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$2,952
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 5 2014 5:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Age it Yourself Kit

Visit our website: www.ageityourself.com

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ageityourself

Beat the Barrel

The Age it Yourself Kit is a whole new way to age liquor or cocktails at home. Make bad liquor good, make good liquor great, and make your cocktails one-of-a-kind. Unlike any other home-ageing kits currently on the market, the Age it Yourself kit speeds up the aging process while maintaining the flavor profile of liquor aged for years.  The Kit is the product of our passion for and understanding of quality liquor, and six months of experimentation

The barrel is the most important part of what gives a liquor its flavor. The best barrels give their contents flavor profiles like almond, caramel, vanilla, smoke, and toast. Most of what makes a whiskey great comes from the barrel it was aged in.

We broke down exactly how liquor ages in a quality full-sized barrel. There are a lot of things that happen as liquor ages, and they don’t all happen at the same speed. The ageing process can generally be sped up by increasing the amount of barrel and decreasing the amount of liquor. Other home-ageing products that use mini barrels, staves, or wood chips operate under this simple principle as well. The problem with those other methods is that they don’t account for the different speeds that different processes happen, and result in fast color but poor, unbalanced flavor.  

In order to make liquor age fast, but keep the balanced flavors of liquor that is aged slowly, we didn’t just put a barrel in a jar. First, we had to turn the barrel inside-out and give it a serious kick in the ass. 

Full-Barrel Flavor, Small-Batch Size.

We hand-cut all of our wood with our own special design that maximizes its long-grain surface area. The long grain of wood is the only part that touches liquor in a traditional barrel and is responsible for giving it its smooth, consistent flavors like vanilla, toast, and smoke.

Other ageing products, particularly chipping and staves, expose liquor to end-grain wood, which give off harsher, bitter flavors.

Our process is the first to capture the flavor of a full-sized barrel by accurately recreating what a liquor is exposed to as it ages in one. We invented our own oven to get the perfect char,everytime. We developed new wood processing techniques so there would be zero waste. We tested and sampled hundreds of recipes before we even came close to our final Charred oak blend.

The Age it Yourself Kit will produce better results in two weeks than a mini-barrel will produce in two months, and can give same flavors of more than a year of traditional barrel ageing. 

The Perfect Gift for Any Occasion

The Age it Yourself Kit comes in beautiful custom packaging, and makes a great gift. Whiskey enthusiasts, DIY enthusiasts, dads, grads, grandmothers, and everybody in betweenwill love the opportunity to create something that is truly their own. You can buy one for yourself, one for a friend, and see who can barrel-age the best cocktail. 

The Age it Yourself Kit can be used either as a gift, or to make a truly unique gift. You can show up at parties with a bottle of liquor that nobody has ever seen before because it's 100% your own. We are also developing the capability to offer 100% customized labels in the future. 

Our package design will evolve as we get the funding for even better, custom-designed and printed boxes. 

We plan on delivering all rewards in time for Christmas. 

The Process

Since we've done all the hard work, our process is simple

1: Pour your favorite whiskey, tequila, moonshine, or batch of cocktails into our aging jar once it’s loaded with our blend of oak.

2. Screw on the lid, and sign and date the jar.

3. The color and flavor will begin changing in just a few hours, and the best results are reached after about two weeks.

4. Pour into the included bottle.

 5. ENJOY!

Age it Yourself Kit Contents:

·Age it Yourself American white oak blend

·Ageing Jar

·Serving/display bottle

·Custom flask

·Funnel

·Instructions

Aged on the Bar Kit Contents:

·Age it Yourself American White oak blend (Extra Large)

·Four additional refills

·One-gallon Ageing Jar

·2x 1.75 liter storage bottle.

·Serving/display bottle

·Funnel

·Instructions

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Risks and challenges

While our oven and processing methods do cut a lot of the cost, we want to continue to provide the highest quality, slow grown, American white oak. This isn't cheap. The more funding we get, the better looking and more durable we can make our packaging. We also want to further develop kits and recipes for barrel-aged beer, wine, bitters, and even hot sauces. We want to continue to also create new recipe inserts for any existing kits, including: whiskey-coffee, spiced rum, gin, flavored spirits, and new wood blends. After you buy the kit, if you want to try something new, all you’ll have to do is buy a new insert. So please check out our rewards below, and thanks.

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    THANK YOU and a RECIPE

    We want to express our gratitude for supporting Age it Yourself, so we will send our $5 backers an illustrated cocktail recipe from our cocktail book. You will also get updates of: upcoming kits (including ones for beer and wine), new recipes (including coffee-whiskey, spiced rum, and other wood blends), and a preview of our recipe book. We will also include a personal thank you for your support at the end of the project.

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    AGE IT YOURSELF RECIPE BOOK and FLASK.

    We've developed a recipe book with some of the best craft-bartenders in the DC Metro Area, and this reward includes a hardcopy as well as a digital download, and a flask to put something special in. Our recipe book includes: pre-mixed batch cocktails developed specifically for the Age it Yourself kit; unique cocktails to make from your aged moonshine, rum, whiskey, tequila, or other spirit; and even our special Age it Yourself hot sauce.

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    FREE SHIPPING! AGE IT YOURSELF KIT and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF RECIPE BOOK (Early Backers).

    As a special thank you, for our first 50 Backers we're offering free domestic shipping or $10 off international shipping. You'll get the original Age it Yourself kit. This includes our Aging Jar, Bottling Jar, 1 batch of our charred-oak blend for a 750 ml sized batch, a funnel, a flask, and a free digital download of our recipe book.

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    TWO AGE IT YOURSELF KITS and TWO DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF OUR RECIPE BOOK.
    The perfect gift for the Holidays. 2 Age it Yourself Kits with 2 digital download copies of our recipe book.

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    AGE IT YOURSELF KIT with 10 OAK REFILLS and OUR RECIPE BOOK. and FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES You'll get the original Age it Yourself kit, 10 refills of our charred-oak blend that we vacuum-sealed for freshness, and a physical copy of our recipe book. That’s up to twenty 750 ml batches of your own aged creations.

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    AGED ON THE BAR KIT with 5 OAK REFILLS and our RECIPE BOOK. For bars, restaurants, or anybody who REALLY loves cocktails, our Aged on the Bar allows you to create 1 gallon batches of your own aged cocktails, or spirits. Along with serving bottles, you’ll receive 5 vacuum-sealed batches of our charred oak blend, and a hard copy of our recipe book.

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