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2Row SMaSH

Postby czubak » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:07 pm

In the creation stages of two recipes. One with Falconers Flight C7 and the other with Chinook. I have 50# of 2 row and a pound of each hops on hand.

This is my first SMaSH and I want a simple summertime beer while dialing in my new system. My recipe now has 17# of 2row for a 4.5% ABV beer (10 gallon batch). Is this too light or would I be better off going to ~20# and getting into the 5.5% range.

I forget the hop amount, but I am in the 3oz neighborhood, 60, 30, 15, flameout.
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Re: 2Row SMaSH

Postby Matt F » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:18 pm

Sounds like you are on the right path. My last SMaSH for 5 gallons was 8.5 lbs. Marris Otter and 4 oz. of Mosaic. If you stay with the low ABV make sure to mash at a high temp. Mine got so dry it is like a light beer with a ton of hop flavor and aroma. I like it, but will add some caramel and carapils next time and/or mash at 156-158F. The hop additions were as follows:
0.25 oz FW
0.25 oz 20 min
1 oz Hop Stand 1 (just under 200F for 30 min with a whirlpool)
1 oz Hop Stand 2 (start chilling and pitch in once below 170F and continue to chill)
1.5 oz dry hops for 3 days

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Re: 2Row SMaSH

Postby czubak » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:22 pm

thanks for the tip on higher mash. I will have to see what Beer Smith calced for it
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Re: 2Row SMaSH

Postby czubak » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:40 pm

Also, what are the thoughts on roasting 2-3# of the grains for 30 minutes or so?
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Re: 2Row SMaSH

Postby Steven P » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:41 pm

If you roast grains you will want to let them sit for a few days to mellow their harsh. It would be better to just play with it first. Here's a blog about it.

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Re: 2Row SMaSH

Postby czubak » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:23 am

Steven P wrote:If you roast grains you will want to let them sit for a few days to mellow their harsh. It would be better to just play with it first. Here's a blog about it.

http://brewingbeerthehardway.wordpress.com/

I have nothing but time on week nights to tinker with stuff. I may not do it this batch, but it is on the to do list.
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Re: 2Row SMaSH

Postby czubak » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:54 am

Here is tomorrow's recipe. Any input or changes needed?

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