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The Craft Your Own Bitters kit brings the satisfaction of making delicious bitters into the homes of cocktail lovers everywhere.
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Hella Bitter

922 backers pledged $58,547 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Jacob Cooper on February 10

      Hello! Can you please update us on the status of providing replacement spice blends?

    2. Creator Dianne King on October 10, 2014

      first citrus brew has been taste tested and rave reviews all around, I may need alot more of this :D

    3. Creator BonanzaNLD on September 20, 2014

      Just received my package, nothing broken, despite the journey to The Netherlands. Bitters are being created. Can't wait to test my own recipes...

    4. Creator Charles Hagin on September 18, 2014

      I haven't gotten my kit yet - can I get a tracking number sent to me?

    5. Creator Michael Massengill on September 15, 2014

      Thanks a lot. I just started mine first two. One with wild Turkey and aromatic and Bombay sapphire with citrus. Can't wait to start experimenting.

    6. Creator Hella Bitter on September 12, 2014

      @Michael Massengill:

      Hey Michael,

      Thanks for the note. We are, in fact, in the process of developing replacement spice blends! Please stay tuned. In the mean time, please keep an eye out ok our website for new recipes and info for CYOB.


    7. Creator Hella Bitter on September 12, 2014

      @Michelle Caillouet Bailey:

      So glad to hear it! Thanks for taking time to share that comment. We're looking forward to seeing your delicious concoctions @HellaBitter.


    8. Creator Joyce Po on September 11, 2014

      Hi There--

      Is there a way i can track my package?



    9. Creator Michael Massengill on September 11, 2014

      I just got mine, looks awesome. I was just curious if there are any other spice mixes that you sell, or recipes for the spice mixes. Thanks a lot!

    10. Creator Michelle Caillouet Bailey on September 11, 2014

      My just arrived, in perfect condition. Thank you! Very cool looking. :)

    11. Creator Bree Barbeau on September 10, 2014

      I received my kit today and two of the glass droppers were broken. All of the other glass components seem to be fine - is there any way to get a replacement for the two broken droppers?

    12. Creator Sarah Little on September 10, 2014

      I got my kit today as well. While both velcro dots were there, one of the dropper bottles was also misplaced and floating around the package. Luckily nothing is broken as far as I can tell. You guys might want to look at some way of securing the glass portions (ribbon or tape) or increasing the foam padding on the inside for future batches. Otherwise, the kit looks great and I'm looking forward to using it!

    13. Creator Hella Bitter on September 9, 2014

      Thanks for the heads up, @Brian! We will replace any broken pieces asap.

    14. Creator Brian Clark on September 9, 2014

      I received my kit today. As another backer also experienced, it was missing the velcro dot on the inside to keep it sealed (the one on the flap was there), but that's no big deal. Just figured you all would like to know.

      A few of the dropper bottles had fallen out of their slots during shipping and the tip to one of the glass droppers was broken. The bottle itself was fine, as were all the other components in the box, but is there any way to get a replacement dropper?

    15. Creator Hella Bitter on September 9, 2014

      Thanks for the heads up, @Matthew Chiavelli! We're hard at work addressing this issue.

    16. Creator Matthew Chiavelli on September 8, 2014

      Received my kit today. I'm in NYC. Everything looks great, although my box is missing one of the velcro dots to keep it closed. It opened slightly along the way, and nearly everything was piled up in one corner. All the glass is ok, though. Looking forward to making some bitters!

    17. Creator Kevin Brogle on September 8, 2014

      Just got my kit. Looks great. Would be nice to get some hints/instructions on creating our own spice blends.

    18. Creator Hella Bitter on August 7, 2014

      @Aaron C:

      Thanks for your support and of course you pledge Aaron. The turn around time of the next two weeks isn't likely. We went into production very recently, as the campaign ended in the last week of July and are currently on schedule to get the kits out for late August/early September. Pls let us know if you have any more questions.


    19. Creator Aaron C on August 7, 2014

      Congrats Guys! I know I am being ansy - but - any idea when you'll start shipping? Traditionally, many successful Kickstarters run late... however, I am keeping my fingers crossed. I also realize its only been two weeks - so - any udates?

    20. Creator Taylor Combs on July 25, 2014

      Congrats guys!! So proud of y'all!

    21. Creator Hella Bitter on July 24, 2014

      We are very grateful to our entire community for supporting us throughout this amazing campaign with comments, likes, shares, reposts, and of course pledges. Thank you! We will now get to work on delivering you a truly amazing Craft Your Own Bitters Kit.

    22. Creator Hella Bitter on July 24, 2014


      Thanks so much for the kind words. If you add an additional $10 to your pledge we can get them to different addresses. After the campaign closes, we can hash out the various addy's via the kickstarter survey which allows us to collect all the pertinent information from you.

      Thanks again George,

    23. Creator George on July 24, 2014

      Congrats on meeting your goal! If I order two, would it be possible to have them shipped to different addresses?

    24. Creator Hella Bitter on July 23, 2014


      Thank you for the support! Once the campaign ends, unfortunately it won't be possible to add swag. However, we hope to have some of the swag become permanent SKUs on our website.

    25. Creator Asaris on July 23, 2014

      Congrats on meeting the goal! Will it be possible to add swag after the campaign ends?

    26. Creator Phil LaDeau on July 22, 2014

      So glad you all met the goal! Excited to learn more about bitters and then experiment.

    27. Creator Marlin Chilton       (deleted) on July 21, 2014

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    28. Creator Caitlin Owens on July 21, 2014

      So close!!

    29. Creator Silver Austin (deleted) on July 19, 2014

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    30. Creator FruitHead Wine on July 19, 2014

      Excited that I just backed your project. I have just launched a campaign. Would love it if you guys could help me get rolling. My project link is:

    31. Creator Lalla Mannion (deleted) on July 17, 2014

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    32. Creator Hella Bitter on July 17, 2014


      Word! Thanks, man. Great kicking it at FFS14.

    33. Creator Daniel on July 17, 2014

      Good luck guys! Almost there...

    34. Creator Kasuga Simon (deleted) on July 15, 2014

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    35. Creator Hella Bitter on July 9, 2014

      @Martin Ierfino:

      Thank you so much for the kind words! We're hard at work making this happen for you and our community of backers. Cheers!

    36. Creator Martin Ierfino on July 9, 2014

      Hi there, i just want to congratulate you on the kit, you guys look very professional, video , packaging and all. Im sure the taste is a great .

      Best of luck!!

    37. Creator Hella Bitter on July 3, 2014

      @Sandra Thebaud-Burrows:

      Hi there, Sandra! You point out an important detail. Apologies if the rewards are a bit unclear with regard to specifying swag. If / when the campaign closes successfully (fingers crossed!) we will send out a brief survey for all backers to share their desired swag and ship-to address.

      Shout back if you have more questions!

      Hella Bitter

    38. Creator Sandra Thebaud-Burrows on July 3, 2014

      Hi, I pledged the $70 option, but I never did see where I was suppose to pick my swag. I wanted the girls crew med. Can you fix this for me?

      Very excited about this project!

    39. Creator Hella Bitter on July 2, 2014

      Yep, Tristan is basically the coolest ever. Thank you, Monica!

    40. Creator Monica Amneus on June 30, 2014

      Hey guys! So excited for this, congratulations on all of your success so far. Also, give Tristan a pat on the back for me, he did a great job on the video, and was really surprised to see a name I knew in the credits.

    41. Creator Hella Bitter on June 25, 2014

      Hi SangJin - good call! For the time being, we are focusing our energy on producing what you see in the rewards. However, we want to help people use CYOB again and again. So stay tuned!

    42. Creator SangJin Lee on June 24, 2014

      This is just the kit I require as a mixologist! Do you plan to allow backers to buy extra bottles? As I already have several meshes that I use and I would only require additional bottles to infuse more ingredients!