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Old 06-27-2012, 03:11 AM   #1
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There is a guy on YouTube who has several videos. I eventually ended up watching most of them.

One of his video was about SMASH brewing. That is single malt and single hops brewing for those who are unfamiliar with the acronym.

The basic idea behind a smash is that you can get a better feel for the favors imparted by a specific malt or hops by keeping the ingredient list fairly simple.

I am curious to here about any success stories using this approach.

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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I made a Maris Otter and Citra SMaSh that was great. Even my bmc buddies liked it.
When I'm on my computer tomorrow I will post the specs.

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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What is the guys name on youtube

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #4
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I made a pale ale SMaSH with 2 row, I toasted 1 1/2 pounds of it at 425 for 45 minutes. (i think) and hopped with Columbus. It was delicious!

I plan on brewing some Otter Nuggets. Maris Otter and Nugget hops.

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #5
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From the other SMaSH threads around it seems like people enjoy Maris Otter as their grain and a hops like Amarillo, Columbus, Citra, Cascade etc.

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Any thoughts on a Vienna/Simcoe SMaSH?

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I was all set to make a MO/Amarillo SMaSH, but then I went and added some C40 to bump the color. Then I went and added some Citra to go with the Amarillo. And based on the gravity samples at bottling I'm going to have an amazing beer in 3 weeks.

Got a Vienna/Cascade SMaSH coming up based off suggestions from a previous thread.

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I did a Vienna/Centennial SMaSH and it was great. It tasted very similar to Bell's Two Hearted. It's still bottle conditioning so I expect it to get even better. The bottle I tried was flat because it was only half filled and none of the Co2 was able to dissolve into solution.

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I was all set to make a MO/Amarillo SMaSH, but then I went and added some C40 to bump the color. Then I went and added some Citra to go with the Amarillo. And based on the gravity samples at bottling I'm going to have an amazing beer in 3 weeks.

Got a Vienna/Cascade SMaSH coming up based off suggestions from a previous thread.
The same thing happened to me! Started building the recipe and before I knew it I had 3 grains and 2 hop varieties. Oh well, should taste good.
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Default Citra Otter SMaSH

Here is the Citra / Marris Otter that I brewed
I'm sure I got most of this from another post

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Citra SMaSH
Brewer: Brian
Asst Brewer:
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (0.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.19 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.77 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.05 gal
Estimated OG: 1.057 SG
Estimated Color: 8.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 63.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 82.9 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 83.3 %
2 lbs Toasted Malt (27.0 SRM) Grain 2 16.7 %
1.00 oz Citra [11.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 3 38.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [11.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 4 13.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [11.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 6.3 IBUs
0.75 oz Citra [11.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 5.2 IBUs
1.25 oz Citra [11.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast 8 -
1.00 oz Citra [11.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Saccharification Add 36.28 qt of water at 158.7 F 152.1 F 75 min
Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F 10 min

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