Fenrir’s Bite (1 Gallon)

fenrirFenrir (pronounced “FIN-reer;” Old Norse Fenrir, “He Who Dwells in the Marshes”) is the most infamous of the many wolves in Norse mythology. He’s the son of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboða, which makes him the brother of the serpent Jormungand and the underworld goddess Hel. The Aesir gods raised Fenrir themselves in order to keep him under their control and prevent him from wreaking havoc throughout the Nine Worlds. He grew at an astonishingly fast pace, however, and eventually the troubled gods decided to chain him up. When Fenrir found himself unable to break free of his bonds, he ripped Tyr’s hand from its arm. The chain was then tied to a boulder and a sword was placed in Fenrir’s jaws to hold them open. As he howled wildly and ceaselessly, a foamy river called “Expectation” (Old Norse Ván) flowed from his drooling mouth.

Fenrir’s Bite is an American Pale Ale made with citrusy hops and a sharp bite of jalepeño peppers as intense as the snarling jaws of Fenrir.

Batch Size 1.000 gal Boil Size 2.362 gal
Boil Time 60.000 min Efficiency 70%
OG 1.060 FG 1.015
ABV 5.8% IBU 39.9 (Tinseth)
Color 7.5 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 197


Total grain: 2.550 lb
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Briess – 2 Row Brewers Malt Grain 2.250 lb Yes No 80% 2.0 srm
Briess – Munich Malt 10L Grain 2.800 oz Yes No 76% 10.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L Grain 2.000 oz Yes No 74% 40.0 srm


Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Citra 13.2% 0.140 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 27.6
Cascade 6.8% 0.140 oz Boil 10.000 min Pellet 5.2
Citra 13.2% 0.100 oz Boil 10.000 min Pellet 7.1
Cascade 6.8% 0.100 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Citra 13.2% 0.100 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0


Name Type Use Amount Time
Irish Moss Fining Boil .250 tsp 15.000 min
Jalapeño (sliced and seeded) Flavor Mash 2.000 oz 60.000 min
Jalapeño (sliced and seeded) Flavor Boil 2.000 oz 20.000 min
Jalapeño (extracted in vodka) Flavor Bottling Adjust to taste


Name Type Form Amount Stage
WLP001 – California Ale Yeast Ale Liquid 97 billion cells Primary


Name Type Amount Temp Target Temp Time
Conversion Infusion 1.339 gal 168.417 F 154.000 F 60.000 min
Final Batch Sparge Infusion 1.357 gal 178.992 F 166.000 F 15.000 min

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