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Old 04-27-2012, 02:39 AM   #1
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Im wondering if there is a ''1 grain recipe'' or if using just one kind of grain would be worth doing?

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Old 04-27-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Search for "smash"

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Yep, the SMASH is what you're after. I've made lots of 'em and they're great.

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If you want to do a smash, make sure you still use a quality base. Marris otter makes a great smash, as do Munich and Vienna.

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If you want to do a smash, make sure you still use a quality base. Marris otter makes a great smash, as do Munich and Vienna.
This is good and important advice. Your beer will never be better than its base
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Just because you use one grain, you can use more than one hop. I prefer a bittering hop and a complimentary flavor and aroma hop.

Magnum for bittering
NB, Amarillo, Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Mt. Hood, etc.

I just gave you 8 different beers if you hop the same. Change that variable and you have hundreds more. And for God's Sake, don't mix the hops.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:19 AM   #7
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does malted barley qualify as a base malt? if not, what does and what do i look for when chosing my base grains?

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does malted barley qualify as a base malt? if not, what does and what do i look for when chosing my base grains?
You need to spend more time studying grasshopper. http://www.howtobrew.com
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If you want to do a smash, make sure you still use a quality base. Marris otter makes a great smash, as do Munich and Vienna.
I know we should use a quality base. But I haven't tried Munich & Vienna. thanks for the advice.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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Some great beers are brewed using just one type of malt and a couple of varieties of hops. A prime example is Tmothy Taylor's [I]Landlord[I] [/I. To quote from their website: Landlord has won more awards nationally (in Britain) than any other beer: This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers' International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year.

There are many other examples of British ales that use only one malt.

The keys seem to be the base malt - Landlord uses Golden Promise - the yeast strain and judicious use of hops.

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