Big Marky Monster (Imperial Red IPA)

This beer is a recipe originally given to me by brewing friend Dave. The story behind it is that Dave’s dad, Mark’s favorite beer was Terrapins Big Hoppy Monster. Dave and Mark have brewed many iterations of this beer and all have been fantastic. Imperial Red IPA is one of my favorite styles, this beer is an adaptation of Dave’s BMM which cuts back some on the caramel malt and adds massive amounts of one of my favorite hops, Amarillo. This beer is deep red, hoppy as hell, and as sticky as a barley wine. Enjoy!


Recipe


For 5.5 US Gallons

O.G. – 1.094

F.G. – 1.022

IBU – 98

SRM – 15

ABV – 9.4%

Grains:


14.5 # – 2-Row

2.5 # – Weyermann Munch II

1 # – Briess Crystal 20

1 # – Briess Crystal 30

1 # – Briess Crystal 40

0.5 # – Briess Crystal 80

Hops:


 

3.0 oz Amarillo – FWH

1.0 oz Northern Brewer – 30 min

0.5 oz Anthanum – 30 min

1.0 oz Northern Brewer – 15 min

2.0 oz Amarillo – 5 min

2.0 oz Amarillo – 0 min (hop stand 10 min)

2.0 oz Simcoe – Dry Hop 3 days

Yeast:


WLP001 California Ale

Steps:


 

Mash – 152 degrees for 60 min

Boil – 60 min

Water Profile – Bru’n Water Light and Hoppy

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