Planning for an APA Day

It’s been awhile since I’ve added a post here. Life has gotten in the way a bit, as it tends to do from time to time. I’ve been working my way through the Cascade IPA over the past few weeks and have been enjoying it quite a bit. It was the first beer I have really shared with friends and family, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about it, which of course is nice.

Click HERE if you want to see the brew day for that one.

Now, I’m getting ready to make my next batch this weekend when I finally have enough time to brew again. I received a free 1.5 oz packet of extra Centennial and Cascade hops from Brew & Grow MN after I purchased my IPA kit, so I want to put them to use. I want to do something simple on the ingredients side to I can really get a taste for them.

I elected to do a modified SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) recipe, with double hops instead single and Vienna malt for the grain bill that I have dubbed “Sibling Rivalry Pale Ale.” From what I have seen on forums, Vienna and Maris Otter are the go-to malts for SMaSH brews.

Check out some of the screenshots of the recipe from Brewer’s Friend.

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