Fuggles Smash (My first creation)

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jasonh

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So, I want to make a fuggles / marris otter SMaSH, and figured I'd give it a go w/o digging up a recipe.

What do you guys think of this:


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Recipe: Fuggles SMASH
Brewer: Jason
Asst Brewer:
Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 6.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 33.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
11.00 lb Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 100.0 %
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) (First Wort Hop)Hops 16.0 IBU
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) Hops 14.5 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (10 min) Hops 2.6 IBU
0.50 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops -
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11.00 lb
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 13.75 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F 60 min
 

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Like most smashes, it's hard to go wrong. I think your recipe looks good.

If I had to pick out something, I would maybe consider bringing your bittering addition down just a tad, go for a bit more balance. You're at a BU:GU ratio of 0.62 I would maybe shoot for a 0.4-0.5 for a SMaSH, but that's just me trying to pick on something. I would say with a SMaSH you're looking for a well balanced beer, not hoppy, not malty.

Either way I bet you'll have a tasty couple cases of beer.
 
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Hmmm...

BU/GU ratio. I'd never heard of that before, but after a bit of quick research, it looks quite useful.

I think dialing that back is probably a good idea, especially since I'm new to all-grain (this will be my 2nd), so it's entirely likely I'd be under my OG (and it'd be even more bitter).
 
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