Aren’t All Candle’s the Same?

For over 5,000 years, candle’s have been used to make light. This is the primary factor that makes all candles the same.

Just like candles, evidence of Beer production and consumption has been around for over 7,000 years.

When the “Maker’s” of Barley & Hops Craft Candles really thought about it, the combination of the 2 ancient traditions just made sense.

Afterall, a good beer and the right candle have been deemed both the rulers of the night for thousands of years!

What are some of the factors that make a brand or type of candle unique?

  • Scent
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Wax
  • Wicks
  • Blends
  • Experience
  • The Maker

What are some of the factors that make a craft beer unique?

  • Type or Quality of Water
  • Malt – For Color & Flavor
  • Hops – For Bitterness & Flavor (Florals & Fruits)
  • Yeast – Ale or Lager, Fermentation Time
  • Experience
  • The Maker

As you can see, there is a certain amount of complexity that goes into the creation of both a beer candle and a craft brew.

It Doesn’t Take an Expert to Know

If you have a love for the craft beer or microbrew, more than likely you know just how different they can be. Similarly, if you are a true candle lover – you know what makes a candle a good one, or a bad one.

The Difference a Good Craft Beer Can Make

Brewmasters spend hundreds of hours perfecting their craft. I’ve heard local Kansas City brewmasters say that what makes a microbrew “good” is the experience that goes into it. Where a brewmaster has been, both geographically and in life experience, makes a microbrew what it is. Brewmasters are constantly improving upon their trade, and are very serious about the beer they produce.

Craft beer lovers can be pretty serious when it comes to reviewing and rating a beer. Ranking websites for craft beers – such as Untapped, BeerAdvocate, and RateBeer – are all over the world wide web. Brewmasters know that craft beer enthusiasts and craft beer critics can be a relentless and tough lot.

A good beer can make or break a brand. This is why it is so very important to take their trade very seriously, not only for themselves, but for their tasters.

The Difference a Good Craft Beer Candle Can Make

CandleMeThis really says it best, “A good candle starts with a clean wax, (wax of any kind), a good wick (no lead), and a heat proof container. Add a good quality fragrance oil that is pure and undiluted, and you are well on your way. Then the trick becomes, do all of your parts work together? That is the basis of a good candle. If your parts don’t match up and work together, each part may be of excellent quality, but the marriage is bad.”


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