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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 Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1044 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
- 4.8 / 5.0138 Reviewsi used this beer as a base for my raspberry ale it came out amazing. all i added was 2 bags of organic raspberries be sure to blend them up and cook for 1 hour before you startJanuary 11, 2018Purchased
4 months agoA Great Beer!I’m really enjoying this beer. It’s super easy to make and you can be enjoying sooner than some others. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out great. I kegged it and after chilling it I used gelatin finings and waited 3 days and it’s crystal clear. Going to have to order another soon, this won’t last long!Added Nov 24, 2017November 24, 2017Purchased
4 months agoKolsch FavoriteMy wife and I enjoy this a great deal. Made a batch each of last 2 summers for our annual pig roast. Very well received and will do again.August 21, 2017Purchased
8 months agoNot light amber in color !!!!I expected the SMASH American Session Ale to be a light amber color as shown in the picture. As it is now in secondary fermentor it is rather dark. I followed brew instructions exactly with all equipment properly sanitized. Hopefully I can get a replacement kit for this one.Added Jul 22, 2017July 22, 2017Purchased
8 months agoRefreshing style of beer.Another highly recommend kit! A very good and easy recipe. Great summer beer. I have purchased many extract kits from Northern brewer and never been disappointed!July 5, 2017Purchased
1 year agoThe name sure is apt!Followed the instructions to a tee, no extra time in either of the fermenters, no extra flavors or gimmicks. Did let condition in bottle for an extra week and I think this is my bast tasting beer ever. I have to be careful how much I brag about it, because all of my beer loving friends want me to share...haha. The color is hazy and the carbonation is perfect, I wonder if I bottled this in a big craft beer bottle if anyone would believe that it was homebrewed. It IS this good, imho. I will be brewing this regularly.July 2, 2017Purchased
9 months agoFreakishly good. Probably my favorite brew in my dozen or so NB kits.May 26, 2017Purchased
1 year agoprobably my favorite beerKolsch was my favorite beer kit until I made this beer. The aroma is amazing and half the appeal of this beer, I recommend drinking this beer out of a glass. This beer is just plain good and you will crave it once you run out.April 9, 2017Great beerThis makes the third time of I have brewed this beer and it is always a fan favorite. This batch just went into the keg but was great going in. A nice refreshing beer for IPA lovers and light beer drinkers alike.March 20, 2017Purchased
1 year agoQuick and easy Pale aleTastes very close to the Sierra beer. I used US05 yeast fermented 68-70F. OG 1.042, FG 1.006. By 3 months later the hoppyness fades, so drink it before then.January 24, 2017Purchased
over 2 years ago
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 9 answersSo how does one dry hop? After transferring to secondary add hop pellets and let it float to the bottom? Also, what is the best way to boost ABV without affecting the flavor profile of a beer? Add cane sugar or extra-light DME?BEST ANSWER: You would typically dry hop in secondary and either toss them right in or put them in a nylon bag. After letting them sit for about a week they should drop to the bottom. If you're looking to boost the potential ABV of your beer after fermentation the best way to do it would be to add some sugar dissolved in boiling water that has then been chilled. I wouldn't use more than 1 lb. Cheers-TGCan you dry hop in the primary after fermentation has ended, prior to Kegging?BEST ANSWER: Dry hopping is just the addition of hops to wort post-boil. If you are not doing a secondary fermentation, but would like to dry hop, you would want to do so after fermentation has ended. However, if you are doing a secondary fermentation, we would recommend adding the dry hops at that stage.This kit contains MM PIlsen LME, which states it is made with both PIlsner malts & Carapils malts. Is this not a 'single malt' beer then? Is it too difficult to make an extract out of one type of barley? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: Hello Joe,
Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! To make a pure Pilsen LME would not be difficult, but it would suck as an extract, it would be bland with little color and very little body. A smash using pure pilsen would be watery, with little to no head retention. The carapils is used to add head retention and body to the Pilsen malt without adding any flavor or color. So it is basically pure pilsen as far as color and flavor go. The extract kit is built to resemble the all grain kit, and the only way that we could get the kits to match is to use the Pilsen LME. The gold LME would have been to dark and malty to match the Rahr 2 row. I hope that this helps!So what Beer Judge Guideline catagigory is this Brew? 18B, 19B ??BEST ANSWER: There is a session ale category and the judges may further add a descriptor identifying it as a session pale aleI just bottled a batch of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone and was planning to go ahead and brew this SMASH kit which I have on hand. I'm a hophead, but I'm hoping that this one with the Pils malt and Simcoe, will be a good alternative to keg for my friends who prefer less hoppy than my IIPAs and IPAs. Thoughts?BEST ANSWER: Certainly, It isn't as hoppy as an IPA but there is still a noticeable hop presence.
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