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Is malt + wheat still a SMaSH?

I would think not. SMaSH means single malt and a single hops. The point is simplicity and purity, where emphasize the flavor of a single malt and single hops. Adding additional ingredients will change ...
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Kveik yeast instead of US-05?

I used Omega Lutra Kveik on a Bells THA clone last month and it turned out great. There is usually this slippery mouthfeel with the US-05 which wasn't there with the Lutra. I couldn't believe how ...
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Kveik yeast instead of US-05?

Last Australian summer I did a few brews with Lallemand brand Kveik dry yeast at ambient temperatures around 26degC (79degF); actual fermentation got to between 28-29degC (82-84degF) according to my ...
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Kveik yeast instead of US-05?

We did a "Farmhouse IPA" a year or so ago with Omega's Voss Kveik yeast and fermented it at 90°F. I was pleasantly surprised with how clean it was. It had the expected citrus-y notes, and ...
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How necessary are specialty malts in an extract brew?

Different specialty malts affect your beer differently: color malts: color, body roasted malts: toasty, chocolate, roasted, or coffee flavor cara-... malts: caramel flavor, mouthfeel, head retention ...
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How necessary are specialty malts in an extract brew?

I assume when you describe "specialty malts" you are talking about the whole grain components of a partial mash recipe. Strictly speaking specialty malts are any grains besides the base malt. To ...
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Is malt + wheat still a SMaSH?

According to Drew Beecham's article in November/December 2012 Zymurgy and associated presentation (subscription required), the term SMaSH was coined on homebrewtalk.com and, of course means, Single ...
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Does suspended yeast contribute to high SG?

The analogy used with stones in water is a poor one, the reason being that stones are large and follow stokes law for particle size. They most certainly sink immediately, however, if you crushed up ...
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Does a beer with one malt and one hop PLUS adjuncts count as a SMASH?

Yes, as you said "A SMASH beer is Single Malt And Single Hop". And wheat malt is still a malt. So yes, you can call it a SMASH beer.
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Kveik yeast instead of US-05?

I have done a couple of brews with Voss Kevik and I think it would work well. I have used it in the past, not in IPAs, but I see no reason why it should not work for you. Got a big batch of brewing ...
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Converting recipe from pellet hops to wet hops

Pellet hops are considered 15% more efficient at utilization than dry hops (according to Charles Faram) meaning for 100g of pellets you would need 115g of dry hops for the same recipe. Using the ...
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Is malt + wheat still a SMaSH?

Generally a SMASH is a simple recipe to experiment with a single ingredient at a time To be true to the acronym one would only be able to play with base malts and bittering hops. But this isn't the ...
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How necessary are specialty malts in an extract brew?

To answer this question, let's examine a few things that we know. For the most part, DME or LME (particularly, the light or pale) is made mostly from 2-row barley malt, which is notoriously ...
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