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Old 05-16-2009, 02:04 AM   #81
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heh, nice label for your "Hoof Hearted IPA" there, DubbelDach. Strange, but pretty funny. Guess one has to have kids to understand fully...

Haven't seen Two Hearted beers around these parts, so I'll have to attempt this clone. For those who've had it, is it kinda similar to Stone's Ruination? Both rely heavily on centennial hops (exclusively for Two Hearted, Ruination uses Magnum for bittering).

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Old 05-16-2009, 02:17 AM   #82
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To me it tastes a lot more citrusy than Ruination, but I'll crack open a bottle of both now and compare.

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Old 05-16-2009, 03:33 PM   #83
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Haven't seen Two Hearted beers around these parts, so I'll have to attempt this clone. For those who've had it, is it kinda similar to Stone's Ruination? Both rely heavily on centennial hops (exclusively for Two Hearted, Ruination uses Magnum for bittering).
Two Hearted is made by Bell's... There aren't "Two Hearted beers". Just so you're not barking up the wrong tree!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:36 PM   #84
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To me it tastes a lot more citrusy than Ruination, but I'll crack open a bottle of both now and compare.
oh no you di'int! Or, if you did I wanna hear about it!
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:51 AM   #85
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I went to try and I'm out of Ruination.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:11 PM   #86
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Thanks for the awesome review DD. I'm glad you like it. It's quickly becoming my house IPA. I agree that it needs to be lightly sweeter. Maybe bump the mash a little. I'll try that with my next batch.

Thanks for brewing it!!!!
Bumping the mash may just do it... Hope I wrote down what temp I locked in at! Would a touch of malto-dextrin do anything positive?

As I think more about perceived "juciness" I had when tasting the Bell's, compared to the slight "harshness" of my hops... I am thinking I might back slightly off the 60 minute bittering addition, and dry hop more... Or maybe do the bittering addition at 30 instead of 60... Thoughts?

I am so scared everytime I pull one... I have to be very close to finishing it...
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So I have mine kegged and will be putting it on gas and trying it in about 2 weeks, did an ounce of dry hop in the secondary and it came down to 1.013 so it's around 7.6% abv which is a bit high.

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:48 PM   #88
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Darn it, I went to LHBS this weekend and picked up a few pounds of grains. I didn't make a list because it was a spur-of-them-moment kind of thing (needed a car part that I felt I was lucky to find in-state).

Anyway, I didn't get any vienna, and so that is the only thing I am missing to do this recipe. I better order it online and I can harvest some two-hearted while I'm waiting for it!

On a plus note, I DID pick up some two-hearted and Ruination while I was there, so I can do a comparison. Scratch that. I picked up some Ruination and some HOPSLAM!

I'm a wimp, so I better get some help comparing or I'll be in trouble.

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Brewed eschatz recipe yesterday. While buying my supplies at the store yesterday the owner of the store told me to use SF-05 rather than Danstar Nottingham. He said the yeast counts were much greater. Nevertheless I used Nottingham. I have always used Wyeast or WL so this was my first venture with dry. Eschatz, any reason that you chose Nottingham over a traditional American Ale yeast like a WLP001 or WLP051 or the Wyeast 1056? Seems like a lot of the TH clones call for one of these America Ale yeasts. Just asking. I noticed you started with SF-04 and switched to Nottingham so maybe you have already been down this road.

I to am a huge TH fan and I'd love to nail this recipe. I have a TH extract clone on tap that turned out fair. I have a TH all grain on secondary. Used the same grain bill as eschatz but used a mix of Cent and Cascade hopes and WLP051. I got the Cent/Casc hop schedule from a post here that claimed they had talked to someone at the Bell's store.

Let's all continue to fine tune the TH until we really nail it. I'd love to have this on tap 365.

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If you want to truly nail it, just propogate the yeast from a couple bottles of the real thing. That's what I did and I am very happy with the results.

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