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Favorite malt for SMASH brew
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:40:37 AM »
Going to pick some hops next weekend and brew up a wet hopped SMASH ale. Leaning towards Maris Otter, but wondering if anyone has a favorite or go-to base malt for a single malt beer.
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Re: Favorite malt for SMASH brew
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 07:03:53 AM »
I used MO before and it was pretty good.  If/when I get around to doing another SMASH, I want to try out Golden Promise.

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Re: Favorite malt for SMASH brew
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 08:53:25 AM »
I'm a big fan of Marris Otter.  I've never done a SMASH, but you could do worse than MO.
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Re: Favorite malt for SMASH brew
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 09:01:02 AM »
MO is my SMaSH base malt of choice ;)

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Re: Favorite malt for SMASH brew
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 09:39:17 AM »
My IPA base is 100% 2-row and it turns out beautiful...but I don't really want a lot of malt character in my IPA

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Re: Favorite malt for SMASH brew
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 11:00:56 PM »
I used MO before and it was pretty good.  If/when I get around to doing another SMASH, I want to try out Golden Promise.

That is what I always used. Maris Otter works well too, but I had a cheap source for GP.


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Re: Favorite malt for SMASH brew
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 11:32:07 PM »
I used Golden Promise in the SMaSH I did at Rivertown and I really like it.  Lots of complexity and not nearly as heavy as I was expecting(Read that it was a Scottish equivalent to MO).