Keeping up with plans for the Brew In A Bag series (BIAB), here is the rundown of the single malt and single hop (SMaSH) experiments that I have planned for the summer.
There has been one idea in the works for a few months but with the BIAB series, we need to add a few more varieties to the mix to lengthen the series and add to the fun.
The hops that will be a part of the series are as follows:
The Mosaic hops have their own SMaSH recipe so they will be the first ones to be brewed. The Equinox hops have been purchased and will probably follow the procedure as the Mosaic recipe. El Dorado hops need to be purchased, which should be done soon.
As I look over the SMaSH recipe for the Mosaic hops, it was built for 5 gallons. The leading thought for the BIAB series was brew small batches. I think these experiments would be good for 2 gallon boils/1 gallon beers. That way, we could brew them all on the same day, ferment them during the same time periods, and taste them for the same video in a few months. That would be pretty cool.
I will have to take out the calculator and figure out how to reduce the recipe from 5 gallons to 1. After I am done, I should put up an update – probably for the brew day post. The session could be worthy of an event.
Maybe we can set these brews for a homebrewing club meeting?
All of these hops are pretty new and are fairly hyped. To brew them all in the series would be a great way to really know from my own perspective how all of these hops taste.
The Red Wheat vs. White Wheat experiment is first in the series but soon after will be the brews for hops learnings.