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Old 03-25-2009, 03:35 AM   #51
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I'd love to get a couple bottles of the original of this... it seems pretty legendary. It would also be nice to compare to the clone I'm brewing . If anyone has local access to it that would be interested in swapping for something available on the west coast, PM me.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:38 AM   #52
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Did someone mention Pliny?
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Ok, so this is in my queue now. Maybe the weekend !

What is the procedure for getting the yeast from the TwoHeart bottles? Just pour a couple of glasses and save the bottom oz or so? Then use a starter as usual?
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I'll send someone a 22oz bottle of this, if they'll send me 2 12oz bottles of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. The Hop Henge Experimental IPA is 8.75% ABV and 95 IBU - The 22oz bottle sells for $5.35 here in Boise. PM me if interested.
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I just christened my keg of 2 Hearted clone last night. Dead ringer, sort of, I bumped up the malt and IBUs to compensate so it tastes just like the original, only more.
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I just christened my keg of 2 Hearted clone last night. Dead ringer, sort of, I bumped up the malt and IBUs to compensate so it tastes just like the original, only more.
what is the original IBU? I don't think I ever found that out...don't think it's listed on their site.
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Ok, so this is in my queue now. Maybe the weekend !

What is the procedure for getting the yeast from the TwoHeart bottles? Just pour a couple of glasses and save the bottom oz or so? Then use a starter as usual?
That's sorta what I did, but I started with about 300ml or so and am bumping it up tonight to 1200. I don't know whether I'll be successful yet so I'm keeping a pack of Nottingham at the ready.
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Okay - I am making this right now. I realized 30 mins in that because of my low water volume (5 gal pot) I had to take 1/2 of the grains out. I finished steeping half at 150 for 30 mins, strained (ended up with 2 instead of 4 gallons) and then steeped the remainder of the grains for another 30 mins at 150. I ended up with about 3.5 gallons. I drained the grains through a strainer.

What do y'all think? Weak beer because of the loss of water?

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500ml Starter w/ dregs of 3 TwoHearts in there. We'll see if it takes off.
If it does, I'll create a 1.5l on Saturday, planning to brew on Sunday.

EDIT: This worked! There was barely a coating on the 500ml starter, but I figured what the heck. So I dropped it into the 1l starter, and let it rip. The next day, there was gas bubbles, and about a 1/4 of yeast on the bottom (after I settled it down off the stir plate).

Damn if my plans didn't change, so it is in the fridge for a day.

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I just ordered the ingredients for this and they came today. Just my luck, I ordered an extra 1.5lbs of carapils for a total of 2lbs rather than 0.5lb. All the grains are in a single bag mixed together.

I am going to brew with it either way, but am wondering how big a deal this is? I haven't used carapils before so I don't really know its effects.
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