One grain brew?
Has anyone made a brew using just 2 row and hops? I'm wondering what I'd get if I did that and used Cascade? I'm thinking light colored, simple beer with possible hint of grapefruit... What do you think, or have you experienced?
Absolutely! We've talked about it alot. If you want to see some of the threads, we refer to it as a SMaSH brew. (Single malt and single hop). I have had Richbrewer's Amarillo SMaSH, done with maris otter malt, and was very impressed. This is a great way to simplify your brewing and really taste what certain malts and hops do to a beer.
Do a search for SMaSH, and I'm sure you'll find more than you ever wanted to know!
Thanks, Yoop... I'll go look right now. And.... guess what I'll be doing this weekend?
Yup, just finished off a glass of Vienna SMaSH - great brew. There is an HBT group too, some good recipes in there as well.
my SMaSH APA is my favorite beer:
10 lbs German Vienna Malt (mash @ 152°F)
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 60 min
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 20 min
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 5 min
easiest recipe, always gets great efficiency, smooth and tasty.
Yup, that's the APA I was just drinking...Mine had floaties for about the first 5 pints, but it is good and clear now and tastes great....not sure if I can say it's less filling.
no, not less filling...nice and malty :)
that's why you gotta be sure to mash low. we mashed our recent 15 gallon batch at 150°F. gonna taste it in about an hour!
My backache brew from yesterday was a Single Malt and Single Hop brew as well...
I had a bunch of Argentinian Cascades I wanted to get a feel for, so I brewed it with Maris Otter.
I'm going to do this Friday night or Saturday.... but I have a question. If I use 5.5 # of US 2-row (3 gallon batch) Beer Recipator says it's ~5% abv, but Beersmith says it is .67%, which seems wrong. So, am I correct in thinking that what I'm seeing in Beersmith isn't correct? That amount of malt and 1 oz of Cascade (.5 at 60 and .5 for 10 minutes) comes out about 21 IBU...which would be where I want it, and on the gravity/hops ratio chart it looks balanced.
I'm still waiting for someone to brew up a SMaSH brew with just black patent.
BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Style: Sweet Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.37 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 214.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 56.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.00 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 100.00 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 36.0 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (30 min) Hops 13.8 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (10 min) Hops 6.5 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale
Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 14.00 lb
Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 17.50 qt of water at 168.2 F 156.0 F
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