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Doing a series of SMASH recipes. Got any tips?
« on: August 16, 2012, 02:10:14 PM »
I'm going to be doing several SMASH brews. The first round is going to be:

3lb American 2-Row, 1/8th oz Cascade at 60 mins, 1/8 oz at 20 mins.
3lb Marris Otter, 1/8th oz Cascade at 60 mins, 1/8 oz at 20 mins.
3lb Munich Malt, 1/8th oz Cascade at 60 mins, 1/8 oz at 20 mins.
2lb German Pils, 1/8th oz Cascade at 60 mins, 1/8 oz at 20 mins.
I'm only doing 2lbs with the Pils because hopville game me an estimated OG of 1.100 with 3lbs, whereas the rest were about 1.060.

Yeast will be Safale US-05.

I'll be doing about 1.5 Gal of each, BIAB.

Anything you would change? If all goes well here I'll move on to keeping the malt the same and changing the hops, then keeping the malt and hops the same and changing the yeast.

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Re: Doing a series of SMASH recipes. Got any tips?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 02:12:55 PM »
I would change the pils to 3 lbs. Something was not right with that hopville calculation. Pils malt is not that much different from 2-row as far as the ppppg.
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Re: Doing a series of SMASH recipes. Got any tips?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 02:21:35 PM »
I would change the pils to 3 lbs. Something was not right with that hopville calculation. Pils malt is not that much different from 2-row as far as the ppppg.

I was afraid thats what was happening. I'll have to go grab another lb. Thanks!

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Re: Doing a series of SMASH recipes. Got any tips?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 12:53:07 PM »
Looks pretty good! For the sake of covering the most amount of various hop flavors and aromas, I would add a flameout addition or dry hop addition as well. Good luck with your experiment!
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Re: Doing a series of SMASH recipes. Got any tips?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 02:52:57 PM »
Looks pretty good! For the sake of covering the most amount of various hop flavors and aromas, I would add a flameout addition or dry hop addition as well. Good luck with your experiment!

I'm kind of nervous about overdoing with the later hop additions. How much would you reccomend? I really want these to be very malt forward beers but I still want them to be drinkable beers as well so I think a later hop addition would be good, I'm just not sure how much to add. I have PLENTY of cascade though, it was on sale at my LHBS for 30% off so I stocked up, haha.