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've done batches with Mr. Beer before this and the all-grain with NB is a game changer
These kits are amazingly simple - even the all grain. Everything was packaged nicely and all went well on brew day. The SMASH turned out beautifully. Clean, crisp and nicely hopped.
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.