A SMaSH beer is a simple, effective beer that uses only a single malt and a single hop variety. So I guess that this one’s a bit of a semi-SMaSH, since it uses two different malts!

This is a BIAB recipe, but I also include the extract version below.

 

One-horse Town Blonde Ale

For a 19 liter (5 Gallon) batch, 60 minute boil, you will need:

Malt & Specialty Grains

BIAB version:
 
4 kgs (9 lbs) Pale Malt
110g (4 oz) Caramunich II or similar Caramel Malt
 
Mash your grains for 85 minutes at 67 degrees Celsius (153 F).
 
Extract + Speciality Grains version:
 
2.3 kgs (5 lbs) Dried Malt Extract
110g (4 oz) Caramunich II or similar Caramel Malt for steeping

Hops

10g (0.3 oz) Amarillo or Centennial @ 45 minutes
10g (0.3 oz) Amarillo or Centennial @ 15 minutes
10g (0.3 oz) Amarillo or Centennial @ 1 minute
 

Others

1 tsp Irish Moss @ 10 minutes

Yeast

11.5 g packet of US-05 Dry Yeast or similar American yeast.

 

Technical Notes

Pre-boil Gravity: 1.039
OG (Original Gravity): 1.045
FG (Final Gravity): 1.010
ABV (Alcohol): 4.5%
IBUs (Bitterness Units): 20

 

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