October 22, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Briess Cherrywood Smoked

Briess Cherrywood Smoked-This grain is the second of our three-part series on smoked grains. Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt is a pale barley malt smoked with cherrywood. This grain has a unique flavor that is both smokey and subtle with a small amount of fruity afternotes. Cherrywood Smoked Malt is used to create a flavor that […]

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October 22, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt

Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt: This malt is the first in a series of three smoked malts regularly stocked at Jay’s. Crafted from German-grown spring barley, Beechwood smoked malt imparts a unique flavor and aroma desired in many Ales and Lagers; flavors can sometimes come across as notes of vanilla and honey. Beechwood smoked malt is […]

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September 29, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Simpson’s Aromatic Malt

This week’s Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight is Simpson’s Aromatic Malt. This malt is a highly kilned, European malt. Using this malt produces strong malty flavored beers with a touch of raisin and honey. Less prominently, this malt can be used to provide sour-after notes. When combined with good carbonation, these flavors come together to produce […]

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September 29, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Briess Chocolate Malt

This week we are looking at Briess Chocolate Malt, a staple ingredient for dark beers. For starters, Chocolate Malt is a roasted malt made from 2-row barley. This malt adds a dark roasty sweetness, and a coffee-like aroma and flavor to any homebrew. Chocolate Malt has a wide range of uses and can really be […]

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August 31, 2017

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How to Brew a Pumpkin Beer (with Recipe)

If you’ve walked through the beer section lately, you’ll notice that just about every brewery already has their pumpkin beer out. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed the boat… it’s not even fall yet! It seems, just like every other holiday favorite, these beers are coming out earlier and earlier. The good news for you is […]

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August 18, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Briess’ Special Roast Malt

Malt Spotlight – This week we’re taking a look at Briess’ Special Roast Malt. Shortened to “Special Roast”, this malt is a kilned, American 6-Row Barley, roasted to a medium-dark amber color. Used in moderation, Special Malt can impart beautiful gold and brown colors into a beer; and at 40L, this malt remains versatile when […]

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August 14, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Red Wheat Malt

Red Wheat Malt – Produced from quality hard, spring red wheat. Using this malt produces a fuller-bodied beer that is creamy and sweet, with a malty flavor and a hint of fruitiness. Considered a base malt, with a utilization recommendation ≤50%. Proper use of this malt aids in the formation and retention of a creamy smooth […]

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August 14, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Pilsner malt

Pilsner malt – Produced by multiple malting companies both US and abroad. Its made from a light, quality American or European 2-row barley, rich in enzymes and low in protein.  Not to be confused with pale ale malt that differs from pilsner in both color and flavor. Using Pilsner malt produces a clean and neutral […]

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August 14, 2017

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Vienna malt

Vienna malt – Produced by Weyermann Malting Company in Bamberg Germany and made from quality, German spring barley. Using Vienna produces full-bodied beers with color ranging from amber-red, to orange-copper. Contributing to smooth mouthfeel and delicate toastiness, Vienna malt is appropriately used in German-style ales and lagers; Perhaps most notably it’s use in Oktoberfest (Festbier […]

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June 15, 2017

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Best Malz Red-X Experiment Results

A few months ago, we challenged the loyal customers of Jay’s Brewing to an experiment. We wanted you to come into the shop, pick up some Best Malz Red X malt and make something unique. We went out of the gates with two recipes, a fairly complex Rye IPA and a very straight forward Munich […]

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