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Digital technology meets the old fashioned foam "KOOZIE" with the Koolernaut.  Be a part of the revolution!
Digital technology meets the old fashioned foam KOOZIE with the Koolernaut.  Be a part of the revolution!
Digital technology meets the old fashioned foam KOOZIE with the Koolernaut. Be a part of the revolution!
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Koolernaut Digital Beer Insulator and Chiller

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What is a Koolernaut?

The Koolernaut project is available as two items: 

1)  The Koolernaut digital beer insulator. (commonly known as a KOOZIE, but this word is trademarked).  The Koolernaut has a built in digital thermometer that activates when you insert a beer.  On the back is a handy temperature chart showing the optimal temperature for different types of beer.  Our product uses very thick, sturdy foam to keep all the cool inside your drink where it belongs!

(this is our prototype used in the videos)

Koolernaut digital beverage insulator
Koolernaut digital beverage insulator

Many people, including us, thought all beer should be served ice cold. If it's cheap American beer, you may be right. However, with the explosion of microbrew and craft beer, the knowledge of drinking beer at the proper temperature is slowly gaining popularity. Our product can be used for both, making sure your American lagers are ice cold with the Koolernaut Ice Puck, and by using the digital thermometer and beer temperature chart to ensure your tasty craft beers are not freezing your taste buds!

Beer Temperature Chart
Beer Temperature Chart

2)  The Koolernaut Ice Puck, which keeps your beer cold (and even makes it colder) all the way to the bottom.  It is made to fit in the bottom of Koolernaut, but will fit in a standard KOOZIE (TM) as well.  It is filled with a freezable non-toxic gel that chills your beer using the laws of physics!

KOOLERNAUT ICE PUCK
KOOLERNAUT ICE PUCK

Proof That It Works!! (Video #2)

Being an engineer, I won't just tell you that my product works, I'll prove it

Check out this video of our prototype Ice Puck.  It chilled the beer that was warm (we put in in a toaster oven to warm it up) by 8 degrees in just a matter of minutes!  Our production Ice Puck will be even better by using a freezable gel and being a tighter fit to the bottom of the can.

Even More Proof! (Video #3)

Here we test a Koolernaut vs a regular beer can.  Even after only 2 minutes the temperature difference is HUGE!

Why Kickstarter?

The custom molds and initial inventory order for the Koolernaut will cost us over $10,000 so we are looking to our consumers and fans to help front some of this cost.  We can't do this without all of your support!

Media Links

http://www.tailgatingideas.com/koolernaut-digital-beer-insulator-and-chiller-kickstarter-campaign/

http://www.yardbarker.com/all_sports/articles/koolernaut_digital_beer_insulator_and_chiller_kickstarter_campaign/16687009

http://craziestgadgets.com/2014/06/25/beer-koozie-with-a-thermometer/

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.damngeeky.com%2F2014%2F07%2F05%2F22635%2Fkoolernaut-cools-beer-displays-current-temperature.html&h=2AQGLzwRA
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.damngeeky.com%2F2014%2F07%2F05%2F22635%2Fkoolernaut-cools-beer-displays-current-temperature.html&h=2AQGLzwRA
http://www.getdatgadget.com/koolernaut-chills-keeps-beer-perfect-temperature/
http://www.getdatgadget.com/koolernaut-chills-keeps-beer-perfect-temperature/

 Credits

CollegeHumor.com - Coors Light can used in video

http://www.collegehumor.com/post/6890818/8-beer-can-innovations-wed-actually-use

Steven Fies - Music used in video

http://www.reverbnation.com/stevenfies

Risks and challenges

We have been selling custom leather beer holsters (BeerOutlaw.com) since 2006, we know how to do business. To be honest, we don't really have any big risks with this project. Doing business in China is always a bit risky, but we have been working with our main manufacturer for a couple of months now and have established a great relationship and trust with them. If we do have any setbacks, we have 2nd and 3rd manufacturers lined up and ready to finish our initial order. With a bit of luck, we will have our first batch of products ready to ship before the Kickstarter even completes!

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    KOOLERNAUT SPECIAL:
    You will receive a First-edition Koolernaut beverage insulator at our lowest Kickstarter price.
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    KOOLERNAUT + 2 ICE PUCKS: Heavy Drinkers! Receive a Koolernaut beverage insulator and 2 Ice Pucks. (corrected a typo on this reward)

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    INTERNATIONAL KOOLERNAUT + ICE PUCK: We will ship a Koolernaut with an Ice Puck to you, even Antarctica (we sell igloos to Eskimos too)

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    YOUR DESIGN: 500 KOOLERNAUTS WITH YOUR ARTWORK. We will work with you and design your own color/artwork, brand your company and use these as a marketing tool.

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