We supported Florida’s CASK’s First Coast Cup Homebrew Competition and gave away a Smart Brew Water Testing Kit. The “Smart Brew Kit” was well received by the attendees with many drooling over its “Smart” advanced capabilities and what it could do to improve their home brewing experience. Our winner, Dave (one of the many home brewers and a regional brew judge ) shares his gratitude.
Our Assistant Sales Manager, Andrew Roberts, wrote an informative article in this month’s Pond Trade magazine detailing the importance of water testing and starting your pond from scratch.
Communities in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona are struggling to understand the mixed messages and a lack of communication from the federal agency.
Six days after a burst plug shot 3m gallons of toxic mining waste from Gold King Mine into Colorado’s Animas River turning the river Orange. Residents in nearby communities are frustrated with the EPA’s lack of communication about the possible environmental and health impacts of the spill.
A toxic mixture of mercury, arsenic and lead that continues to flow from the old mine is expected to keep communities from accessing water until at least 17 August, when the EPA says it hopes to have more information about what exactly is in the water.
Test Smarter and Brew Better Beer using the Smart Brew™Kit for Water Testing!
We’ve joined forces with the Brewing Network to run ads for our new Smart Brew™Water testing kits featuring the eXact iDip® Smart ™ Photometer. The Brewing Network (The BN) is one of the premium craft/home brew educational outlets. They produce internet-based live radio shows about home brewing and general craft beer that are made into Podcasts. The BN often features interviews with well-known personalities in both the home brewing and craft brewing world. Listen for your chance to win a free Smart Brew™Water testing kit during all BN shows.
Industrial Test Systems, Inc (ITS), a leading Rock Hill, SC manufacturer of instruments and chemistries designed to test coolant and water quality parameters, is seeking a dynamic Inside Sales Specialist. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including paid vacation time, excellent health insurance, & company match IRA retirement plan. Charlotte/Rock Hill metro area candidates are preferred.
The successful candidate will be a Team Player and have 3+ years experience selling BtoB. Must be very organized, have strong writing/grammar and computer skills, able to multi-task, and an independent thinker.
This position includes but is not limited the following responsibilities and
– Generate sales by calling and emailing contacts from trade shows, cold calling, referrals, and various other lead sources
– Mostly office based with occasional customer and prospect visits
– Manage accounts in various assigned markets
– Process orders
– Travel to and attend various industry trade shows throughout the United States
– Follow our Sales Practices including the use of ACT CRM
– BA/BS preferred, Chemistry a plus
– 3+ years experience selling BtoB
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Must be neat, organized, and professional dress required
– Any spoken Foreign Language(s) is advantageous
– Able to work in an office environment Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the world of craft brewing, water is the most essential ingredient to making a quality tasting beer. With that in mind we developed the new Smart Brew™ Water Testing Kits to properly begin the brewing process. The Smart Brew™ Kit incorporates a revolutionary photometer system that integrates 2–way wireless communication with a smart device. The multilingual app is the brain of the system which allows limitless possibilities including lab accuracy, free upgrades, test customization (over 35 available), mobile sharing, and more. The simple and quick testing procedure takes the guesswork out of results. It’s like having a laboratory in the palm of your hand.
The Smart Brew™ Starter Kit and Smart Brew Advanced™ Kit measure the key parameters for making the beer taste best. The kits measure: calcium hardness, chloride, magnesium hardness, pH, sodium, sulfate, residual alkalinity, total alkalinity and total hardness. This is the first meter designed for the craft brew market that directly calculates these values with no math required. Included in the Smart Brew Advanced™ kit is the VisionPlus digital pH meter so brewers can monitor pH from start to finish. Both Smart Brew™ kits allow the craft brewer to focus on what’s important, the taste and quality of the beer!
NASA recently announced that the state of California only has 12 months of water reserves left. “Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir,” writes Jay Famiglietti of NASA. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought, except staying in emergency mode and praying for rain. Total water storage in California has been in steady decline since at least 2002 while groundwater has been depleted since the early 1900’s.
Tensions are high, and conflicts are breaking out as people are beginning to steal water. Emergency relief bills are using the water crisis to enhance state power. Caroline Stanley of Refinery 29 writes: “The water crisis will likely have the biggest impact on the state’s agricultural community — which accounts for a 80% of California’s water usage. (According to Carolee Krieger, president and executive director of the California Water Impact Network, the almond crop alone uses enough water to supply 75% of the state’s population.) Now average citizens are feeling it the shortage too. How will the state react to this crisis and what conservation lessons can be learned?