In my state (Maryland) food "products" are not taxed. "Products" is broadly defined, but if you go to the local grocery and buy a cake mix, some milk, eggs and a cake pan, the pan is taxed but the ingredients aren't. Same when I buy grains, yeast and a new fermenter at my LHBS.Agreed! I don’t know how some places are making it work.
My LHBS closed back in August 2020... Not sure if Covid was responsible but it sure didn't help. Now I have to drive twice as far or order online.I’ve been hearing lots of stuff about LHBS closing from COVID restrictions. Anyone experiencing this? If so what’re you doing instead?
Luckily mine is still going strong. Not sure what I’d do.