This week on Kickstarter Tuesdays, let’s talk about two things most people love, brewing and drinking beer and keeping their dogs secure and safe!
Mix homebrewing with dwarves, ancient god-like aliens, and modern science fiction and you have Satyr Stein. Centuries of brewers have perfected the art of the fermented beverage and Don is eager to share it with you in a special way – a way that puts all of our passions in one pot and adds a bit of magic. Homebrewing feeds both the creative and intellectual needs like a good hobby should. By crossing beer with tales from both the future and the past, Satyr Stein allows us to explore worlds, both real and imaginary, through our taste buds. Pledge now to make it so.
Things that are part of the Satyr Stein project includes the recipe book. Don takes as many things into account as possible, pulling from history, geography, and general aesthetics to put together the right mixture of malt, yeast, and hops. He will share all of these details with you in the book so you will not only know how to make the beers, but why they were made the way they were made. Along the way you will learn a bit of history, science, and perhaps even pop culture. Themes are taken from science fiction, fantasy, games, mythology, and history; especially medieval history.
Another part of this project is the DVD to accompany the book. They are also developing a series of short videos to iteratively guide a new brewer down the first steps on the road to mastery. Each video will use one of the recipes and go into more and more detail as the series progresses. The first will just be an overview of the process. The second will talk more about sanitation. By the time they get to the episode on bottling, you’ll be able to make your own beer following precise instructions. Each episode after that will expand and improve your process, giving you a better understanding of hops, yeast, and malt. These are all wrapped up with colorful introductions like the samples shown in the video above.
As of April 15th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $3,020 of the $15,000 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 18 days left to reach the $15,000 goal. For a pledge of $10, you will get the ebook, plus a new recipe every month until the ebook is done and delivered. For a pledge of $20, you will get digital copies of the videos, digital labels, the ebook, and recipes! To learn more about Satyr Stein and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dondehm/satyr-stein-homebrew
Surepaw Dog Gear
Ben Fowler has a passion for rock climbing. He lives for dogs. He is dedicated to protecting our environment. He remembers the moment he first caught a glimpse of a dog leash made from climbing rope and carabiners. He was a college student walking to work at Climbmax Climbing Gym in Asheville, NC. He remembers thinking that might be the coolest thing he has ever seen to walk his dog with. It was such a simple idea, and offered so many advantages environmentally, functionally, and economically. It took him some time, but then he decided to run with this idea knowing that people love unique things, their dogs, and good quality products. Especially products you feel good about when it comes to the environment.
Back in his native environment of Atlanta, Georgia, he is now ready to show people the “ropes” of mixing climbing passion, with dog obsession. If you clicked on his story on Kickstarter you most likely are a dog owner/lover, climber, and/or an interested Kickstarter stalker of projects. You might be all three! Regardless, we all know what a dog leash is and what its purpose is. If you have a leash at home, or several right now, go ahead and grab them and study it for a second…Ask yourself some questions: 1) Does it have a story, or where did it come from before you bought it? 2) What is it made of, and did buying it help the environment in any way? 3) What do you gain from your leash?
Your answer sheet will most likely look like this: 1) uhhh, I don’t really know. I don’t really care, it probably came from China, and I bought it at a pet store. 2) Leather, plastic, metal, and/or rope of some kind, and no it’s a dog leash how can it help the environment? 3) I don’t know. I clip my dog to it and I walk my dog, maybe run sometimes. So, what is Surepaw Dog Gear?
- Handmade, uniquely up-cycled, climber designed, dog ap”ruff”ved
- No kinks, knots, or quirks about ‘em
- Their rope is 6 x stronger and more durable than “Elven Rope” (Sam and Frodo would never have lost Gollum with a Surepaw leash)
- The Tugachuk™ gives a future to fishes, and playtime to dogs
- More color and pattern variety than a “double rainbow all the way”
- Gives you an ice-breaker story at the dog park or the coffee shop ;)
- Paws down inspired by the environment to reduce waste
- “173 Year Guarantee” on all leash styles (send them an email with what happened, send all the pieces back to them, and they’ll send you a new one at no charge!)
As of April 15th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $9,896 of the $6,500 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 16 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $20, you will get a MTN Line or EZ Summit Trainer. For a pledge of $35, you will get the Ruff Guider. To learn more about Surepaw Dog Gear and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/245196919/surepaw-dog-geartm-rethinking-the-dog-leash