My Kickstarter Project is Launched

 JonH (@IJesusChrist)6 years, 3 months ago

Hello all, it is with restrained excitement that I bring to your attention a kickstarter project of mine. I have mixed feelings with sharing this on this forum, as I am (in relative respect to many meadmakers) an amateur of mead making, and am really standing on the shoulders of some giants before me.

However, I have found myself really diving into this study, this hobby, and I have really felt a serious connection that this is something I want to take beyond the level of a hobby. Everything about mead is calling me;
Its a niche that deserves more attention.
Its an organic process that produces an exceptional drink – simple, or very complex.
It is limited only by the imagination (and $) of the mead maker.
It has tradition and archaic roots, but plenty of room to ‘modernize’.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/197437644/meadery-beginnings#project-faqs

I understand some of you may feel this is in vain, but I am /not/ here to beg for someone to buy me supplies. I’m here to ask you guys for support to follow something that seems to be in my blood.

This embodies the my favorite principles – taking nature’s magnificent processes, learning of them, and using them to produce a fine quality product that is part man part nature.

Anyway, enough gibberish. I complete understand if you dislike the idea of this, but I hope you can see it from the other perspective – that you’re supporting a future meadery.

March 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm
josephm (772) (@josephm) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

gl

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Thanks sir, want to donate 5 and ill give you drugs next time I see you. Hows that sound

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

rather have mead

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

wellp don’t know where you’d find that

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Be the change you want to see. Help people on the way to their dreams.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Discounts for HE members.

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

It would be free if you supported (and we crossed paths)

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

What is this? Skyrim? :P

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

If I open up a meadery, I’m going to have Frodo Friday’s and skyrim Thursdays.
:)
pledge you bitch!

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SoldierXG (1) (@SoldierXG) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I’m currently aspiring to be a Web Developer and would love the opportunity to build a website for your start-up . I’m in the U.S army as a Network Operator so my schedule is a little crazy . But in my free time i would love to help contribute to your start-up and set you up with a website and give my self a little practice as well.

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Hey man that would be really awesome. I have zero programming or web experience so anything would really help. I’ve got someone also interested in graphic designing!

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KoMaCarpe (92) (@KoMaCarpe) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Ive never even teasted mead but it sure sounds like a good tasting idea.

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Its delicious.
TOO delicious some would say..;.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Unfortunately, I don’t have any money. But I can imagine how awesome it must be to have a breakthrough moment like that, where you feel something calling out to you like this. I salute you!

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Angela (17) (@preston.tobes) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

fermented…honey…
Honey….
HONEY…
HONEY!!!!!

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Its delicious. And nutritious (maybe?) Actually I do want to come out with a line of ‘medicinal’ meads – with things like ginkgo, chaga, ginseng and so forth that get ya drunk while they heal you, haha.

Maybe. :)

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Angela (17) (@preston.tobes) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

that would be SO COOL!!!!! I’ve never tasted mead (I’m underage anyway), but I really want to try it now… you can put a bunch of different herbs into it, right? I wonder what ginger mead would taste like… *fantasizes and drools* this is amazing.

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Ginger mead is one of my next recipes!

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Angela (17) (@preston.tobes) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

THAT’S AWESOME! XD

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Angela (17) (@preston.tobes) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

also, do you know if mead retains the nutritional benefits of honey? I mean, honey has enzymes and antioxidants in it, right (I think)? So would mead, being fermented, retain that? is the fermentation only using the sugars and not affecting the other compounds honey possesses?

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

The enzymes will still be there for sure. Fermentation converts the sugars to alcohols but it can also cause the loss of very volatile stuff. But yes, the most crucial parts that make honey smell and taste and act like honey are still going to be there.

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Angela (17) (@preston.tobes) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

that sounds like the heaven of the world of alcohol

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Whoever has been contributing – if you’re form here, really thank you so much! I think I’m at a crossroads with my life, and this may be one of the paths.

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Martijn Schirp (112,778)A (@martijn) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Just donated my friend :)

When is that MDMA article coming up? (ha, guilt-tricked you!)

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I thank you man.
I’ve just gotten over probably the most stressful 4 months I think I’ve ever had. After I head back to school (home now) I’m planning to pick up where I left off back in November. Get some art going, get some writing done, get back to myself! So, it’ll come, sorry about this extensive delay. Everyday I was crossing my fingers you weren’t going to publish one without me! haha

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