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Old 01-12-2010, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default What does SMaSH mean?

I see it all over, but couldn't find anything in a search.


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Single malt and single hop. As the name suggests, it's a brew using only one type of malt and one type of hops.


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Old 01-12-2010, 05:08 AM   #3
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Single malt and single hop. As the name suggests, it's a brew using only one type of malt and one type of hops.
Ahhh....and why do this?
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:13 AM   #4
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Never done it myself, but, why not? Just another method of brewing I suppose. There may be a more detailed explanation of why, but if so, I'll leave that for someone else to post!! lol
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:20 AM   #5
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It's a learning strategy; a way to learn about hops and base malts on their own without overwhelming the pallet with other ingredients. It started this way, however many brewers began really enjoying them because for their simplicity in taste despite the educational aspect of it. SMaSH are typically session beers like bitters. A favorite, or so it seems, is vienna malt or munich malt since it won't ferment as dryly as two row or Maris Otter.
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See, I knew there was a deeper explanation!!
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I was hoping that's what this thread was. Kinda like the what does SWMBO mean thread. Since people were playing nice, I thought I might as well follow suit.
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I was hoping that's what this thread was. Kinda like the what does SWMBO mean thread. Since people were playing nice, I thought I might as well follow suit.
It is the Beginners Forum after all!
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I've only done one Smash, and yes I did it for a learning experience.
I used 2 row pale malt and cascade hops. Not only was I able to get a good taste and feel for the malt and hops, but it really turned out to be a very tasty beer. So much so, that I plan to do several other Smash recipes with different malts and hops. And you couldn't ask for a simpler recipe to make.


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