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Old 12-16-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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Has anyone made a brew using just 2 row and hops? I'm wondering what I'd get if I did that and used Cascade? I'm thinking light colored, simple beer with possible hint of grapefruit... What do you think, or have you experienced?
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:10 AM   #2
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Absolutely! We've talked about it alot. If you want to see some of the threads, we refer to it as a SMaSH brew. (Single malt and single hop). I have had Richbrewer's Amarillo SMaSH, done with maris otter malt, and was very impressed. This is a great way to simplify your brewing and really taste what certain malts and hops do to a beer.

Do a search for SMaSH, and I'm sure you'll find more than you ever wanted to know!
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:39 AM   #3
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Thanks, Yoop... I'll go look right now. And.... guess what I'll be doing this weekend?
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:53 AM   #4
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Yup, just finished off a glass of Vienna SMaSH - great brew. There is an HBT group too, some good recipes in there as well.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:59 AM   #5
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my SMaSH APA is my favorite beer:

10 lbs German Vienna Malt (mash @ 152F)
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 60 min
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 20 min
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 5 min
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easiest recipe, always gets great efficiency, smooth and tasty.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:06 AM   #6
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Yup, that's the APA I was just drinking...Mine had floaties for about the first 5 pints, but it is good and clear now and tastes great....not sure if I can say it's less filling.


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my SMaSH APA is my favorite beer:

10 lbs German Vienna Malt (mash @ 152F)
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 60 min
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 20 min
1 oz Northern Brewer (8.8% AA) Hops @ 5 min
Nottingham Yeast

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Old 12-16-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
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no, not less filling...nice and malty

that's why you gotta be sure to mash low. we mashed our recent 15 gallon batch at 150F. gonna taste it in about an hour!
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:25 AM   #8
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My backache brew from yesterday was a Single Malt and Single Hop brew as well...

I had a bunch of Argentinian Cascades I wanted to get a feel for, so I brewed it with Maris Otter.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/smas...cascade-92765/
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:32 AM   #9
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I'm going to do this Friday night or Saturday.... but I have a question. If I use 5.5 # of US 2-row (3 gallon batch) Beer Recipator says it's ~5% abv, but Beersmith says it is .67%, which seems wrong. So, am I correct in thinking that what I'm seeing in Beersmith isn't correct? That amount of malt and 1 oz of Cascade (.5 at 60 and .5 for 10 minutes) comes out about 21 IBU...which would be where I want it, and on the gravity/hops ratio chart it looks balanced.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:35 AM   #10
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I'm still waiting for someone to brew up a SMaSH brew with just black patent.

Any takers?

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Poop
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: Sweet Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.37 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 214.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 56.4 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
14.00 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 100.00 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 36.0 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (30 min) Hops 13.8 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (10 min) Hops 6.5 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 14.00 lb
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Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 17.50 qt of water at 168.2 F 156.0 F
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