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Which Dark Malt is the Right Dark Malt for You?

October 30, 2019


If you’ve been into Jay’s Brewing in the last year or two, you’ve likely noticed when it comes to dark malts, we’ve got a lot of them. Sometimes it can get a bit confusing as what each one should be used for or even in what quantities they should be used. With this being the […]

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Improving Your Beer: Part 3 – Repeatability

July 24, 2018


Journaling may seem like something you’d only need to do if you were running a business or writing a blog, but as most brewers will tell you, the single hardest thing to master in brewing is consistency. It’s often said that 20 people could brew the same recipe, and you’d end with 20 different beers. […]

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Improving Your Beer: Part 2 – Common Off Flavors

May 24, 2018


Last month we discussed how to determine if your beer has any flaws. This month, we’re going to begin looking at what some of those flaws might taste like, how they are caused and what we can do to avoid them in the future. We won’t get into all of them, as many are not […]

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Improving Your Beer: Part 1

April 23, 2018


In order to improve our beer, we need to know what is wrong with our beer. Wait, don’t leave the page. I’m not trying to insult your talents, but even the best brewers in the world make mistakes from time to time. Some of the most sought after beers in the world can have problems […]

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6 Different Mash Rest That Improve Your Beer

January 16, 2013

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This post is really more of a benefit for those that are all-grain brewers.  If you are interested in learning how to all-grain brew, we do have a series on how to get into all-grain brewing.  It’s a pretty good one also, gives you step by step instructions.  If you have not gotten into all-grain […]

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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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3 Ways To Improve Your Efficiency For All-Grain

July 11, 2012


  I sometimes hear when people get into all-grain brewing that they are not getting close to their expected original gravity.  You know that you are doing the all-grain process correctly, you are hitting your temperature as well as going by the books, yet you still are coming up with a lower gravity.  I know it can get frustrating – but if […]

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