Archive | September, 2011

The Ultimate Hop Profile Guide

September 29, 2011

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Its a good thing to know the hop profiles that you put in your beer as well as the hop substitutes for that particular beer that you are making.  So many times there are these weird out of the blue hop shortages that happen. The worst was just a few years back which homebrew shops […]

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Adding Spices To Make A Pumpkin Pie Brew Like A Boss

September 28, 2011


It’s time to make the pumpkin ale brew taste like a pumpkin pie. If your totally lost on what you need to do to get up to this point or what I’m talking about, it may be a good idea to refresh yourself and reread the blog that this corresponds to this one. As a […]

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The Answer Guide To 5 Base Malts

September 27, 2011


Many home brewers know of, or have heard of base malts.  You’ve probably seen them in recipes but may not really know the major differences about them.  There are quite a few different base malts: 2-Row, 6-Row, Pilsen Malt, Pale Malt, Wheat Malt, Maris Otter,  just to name the ones that come to the top of my […]

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No Bells or Whistles Hard Apple Cider

September 22, 2011


Hard apple cider is easy to make.  Also as far as it goes, hard apple cider can be  pretty cheap to make if you are going to be making a smaller batch. I just recently made a batch with a recipe that is from my great grandmothers recipe book. I have dubbed this recipe the, […]

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Make A Pumpkin Pie Brew Like A Boss

September 21, 2011


Pumpkins are now at stores, which means one thing, its Pumpkin Ale Time!  I love my pumpkin ales.  You can litterally do what ever you wish with a Pumpkin Ale.  This recipe is one that I enjoy making, it really taste like a pumpkin pie in your mouth. At the end of the recipe I […]

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The 6 Things You Need To Know About Choosing Glass Or Plastic Carboys

September 20, 2011


You would think that the choice is simple when choosing a carboy.  You have glass carboys and you have plastic carboys. But is it really that simple? An ongoing debate has been in the brewing world about plastic or glass carboys ever since carboys have been around on which one is the best option for you when […]

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5 Situations To Consider Secondary Fermenting

September 15, 2011


A common question I here a lot from home brewers is, “Do I need to secondary ferment?”.  The answer to this question is a bit complicated and really is a case by case, so as of now I will say, “It depends”. Before we dive in too deep, I should first clarify for those that […]

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How Often Do You Brew?

September 8, 2011


I love to brew beer and I brew a lot. I try to brew about 2-3 times a week, I know I’m an outskirt to any statistic when it comes down it to it.  Before you have a knee jerk reaction, most of the brewing that I do is usually a 2.5 gallon batches.  The […]

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First Post

September 4, 2011


Just want to welcome you to Jay’s Brewing Blog.  Content will be added soon! Cheers, Derek

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