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Old 01-02-2009, 11:21 PM   #21
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Sweet!
I'm about to brew another batch. Let me know what you change and how it works out.

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Old 01-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #22
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Kegged this today! It's great! I just dryhopped, so the flavor today is hoppier than the original but I think it'll fade a bit once it's carbed up. I love the flavor- great recipe, thanks!

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:48 AM   #23
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We sampled this head to head with some 2-hearted. The Bell's was a bit more hoppy, and mine was a wee bit more bitter but it was about 95% the same. Mine was a hint lighter in color, but you really couldn't tell the difference if you didn't know.

Great recipe! I'll be doing this one again.

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Old 01-26-2009, 11:22 PM   #24
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Just made this a week ago, boiled off a little bit more than I wanted so ended up with a OG of 1.060, anyway I took a hydro sample yesterday and let me tell you I can already tell that this is going to be an awesome beer. I'm thinking maybe I should have made 10 gal instead of 5.

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I just brewed another batch of this using Columbus for the bittering hop, Nottinghams, and bumped the base grain to make it 7%.

It's definitely not a 2hearted clone anymore. The alcohol is closer and it's clean like it should be but the hops are all different. But maybe better. The bitterness has skyrocketed in this thing, its up to 69 IBU as opposed to 52 as the original. The beer tastes great.

I've decided that I'm going to keep the grist of this beer the same and keep changing the hops. There are quite a few varieties out there that I haven't had the chance to work with yet in an IPA. Next I think I'm looking at Horizon, Warrior, Simcoe, and Amarillo. They're all new to me.

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I've decided that I'm going to keep the grist of this beer the same and keep changing the hops. There are quite a few varieties out there that I haven't had the chance to work with yet in an IPA. Next I think I'm looking at Horizon, Warrior, Simcoe, and Amarillo. They're all new to me.
Use Amarillo next! Yummy deliciousness in a glass.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:47 AM   #27
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I did a 3 gallon BIAB batch kinda following this recipe. I just racked to secondary, and the hydrometer sample tastes GREAT! I used
5# pale 2-row malt
1# vienna
.5# cara-pils
.5# Carmel/Crystal 40L

.5 Centennial 60 min
1 Centennial 25 min
.5 Centennial 2 min
1 Cascade dry hop (in a week or so)

I used yeast cultured from a Bell's bottle.

OG was around 1.056

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The actual gravity for this beer is 1.064
The FG is 1.010
Nottingham works better for the yeast.


10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 76.92 %
2 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 15.38 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %

*mash at 150 F

1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (60 min) Hops 30.3 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (15 min) Hops 15.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (5 min) Hops 6.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.3 IBU

Nottingham Ale Yeast Dry

7% ABV

This beer is so damn close to the original. If you let it wait at least 2 months in the bottle/keg it'll clear up EXACTLY like the original. I had SWMBO mix the glasses up and I couldn't pick my clone out between two Two Hearted Glasses and one Clone. This is the best clone I've made and possibly the best IPA I've made.

Edit: Fixed yeast and gravity issues along with mash temp for a lower FG.
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The actual gravity for this beer is 1.064
The FG is 1.010
Nottingham works better for the yeast.


10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 76.92 %
2 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 15.38 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %

*mash at 150 F

1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (60 min) Hops 30.3 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (15 min) Hops 15.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (5 min) Hops 6.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.3 IBU

Nottingham Ale Yeast Dry

7% ABV

This beer is so damn close to the original. If you let it wait at least 2 months in the bottle/keg it'll clear up EXACTLY like the original. I had SWMBO mix the glasses up and I couldn't pick my clone out between two Two Hearted Glasses and one Clone. This is the best clone I've made and possibly the best IPA I've made.

Edit: Fixed yeast and gravity issues along with mash temp for a lower FG.
I made this last month, and kegged it two days ago. The only thing I did differently was I had one extra pound of pale to try to compensate for "beginner efficiency problems". I missed my OG to the low side but it did dry out to 1.009 with Safale-05.

With that said, this is EASILY the best beer I've ever made. Though it's off by about .75% ABV, it's still amazingly close to the original. Just wanted to give a bump for anyone considering this tasty brew.
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Thanks, I'm slowly dialing it in.

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I have had a close facsimile of this recipe in primary for three weeks now. My OG was 1.061 FG is 1.013 ABV of 6.3 . The real change I made, and I hope I don't regret it, is that I bumped up all of the hops additions and ended at 65 IBUs. (according to Beersmith.)

I also went with Notty instead of the 05 I was planning. Guess I used my last packet of the 05.

I know this will turn out to be a very good beer but here is the funny thing. I almost never do recipes. I've never even had a Bell's beer of any type. But I read the recipe and it was eerily similar to the IPA I had planned.

Spooky really. I had just gotten a pound of Centennial, which I love and rounded out the recipe with base malt carapils and 2 pounds of Vienna. Then I saw Bell's in BYO and decided to veer very close to it.

I just overdid it on the hops if I did anything wrong at all.

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