Archive | February, 2012

We Have Moved!

February 26, 2012

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Yesterday was our last day in Clifton and now we have moved to to Manassas.   Our new address is 9790 Center St. Manassas VA.  We will be closed Monday and Tuesday but we will be open on Wednesday (Feb 29th 2012).  Wednesday Feb 29th we will be starting our new hours which are 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday. […]

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A First For Jay’s Brewing

February 20, 2012

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This is a pretty exciting moment for Jay’s Brewing, we got a sign for at our new location!  9 days till opening at our new location, or better put, “It’s the final count down!” For those that don’t know, our new location address is: 9790 Center St. Manassas VA 20110 Last week in Clifton, if […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 6 – Yeast

February 16, 2012

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The easiest way to change your beer around, is by changing your east.  Our blog has quite a few post on yeast in general, so to save your eyes consider this post as a directory to useful information. When looking at your beer recipe one thing that you need to consider is if it is […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 5 – Water

February 15, 2012

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When it comes to water for brewing it isn’t a thing that keeps me up at night.  Yeast, hops, grains might but water not so much.  With that said there are a few things to note and a few important aspects to consider. I was taught this phrase and maybe this explains a lot why […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 4 – Malt Extract

February 14, 2012

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If you are at this point hopefully you have a basic understanding of specialty grains and the hops, now time to get the gist of malt extract.  Malt extract comes in dry (dme) and liquid (lme) form. For ease of this conversation I will be using LME as examples but we do have a conversion chart that […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 3 – Using Hops

February 9, 2012

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We now have a basic understanding of some different types of hops.  It is time to tie everything together with hops and really learn how to use this knowledge for designing your beer. This part on hops is  really subjective, everyone will have their own opinion and there are tons of theories and ways.  So […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe Series – Step 2 – Hops Selection

February 8, 2012

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Specialty grains can be used to make the beer more, “Complex” in the malty aspect, but another part that makes the beer more complex is the hops.  Now hops can either be the main focal point of your beer or they can be used just to accent your grains and the flavors that come from […]

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How To Design Your Own Beer Recipe – Step 1 – Specialty Grains

February 7, 2012

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How do you make your own recipe?   So many homebrewers get into brewing beer because this was ultimately their dream, to come up with a recipe of their own that was perfect to their palate.  I get asked a lot, and I mean, A LOT, “How do I go about making my own recipe?”.  So I’m writing […]

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101 Alpha vs Beta Acids (Hops)

February 4, 2012

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Sometimes I get asked, “What is the difference between alpha and beta acids for hops?”.  Well I can tell you, but I must warn you – beer nerd talk is about to get put into full throttle. When it comes to hops there are usually two types that come to mind: 1) Alpha Acids 2) Beta […]

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Micro Brews And Dip For Football Game

February 2, 2012

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With the super bowl around the corner, if you don’t have a homebrew made for the occasion I don’t know how else to tell you – you’re out of luck.  I did however find this article and it was very well done on pairing micro brews for the big game.  It was done well enough […]

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