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How to Brew a Pumpkin Beer (with Recipe)

August 31, 2017

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If you’ve walked through the beer section lately, you’ll notice that just about every brewery already has their pumpkin beer out. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed the boat… it’s not even fall yet! It seems, just like every other holiday favorite, these beers are coming out earlier and earlier. The good news for you is […]

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Brewing with Best Malz Red X Malt – Part 1

March 9, 2017

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If you’ve been into Jay’s Brewing lately, you’ve probably noticed a grain bin isolated from the others. Don’t worry, it hasn’t been quarantined, it just hasn’t found a permanent home yet.This bin belongs to the newest malt in the store, Best Malz Red X Malt. No, that’s not just a fancy name, it was designed to […]

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Last Minute Stout For Saint Patricks Day – Murphy’s Irish Stout Clone Recipe

February 26, 2013

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Every year there is so much pressure to have a beer for Saint Patrick’s day (March 17th 2013) . If you are a homebrewer your friends are most likely looking for you to come up with something great.  If you are doing bottles, well you are flirting with disaster if you are making it now.  You can […]

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Old Speckled Hen Clone Recipe

February 21, 2013

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This is one of my favorite beers. I love this beer when it is hot out, I like it when it is cold out – this beer is simply easy to drink.  It has a white head and an amber body.  For a while it was near impossible for me to ever make this beer […]

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English Pale Ale Recipe

February 13, 2013

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A nice pale ale is always appreciated.  What I like about Pale Ale’s are that they are so easy to drink and most of the time you even non, “Craft beer lovers”, still like them.  This one isn’t too hoppy and just leaves you with something that is refreshing.  If you make this beer now, it […]

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Dry Ginger Wine Recipe

February 12, 2013

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This wine is very much like ginger ale.  It is a white wine that has a bit of spice as well as some sweetness from the banana’s.  This type of of wine is really good for spring and summer.  One of those that I’m sure you will never forget. Ingredients 3 ounces of whole ginger […]

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Beet Wine Recipe

February 5, 2013

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Vegetable wine is always a weird one to make.  Usually when you say something like, “Ya, you are drinking beet wine” most people will raise an eyebrow.   The only reason why I started to make this one is because I grow beets in my garden.  I usually get so many that I don’t know what to do […]

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The World Of ESB – An Easy Recipe

February 1, 2013

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A great beer to have on tap is an ESB. So what is an ESB?  ESB stands for Extra Special Bitter.  It’s a British style beer and one that is very much like our Pale Ale.  A normal Bitter is about 3.8%, the extra special ones are  above 4.8%.  This particular one is 5.7%.  ESB […]

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Apple Mead Recipe

January 29, 2013

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This is a wine/mead that I’ve made in the past and it turns out pretty well.  I can remember making this with my uncle when I was just a kid.  Today a lot of people call it, “Apple Jack”.  I’m not really sure if it’s the same thing, I just call it, “Apple Mead”.  It […]

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Robust Porter Recipe – Be Bold!

January 24, 2013

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If you are trying to get into the world of darker beers but you just aren’t ready for a stout yet, this might be a good beer to try out.   This style of beer is called, “Robust Porter”, they have an explosion of bold flavors and what some refer to as, “purple” in color. […]

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