Archive | October, 2012

6 Friendly Suggestions To Make Your IPA Different

October 31, 2012


If you are like most homebrewers out there, most likely you have tried an IPA.  If you haven’t you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years (I only kid).  The fact of the mater is, IPA’s are becoming and have been a big sensation in the craftbeer/homebrewing world for some time now. […]

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How To Use 6-Row Malt For All-Grain

October 30, 2012


One of the base malts that is rarely used is, 6-Row brewers malt.  A lot of people blow off 6-row as a base malt and it is often overlooked.  While I personally don’t use it very much, I do find myself at times looking at 6-row as the only possible solution for what I am […]

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So Many IPA’s… Too Many IPA’s.

October 25, 2012


This opinion piece is going to ruffle the feathers of the hop heads out there but I have to stand by what I believe.  This is inspired by going out to the beer fest this past weekend at Bull Run.  It was lot’s of fun and it was exciting to see so many customers out […]

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Pumpkin Wine Recipe – 1 Gallon Yield

October 11, 2012


Looking for a wine that is good in the fall?  Maybe seeing pumpkin beer has got you bummed out if your a wine maker.  Well this is the recipe that you want to do if you want to make a pumpkin wine.  With this wine you can either produce a super dry wine which will […]

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Skeeter Pee, Have You Heard About It?

October 9, 2012


Every so often I would get customers coming into Jay’s Brewing talking about this drink called, “Skeeter Pee”.  Well I never knew what it was.  Finally last week a customer told me about it once again and I started asking questions.  I’ve never made it but it’s something that I want to make for sure. […]

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How To Make Dog Treats With Spent Grain

October 4, 2012


When you get done brewing extract with specialty grains or all grain brewing, you always have left over grain.  Well, waste no more – you can turn this spent grain into dog biscuits. Making dog treats out of spent grain is pretty easy.  My dogs love them (I got 3 big ones, the smallest weighs about 115 […]

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How To Improve/Build Your Own Pumpkin Beer

October 2, 2012


It’s fall and if you are brewing with the season, this is the time of year where people start making the pumpkin brews.  If you are like me you’ve tasted lot’s of pumpkin beers.  I’ve found myself in the past making pumpkin beers even though I really don’t like them but rather because it’s, “What […]

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New Website For Jay’s Brewing

October 1, 2012


If you’ve gone to our website  you might have noticed that it has changed a bit.  We are no longer doing online orders and will just be doing sales with our physical shop that is located in Manassas.  I want to personally thank all those that ordered from our website and we appreciated all the business that […]

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