I tried Two-Hearted Ale for the first time a couple weeks ago and it instantly became my favorite IPA. I'm not a hophead, but I enjoy hop aroma and flavor (I just dislike bitter beers).
I've decided to play with the recipes I've seen for this and have come up with a PM recipe that I think I may try out:
Two-Hearted Ale Clone (Calculated from TastyBrew.com)
Boil Volume 3 gallons
Batch Size 5 gallons
Yeast 75% AA
IBU 60 (Adjusted for late extract addition)
ABV 5.5 %
3.75 lbs. American Two-row Pale 44.1 %
0.75 lbs. American Crystal 60L 8.8 %
1.00 lbs. American Vienna 11.8 %
3.00 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract 35.3 %
0.50 oz. Centennial Pellet 10.5 AAU 9.5 % 60 min.
1.25 oz. Centennial Pellet 10.5 AAU 23.8 % 20 min.
1.50 oz. Centennial Pellet 10.5 AAU 28.6 % 2 min.
2.00 oz. Centennial Pellet 10.5 AAU 38.1 % Dry Hop
Mash grains with 1.5 gallons of water at 154* for 60 min. Batch sparge with 1.5 gallons of 170* water. 1 lb. DME added for entire boil, 2 lb. late addition at 15 minutes.
I figure this should be a decent recipe. It's my first, so not sure what to expect. I don't expect it to taste exactly like Two-Hearted Ale. Who knows, maybe it will. I really love the citrusy floral taste and aroma from this beer. Hopefully I can capture that. I'm sure it'll taste good regardless.
Any suggestions are quite welcome.