Cat Party Brewing

misadventures in homebrewing since 2015

Cascade SMaSH

Adapted from Kegerator’s recipe

We used our backyard Cascade hops for this one. I harvested these about 4 months ago and have been storing them in a freezer. This is our first beer that utilized dried backyard hops. It was pretty messy but still fun.


  • 5.75 lbs Liquid Malt Extract
  • 1 ounce of Cascade Hops for 60 minutes
  • 0.5 ounces of Cascade Hops for 30 minutes
  • 0.5 ounces of Cascade Hops for 15 minutes
  • 0.5 ounces of Cascade Hops for 1 minute (flameout)
  • 0.5 ounces of Cascade Hops dry-hopped for 7-14 days
  • Yeast: White Labs WLP001


Heat water to 170° and stir in malt extract until completely dissolved. Bring to a boil.

Add first hop addition and start timer. After 30 minutes, add second addition. After 15 more minutes, add third hop addition.

I added a Whirlfloc tablet at this point. As you turn off your heat, stir in your final hop addition.

Chill to 68° F and rack to your fermenter.

thermometer that reads 72 degrees in wort with a wort chiller
almost there…

Pitch yeast and ferment at 68° for 7-10 days or until fermentation is complete. Rack to secondary fermenter with .5 ounces of dry-hops. Let rest for 7-14 days at 68° F and bottle or keg.

Original gravity: 1.044 / Moved to secondary fermenter 1/24/19, 1.024
FG: tbd, still fermenting!