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This Thanksgiving, Thank Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid for Wine & Beer

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 15, 2018 11:08:14 AM

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Cork the wine! What did the pilgrims really drink on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, food and drink. But before you break out the wine, put a cork in it! We have to clear up a common misconception. The pilgrims did not drink wine at Thanksgiving dinner!

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, brewingfilteraid, beer filtration, brewing filtration, beer, brewing

Why you need the highest purity filter aid for saké filtration and brewing

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 2, 2018 9:54:25 AM

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It’s an incredible effort to make saké, the national drink of Japan. As you may know, it’s made from rice. Most people think it’s like wine, but the process to make it is very similar to brewing beer, where the rice starch is converted to alcohol, But the saké is fermented using Koji, which is mold. Mold? Really?

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Topics: brewingfilteraid, brewing filtration, DE filtration, beer filtration, wine filtration, sake, sake filtration

National Fossil Day! Learn about 10 Million Year-Old Fossils in Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 17, 2018 10:57:07 AM

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It's National Fossil Day and what better way to celebrate than to learn about the amazing fossils found at one of EP Minerals' diatomaceous earth (DE) mines. 10-20 million years ago, Northern Nevada was covered by a freshwater lake that was full of stickleback fish - small spiny-rayed fish that lived during the Miocene Epoch.

Recently, EP Minerals hosted a group of 40 Nevada teachers at our diatomaceous earth mine quarry to fossil hunt as part of the Nevada Mining Association's Teacher Education program. The program is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate more mining education, geology and Nevada mineral history into their classrooms. Here's a look at the teacher's group at the DE mine and some of their "treasure"-- 10 million year old stickleback fish fossils. 

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Topics: Community involvement, de, National Fossil Day,, Diatomaceous Earth

Got a farm, ranch, chickens or baby goats? You need diatomaceous earth!

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 11, 2018 10:12:05 AM

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I love goats. Especially baby goats. Who doesn't? They’re smart and funny. They’ll jump on to anything. And my neighbor's goat Daisy just had two adorable dwarf pygmy baby goats.  

With all the horses, dogs, goats, chickens, cats, donkeys and llamas in our neighborhood, we’re all using a lot of diatomaceous earth. Why? Here are the top reasons why diatomaceous earth is great for the farm or ranch.

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Topics: DEsect, organic insecticide, absorbents, absorbent products, diatomaceous earth insecticide

Postseason Baseball Playoffs, Infield Conditioners, Drying Agents & Mound Clays

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 5, 2018 10:46:07 AM

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Topics: Sports Field, infield conditioners, drying agents, mound clays

Why the world’s best bourbon deserves the highest purity diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 27, 2018 9:47:00 AM

Bourbon-Whiskey-and-oak-barrel_web Kentucky bourbon, known for it's unique taste and color

When you think of Kentucky, what immediately comes to your mind? The Kentucky Derby, beautiful horses, big hats, right? But what’s the other “icon” that Kentucky is famous for? Yep, you’re right. Kentucky Bourbon.

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Topics: de filter aid, DE filtration, de, diatomaceous earth filter aid, diatomaceous earth filtration, bourbon filtration

It's Oktoberfest! Why is Celatom diatomaceous earth filter aid important to Oktoberfest?

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 21, 2018 10:20:26 AM

Your favorite beer is filtered with diatomaceous earth

Cheers! Oktoberfest starts tomorrow in Germany. Let’s drink up some knowledge about beer (and wine!) and diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aid!

So, why does Oktoberfest start in September?

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Topics: diatomaceous earth filtration, beer filtration, brewingfilteraid, de filter aid

It’s clean up time! The top 7 absorbent products you need for water, oil, grease, and janitorial jobs

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 14, 2018 3:12:03 PM

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EP Minerals is leading the way in absorbent product technology to help clean up the world, and your home or business. From small floor spills to large scale industrial accidents and hazardous waste spills, our absorbent products made from diatomaceous earth (DE) and montmorillonite clay continue to take care of messy challenges every day. Get ready for spill clean-up success with our highly absorbent products. They’re an incredible value, and you get to deal with our responsive sales representatives and our incredible EP Minerals’ customer service team.

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Topics: absorbents, Floor Dry, absorbent products

National Beer Lover's Day Means We Toast to Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 6, 2018 9:29:51 AM

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Beer drinkers across the nation will celebrate tomorrow - Friday, September 7th is National Beer Lover's Day!

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid

August 31 is National Diatomaceous Earth Day!

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 31, 2018 7:37:00 AM

HB_Mine_Pics_003.jpg Diatomaceous earth being mined at EP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine

Most people know of diatomaceous earth because they use it to filter their swimming pools or for its natural insecticide properties to control insects in their homes or gardens. Biologists know about diatoms, the single-celled plants that form diatomaceous earth, because they are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about ¾ of the world’s new oxygen supply. Materials scientists know about diatom skeletons (called frustules), the tiny, intricate porous opal structures, because they are known to be the strongest naturally-occurring substances.

On August 31, we celebrate National Diatomaceous Earth Day to recognize the diatom and the remarkable substance it creates, diatomaceous earth.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, national diatomaceous earth day

    

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