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The Brew Bag interview with Rex Slagel

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The Brew Bag interview with Rex Slagel

Some interesting information about the Brew In A Bag process, and the Brew Bag products specifically. 

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The Power of pH

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The Power of pH

This article is copied, linked and credited to the BYO article of the same name, written by Nico Freccia. If you would like to refer back to it, here is the link. We have chosen to reproduce it here as it does a very good job of explaining what pH is, why you should be aware of it, and how you can manipulate it in your brewing. The level of pH in your mash, wort, and beer affects processes from enzyme function to hop extraction to yeast vitality. Understanding pH helps you manipulate pH levels for great-tasting beer.But while pH...

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Shipping Cost Issues

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Shipping Cost Issues

  Business over the past few months has grown substantially and our client base now includes many customers outside of our region and outside of Ontario. All of those orders need to be shipped and we are concerned about making sure we can ship as cost effectively as possible. This makes sense for you, our customer, and for us, since any shortfall in the shipping cost calculated online is made up by us. We have never asked for additional shipping cost even though we occasionally run into discrepancies that require us to make up the difference. In digging into the...

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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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