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        

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