Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Recipes/Ingredients (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/)
-   -   SMaSH us! (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/smash-us-104415/)

ftlstrings 02-19-2009 07:12 PM

SMaSH us!
 
What SMaSH (single-malt and single-hop) beers have people out there been trying? Have you been experimenting with different yeast strains in your batches (dividing batches, i mean) or other things like this?

marc06 02-19-2009 07:31 PM

I made a MO Cluster SMaSH. It was more of an experimental batch for the taste of the Cluster, as I would not make it again. It seems like it is missing something...

AnOldUR 02-19-2009 07:39 PM

Look here:

HomeBrewTalk Groups - SMaSH Enthusiasts

cubbies 02-19-2009 07:41 PM

My only one was American 2-row and Crystal. I enjoy it, it is pretty good.

humann_brewing 02-19-2009 08:04 PM

I am hoping to try a Vienna/Cascade/WLP001 soon.

IrregularPulse 02-19-2009 08:12 PM

MO/Galena in kegs carbing. 5 of the 10Gallons got oaked with 2 oz french oak chips for a week. I also recommend checking the SMaSH group for more feedback.

Bob 02-20-2009 04:29 AM

See my sig.

Cheers,

Bob

z987k 02-20-2009 04:54 AM

You almost need to go with something with a little more body than 2/6row to get something to help out the hops. Otherwise it ends up rather bland. MO, vienna, munich are good choices. Decoction mashing and toasting some malt can bring even more to the table.

IrregularPulse 02-20-2009 01:51 PM

I tasted my 2 SMaSH's ;ast night. MO/Galena, one oaked one not. The oaked definitely tastes like wood and needs to sit a while. The non-oaked isn't too bad. It will benefit from sitting another week in the fridge carbing and I think it will get better just agin a little longer. It's only about 1 month old from brew day. As of now I wouldn't make it again the same, but I'll have no problem drinking this batch. I only expect it to get better though.
As for my LightDME/Galena Extract SMaSH (had some DME laying around not getting used) it came out surprisingly good. Tastes almost like a cream ale or pilsner. Only have 2gallons of it though.

AnOldUR 02-20-2009 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IrregularPulse (Post 1147017)
I tasted my 2 SMaSH's ;ast night. MO/Galena, one oaked one not. The oaked definitely tastes like wood and needs to sit a while.


What did you use for oaking and what technique? Just ordered a couple of French Oak Spirals, but havenít committed to a plan yet.


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:11 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.