Archive | January, 2018

Cloning a Commercial Beer

January 7, 2018

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I’ve always held the belief that a good measure of your ability to brew is to brew another brewer’s recipe, and get it as close as possible. I think the best way to do that is by cloning a popular commercial example that you have access too. There are a lot of intangibles outside of […]

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Weyermann German Pilsner Malt

January 5, 2018

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This week’s Jay’s Brewing spotlight is Weyermann German Pilsner Malt. This lager based malt is produced from high quality 2-row spring barley and was originally produced in the world renowned Bürger-Brauerei, or what is now called Pilsner Urquell, located in the Czech Republic. Concerning color and flavor, this malt is capable of producing a pale […]

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Jay’s Brewing Malt Spotlight – Rahr 6-row malt

January 5, 2018

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This week’s spotlight is Rahr 6-row malt. 6-row is considered to be an older, more traditional type of barley. This malt is made from a blend of American 6-Row barley varieties. 6-Row malt has a unique flavor and, in many cases, is used as a base for specialty beers. An interesting note about 6-row is […]

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

January 5, 2018

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Rounding off our 3-part series on Smoked malts, we take a look at Simpson’s Peated Malt. As the name suggests, Simpson Malting Company uses peat moss during it’s smoking process to produce this malts distinct characteristics. The flavor and aroma produced when using this malt is not unlike that of a heavy peat, Scotch whisky. […]

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