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Is it Crystal or Caramel Malt?

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The following long read is taken from the Briess website and serves as a good overview of the origins of this type of malt, as well as some understanding of the differences.  Author: Bob Hansen, Briess USA Homebrewers are often confused by the terms crystal and caramel malt and are sometimes uncertain as to whether these are basically the same thing and can be used interchangeably, or whether they are quite different animals. Partly this comes from the fact that crystal and caramel malts come in a range of different colors, and that individual products from one maltster may not be identical to those...

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Stocking Issues

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So this might just be the most boring read ever, but it occurred to me today to try and explain why we sometimes have inventory issues. Like I said, boring for many but it might help you sleep if the stress of COVID-19 is keeping you up! As many retail stores do, we have a client-facing website that you all see and interact with to buy or research products. On the office side, we also have inside-facing software that you don't see but which allows us to order products, track and pay taxes, etc. In between these two "systems" is...

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FLAT RATE GTA Service

Posted by Dean Rowan on

In the past few weeks, we have been able to make dozens of deliveries to homebrewers in Durham, Scarborough and a few spots around the GTA. With the help of an old friend who finds himself at home these days, we are now able to offer a flat rate home-delivery option to most of the GTA. When does it start? As it happens, we had already planned to close on Friday April 10 through until Monday April 13, back to the shop on the 14th. We will begin deliveries on Tuesday April 14th. When are deliveries being made? Monday through Friday, mostly...

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NO IN-STORE SHOPPING, BUT FREE DELIVERY

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NO IN-STORE SHOPPING, BUT FREE DELIVERY

Effective March 24, 2020, we will be shortening our workday IN the store so we can spend a few hours each day making home deliveries. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted by Dean Rowan on

COVID-19 UPDATE
As we all navigate this crisis, we are modifying how we work with and interact with our customers. Until such time as we are instructed by the Province to halt business, we will continue to operate in a SAFE and RESPONSIBLE manner.

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