BELL’S TWO HEARTED ALE RECIPE

On a recent trip to the US I stopped into Bells Brewery and Bar to try their globally renowned ‘Two Hearted Ale’ an American IPA that uses all American malts and big centennial hop additions give it a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma that scores 100 on ratebeer.

Not only do they have a bar attached to the brewery, they also have a homebrew shop – this is where I picked up this recipe. (Sub in equivalent English malts if US aren’t available).

Ingredients – (for 19L)

4.5kg Briess Two-row brewer’s malt

1.3g Briess Pale Malt

227g Briess Caramel Malt

168g Centennial Pellets

Gypsum

 

OG: 1.063   FG: 1.012   IBU: 55

Efficiency: 65%

 

DIRECTIONS:

Use 17 litres of water adjusted with the correct amount of gypsum for your water.

Step Mash –

45mins at 66c

Increasing to 75c over 15mins

Rest 10mins at 75c and recirculate until clear. Collect 25L, sparging with 75c water.

Boil for 75 mins, hopping as directed below.  Whirlpool and allow to settle for 15mins then chill wort to 18c.

 

HOP ADDITTIONS:

34g Centennial Pellets (45mins)

34g Centennial Pellets (30mins)

100g Centennial Pellets (Dry Hop)

 

FERMENTATION & FINISHING:

Transfer to fermenter, aerate wort, pitch yeast and Ferment at ale Temperatures. Dry hop one week into fermentation for three days. Once complete transfer to secondary and crash cool then store cold for a week. Prime with sugar and bottle or keg.

 

PART GRAIN VERSION:

Use 3kg Briess Golden Light Liquid Malt Extract and 1.1kg of Golden/Light Dried Malt Extract instead of the two-row and pale ale malts. Steep the 227g caramel malt in 3.8 Litres of 66c water for 20 mins. Strain and sparge through the grains, top up to 13.2L and bring to boil. Add the malt extracts and bring to the boil. Continue as per all grain recipe then top up with water to 20L.

Download Recipe – BELLS TWO HEARTED ALE RECIPE

2 Comments

  • Reply November 13, 2014

    Richard

    Hi – enjoying your site.

    Whats the difference between brewers malt and pale malt in this recipe?

    • Reply November 13, 2014

      Paul Dodd

      Hi Richard, There’s no difference, brewers malt is just a brand name that briess has 🙂

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