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Old 11-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #701
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Bottling up my batch of this tonight after dry hopping for 7 days with 2 oz. of Centennial!

Just in time too as I'm down to my last sixer of my last batch but that was an extract clone. It was still damn good though...

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:44 PM   #702
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Awwww yaaaa! My first side-by-side with the "real thing"! Can you guess which is which? As far as taste goes, they are really close. I had SWIMBO pour them and move them around so I could do the blind taste test. I did pick which is which. Maybe its just me, but all my homebrews have some flavor that is the same across all styles. Not sure what to call it but its something I can taste. I dont know if someone who is not familiar with my homebrew could tell them apart though! The real thing might be a little dryer than mine, so I might mash a little cooler next time. Other than that, they were almost dead on. I followed the original recipe exact and actually used some harvested Bells yeast. Great work OP!!

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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.
Hops Direct has Centennial pellets now! http://www.hopsdirect.com/
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:03 PM   #704
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Good looking brew you got there dave!

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Got 'em!

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After a week in the fridge... Could use more time to absorb the co2, and clear. This was a BIAB so I don't expect it to be crystal clear, but we will see. Had pretty good aroma (might do more then 1oz dry hop next time), and seems to taste pretty good.

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...I had SWIMBO pour them and move them around so I could do the blind taste test. I did pick which is which. Maybe its just me,...
Hi Dave, Do this test on someone other than yourself. I put on a blind taste test for 3 of my friends. Each one of them guessed wrong based on the questions...which one do you like the best and which one is the commercial Two Hearted. These were all Craft beer lovers and Two Hearted Fans - but they all preferred my home brew and all thought it was the commercial THA.

I could pick mine out no problem it was way fresher - had a way better aroma that the commercial THA. I think this is "home-brewer-sensitivity". You start brewing and you start analyzing every nuance....to the point of being hyper-sensitive.
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Jhoss, what was ur fermentation schedule like? My brew is in the fermenter now. Was planning 3 weeks in primary and then dry hop for a week, cold crash and keg. What did you do?

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I brewed this last month and it was my first all grain BIAB and now that it's almost gone I know I want to upgrade to be able to brew at least 10 gallon batches! So good.

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