Howdy all, I am a beginning brewer with about 10 brews including 4 BIAB all grain ones under my belt. I'm intrigued by the SMaSH idea, especially when it comes to learning my malts and hops. So, the general idea is to make a series of different types of beer using only the same malt and hops. I've decided to use Maris Otter for my base malt, and am thinking Amarillo for my hops. What do y'all think? Also, for the styles, I'm thinking pale ale, IPA (maybe IIPA?) saison, strong ale, maybe even a california common.
Overall, the goal is to improve my technique, learn about different styles, and make some good, KISS beers.