McMenamin's Hammerhead

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: brownshk12 (Shared)
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Brewer: Doug Brown
Batch Size: 6.08 galStyle: American IPA (14B)
Boil Size: 6.82 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 16.4 SRMEquipment: Doug
Bitterness: 47.0 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.061 (15.0° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.6° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 6.2%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
12 lbs 2.01 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs 3.27 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 2
1.50 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
1.50 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 30 min Hops 4
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) Misc 5
1.00 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Boil 5 min Hops 6
1.0 pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast 7
1.00 oz Cascade [5.5%] - Dry Hop 0 days Hops 8

Taste Notes

- Out of the fermenter after a week it wasn't overly hoppy like Hammerhead in Portland. But I dry hopped an ounce of Cascade and we'll see. - After a week of dry hopping 1 oz. of Cascades it's essentially Hammerhead, but not as boozy. This version is purposely 5.6% ABV instead of >6.0% which I'm guessing the real brew is around. If you want the real thing just increaese the grain bill and get the ABV in the low 6.0s and you'll be very happy. - This is the best IPA I've brewed and is exactly what I like in terms of drinkability and hoppiness. It's dry, but has a medium-body and nice mouthfeel. It's medium hoppy and while there is a distinct hop presence it's not overpowering.


v2 only has slightly more grain in order to boost up the OG

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