American IPA Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > American IPA Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
eschatz
 
eschatz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Terre Haute, IN
Posts: 3,434
Liked 35 Times on 19 Posts


Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04)   
Yeast Starter: none   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.055   
Final Gravity: 1.014   
IBU: 52.6   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 5.6   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): at least 4 weeks at 65 F   
Tasting Notes: Extremely drinkable. This clone is as perfect as I can tell.   

The actual gravity for this beer is 1.064
The FG is 1.010
Yeast is taken from a bottle of Bells Amber (their Pale Ale also works)

10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 76.92 %
2 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 15.38 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %

*mash at 150 F

1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (60 min) Hops 30.3 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (15 min) Hops 15.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (5 min) Hops 6.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.3 IBU

7% ABV

This beer is so damn close to the original. If you let it wait at least 2 months in the bottle/keg it'll clear up EXACTLY like the original. I had SWMBO mix the glasses up and I couldn't pick my clone out between two Two Hearted Glasses and one Clone. This is the best clone I've made and possibly the best IPA I've made.

Edit: Fixed yeast and gravity issues along with mash temp for a lower FG.


__________________
play the bass, brew the beer

What's tappening? :D


10
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 03:56 AM   #2
Ketchepillar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 238
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Why that particular yeast? Just curious. Your ABV is quite a bit lower (5.3 vs 7), doesn't that come through in the taste?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 03:53 PM   #3
ohiodad
 
ohiodad's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Hilliard, OH
Posts: 250
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I tend to agree with the previous poster... I think what is best about bell's two hearted is that crisp clean finish and I'd hae a hard time believing that you get that from S-04... I just did a clone of this myself and I cultured the yeast from their bottle after trying one with WLP001 and thinking the yeast was just not quite right... I thought the OG was around 1.062 on that and it was around 62ish IBUs.. That's what I shot for at least...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 04:48 PM   #4
jmo88
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Seattle
Posts: 1,380
Liked 23 Times on 15 Posts


according to BYO's clone magazine, the ABV is 5.9% and the grain bill is virtually the same. So I'm guessing the ABV through the recipe is a result of efficiency differences between the two clones, but it's darn close. They say to use wyeast 1272 or WLP051 and I agree that this recipe could benefit from either a cultured yeast from the bottle or simply use an american ale yeast instead of the 04
__________________
(~):} Just a little Furthur (~):}

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
ohiodad
 
ohiodad's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Hilliard, OH
Posts: 250
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Not arguing the grain bill at all.. I'd say that's pretty close.. Per bell's website though the ABV is 7% and the OG is 1.058... I think to get 7% alcohol that OG has gotta start higher than that though... Especially if they are using 1272 or WLP051.. I've never got that kind of attenuation out of either of those yeasts... And I would be very skeptical that there is less alcohol than 7% in a bottle of 2 hearted...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 07:07 PM   #6
Jared311
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Columbia, MD
Posts: 500
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Brewing this recipe as we drink... I mean speak. I was surprised to see only a 1/2 oz. of centennial for the dry hop and so I might use a full ounce or so. I will let you know how it comes out. I am a huge fan of Bells Two Hearted Ale!
__________________
Sláinte,
Jared311

jdfkrs Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 07:31 PM   #7
eriktlupus
 
eriktlupus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Cereal City, USA
Posts: 2,618
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


i would think the problem i see with that recipe is the mash temp is to high for the fg needed to hit 6.5-7%abv i'd try closer to 150 or less.


on a side note i just had 2<3'd on a cask conditioned beer engine, different taste for sure but i'm still not a fan of the beer
__________________
primary1 :UTOPIA BABY(still searching for it)
secondary:middling bastard ipa
kegged:simcoe blonde, crystal pale ale, yellow jacket golden ale, lemon shandy blonde
DRINKIN DAWG BREWERY
LET'S GO RED WINGS


join michigan mashers here

extraction calculator
grains in pounds(G) X 36(average points per gallon of grains) / batch size in gallons(g) = maximum efficiency(ME)
OG / ME = brewhouse efficiency

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 09:53 PM   #8
Jared311
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Columbia, MD
Posts: 500
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


We shall see about the FG. I can tell you this much, I nailed the OG of 1055!
__________________
Sláinte,
Jared311

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 12:06 AM   #9
eschatz
 
eschatz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Terre Haute, IN
Posts: 3,434
Liked 35 Times on 19 Posts


Yeah, the only thing that I couldn't really nail was the yeast. Other than that it tastes almost identical for me. I think the 1/2 oz in the dry hop was because that's all of the Centennial I had left. Yeah, I could have mashed a little lower to make it a little dryer but I feel like it would loose a little flavor with that. Maybe I need to up the 2 row to fit the alcohol a bit better. All I know is that it's a pretty damn good beer.
__________________
play the bass, brew the beer

What's tappening? :D

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 12:19 AM   #10
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3180 Times on 1881 Posts


I temporarily hate you . Three weeks ago I was looking for JUST such a recipe as this...I was looking for a close Two Hearted recipe to pop my brewing cherry on IPA's

I'll have to harvest some Bell's and give it a whirl when I finish the IPA I did end up brewing...

I love 2 hearted, there's even a foo foo fern bar around the corner from me, which I otherwise hate, but which has it on tap...If you like it in the bottle, it is even more amazing on tap if you haven't tried it.

Thanks for posting this, I'll give it a whirl sometime down the line.



__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bell's 2 hearted extract clone juggabrew Extract Brewing 17 03-06-2013 03:24 PM
a friend wants to learn. favorite is Bell's Two hearted any clone kits available UnderThePorchBrewing Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 07-26-2012 11:32 PM
Bell's Two-Hearted Clone Jota21 Recipes/Ingredients 10 11-24-2011 12:01 AM
Looking for Bell's Two Hearted Clone VAShooter Recipes/Ingredients 6 02-28-2011 07:08 PM
Bell's 2 Hearted Clone Hoppopotomus Extract Brewing 7 02-01-2011 03:32 AM


Forum Jump