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Old 12-10-2010, 01:54 PM   #11
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we are waiting? lol
Bottled last wednesday, going to crack open the first one maybe two wednesdays from now. For once I'm trying to be patient with the whole conditioning process so I can avoid that disappointing green beer experience.

I bought a bell's variety case a couple of months ago that contained Two Hearted, and I saved one specifically so I can do an authentic taste comparison.

Looking forward to it : D


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Old 12-10-2010, 03:17 PM   #12
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Bottled last wednesday, going to crack open the first one maybe two wednesdays from now. For once I'm trying to be patient with the whole conditioning process so I can avoid that disappointing green beer experience.

I bought a bell's variety case a couple of months ago that contained Two Hearted, and I saved one specifically so I can do an authentic taste comparison.

Looking forward to it : D
Cool man just making sure your gonna let us know how it goes. Good call waiting. ThaT is what im doing right now as well. Stick to the 1 2 3 rule. 1 week primary 2 weeks secondary 3 weeks bottles or kegged. Your beer will blow your mind.



 
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:34 AM   #13
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Bottled last wednesday, going to crack open the first one maybe two wednesdays from now. For once I'm trying to be patient with the whole conditioning process so I can avoid that disappointing green beer experience.

I bought a bell's variety case a couple of months ago that contained Two Hearted, and I saved one specifically so I can do an authentic taste comparison.

Looking forward to it : D

Subscribed to the thread, looking forward to hearing how this turns out. I have to travel to get Two-Hearted (I live in Sioux Falls, SD, between Kansas City and Minneapolis, and have to go to one or the other to get it... tell me how much sense that makes), so would like something that tastes somewhat close since I don't make those trips quite often. I'm relying on you! haha :-)

 
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:07 PM   #14
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Subscribed to the thread, looking forward to hearing how this turns out. I have to travel to get Two-Hearted (I live in Sioux Falls, SD, between Kansas City and Minneapolis, and have to go to one or the other to get it... tell me how much sense that makes), so would like something that tastes somewhat close since I don't make those trips quite often. I'm relying on you! haha :-)
You're making it very tough to keep to my resolution to not open one of these until next Wednesday. : P

I had a glass during bottling once I ran out of bottles but not beer; it was a pleasant bitterness that you expect from Two Hearted, but it didn't seem to have much of that delicious aroma. I'm not quite sure how dry hop aroma develops, but hopefully it develops a bit in the bottle.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:27 PM   #15
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Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.070 SG
Estimated Color: 7.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 44.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 51.28 %
2.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 20.51 %
1.75 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 17.95 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 10.26 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 15.6 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (20 min) Hops 9.5 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (15 min) Hops 7.7 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (10 min) Hops 5.7 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 6.2 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 4.75 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 5.94 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F

Dry hopped 10 days
Is that just steaping thAT much malt? 4.75lbs?

 
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:07 AM   #17
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I finally broke down and opened a bottle of Ugly Fish.

The version I did was an extract and steeped grain version of the original recipe. I think 3.3 lb of Briess light golden was the LME. Everything was cut in half for a half batch; the pale malt was cut entirely. Grains steeped at 160 degrees for 30 minutes. The hops schedule was followed the same as the original, but again, cut in half.

OG was 1050, final was 1012 or so.

Here's a gallery of shots; the pictures themselves are huge and I don't want to throw off the sizing of this thread.

http://imgur.com/a/PH9lE

At first pour, I was very impressed. Great head. Retention is fantastic; at about 3/4ths empty I still have a nice layer on top. Lacing is really good too. The color, as the OP pointed out, is a bit darker than the original.

The smell is very authentic. Not much else to say about that. My favorite part of Two Hearted is the citrus/flowery aroma between sips, and this clone doesn't let me down. The taste is authentic as well, but I feel like the original has just a bit more boldness on the aftertaste

So, my final review is an A; if you served this to me in the bar and told me it was Two Hearted Ale, I'd have no reason to disbelieve you.

Considered on its own right, this is a really good beer. I've been very reluctant to show my beer creations to friends so far, but this one I'm giving as a six pack for the holidays. Two hearted ale is the beer that got me to drinking hoppy beer, and so it's really great to have a good recipe for it. I'll definitely be back for more.

I tip my hat to you, mstev50. Thanks for the recipe.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:27 AM   #18
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I finally broke down and opened a bottle of Ugly Fish.

The version I did was an extract and steeped grain version of the original recipe. I think 3.3 lb of Briess light golden was the LME. Everything was cut in half for a half batch; the pale malt was cut entirely. Grains steeped at 160 degrees for 30 minutes. The hops schedule was followed the same as the original, but again, cut in half.

OG was 1050, final was 1012 or so.

Here's a gallery of shots; the pictures themselves are huge and I don't want to throw off the sizing of this thread.

http://imgur.com/a/PH9lE

At first pour, I was very impressed. Great head. Retention is fantastic; at about 3/4ths empty I still have a nice layer on top. Lacing is really good too. The color, as the OP pointed out, is a bit darker than the original.

The smell is very authentic. Not much else to say about that. My favorite part of Two Hearted is the citrus/flowery aroma between sips, and this clone doesn't let me down. The taste is authentic as well, but I feel like the original has just a bit more boldness on the aftertaste

So, my final review is an A; if you served this to me in the bar and told me it was Two Hearted Ale, I'd have no reason to disbelieve you.

Considered on its own right, this is a really good beer. I've been very reluctant to show my beer creations to friends so far, but this one I'm giving as a six pack for the holidays. Two hearted ale is the beer that got me to drinking hoppy beer, and so it's really great to have a good recipe for it. I'll definitely be back for more.

I tip my hat to you, mstev50. Thanks for the recipe.
HELL yah. Thats all i needed to know bout to put the stuff together for this, it will be the first batch for the new years.

 
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #19
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HELL yah. Thats all i needed to know bout to put the stuff together for this, it will be the first batch for the new years.
I hope yours turns out as well as mine did. My only regret is that I wish I had done a full batch. : )
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:48 PM   #20
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I hate to be a naysayer but Two Hearted has a fruitiness from the yeast that you cannot get from such a clean yeast as you used. You either have to harvest the yeast or use wyeast american ale II 1272. Two Hearted also has a slight alcohol warmth. According to Bells website the OG is 1.064 and the abv is 7.0% which would put the FG about 1.010. That's quite a bit higher than your 5% abv which would not lend any alcohol warmth whatsoever. The original recipe posted looks a lot closer. If you put enough Centennial hops in a beer it can fool you in to thinking it is a two hearted but there are other subtleties involved. In summary the original looks close minus the yeast, daveyeah made Two Hearted's little brother instead of Two Hearted. Maybe he could call it One Hearted. By the way, Two Hearted is the only beer I have ever tried to clone, but my efforts derailed into my own IIPA (Two Hearted's big brother Three Hearted).



 
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