Monday, September 30, 2019 7 min
Crafts beers now account for nearly one-quarter of the beer market in the United States, and this figure is only expected to increase in the years ahead. The Hop Wars continue as microbreweries and macro breweries alike both look to enhance the flavor profiles of their products, while also streamlining production and maximizing brew kettle efficiency. With this in mind, it’s important to realize that whole leaf dried hops, due to their natural absorbency, can result in an estimated brew kettle volume loss of approximately 25 percent. Hop extract, on the other hand, allows operations of all sizes, from homebrew maestros to brewery behemoths, a convenient, clean, and affordable way to minimize product loss without sacrificing the aromatics and flavor bouquet of the final product.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9 min
Cannabis isn’t like cilantro; people don’t generally eat it raw. That’s because hemp and cannabis in their natural states don’t offer the potent psychoactive or medicinal effects the plants are known for. Achieving these desirable effects requires a process called decarboxylation.
Friday, August 9, 2019 9 min
Today, cannabis products are on the shelves at beauty salons, cafes, health centers, and seemingly everywhere in between. Now that cannabis has gone mainstream, cannabis extracts are nearly ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives, and the marijuana industry is booming. In fact, in Colorado, one of the first states where the industry gained a foothold, marijuana products recently totaled more than $1 billion in annual sales, and that number is only expected to increase in the years ahead. By 2025, the cannabis market as a whole is expected to exceed $66 billion. As legalization has spread across the country, the cannabis-derived products market has become not only bigger but more nuanced and sophisticated. This has led to the emergence of a vast spectrum of products designed to appeal to a range of consumers, including a premium cannabis sector seeking the best CBD oil on the market. In this post, we will discuss many of the most frequently asked questions about aromatic cannabis extracts, pure CBD extracts, cannabinoids, and more.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9 min
There was a time, before the discovery of active cannabis components like THC and CBD, when people would judge a strain based on its subjective effect alone. Then, medical marijuana paved the way for standardized testing procedures, and now the terms THC and CBD seem to surface in all corners of the media. Yet even now, there are many who are unsure about the distinctions between major types of cannabis.