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Old 10-21-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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Thoughts? Recipe? I like big beers 8-12%.......


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Old 10-21-2011, 03:52 AM   #2
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I'm drinking a Maris Otter/Cascade SMaSH right now. It's at 7.25 %, It's just ok. I think I'm finding that Cascade isn't all that great on it's own. But its got a nice toasty/nutty malt backbone to it, so I would suggest going it Maris Otter instead of plain old 2-Row. It will give you a little more character.


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Old 10-21-2011, 03:53 AM   #3
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I wouldn't recommend making a high gravity SMASH. A Cascade/Two Row would be great, but I think you want to make it around 6-7% where the hops and grain can shine. Something like:

5 Gallon Batch
10 lbs Pale Two Row
1.0 Cascade @ 60
.5 Cascade @ 15
.5 Cascade @ 5
S-05 or Nottingham yeast
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:58 AM   #4
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I wouldn't recommend making a high gravity SMASH.
I would. I did a SMaSH with Domestic Pale Ale Malt (part toasted), Cascade and Cal Ale to about 8% and it was great stuff. Even better was an 8.2% Vienna/Spalt/2308 lager.

If 8% is the minimum, you'll probably need at least 14 lbs of malt for a 5 gallon batch. I'm finding that a 1:1 BU:GU by Rager is about right for a SMaSH ale for my taste.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
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I think I'm finding that Cascade isn't all that great on it's own.
I've also came to the same conclusion, but the whole purpose of SMaSH beers is to understand why.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #6
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I've also came to the same conclusion, but the whole purpose of SMaSH beers is to understand why.
Yep, exactly why I did this one.


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