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Old 10-17-2009, 05:25 AM   #11
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Did not know that, this brewing thing has a long learning curve.
Brewing terminology is an odd polyglot of olde english and germanic words...Since they were the two cultures that seemed to contribute most to brewing. Surprisingly though despite it's contribution to brewing culture, I can't think of any Belgianbrewing definitions or terms in my drukken state.

Rausch is German. Wort is olde english...
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:34 AM   #12
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Wit? .

 
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:54 AM   #13
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What about adding Alpha Amalyase in the mash? Then it would really open it up... think Special B.
This interests me... How much do you think you'd have to add to the mash?
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:59 AM   #14
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my bad, for some reason i was thinking rauchmalt=rye. my mistake

 
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:04 AM   #15
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my bad, for some reason i was thinking rauchmalt=rye. my mistake
Could you do a SMaSH with Rye though? I didn't even thing about that. Might need a bunch of Rice Hulls, but I don't know if it has the DP.

 
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Could you do a SMaSH with Rye though? I didn't even thing about that. Might need a bunch of Rice Hulls, but I don't know if it has the DP.
But anything you add to the grain, any adjunct defeatrs the purpose of what we consider a SMASH...

Again gang. a SMaSh is A sinngle Malt and a Single Hop.

If you add anythign to that cmbination it is a beer. but NOT a SMASH.....

The smash it a simple beer, and it is a tool to get a handle on how a malt works and a hop works, and how they work in conjunction with each other...if you add more stuff to the mix, you dillute the educational quotent of it, and the purity.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:14 AM   #17
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I've heard aromatic malt has some diastatic power. Lemme research that one...

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they concur:

http://www.foamrangers.com/malts.html

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From the source:
http://www.specialtymalts.com/dingem...criptions.html
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But anything you add to the grain, any adjunct defeatrs the purpose of what we consider a SMASH...

Again gang. a SMaSh is A sinngle Malt and a Single Hop.

If you add anythign to that cmbination it is a beer. but NOT a SMASH.....

The smash it a simple beer, and it is a tool to get a handle on how a malt works and a hop works, and how they work in conjunction with each other...if you add more stuff to the mix, you dillute the educational quotent of it, and the purity.
Yahbut, Rice Hulls aren't an adjunct per sey. They are just there to aid in the lautering, they don't add anything to the Wort.

 
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:51 AM   #19
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For me if it is the taste of a Single Malt and a Single Hop then it's a smash.

No rules, it is a aid to learning rather than making a great beer.

You may be surprised how pleasant and drinkable some of the results are.
I think it's beneficial for brewers to do a series of them one after the other.
I used lots of the same combinations using different quantities and techniques.

That's why I did it.
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Really??????

It has diastatic power???????? I am speechless in contemplating the baconny goodness that would come from a rauchmalt smash...but what hops would one use?

Really???????? You can mash racumalt? I guess you could.....I've never read anythign about what the actually grain in it is...

Have you?
I haven't *yet*, but there are lots of rauchbier recipes that use rauchmalt for substantially all of the grist (and some are 100%). It'll convert.
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