12x12 MMAMH beer

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  1. Tebuken

    Tebuken Disciple (326) Jun 6, 2009 Argentina

    Last friday someone has posted ´what is a SMASH beer?´, so after a few days i started to thiink about some located on the opposite pavement beer.
    Then i decided to make a recipe using Multi Malts And Multi Hops, 12 different malts and 12 different hops, i have chosen the number 12 because i want to name this beer ´The 12 Apostles´.
    Here is the recipe : (Sorry about decimals, metric to US measurement system converting)

    Batch Size : 6.1 gals
    Total grain : 13.228 lb
    Total hops : 1.69 oz
    OG : 1060
    FG : 1015 Aprox.
    Abv : 5.89 %
    Colour : 23.3 SRM
    IBUs : 25.8 Average
    BH Effic. : 75 %
    Boil time : 60 min

    2.205 lb Pilsner 2 row
    2.205 lb Pale Ale
    2.205 lb Vienna
    2.205 lb Munich
    0.551 lb Aromatic
    0.551 lb Biscuit
    0.551 lb Dark wheat( 9L) malt
    0.551 lb Melanoidin
    0.551 lb Crystal 20
    0.551 lb Crystal 40
    0.551 lb Crystal 60
    0.551 lb Chocolate malt

    0.14 oz Cascade 7.8 AA% @ 60 min
    0.14 oz EKG 5,3 AA% @ 55 min
    0.14 oz Fuggles 5,7 AA% @ 50 min
    0.14 oz Hallertauer 6,3 AA% @ 45 min
    0.14 oz Magnum 12.5 AA% @ 40 min
    0.14 oz Nugget 8.5 AA% @ 35 min
    0.14 oz Perle 6 AA% @ 30 min
    0.14 oz Saaz 3.6 AA% @ 25 min
    0.14 oz Tettnanger 4 AA% @ 20 min
    0.14 oz Spalt 4 AA% @ 15 min
    0.14 oz Willamette 7.1 AA% @ 10 mi
    0.14 oz Centennial 9.7 AA% @ 5 min

    Single step infusion at 149 F for 90 min
    Fermented at 68 F with Danstar Windsor

    I think this could be heaven or this could be hell, but i am going to give it a try.
    Wanna hear your opinions

    Edit : I am not drunk ! lol
  2. BigAB

    BigAB Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2008 Iowa

    I like the idea, I just have a hard time believing you'll get anywhere close to your taget FG with all that specialty malt. Cheers to the idea and your attempt, though.
  3. messyhair42

    messyhair42 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    By combining so many ingredients you'll lose the character of any one, but that could be what you're going for. who know, it could be very good. Personally if i were to attempt this I'd shift around the times on the hops, give the longest time to the magnums, bring the cascades and EKGs down for aroma.
  4. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,083) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Personally, if it were me and I was going for something crazy like this, I'd put all the hops except Magnum at 20 or less. If the point of the SmAsH is to know the hops, I'd at least want to know all those hops too. But it's up to you.
  5. goodonezach

    goodonezach Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2011 New York

    keep us posted. i'm really curious to see how this comes out
  6. Agold

    Agold Defender (641) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Wouldn't you do 6X6 if you wanted to name it the 12 apostles. Now it is more like the 24 apostles... Maybe make the OG 1.120 or the alcohol 12%abv or 12#of grain... or only add hops at 12 minute intervals.

    But onto the beer:
    Use more base malts, and fewer and less specialty grains. 1.5lbs of crystal in a 1.060 beer could get cloying but it really depends on what you are going for in terms of flavor profile. If you could give some info on that I might be able to give some more helpful info about tweeking the recipe.
  7. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (275) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    While we are at it 6x6=36 :grinning: .

    As far as this beer goes, hey why not. Probably will not be anything that would make me drop my pants but you can have fun brewing it for the novelty.
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