First SMaSH MO/WGV
I think I am going to try my first SMaSH this weekend. I want to do a Marris Otter/Whitbread Goldings Variety SMaSH. My question is what should my hop additions look like and what style should I go for that would best feature these ingrediants? Right now I have the recipe formulated in the Best Bitter Category, but could easily be changed to an English IPA. Currently it looks like this:
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 3.00 gal
Boil Size: 3.43 gal
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 100.00 %
0.25 oz Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 9.5 IBU
0.50 oz Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [6.00 %] (30 min) Hops 14.6 IBU
0.25 oz Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [6.00 %] (15 min) Hops 4.7 IBU
1.00 oz Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) [6.00 %] (5 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
Est Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.26 %
Bitterness: 36.5 IBU
Est Color: 4.5 SRM
Very nice, I have some MO on the way and want to do a SMASH too. I haven't done a MO brew yet and need to know the taste.
I've used Marris Otter for 3 of my last 4 beers (Mild, Best Bitter, and India Brown Ale). While only 1 of those are able to be drank (Mild) I have been very pleased with the results thus far. 'm looking forward to this SMaSH though, I am heading to the LHBS soon to pick up the stuff I need to brew this Saturday.
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