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SMASH American Session Ale All-Grain Kit


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Is it a half IPA? Is it a pale ale? What’s in a name, after all? We’re taking you back to school, back to basics, with this SMASH (single malt single hop)-style delight. Not only are we going back to school, we’re hitting the latest in style-confounding marketing-speak: American Session Ale.

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SMASH American Session Ale All-Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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SMASH is about taking things back - way back, to when American pale ale was edgy and new. The thing is, time travel is hard, and we’re thinking there’s enough Cascade-only pale stuff out there, so we’re going to use a decidedly new-school single hop: Simcoe. The pine and jungle stinker herself, Simcoe is boastful and bombastic, packing tons of hop flavor and aroma into a neat little package. SMASH takes a clean, dry malt base, with a low gravity for extra drinkability, and piles on a healthy dose of delicious hoppiness. Think of it as a way to deliver a metric hogshead of hop flavor and aroma in a tidy 4.5%ABV package.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for SMASH American Session Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style USA
Original Gravity 1044
Total Time to Make 4 weeks
4.7 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Simply my favorite
I have been brewing for a little over a year now Brewed several batches and many recipes and different kits. This is truly the favorite in my house. Relatively easy to brew, Short fermentation time, Fantastic hop aroma, The simcoe hops really shine through.Not to heavy bodied, and quite refreshing. I recommend this to anyone who just loves a nice cold beer on a warm summer day.
January 6, 2015
Simple staple on brew day
not much to go wrong here. I've always had good luck with this although a little bit can go a long way. I would do some research on how much priming sugars to add to different styles of beer. I have overcarbonated certain beers using too much.
July 11, 2013
OK, I find it hard t give 5 star ratings, but this one deserves it! Light, easy drinking session beer with TONS of hop flavor. You will think you're drinking a full on IPA. ( I did cheat and add 4 oz of carmel 90)
December 19, 2014
Fantastic with a couple of tweaks
I mostly followed the recipe with a couple of changes from the script....same mash schedule and hop additions until the five minute addition i doubled to 2 oz. I also did a staggered dry-hop of 2 oz each 3 and 7 days from kegging. The nose on this one is tremendous and is getting rave reviews from friends and family. I highly recommend this because it is a simple recipe, quick turnaround and great final product. Cheers!
April 18, 2015
Nice Hop Flavor
This beer was easy to brew. I doubled the hops on the first add instead of the final add. Still turned out very good. Simcoe Hops ring through this beer adding great flavor up front. The back is tame and pleasant but that is what these beers are all about. Hop Session beers are the new wave. This beer is as good as Founder's All Day IPA in my opinion. Great Hot Tub Brew!
November 8, 2013
This is a great beer; will add to my rotation. Well balanced.
November 21, 2013
session ale adjustment
I loved the simplicity of this recipe. I made some changes for example, i opted out of the dry hopping and i did not use the second fermenter. I did use a yeast starter. Overall my session ale was not to hoppy, just enough and it definitely had a citrus hint to it. I enjoyed it and would revisit this recipe.
October 21, 2015
Easy First Time Brew and Tasty Too
Single grain, single hop... can't get much simpler than that! This was my first AG batch. I followed the recipe to the letter, hit my mash temps and gravities, and followed the suggested fermentation schedule (even though I rarely secondary). The beer wasn't AMAZING, but it was definitely tasty. It came out clear and straw-colored. I've never brewed with Simcoe before - I liked the citrus hint. I was also pleasantly surprised at how flavorful just 2-Row Pale could be.In summary - I brewed this for it's simplicity expecting a subpar beer. Instead I got simplicity and a very drinkable beer!
February 10, 2016
Good Base Kit
I goosed this kit with some extra 2-row, C-20, flaked oats, and juicy hops from my local home brew store to make it an IPA. I kegged it on 5/2/2016 and it smelled great. I tossed in re-hydrated Nottingham for fermentation.
May 3, 2016
Great hop flavor, not much going on to back it up
I love the Simcoe hop flavor and aroma that comes through very bright and lemony. I also like getting started with all-grain using simple recipes so I can dial in my understanding of the process and equipment before I get too crazy. But the two row malt, while pleasantly biscuity at first, gets boring before the glass is empty. It needs something more interesting in the grain bill.
October 18, 2013
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which yeast was used?!
Indiana K on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The yeast options for this kit are Danstar West Coast dry Ale, Wyeast 1272, or Vermont ale yeast.

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