Todd the Axe Man recipe?

Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Beerbelly, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Beerbelly

    Beerbelly Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Oregon
    I visited my buddy in MN not long ago, and we had a few (Many) "Todd the Axe Man"s from Surly Brewing. Delicious, with over-the-top Citra & Mosaic hopping. Anyone have a good all grain recipe?
     
    Beerwildered likes this.
  2. Mark Farrall

    Mark Farrall Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    1,422
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Put axe in the recipe search and you'll get three all grain recipes. No idea how faithful they are though.
     
  3. Beerbelly

    Beerbelly Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Oregon
    My buddy sent me a couple of cans, and I used this recipe on the site to brew it:
    Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 6.31.33 AM.png

    It turned out surprisingly close, lots of tropical fruit aromas, but a little less bitter. Next time I'm going to bump up the Warrior boil addition, leaving all other additions as they are. Mine is on the right in the photos. Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 6.31.33 AM.png IMG_0437.JPG IMG_0440.JPG

    I was surprised by how much hop debris was floating in the Surly though:
    IMG_0445.JPG
     
    Mark Farrall and Trialben like this.
  4. Trialben

    Trialben Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    9,428
    Likes Received:
    9,488
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Pest control tech
    Location:
    Palmwoods QLD
    Top effort looks good too!
     
  5. HighVoltageMan!

    HighVoltageMan! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    807
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Big Lake MN
    I'm surprised Axman isn't at least a little clearer, it's not filtered but they have a centrifuge. Kinda looks a little rough. It might just be dredges from the bottom of the can.
     
  6. Beerbelly

    Beerbelly Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Oregon
    So I tried my own variation of the recipe, in an effort to get rid of the hop debris.

    I used Great Western pale malt vs. Golden Promise, did FWH with the Warrior, but no dry hopping at all. As you might expect, there is a different hop note, but there is no debris, which was my primary goal- chunks floating in your beer is a turn off to me.

    Although mildly different, this beer still has a kick (1068) and that great Citra/Mosaic flavor & aroma. I'm considering using Whirlfloc in the next batch, because I just don't see why not have a clear beer.

    15 lbs. of GW pale malt plus this hop schedule:

    Screen Shot 2019-05-18 at 4.38.53 PM.png
     

Share This Page

arrow_white