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Smokin' Glassware is a new patented glass that allows dry ice to be safely used as a coolant.

  • DRINK DIFFERENTLY WITH SMOKIN' GLASSWARE

ABOUT THE INNOVATION

 Smokin’ Glassware embraces the challenge to think differently by producing a patented glass that allows you to drink differently.  This is accomplished by safely allowing dry ice to be used as a coolant.  The low temperature of dry ice (-109.7 Fahrenheit) results in a drink that is cooler, undiluted, and that has a captivating visual display that attracts attention from across a room.

My name is Alan Sheats, I am the president of Smokin' Glassware.  I have spent nearly four years assembling the pieces that are presently coming together as a viable company with an exciting offering for the beverage industry. 

While the concept was initially conceived to address the perceived need to improve the martini, the idea has evolved to encompass virtually all types of beverages.  This glass delivers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in a unique and exciting fashion.  The glass can also be used to concoct enticing layered drinks when dry ice is not being used.  Smokin’ Glassware is made in the United States of America for the entire world.

HOW WILL THE PLEDGES BE EMPLOYED?

 As necessity is the mother of invention, capital is the father.  With your pledge, you will be an integral part in the procurement of the machinery for the birth of Smokin’ Glassware as a commercially viable innovation. 

If the target funding goal is exceeded, these funds will be employed to commercially develop additional styles of glasses which are already in the works.

 I am asking for your financial support to change the way drinks are enjoyed. 

Check out the video, make a pledge, start your party, and spread the news with everyone you know!

 Thank you so much for visiting my project and for your support!

Sincerely,

Alan B. Sheats

FAQ

 Q.  Should I pledge to the Smokin’ Glassware project to support a fundamental shift in the drinking paradigm?

 A.   Yes!

 Q.    What is dry ice?

 A.    Dry ice is tasteless, colorless, odorless carbon dioxide that is cooled until it becomes a solid.  It is called dry ice because it does not melt into a liquid (become wet) but instead sublimates, staying dry, going from a solid to a gas.

Q.  Where can I get dry ice?

A.  Dry ice can be  purchased in many grocery stores including: Albertsons, Bashas City Market, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Genuardi’s, Kroger, Lucky’s, Publix, Raleys, Ralph’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Smart & Final, Smiths, Wal-Mart, and Winn-Dixie.  There are several manufacturers of dry ice with 800 numbers including Air Gas, selling under the name Penguin Brand Dry Ice (877-736-4846), Praxair (800-772-9247), Air Liquide (877-715-8651), and Linde (800-755-9277).  Finding dry ice is not difficult.

Q.  How is dry ice loaded into the glass?

 A.  Dry ice is generally sold in small blocks, sometimes in plastic bags.  A hammer or other blunt object can be used to break the block after wrapping it in a cloth or bag  into smaller pieces that easily fit in the chamber of the glass.  

The dry ice chips can be inserted into the glass using gloves, tongs, or even by picking them up with a paper towel.  In the alternative, some dry ice makers produce pellets making the loading of the glass a breeze.  Don’t let the simple loading of the glass stop you from pledging and spicing up your party festivities!  The loading directions are as follows:

1.  Unscrew and remove the base of the glass; 

2.  Invert the glass and load dry ice in the stem (don’t touch the dry ice);

3.  Screw the base back on, return the glass to its upright position; and

4.  Pour in a beverage which will pass through the screen in the glass, and      party on! 

             See photo below as a picture is worth a thousand words:

Q,  Can I drink while the fog is escaping from the glass?

A.  Yes!  The fog is water vapor created by contact with the cold carbon dioxide and is not harmful, neither is the concentration of carbon dioxide.  Don’t fear the fog!

Q.  How cold does a drink get and how long does the fog last?

A.  The temperature of the drink depends on how much dry ice is used.   With approximately one once of dry ice, the temperature of a drinks can be reduced to around 38 degrees Fahrenheit.  The duration and intensity of the fog depends on the amount of dry ice used and the initial temperature of the drink.  The warmer the drink, the more intense the fog is.  As the drink cools down, the fog will begin to subside, however bubbling will continue until the dry ice is gone.  Fog is usually present around 5 to 8 minutes.

Q.  What is the volume of the glass?

A.  The glass has a total volume of 10 ounces with the dry ice chamber holding 2 ounces.

Q.  Are there any alternative uses for the glass?

A.  Yes!  The glass can be used to layer drinks.  Regular ice can also be used in the glass with the ice separated from the drinker, unlike an ordinary glass.

 The Glass for Dry Ice Cooled and Layered Drinks

Don't You Wish Your Martini was Smokin' Like Me?

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    For a pledge of $25, backers will receive the company thank you letter with a limited edition glass (when produced, shipping to Canada add $10 to pledge amount, shipping internationally add $15 to pledge amount). Get the coolest glass in town!

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    For a pledge of $75, backers will receive the company thank you letter with 8 limited edition glasses (when produced, shipping to Canada add $10 to pledge amount, shipping internationally add $15 to pledge amount). Get your party started!

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    For a pledge of $100, backers will receive the company thank you letter and an all expenses paid trip to Europe for 2 (just kidding!) We wanted to see if you are still paying attention. Seriously, you will get 12 limited edition glasses (when produced, shipping to Canada add $10 to pledge amount, shipping international add $15 to pledge amount) But wait there’s more! For your pledge at this level your name will be enshrined in the Backers Hall of Fame on the Smokin’ Glassware website! As a special thanks, a pledge at this level, sent in by December 10, 2011, allows you to designate up to three glasses, of your allotted twelve, as beautiful Christmas gift certificates (send in the recipient’s addresses with your pledge). Your recipients will be mailed the glasses when produced. Now that’s a unique Christmas present!!!!!!

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    For a pledge of $800 or more, first you’re an Angel, recognizing the enormous expense of commercializing a product. The first five (5) backers pledging $800 or more will receive one (1) of the original ten (10) prototype glasses with a letter from the company President certifying its authenticity. Talk about novelty! Just think if you had an original Coke bottle! In addition, backers will receive 24 limited edition glasses (when produced, free shipping) in addition to a special acknowledgment in the Backers Hall of Fame on the Smokin’ Glassware website! Once all five (5) proto-type glasses have been distributed, backers of $800 or more will be informed that prototypes are no longer available, allowing them to make an alternative pledge.

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