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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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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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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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Brewing with spices

October 6, 2016

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Alternate Title: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year I’m sure by now you’ve figured out where this is headed. We have entered Autumn and with that comes a new array of beers. I’m sure we all noticed that pumpkin beers no longer seem to be coming out in September and October and are instead […]

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What’s in a Style: Saison

August 10, 2016

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Like many beer styles, saisons originated out of purpose. Saison, meaning season in French, was originally brewed during the cooler months of the farming season in Wallonia, Belgium. They were often created from ingredients grown on the farm and brewed by many of the same people who worked the fields, looking to keep busy during the […]

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2013 AHA Competition

February 19, 2013

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I don’t know why I never know about these competitions.  Every year I want to do one, but every I have nothing ready for ones.  Maybe you guys have something ready for it; not so much for me.  Honestly I need to find a website that has national as well as local competition’s so I can […]

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300 Helpful Home Brew Tips For Free!

January 29, 2013

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On days where I am on the blog it usually starts off with looking for great finds on the internet.  Today I found something that is worth sharing for sure.   This is an e-book that is for homebrewing, it is 300 home brew tips for free.  The catch is that you need to have a kindle […]

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8 Reasons Why Homebrewing Is Amazing

July 25, 2012

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I wanted to write-up this opinion piece specifically for those that are thinking about homebrewing.  For those that are already homebrewing this post will just confirm that you have chosen an amazing hobby. I love homebrewing, in fact it is one of my favorite hobbies.  I have a ton of hobbies,  I enjoy fishing, bee […]

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No Sparge All-Grain

January 12, 2012

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In the world of all-grain when it comes to sparging there are two main ways to do it: 1) Fly sparge 2) Batch sparge. Well there is a 3rd way to do it, it’s called no sparge.  The way that this is done is, you add all of the water you need to your mash […]

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Brew Pic Of The Day

December 8, 2011

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You know you’re dating a homebrewer when the Pale Ale has priority in the front seat.

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