Cascade SMaSH (all grain) Recipe


Cascade SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) - all grain recipe

This is a simple recipe for producing an American-style pale ale, with basic ingredients. The finished beer will be very pale (7.9 EBC), fairly bitter (41.3 IBUs), be around 4.9% ABV and have a spicy, floral and grapefruit character. You can substitute the Cascade for any other hop with a similar Alpha, such as Centennial or Amarillo.

Ingredients for a 23 litre batch

5kg Maris Otter (EBC: 5)
100g Cascade (9.3% Alpha)
Irish Moss / Protofloc
Mangrove Jacks MJ44 US West Coast or Safale US-05


Mash the grain in 15 litres of water at 66°C for one hour
Drain the mash (first runnings) into your kettle. You should end up with around 10 litres.
Next, sparge the grain in around 16 litres of water. This will depend on your setup, but your aiming for a boil volume of 26 litres, as you will lose approximately 3 litres to condensation during the boil.
Add the sparged water to the first runnings in the kettle and bring to the boil.
Add 25g of cascade as soon as the wort begins to boil
After 45 minutes add the Irish Moss / Protofloc, then add 15g of Cascade
Wait 5 mins, then add 20g Cascade
Wait another 5 mins then add another 20g Cascade
Wait 3 mins then add the last 20g of Cascade and allow to steep after the boil finishes.

Cool the wort, transfer to a fermentation vessel and pitch the yeast.

Alternative instructions (BeerSmith style)

5kg Maris Otter (5.0 EBC)
25.00g Cascade [9.3%] - Boil 60 min
Irish moss (Boil 15 mins)
15.00g Cascade [9.3%] - Boil 15 min
20.00g Cascade [9.3%] - Boil 10 min
20.00g Cascade [9.3%] - Boil 5 min
20.00g Cascade [9.3%] - Steep/whirlpool 2 min
1x Mangrove Jack's MJ44 US West Coast or 1x Safale US05


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