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Ice, Ice Baby

Ice, Ice Baby

Mar 13, 2012

Meet Joel Rund, LEYE’s Ice Man.

Don’t know what an Ice Man is? Neither did we, so we spent a day shadowing the man behind all of our magical frozen creations. From cubes embedded with rappers to full-blown sculptures, the sky’s the limit to what Joel’s can create. From start to finish, see what goes into the thoughtful cubes cooling down your beverage.

[IMAGES OF DIFFERENT ICE]

Joel produces over 5,000 hand-cut ice cubes each week (that’s over 1,100 lbs of ice a week!) that supply the chill for 10 LEYE restaurants. Using three top of the line and handmade Clinebell ice machines that weigh in at 5,000 lbs each, the ice is allowed 3-4 days to fully freeze into 100 lb crystal-clear blocks!

[VIDEO OF ICE CRANE]

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