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Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone

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I'm in the middle of the hop boil on a Bell's Hearted Ale Clone, BIAB all grain, drinking my first all grain Irish Red, and watching the Kansas VCU game. Life is good!

Here is the recipe if anyone is interested. It is a 5 gal, scaled down to Mr B size.


Recipe Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone Style American IPA
Brewer Paul Driscoll Batch 2.40 gal
All Grain

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Gravity 1.065 OG Estimated FG 1.016 FG
Recipe Bitterness 52 IBU Alcohol by Volume 6.2%
Recipe Color 10° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.9%

Ingredients
Quantity Grain Type Use
0.17 lb CaraPils Grain Mashed
0.25 lb Crystal 10L Grain Mashed
4.70 lb Two-row (US) Grain Mashed
2.00 lb Vienna (US) Grain Mashed
Quantity Hop Type Time
0.25 oz Centennial Pellet 60 minutes
0.25 oz Centennial Pellet 45 minutes
0.25 oz Centennial Pellet 30 minutes
0.25 oz Centennial Pellet 15 minutes
0.17 oz Centennial Pellet 0 minutes
0.17 oz Centennial Dry Hop

Wyeast 1272 yeast

Quantity Misc Notes
0.25 tsp Irish Moss Fining

Recipe Notes

Mash at 152 degrees for 1 hour. Boil wort for 75 minutes Hop boil as above.

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This one is in the fermenter. OG was 1.068 vs predicted 1.065, and the wort tasted great so I am happy!

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craigger64 wrote:

I've had the Bell's Pale Ale, and it's among my favorites. Never had the 2Hearted.

You're missing out... Probably in my top five...

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Agreed. Two Hearted is a great IPA, hoppy enough for most hop heads but with a great malt backbone. I hope mine is close to the real thing. Let you know in about 4 weeks.

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Looks nice, almost very similar to the one I did that I accidentally dumped down the drain while bottling :( . I was very excited about it, yours should turn out great.

The centennials are really fantastic. I don't know if I mentioned this in my RIP thread or not, but they imparted such a citrus (most grapefruit, I think) taste it was amazing. That berew tasted more like citrus than any beer I've brewed and actually put citrus zest in! :laugh:

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I have only been able to have B2HA 1x before and that was when I was in MPLS last summer at Psycho Suzie's. I remember it being great, especially at $2/pint. Would enjoy getting to try it again... maybe need to make me some :)

It went quite awesome with the 2nd best wings I have ever had!

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Bell's Two Hearted Ale is my favorite!


Here's an extract recipe I have made of it that turned out great:

Recipe: Little Two Hearted Clone.MB size
Brewer: Tim Zobl
Style: American IPA
TYPE: Extract

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 2.13 gal
Boil Size: 2.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.078 SG
Estimated Color: 10.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 47.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.50 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 10.68 %
4.00 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 85.46 %
0.18 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.86 %
0.25 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 27.5 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (15 min) Hops 13.6 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 5.5 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (1 min) Hops 1.2 IBU
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale


Total Grain Weight: 4.59 lb
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Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)

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One day in and the Krausen is up to the neck of the fermenter, and the whole room smells great. I'm really psyched about this one now. It's going to be hard to wait this one out!

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Bells two hearted is great. I'm from Lansing MI about 45 mins away from bells brewery. Had some good times at their brewpub.

Once I move ag ill def be giving this a try

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This brew has the most active fermentation of any of my batches. The wort has been visibly churning for two days now.

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Bottled it today after 20 days in the fermenter. FG was 1.008 vs predicted 1.012, so I guess I has hard working yeasties. I was a bit worried about this batch being infected because when I opened the fermenter to dry hop there was a green film on top and a sulphur like smell. However it tasted great at bottling. Really looking forward to this one. Let you know how it tastes in 4 weeks. :)

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Here is the result at 3 weeks in the bottle. I did a side by side comparison to
a Bell's Two Hearted. It is spot on. I think this is the best batch I have brewed to date

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docpd wrote:

Here is the result at 3 weeks in the bottle. I did a side by side comparison to
a Bell's Two Hearted. It is spot on. I think this is the best batch I have brewed to date

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If you are spot on comparing to Bell's Two Hearted...you have hit the big time my friend.
:party:

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I think it may be beginner's luck, or just a great recipe from the BYO 250 Classic Clone Recipes edition. :banana:

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yankeedag wrote:

still sweet...


Sham Addams wrote:

tout de suite...


Word

Guess I'll have to break down and order that recipe book. My LHBS is sold out.

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Sham Addams wrote:

tout de suite...

Toot Sweets?

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