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Old 01-27-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hi all. I have a couple of hop plants that I purchased this September. They were planted right away and I'm hoping the yield some hope like my first year Cascades and Nuggets did. The gentleman selling them had no idea what kind they are, as they were growing on his property when he moved in. I remember reading about someone else who had unknown hops and they were told to do a SMaSH. I would like to try this if I do get hops from those 2 plants. Are there any instructions available to newcomers like me? Like what kind of malt to use, etc.? Thanks.

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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Also, if anyone has a recipe for a 2-2.5 gal batch that would be great. It would fit perfect in my Mr. Beer fermenter.

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:50 PM   #3
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It's really not a fixed recipe...it is simply one malt and one type of hop...Such as my Marris Otter and Argentine Cascade SMaSH.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/smas...cascade-92765/

This is a good thread about how it can be done...http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/what...ighlight=Smash

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Can this be done with extracts as well? I think I'm going to move into AG brewing before the end of this year, but I would like to try a few easier batches/kits before I make the jump. Thanks for your help!

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Can this be done with extracts as well? I think I'm going to move into AG brewing before the end of this year, but I would like to try a few easier batches/kits before I make the jump. Thanks for your help!

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Did you look at the "What the heck is a smash" thread? Iirc I posted info about how it can be done as an extract.
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Here there's a lot of junk in that thread...but I talk about extract smashing there. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/1065943-post54.html
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When going about it the AG route, do you keep the heat on after you reach your desired temp(154, 155, etc.) or do you get it as close as possible and then turn the heat off, put the lid on and let it sit for an hour? I guess what I'm asking is do you need to keep it at the desired temp constantly during the mashing process?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure its right when I try it.

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