Hair of the Dog: Adam Bier Recipe

I’ve been a huge fan of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company,


This recipe was provided from the Brew Master | Owner Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
10 gal 180 min 70.2 IBUs 35.4 SRM 1.134 1.038 12.9 %
Actuals 1.094 1.02 9.8 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Smoked Beer, Other 23 B 1.03 - 1.11 1.006 - 1.024 5 - 70 5 - 50 1.8 - 3 2.5 - 12 %


Name Amount %
Gambrinus Pale Malt 50 lbs 80.65
Gambrinus Munich Malt - 10L 5 lbs 8.06
British Crystal Malt - 45L 3.5 lbs 5.65
Peat Smoked Malt 2 lbs 3.23
Chocolate Malt 1 lbs 1.61
Black (Patent) Malt 8 oz 0.81


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Northern Brewer 4 oz 90 min Boil Pellet 7
Northern Brewer 3 oz 40 min Boil Pellet 7
Tettnang 4 oz 10 min Boil Pellet 4.5


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Scottish Ale (1728) Wyeast Labs 71% 55°F - 75°F


Step Temperature Time
Step 155°F 40 min


Step Time Temperature
Primary 4 days 68°F
Secondary 7 days 68°F
Aging 28 days 52°F


Collect 12 gallons of wort, boil for 3 hours, pitch and ferment. Bottle of keg condition.
Sean Paxton

6 Responses to “Hair of the Dog: Adam Bier Recipe

  • 62 pounds of malt seems like way too much for 10 gallons of beer! Are you sure about those quantities?

    • Hi Gary, This recipe is from Alan Sprints, the owner and creator of Adam. His system was not very efficient, only using the first runnings, to make the gravity and strength of this amazing brew. It might seam like a lot, and you can use the remaining grains to make a small beer.

  • Hi Sean, What water adjustments and profile did you use?

    • Hi Jasson,

      I just used my standard Sonoma, CA water for this recipe. As Hair of the Dog Brewery uses Portland water, you could use that, if you wish.



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