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Old 07-18-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Mcmenamin's Hammerhead Clone

Mcmenamin's, a brewpub chain here in the pacific northwest, has a really good pale ale: the Hammerhead. Does anyone know a good clone for it? this is what I'm thinking:

Type: All grain Size: 5 gallons
Color: 15 HCU (~9 SRM)
Bitterness: 38 IBU
OG: 1.057 FG: 1.012

Mash at 154 degrees F for 60 minutes
est. efficiency: 70%

8 lb. British pale
2 lb. American Munich
.5 lb. American crystal 20L
.5 lb. American crystal 40L

25 oz. Centennial (10.5% AA, 20 min.)
1 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 10 min.)
1.25 oz. Centennial (10.5% AA, 10 min.)
1 oz. Cascade (6% AA, 5 min.)
.5 oz. Centennial (10.5% AA, 5 min.)

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Old 07-19-2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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Even if you aren't familiar with the Hammerhead, any general comments on the beer would be helpful.

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Old 07-19-2008, 11:25 PM   #3
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I'm very familiar with it. I'm going to do a extract recipe I found on Bader Beer and Wine supply web site. I'm going to use for a 7.5 gal batch:

9lb. DME (light)
2.25lbs. Crystal (80)
2oz. Cascade @60 min.
2 oz. Cascade @ 30 min
1oz. Cascade @ flame out
I figure with the full boil I'll get the right IBU's
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I figure with the full boil I'll get the right IBU's
If you want to make sure, I like this site: Recipator.

The Hammerhead is one of my favorites. It's both malty and hoppy. Best of both worlds!
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I used to work for the Brothers.

Stay with 80L and all cascades.
Mash at 152-154, boil for 90min.

I am out of the house right now so this is all I can give you.

Have fun!

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Did you ever brew this up? And is the 25 oz. Centennial a missing period somewhere?

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Did you ever brew this up? And is the 25 oz. Centennial a missing period somewhere?

Ha! yeah, that should be 0.25 oz

I brewed it yesterday, but couldn't get the Centennial so I opted for Amarillo. It smells great and the hydrometer sample tasted great, too, so I have high hopes for this one! I'll keep you posted.
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I used to work for the Brothers.

Stay with 80L and all cascades.
Mash at 152-154, boil for 90min.

I am out of the house right now so this is all I can give you.

Have fun!
B-Dub knows what he's talking about, Hammerhead is all Cascade hops.

Boy, I don't think I could even count how many pints of Hammerhead I've drank over the years. I also have the distinction of ordering the first pint of Hammerhead at every Washington McMenamins.
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I think next time I'll take B-Dub's suggestions, but the beer I've got in primary smells awesome anyway.

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I think next time I'll take B-Dub's suggestions, but the beer I've got in primary smells awesome anyway.
I think the Amarillo that you added will make for a fine beer. I love Amarillo
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