly fit […]