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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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Crazy Good Foreign Extra Stout Recipe

January 17, 2013

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Extra stouts are pretty beefy stouts.  I like them for the winter and the nice thing about them is that they really do have a quicker turn around when comparing them to other big stouts such as Russian Imperial Stouts.   This beer is ready to drink as soon as it carbonates so I would […]

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Ginger Metheglin Recipe

January 15, 2013

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One of the things about mead is that you can really do what ever you want.  It sometimes becomes confusing for newbies in the mead world to figure out what recipes to do.  Well I can assure you this is a great mead recipe.  This is a ginger mead, so get ready for a bit […]

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White Sangria Recipe!

January 9, 2013

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As of late I’m on this Sangria kick.  There is as house warming party this weekend and guess what I’m bringing… beer and sangria.  I’m a big dude (6’4 210 lbs with a shaved head), it may seem unsuspecting that I dig some sangria, but I can’t get enough of it as of late.  It’s […]

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Natural Sack Mead Recipe

January 8, 2013

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Sack meads are pretty sweet to begin with.  Since this one has the tea it in, it gives it a bit of a different flavor as well.  To me this has a very, “Eastern”, feel to it.  Something different to try if  you are looking for a recipe for mead. Ingredients  3.5 lbs Clover Honey […]

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Strong Scottish Ale

December 20, 2012

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Scottish ales are one of my favorite styles to make.  This one is a bigger Scottish ale, it has a smoky flavor, and almost a whiskey ending to it. It taste better as time goes on.  Since it’s a bigger beer, if you make it now you can have this towards the end of the […]

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10 Favorite Blog Post Of 2012

December 19, 2012

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This year over at Jay’s Brewing blog we wrote quite a few different blog post.  Before the Mayan Calender comes to an end I want to put together the essential blog post for the year that I enjoyed writing and thought were pretty good.  So this is a reflection of 10 different blog post that I thought […]

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Cranberry Wine

December 13, 2012

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While I don’t normally munch on cranberries, they do make a pretty good wine.  If you let it sit for a bit, the fermentation really does mellow out the flavors for it.  It turns into an amber/orange color.  In the past for this wine, I’ve made it and have turned it into a wine that […]

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