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Old 10-06-2012, 04:32 AM   #681
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After three weeks, I dropped the temp down to 42 to cold crash and get down in temp for carbing in the kegs. Probably leave it like that for a week or so and hopefully it clears up before kegging.

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #682
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Three weeks primary including dry hop and two weeks in keg, very good. I added 2oz of honey malt to get that sweetness I taste when Two Hearted is on tap. This is the closest version I've made to Two Hearted, like a baby Hop Slam. Btw, I tasted some awesome IPA's at the GABF that are also worth cloning. I found Pliny overrated while Firestone Walker and Odells had some of the best.

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #683
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Just brewed this today, my first attempt at all grain BIAB. 90 minute mash at 150 and dipped it in a couple gallons at 170. 1.058 og, I can't wait to see how it turns out. I haven't had Two hearted in days as it's not available on the west coast. This 5 1/2 gallon batch cost me $21 which is pretty awesome. I love all grain!
Tonight was my second attempt at BIAB and I brewed the recipe on the front page. I have done extract versions of this clone which were VERY good, but I am anxious to see how this one turns out after reading all of the positive reviews of this recipe!

I did almost the same steps as you porky, but I only did a 60 minute mash. My OG was 1.060. The color was really nice and I was amazed at how clear the wort was when it was chilling in the wort chiller!

Two Hearted is one of my all-time favorites so I hoping this one turns out as good as it looks!
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #684
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Well finally got around to bottling this last night. Looked, smelled, and tasted pretty good, so we will see in a month or so!

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #685
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Good stuff here guys. Sounds like the Honey Malt would be a good addition - but I will tell you this the original recipe has been so close that a lot of people I have taste tested this against have thought the homebrew was the commercial Two Hearted. Do the same please - report back blind taste test results. 2 topics to be explored. A.) Which one do you like the best? And B.) Which one do you think is commercial? Obviously, you'll need to buy a sixer of Two Hearted. Try to get someone who is into craft beer as I have done - talk about a rush when you come out on top!

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Old 10-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #686
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Just cracked the first one (still a little green at one week in the bottle) and daymn it was good. Probably my best beer to date. Simple, clean, hoppy, not bitter - just like the original and just like a PA should be!! Will buy some of the "original" this weekend to taste test. I <3 Brewing!

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #687
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This past week I brewed Northern Brewers Dead Ringer again. It's all grain but this time I bought the ingredients locally and saved a few $$. NB is reasonable but after I buy a 50 lb sack of 2 row and got a large supply of hops to freeze, my friends loved it so much a few months ago they begged me to do it again. They're all beer snobs and see this is the best beer they've tasted that I've made and one of the all time favorites of any beer they've ever had. It's gotta stay on rotation.
And, it's so simple, it's basically a SMaSh with the exception of the 1 lb of crystal 40.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #688
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This past week I brewed Northern Brewers Dead Ringer again. It's all grain but this time I bought the ingredients locally and saved a few $$. NB is reasonable but after I buy a 50 lb sack of 2 row and got a large supply of hops to freeze, my friends loved it so much a few months ago they begged me to do it again. They're all beer snobs and see this is the best beer they've tasted that I've made and one of the all time favorites of any beer they've ever had. It's gotta stay on rotation.
And, it's so simple, it's basically a SMaSh with the exception of the 1 lb of crystal 40.
The OP recipe here is much closer to the real thing. But yes, buying bulk is way cheaper than NB especially since they changed their shipping rates. It's nice you can still see their recipes without buying the products though.
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The OP recipe here is much closer to the real thing.
This is great to know. I was just wandering this very same thing after loading all the NB recipes on Beer Smith. Thanks.
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brewing this same grain bill for the fourth time this morning except this time I'm using falconers flight hops, I can't thank the OP enough for putting this out here for us.

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