Kettle Soured Maris Otter Mosaic SMaSH

Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Ginger Devil, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Ginger Devil

    Ginger Devil New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Want to try something new. Do you think it will taste good?
     
  2. jmcnamara

    jmcnamara Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,457
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Rosedale, MD
    I like the clean taste of a kettle sour. I think that'll play really well with mosaic. Have you tried kettle souring before?
     
  3. Ginger Devil

    Ginger Devil New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    No this will be my first time. Our brew club is having SMASH contest. Only rules are: Must use Mosaic, Maris Otter. Can be in any amounts, can use any yeast. I was wanting to submit something different. Thought, what about kettle souring it. Could not find anything on kettle souring a SMASH.
     
  4. jmcnamara

    jmcnamara Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,457
    Likes Received:
    1,947
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Rosedale, MD
    Way to think outside the box!
     
    Ginger Devil likes this.
  5. KC

    KC Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2015
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    NY Capital
    The alpha and lactic acids will compete so it would help to balance them. I'd avoid early hop additions and target maybe 20 IBU. Perhaps going FWH just to get your break and then late or dry hop in small amounts.
     
    Ginger Devil likes this.
  6. BoomerBrian

    BoomerBrian Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2016
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    216
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I would just dry hop the kettle soured beer.
     
  7. Nosybear

    Nosybear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,381
    Likes Received:
    6,613
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Aurora, CO, USA
    Kettle souring a SMASH beer is no different than kettle souring anything else, if that's your question. My advice: Use restraint with hops. Our palates interpret the combination of sour and bitter as vaguely poisonous, although we can train the palate over time to accept the combination. Ferment with something malty. The sweet spot for me in kettle soured beers is sweet-sour - think Thai food! Maris Otter gives a good malt backbone, ferment it with a good English yeast, mash high to preserve body.... I like the challenge of doing what the club asked and may someday end up doing it for myself.
     
    Mase likes this.

Share This Page

arrow_white