Writer: Ryan Hansen

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Keep it Simple — It’s a SMaSH!


SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) recipes are about as simple as they get. That doesn’t mean this technique is just for beginners, however. SMaSH beers are a great way for all homebrewers to evaluate new ingredients, while also having the benefits of an easier brew day and a way to use up ingredients that may be nearing expiration. Let’s look closer at why SMaSH brewing is such a great tool for homebrewers and how to get the most from it.

Cascade SMaSH Pale Ale


A single-malt, single-hop (SMaSH) pale ale recipe that’s almost as easy to brew as it is to drink.

Tettnang SMaSH Kölsch


A quick and straightforward recipe for a refreshing SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) Kölsch.

Simcoe® SMaSH IPA


Simcoe® SMaSH IPA (5-gallons/19-L all-grain)OG = 1.058  FG = 1.012IBU = 65  SRM = 4  ABV = 6% Ingredients12 lbs. (5.4 kg) North American 2-row pale malt12 AAU Simcoe® hops (60 min.) (1

Performing Closed Transfers


Limiting cold-side oxygen exposure is critical to your homebrew. If you serve your beer on draft, then the transfer from fermenter to keg may be the area where oxygen pickup is greatest, which is why knowing how to perform closed transfers is such a benefit. We lay out the equipment and steps necessary for this relatively easy setup that will keep your beer tasting fresh.

The Paths to Homebrewed Beer


The end result is beer, but there are many ways to get there. There are pros and cons to brewing with malt extract, brewing all-grain batches, or falling somewhere in-between. We break down the basics of these approaches so prospective homebrewers and those new to the hobby can better understand the basics and decide which method fits their goals.

Beppy’s Brown


This simple brown ale recipe illustrates the differences between brewing all-grain batches and extract batches of beer with extract replacing one malt in the ingredients and different techniques to get your wort in the boil kettle.

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