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Old 11-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #691
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Brewed up a bacth of this following this recipe doing BIAB 2 weeks ago. Just threw in the dry hops today and took a sample while I had my bucket open and it tastes AMAZING! Can't wait to bottle this and start drinking it! This was my second attempt at BIAB. I had some issues with my first BIAB and I think I was able to get most of them sorted out as this appears to be a much better brew than my first attempt. My first BIAB was a Belgian wit and, while it isn't a horrible beer by any means, one of my major issues was not adding my spice additions at the proper time and I got virtually no flavors from the spices/orange peels.

I'm really excited to see how this Two Hearted clone turns out now!

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #692
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I liked the Northern Brewer version so much, I brewed it again two weeks ago. Saved a few $$$ since I now buy grains and hops in bulk. It's very close to the real deal. And will be on regular rotation in my kegerator.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #693
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So I'm planning to make this but I have already bulk ordered my hops for the year and unfortunately missed out on getting centennial. I do, however, have 2lbs of cascade and 1lb of amarillo. Can I get there from here or am I going to need to buy some centennial if I even want to get in the ballpark? I'm okay not being 100% identical as long as it's close and delicious.

I'm also subbing munich for vienna, although if that's a poor substitution I can easily get a few pounds of vienna. Don't have any other plans for the munich so I'd like to use it on this if it's a good enough sub.

Wyeast 1272 is my yeast.

Other hops I have on hand: US Goldings, Northern Brewer, Magnum.

I've never had Bell's Two-Hearted and it isn't available in UT as far as I have found. There's a guy from Kentucky who is in UT for business and he's going to bring some Two-Hearted back soon and our plan is to try them side-by-side. I'd like to impress with my beer even if it isn't identical.

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #694
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To me, technically, 2 Hearted is very much a SMaSH. It's got all 2 row and a small amount of crystal 40 and ALL Centennial.
I would think if you sub'd all Cascade you'd be close. I'm not sure about the Amarillo.
FWIW, here's my recipe that I love. I sometimes do FWH in place of the 60 minute addition.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Bell's 2 Hearted Ale
Brewer: Paul
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.062 SG
Estimated Color: 8.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 63.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 91.7 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.3 %
0.75 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 27.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 4 22.0 IBUs
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 5 14.5 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 6 -
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 7 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Saccharification Add 26.32 qt of water at 163.1 F 152.1 F 75 min
Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F 10 min

Sparge: Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort
Notes:
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Here's my work in progress recipe:

Recipe: Two-Hearted TYPE: All Grain
Style: American IPA
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 6.5 SRM
IBU: 51.9 IBUs Tinseth
OG: 1.064 SG
FG: 1.011 SG
BU:GU: 0.811 Est ABV: 6.9 %
EE%: 72.00 % Batch: 10.50 gal Boil: 14.00 gal BT: 60 Mins


Total Grain Weight: 25 lbs Total Hops: 12.00 oz oz.
---MASH/STEEP PROCESS------
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
18 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 72.0 %
4 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 16.0 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.0 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.0 %


Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 25.99 qt of water at 167.1 F 150.0 F 75 min


Fly sparge with 10.38 gal water at 168.0 F
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3.00 oz Cascade [4.70 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 5 24.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.80 %] - First Wort 60.0 Hop 6 16.8 IBUs

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.050 SG Est OG: 1.064 SG
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 7 4.0 %
2.00 oz Cascade [4.70 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 7.3 IBUs
2.00 oz Cascade [4.70 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 2.9 IBUs
2.00 oz Cascade [4.70 %] - Boil 1.0 min Hop 10 0.6 IBUs

Dry hop 2oz cascade for 5 days

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I don't think your beer will be all that different from a Two Hearted. It will probably still be a pretty tasty IPA and should still impress. It just won't be a true clone because the thing about Two Hearted is that it is ALL Centenial, nothing else. To me, that is what sets this IPA off from the others and why it is one of my favorite IPA's period.

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I used Cascade in mine. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

I changed the name because I rearranged ingredients a lot, but it was a reasonable facsimile.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/scalded-dog-ipa-268162/

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I ended up picking up 1lb of centennial pellet hops, so I'm pretty much gonna do the OP recipe with just munich subbed for vienna. Well, that and 1lb DME to get the O.G. in the right place due to the limits of my 10gal igloo cooler, but that will be a gametime decision based on my mash efficiency. I've been getting a little more sugar lately, so I might be good to go without it.

I'll make a similar recipe after this using cascade/amarillo/belma.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gameface
So I'm planning to make this but I have already bulk ordered my hops for the year and unfortunately missed out on getting centennial. I do, however, have 2lbs of cascade and 1lb of amarillo. Can I get there from here or am I going to need to buy some centennial if I even want to get in the ballpark? I'm okay not being 100% identical as long as it's close and delicious.

I'm also subbing munich for vienna, although if that's a poor substitution I can easily get a few pounds of vienna. Don't have any other plans for the munich so I'd like to use it on this if it's a good enough sub.

Wyeast 1272 is my yeast.

Other hops I have on hand: US Goldings, Northern Brewer, Magnum.

I've never had Bell's Two-Hearted and it isn't available in UT as far as I have found. There's a guy from Kentucky who is in UT for business and he's going to bring some Two-Hearted back soon and our plan is to try them side-by-side. I'd like to impress with my beer even if it isn't identical.
What about "Centennial Type" hops? I'm not certain but I hear they are quite close. Given the fact that its a one hop recipe maybe it won't be a clone, but I bet it would make a great beer. I think this will be my next brew, with Centennial "type" hops.
They're cheap by the pound so if I don't love it, no huge loss. Anyone ever subbed for this recipe?
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What about "Centennial Type" hops? I'm not certain but I hear they are quite close. Given the fact that its a one hop recipe maybe it won't be a clone, but I bet it would make a great beer. I think this will be my next brew, with Centennial "type" hops.
They're cheap by the pound so if I don't love it, no huge loss. Anyone ever subbed for this recipe?
Blending Cascade and Columbus is a time honored method of subbing for Centennial. I think the blend is 70% Cascade and 30% Columbus. You'll be able to find it on-line if you search a bit.
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