SMASH American Session Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
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. At the same time, we're hitting the latest in style-confounding marketing-speak: American Session Ale.
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 using 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. To showcase all of these attributes, this SMASH recipe kit contains the freshest, premium ingredients for a clean, dry malt base, with a low gravity for extra drinkability, and 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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|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I ordered two kits one a stout and the other the smash. The kits were great, good quality grind and well packaged. They had labeled the kits incorrectly though, the stout had the smash label and the smash the stout!....both turned out great but i would be careful if ordering two similar styles.hence the 3 stars
This Kit was the first batch that came out really good, That was about 28 batches ago, I have been experimenting with all sorts of recipe's since then, But keep coming back to this kit, price is right. process cant be any simpler, Safale 05 @ 64 DEG. kick it up to 68 the last couple days of fermentation, let it sit in primary 2 weeks after final gravity, and the final product is consistently a real crowd pleasing brew, I have slightly modified the recipe by adding a 1/2 oz of citra at dry hop, to give it that little "Cat piss" eye twitchier that no one can quite place. But ask me for a few more bombers after they drink the ones I gave them.. I have a closet full of home brews, and this is the one I reach for most often, when available..
Great beer! Light but has good flavor.
This was my 2nd all grain brew I primary for 3 weeks 2ndary for 3 weeks dry hopped (in mesh bag) for last week bottled with 4.3 0z of corn sugar bottled checked after 1.5 weeks meahh, at 2.5 weeks it is a fantastic beer with a strong hoppy taste really good not crystal clear, or pee yellow a tad darker. but my whirlpooling technique was not quite perfected also forgot to add irish moss, so some trub made it into the bottom of the bottles, none the less this beer is really good, for sure make it again
It’s a little hoppy for my taste. If I make this beer again I will skip the dry hop stage.