We’ve brewed several SMASH beers to evaluate and try out many of the new hop varieties out there. This week is a Brewing a One Gallon Batch Preview video. We plan to put together the step by step process John uses to make his simple one gallon SMASH beers.
SMASH brewing is not a new technique by any means. Its a great way to test out a new hop. Its great at comparing different base malts. While there may be some great SMASH combos out there that makes a really enjoyable beer, most combos are educational but one dimensional. So brewing a 5 gallon batch of beer that teaches you something in the first pint and leaves you struggling with the rest isn’t always inspirational. That’s where the one gallon batch comes in.
John has plowed through so many hop varieties that he could have only really done it with one gallon batches. Not breaking the bank and not getting bogged down in cases of single note beer in the process has been a great ride for us. John has really dialed in his one gallon process and many people have asked for it.
So in this video we introduce the upcoming tutorial video and ask for some reader participation. John has chosen four hop varieties and asks the audience to vote on their favorite. That hop will get chosen and used for the SMASH beer we brew in the tutorial video.
So be sure to check out the video and leave your vote as a comment over on the YouTube Channel.