1B Drink Recipes: Blood Orange Margarita

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It’s time for another installment in our drink recipe series…#NationalMargaritaDay edition! Ingredients: .5 oz Lime Juice .5 oz Blood Orange Juice 1.5 oz Triple Sec (We used Cointreau) 2 oz Tequila (We used El Jimador) Tsp Agave Nectar Ice (We …

1B Drink Recipes: NY Sour

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The next installment in our FirstBuild Drink Recipe Series is a NY Sour…with a little bit of a Kentucky twist! Ingredients: 2 oz Bourbon (We used Woodford Reserve Bourbon) 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 1 oz …

Opal to $499

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It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to be left out in the cold! It’s your last chance to get Opal at the pre-order price of $449. Most nugget ice makers START at around $2000 and are …

Bourbon Barrel Project

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Perhaps the best day of 2016 was when we received a delivery of bourbon barrels to our dock at FirstBuild. After everyone got a chance to check out the barrels, and yes, take a sniff or two, we thought…”what are …

Fridge Drink Shelf

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Beau Muniz has been working on a really cool drink holder that can be inserted in your fridge to add some versatility to your storage situation. You can store your egg nog, or the wine for your Christmas dinner, in …

Community Spotlight: Bike Tread Art

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  FirstBuild community member, and Associate Professor of Photography/Fine Art at the University of Louisville, Mary Carothers, recently made it out to the Outer Hebrides islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. She had been working on a bike tread art project …

FirstBuild Holiday Hours

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Holiday Hours Our normal Monday-Friday (9AM-9PM) and Saturday (9AM-5PM) are in effect, with the exception of the following days: Friday December 16th – Closing at 5PM Friday December 23rd – Closed Saturday December 24th – Closed Monday December 26th– Closed …

Pizza Oven Assembly (In Pictures)

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This week, assembly started on our Monogram Pizza Oven. Each oven is being hand-built at our micro-factory in Louisville, Kentucky. The oven takes several hours to manufacture and assemble, but if you’ve seen some of the things it can do …

Smart Wine Chiller Project

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Take a sneak peek at the progress the “Smart Wine Chiller” team has been making recently! We’d also love any feedback you may have; drop comments below or on the YouTube video.    

Opal Video Walkthroughs

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We’ve been making a few videos about our Opal Nugget Ice Maker and how to best use it. We hope they are a valuable resource for current owners and soon-to-be owners. After a long wait, we know you just want to …