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Offline tymmy

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1 grain 1 hop
« on: May 24, 2014, 08:31:27 PM »
Hello first of all...been reading for a while but finally made an account to actually post.

A few weeks back I tried WTFUggle from Anacapa Brewery in Ventura CA. As the name suggests they only used fuggle hops and it got me thinking...could I take it one step further and just use 1 type of grain and 1 type of hops.

Thoughts?

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Re: 1 grain 1 hop
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 10:51:23 PM »
Yes, SMaSH, short for Single Malt and Single Hop, is a common practice for folks looking to get a feel for what those two ingredients bring to a brew.
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Re: 1 grain 1 hop
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 11:32:55 PM »
I just did a SMaSH last Sunday.  11.5 pounds of Maris Otter and Hallertauer Hops.  I used Belgian Saison yeast.  I'll rack it onto blueberries in about 3 weeks.
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Re: 1 grain 1 hop
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 01:51:00 PM »
I love making smash beers, lots of fun. One of my favourites is Maris Otter and Galaxy, makes for a great combination.

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Re: 1 grain 1 hop
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 06:55:34 AM »
I just did a SMaSH last Sunday.  11.5 pounds of Maris Otter and Hallertauer Hops.  I used Belgian Saison yeast.  I'll rack it onto blueberries in about 3 weeks.
Mmmmmmm... can I have some?
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Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: 1 grain 1 hop
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 09:49:50 AM »
I just did a SMaSH last Sunday.  11.5 pounds of Maris Otter and Hallertauer Hops.  I used Belgian Saison yeast.  I'll rack it onto blueberries in about 3 weeks.
Mmmmmmm... can I have some?

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Re: 1 grain 1 hop
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 11:49:21 PM »
I did a (near) Mosaic SMASH that turned out outstanding. Great summer beer ..... had to share.
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Re: 1 grain 1 hop
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 01:17:47 PM »
I love making smash beers, lots of fun. One of my favourites is Maris Otter and Galaxy, makes for a great combination.

That's the very one I've been meaning to do. I visited my local hop supplier when he was breaking down a bale of Galaxy, a variety he'd never stocked before. The room was full of the most wonderful, complex aroma that cried out for a SMaSH with MO.

My other 'SMaSH I want to do do one day' is Mild Ale Malt and WGV.
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