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Get Saucedelic with Paulman Acre! We brew hand-made, small-batch, smoked pepper sauce in North County San Diego. Sweet, smoky and hot!
Get Saucedelic with Paulman Acre! We brew hand-made, small-batch, smoked pepper sauce in North County San Diego. Sweet, smoky and hot!
Get Saucedelic with Paulman Acre! We brew hand-made, small-batch, smoked pepper sauce in North County San Diego. Sweet, smoky and hot!
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Paulman Acre Smoked Pepper Sauce

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We have spent the second half of 2014 bringing our unique product line to market and we are asking for your help in pushing the company into the next phase of sustainable growth.


THE SAUCES

Our current product line features three small batch smoked pepper sauces unlike anything you’ve tried before: Piñalava Sunshine, Mangomojo Daydream and Strawbanero Lightning. Unlike other sauces on the market, the main ingredients in our products are whole fruits and vegetables — not water or vinegar. 

We add fresh habanero peppers, a special blend of South American peppers and applewood smoke for a sweet-heat flavor profile that will transcend your tastes and expectations! Our fans put these sauces on everything from eggs to desserts and meats to veggies. There really is a Paulman Acre Smoked Pepper Sauce for every occasion!

Each flavor is brewed by hand in 25 gallon batches. Each batch contains 60 pounds of fruit, 10 pounds of sweet peppers and 5 pounds of fresh habaneros. Everything in the process, from chopping to cooking, from bottling to labeling is done one pepper at a time and one bottle at a time. It is a meticulous process, but it gives us full control over the quality of the product and the end result speaks for itself.

The response in the market, thus far, has been exceptional and we are getting great traction. To date, our entire operation has been self-funded, but we are looking for your help to fund two important business initiatives that will help us improve our distribution channel and sustainably source our unique pepper needs.

Our Goals

THE REWARDS

Our rewards primarily focus on what it is that makes us unique: Our Sauces! We have several different packages available for every level of sauce lover from single-bottle shipments all the way up to multiple shipments of multiple bottles throughout the year. We have also included several limited rewards packages that will ensure delivery in time for the Christmas Holiday.

We also have several levels of “CSA” or “Community Supported Agriculture” packages available to help fund the 2015 grow operation. With these CSA packages, we will be sharing our end-of-year pepper harvest with contributors in the form of pepper flakes, pepper powders, dried pods, fresh pods and a limited edition Estate Reserve smoked pepper sauce. 

There is a reward level for everyone, so we hope you will find one that suits your tastes!

THE BACKSTORY

I grew up in the rolling foot hills Appalachia where I loved visiting my grand dad’s farm. In that part of the country, everyone grew their own food to some degree. Everyone knew how to plant, grow, harvest and cook. 

I just took it for granted. Somewhere along the way, I lost touch with the art of food production and I ended up writing computer code all day. Then I found myself experimenting with small batches of hot sauce as a creative outlet. This experimentation led to years of meticulous refinement and eventually the Saucedelic flavor of Paulman Acre “Smoked Pepper Sauce” was born. 

As I continued to make sauce batches, I felt myself re-connecting with the fine art of food production that I had lost from my upbringing. And, more importantly, friends and family were draining the 5 gallon batches almost instantly. I couldn’t keep up with the demand! After a serious round of soul searching, I decided to go all-in with Paulman Acre. And in July of this year, I left my day job in the Mobile Tech Industry to pursue my calling. So far, so good!

Risks and challenges

Working With The State
To achieve our goals, we will need to work very closely with the State of California on several key areas which can be time-consuming and, often times, convoluted. With time and patience, however, we have successfully navigated the red tape thus far and we are confident that trend will continue.

Working With Nature
To grow our peppers on-site, we need to work closely with the elements. Thankfully, Coastal Southern California has a moderate climate that is ideal for growing peppers. Our main risks are bugs and disease which we have been controlling via organic best practices with much success.

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    No support is too small! You will receive our thanks and access to the behind-the-scenes progress as we move forward with our goals!

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    You will receive our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet as a small token of thanks along with one 50ml sample bottle of our sauce.

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    JUST ONE :: You'll receive one 9.5 oz bottle of your choice along with two 50ml sample bottles of the other flavors. We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. Shipment will be sent Feb 2015

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    SAUCEDELIC SAMPLER [EARLYBIRD SPECIAL] :: You'll receive three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, as well as our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. And you can save $5 by pledging early. Shipment will be sent Feb 2015.

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    SAUCEDELIC SAMPLER :: You'll receive three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, as well as our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. Shipment will be sent Feb 2015.

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    SAUCEDELIC SAMPLER [CHRISTMAS DELIVERY] :: Looking for the perfect Holiday gift? We've got you covered! We'll send you three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, in time for Christmas 2014! We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. Habby Holidays from Paulman Acre!

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    COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE [SMALL BOX] :: You'll receive three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, in Feb 2015. You will also receive a small sampling of our pepper harvest in November 2015. We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. If this is a gift, we will ship a card to the recipient by Christmas 2014.

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    COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE [MEDIUM BOX] :: You'll receive three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, in Feb 2015. You will also receive a medium sampling of our 2015 pepper harvest including powders, and flakes in November of 2015. We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. If this is a gift, we will ship a card to the recipient by Christmas 2014.

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    COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE [LARGE BOX] :: You'll receive three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, in Feb 2015. You'll also receive a large sampling of our 2015 pepper harvest including powders, flakes, dried pods and whole fresh pods in November of 2015. We will also include our Limited Edition "2015 Estate Reserve" sauce as well as our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. If this is a gift, we will ship a card to the recipient by Christmas 2014.

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    KEEP 'EM COMIN' [3 DELIVERIES] :: We'll send you three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, three different times throughout the year (9 bottles total). We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. Shipments will be sent Feb\May\Aug 2015. If this is a gift, we will ship a card to the recipient by Christmas 2014.

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    SAUCEDELIC SAMPLER THREE PACK [CHRISTMAS DELIVERY] :: Looking for SEVERAL perfect Holiday gifts? We've got you covered! We'll send you THREE 9.5 oz bottles of all 3 flavors (9 bottles total) in time for Christmas 2014 along with a handful of the 50ml sample bottles for stocking stuffers! We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. Habby Holidays from Paulman Acre!

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    KEEP 'EM COMIN' [6 DELIVERIES] :: We'll send you three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, six different times throughout the year (18 bottles total). And we will include a medium-sized sampling of our pepper harvest in your December shipment with an assortment of dried powders and flakes. Shipments will be sent Feb \ Apr \ Jun \ Aug \ Oct \ Dec 2015. We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. If this is a gift, we will ship a card to the recipient by Christmas 2014.

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    THE LOCAL SPECIAL :: [NOTE -- This option is for the local San Diegan who can pick up rewards from our Farmer's Market booths. There is no shipping option available for this package.] You'll be given an 18 bottle credit that can be picked up at your leisure. Pick any flavor your like when you pick them up. Limit of 6 bottles per visit. Pick-ups available beginning the first weekend in December, 2014. You can also pick up our Limited Edition "2015 Estate Reserve" sauce when it's ready and our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. We'll also be sure to give you a sneak peek (and samples if available) of any products in development throughout the 2015 year. You can also pick up a medium-sized sampling of our pepper harvest with an assortment of dried powders and flakes when it is ready.

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    THE SAUCEDELIC MOTHERLOAD :: We'll send you three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, six different times throughout the year (18 bottles total). Shipments will be sent Feb \ Apr \ Jun \ Aug \ Oct \ Dec 2015. We will also grow and process a dedicated pepper plant for you (you choose the variety from our inventory). We will also send you a large sampling of our 2015 pepper harvest including powders, flakes, dried pods and whole fresh pods. We will also include our Limited Edition "2015 Estate Reserve" sauce. And we will include samples of any new products that we develop throughout the year. We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet. Whoa-boy -- this is the Saucedelic Mother Load! If this is a gift, we will ship a card to the recipient by Christmas 2014.

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    PAULMAN ACRE FOUNDER :: We'll send you three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, seven different times throughout the year (21 bottles total). Shipments will be sent Dec14 (In time for Christmas) \ Feb \ Apr \ Jun \ Aug \ Oct \ Dec15. We will also grow and process a dedicated pepper plant for you (you choose the variety from our inventory). We will also send you a large sampling of our 2015 pepper harvest including powders, flakes, dried pods and whole fresh pods. We will also include our Limited Edition "2015 Estate Reserve" sauce. And we will include full-sized bottles of any new products that we develop throughout the year. You will also receive 10 bottles of the Founders-Only commemorative special edition batch. You will also receive an invitation for two to the Paulman Acre Harvest Festival Dinner held on-site in North County San Diego in the Fall of 2015. We'll also include our signature Paulman Acre lucite magnet and give you recognition on the Kickstarter Founders section of our website.

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    THE BAD MAMAJAMA :: We'll send you three 9.5 oz bottles, one of each flavor, seven different times throughout the year (21 bottles total). Shipments will be sent Dec14(In time for Christmas) \ Feb \ Apr \ Jun \ Aug \ Oct \ Dec15. We will also grow and process 6 dedicated pepper plants for you (you choose the variety from our inventory). We will also send you a large sampling of our 2015 pepper harvest including powders, flakes, dried pods and whole fresh pods. We will also include our Limited Edition "2015 Estate Reserve" sauce. And we will include full-sized bottles of any new products that we develop throughout the year. You will also receive 10 bottles of the Founders-Only commemorative special edition batch. You will also receive an invitation for two to the Paulman Acre Harvest Festival Dinner held on-site in North County San Diego in the Fall of 2015 where you will be the Guest of Honor. We will craft a Barrel Aged Private Reserve Bad Mamajama Batch specific to your tastes and provide you with proper cellaring instructions. We'll also give you permanent recognition on all of our Paulman Acre labels through 2015.

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Funding period

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