Tag Archives: base malt

Best Malz Red-X Experiment Results

June 15, 2017

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A few months ago, we challenged the loyal customers of Jay’s Brewing to an experiment. We wanted you to come into the shop, pick up some Best Malz Red X malt and make something unique. We went out of the gates with two recipes, a fairly complex Rye IPA and a very straight forward Munich […]

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Specialty Malts and You

December 20, 2016

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Before getting too deep into the waters, let’s first discuss what makes a specialty grain, well, special. Any brewer would probably admit that all malts are pretty special, given they are usually beer by the time we finish with them. However, when you want to branch out into certain styles, you need something a little […]

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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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Newcastle Brown Ale Clone

November 14, 2012

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Brown Ales are great beers for when you get off work and you want to pop something open.  This recipe is very much like Newcastle, I stumbled upon this one years ago and it has pretty much stayed true to the original recipe that I made.  If you are just getting into brewing your own beer, Brown […]

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How To Use 6-Row Malt For All-Grain

October 30, 2012

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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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3rd Essential Step Into All-Grain – All Grain Series

November 3, 2011

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A big fear with extract brewers when switching to all-grain is that they are going to have to start all over again with recipes.  Well fear no more, you can take your extract recipes and convert them over to all-grain recipes so you’ll never have to leave them behind.  I personally only know two different […]

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2cnd Essential Step Into All-Grain – All Grain Series

November 2, 2011

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The next part of the all-grain series is a basic overview of some main terms that are used to describe aspects of all-grain brewing.  While right now it may seem as you are looking at random puzzle pieces, trust me the picture will start to become more clear as we work through everything and get […]

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1st Essential Step Into All-Grain – All Grain Series

November 1, 2011

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If your thinking about diving into all-grain brewing and have been reading different articles online about how to do it, you have come across the last one that you will need to read.  All-grain brewing is really not that hard, in fact it’s easy. To make the switch to all-grain brewing we’ll go through a comprehensive step […]

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