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Grinder12000 02-23-2009 05:36 PM

Partial Mash Amarillo faux SMaSH
This is the first non-clone non-published recipe that I have actually felt comfortable posting.

I tried this brew after 3 weeks in the bottle and I tell ya - it is my favorite of the 21 batches I've brewed. All of my batches are normal beer - nothing fruity, just good ol Ambers, Porters, APA, IPA Stouts.

Not a TRUE SMaSH but for us Partial mash people it's close.

Simple yet effective.

Brew Date 1/03/09
Bottle date 2/10/09

Longer then normal in the carboys but there seems to be more smoothness in the mouthfeel - could be recipe? could be a coincidence.

I'm loving Amarillo.

I had two 3 gallon batches going on the stove so it was basically a full boil.

OG 1.057
FG 1.014
ABV 5.6%
Approx IBU 30.1

Extra Pale LME 3.3lb
Pale DME 1.4lb

Maris Otter Malt 4lb

Amarillo 1oz 60min
Amarillo 0.5oz 30min
Amarillo 0.5oz 5min
Amarillo 1oz 3 days Dry Hop

Washed Wyeast American Ale 1056

Mashed at 153 in 1.5 gallons of water

Whirlfloc and Yeast Energizer added 15 minutes. Cooled from 212 to 78 in 1/2 hour and pitched Washed yeast at that point.

flyangler18 02-23-2009 05:49 PM


Not a TRUE SMaSH but for us Partial mash people it's close.
Eh, who cares? ;)

Keep your base malt and brand of LME/DME constant, and play with different hops. SMaSH enough for me!

Grinder12000 02-23-2009 06:37 PM

I'll be honest and I was not expecting something so simple to taste so good. Since the DME and LME are not Maris Otter I felt it was not a "true" Smash but geez. I hope it ages well.

brrman 03-01-2009 09:34 PM

Keep us informed on how this comes out! I have a pound of Amarillo in the freezer and I wanna do a SMaSH too.

AugustDerleth 12-12-2010 07:36 AM

This sounds great! Probably going to give this a go within the next two weeks! Thanks-

HopHeadHarry 03-06-2012 04:19 PM

Brewed this one up and just dry hopped it. Gonna do 7 days instead of the 3. Will let ya know how it comes out.

psnydez86 08-05-2012 04:59 PM

I'm doing a warminster Maris otter smash in a few days and have been torn between Amarillo and Simcoe but think that I'm gonna go with Amarillo due to your results!!!! Thanks

brightmonkey 04-08-2013 07:15 PM

Grinder - I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to let you know that I brewed this recipe and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing!

ncorroy 04-10-2014 09:14 PM

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Another resurrection of this old thread, but I brewed this up per instructions about 3 weeks ago and just tapped the keg. Delicious!

Excellent flavor and a good showcase for the single hop.

Mine has a bit too much residual sweetness, but I do not have great temp control on the mash and it did spend some time at the upper range.
Thanks for posting! I

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