Monday, May 27, 2013

#64 Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (#64/81/104)

Two Hearted Ale bottle and glass
I wanted to create a Bell's Two Hearted Ale mini-mash.  Bell's Two Hearted gets a Beer Advocate Rating of 95 and a Rate Beer Rating of 100.  Before realizing that Northern Brewer had a similar recipe Dead Ringer IPA I started to create my own.  Below are recipes for each of the three version Extract, Mini-Mash, and All Grain.  The Mini Mash is based on calculations from the All-Grain recipe from HomebrewTalk using BeerSmith.

Style: American Amber Ale
Est OG: 1.051 SG
Est FG: 1.014 SG
Est Color: 7.4 SRM
Est IBU: 38.0 IBUs
Est ABV: 4.7 %
Steep: 151-152 degrees
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Bells Two Hearted Extract
Steep 20 min
16 oz     Caramel Malt - 40L
9.15 lbs NB Golden LME
Bells Two Hearted Mini Mash
Steep 45 min
2 lbs 9.6 oz Pale Malt (2 Row)
2 lbs            Vienna Malt
8.0 oz          Cara-Pils
8.0 oz          Caramel Malt - 20L
6 lbs            NB Golden LME      
Bells Two Hearted All Grain

10 lbs  Pale Malt (2 Row)
2 lbs    Vienna Malt
8.0 oz  Cara-Pils
8.0 oz  Caramel - 20L 
Bell's Two Hearted Ale in a glass at the brewery
Hop Schedule:
Option 1
1.0 oz Centennial (60)
1.0 oz Centennial (15)
1.0 oz Centennial (5)
1.0 oz Centennial (1)
0.5 oz Centennial (dry) 5 Days
Option 2
1.0 oz Centennial (60)
1.0 oz Centennial (20)
2.0 oz Centennial (5)
1.0 oz Centennial (dry)

US-05 Ale Yeast    
There is a good grain version that suggests US-04 English Ale

Primary Fermentation: 
at least 4 weeks at 65 F

Secondary Fermentation:   
Dry Hop        

#63 SPECKLED HEIFER (Spotted Cow) (63/91/95/103/155/156)

New Glarus Brewing Spotted Cow bottle labelNew Glarus Brewing company Wisconsin. New Glarus is know for some great beers especially the sours and additions of fruits. Since this beer is only found in Wisconsin, if you want it out of state you have to make it yourself. This is a well rated Cream Ale. Another option if you have interest in Cream Ales would be Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery or Mikkeller Cream Ale.

OG: 1.048 SG
FG: 1.012 SG
Color: 3.4 SRM
IBU: 14.3 IBUs
ABV: 4.7 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Mash (60 min - 152 degrees)
2 lbs NB 2-Row (Rahr)
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine
4.0 oz Barley, Flaked
4.0 oz Maize, Flaked
3.15 lbs Pilsen malt syrup
1 lb Briess Pilsen dry malt extract
0.75 oz Cluster (45 min)
0.25 oz Cluster (15 min)

California V or American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272)

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