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: 6.83 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 10.3 SRMEquipment: Doug
Bitterness: 50.8 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.052 (12.7° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.2%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
11 lbs 0.37 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs 0.01 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.


-Original recipe calls for 2kg of Crystal but I only had 1kg at brewing this time so I reduced the amount. Need to reset this for future brews. - Used and deduccted 1kg of pale for a 1.2L starter so if using DME for starter in future, add 500g of pale back to recipe 2021-09-19 brew for first time in long time - Wanted mash temp correct so adjusted water temp in the mash tun to exactly the recipe before I added the grain - After this, the mash temp was 2C higher than the recipe so the grain temp in the recipe was likely way too low and brought up the necessary strike water temp too high - Mash settled in at 67C and held - After Mash Out water, temp was 73C, a few degrees lower than BS expectation - Neglected to add Crystal until first 10 minutes - Frist running OG = 1.06 - Last running OG = 1.0 - Average OG = 1.0

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