On a Roll – Brewing Again!

On June 24, 2008, in Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes

Two Hearted Ale IPA LabelLast minute decision – time to brew an IPA!  I recently found a clone recipe for Bell’s Two Hearted IPA and I’d like to give it a shot.  I did mix it up a bit, by juggling the crystal malts and adding some corn sugar to dry out the ale.  I’ll also be using White Labs Pacific Ale yeast – just because I love it so much.  I used a couple additional White Labs Cal Ale yeast vials that were outdated by a month, but they should add to the yeast cell count by a huge margin – and then get out of the way.

In the past, I’ve embraced single hopped ales – to get to know the bittering and flavor profiles of the hops.  I’ve also told numerous people over the past few years that if I was stranded on desert isle, with only one hop – it would be Centennials, so I’m excited to taste this ale.

Two Hearted IPA
14-B American IPA

Size: 10.08 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 317.28 per 16.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.071 (1.056 – 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.010 – 1.018)
Color: 7.3 (6.0 – 15.0)
Alcohol: 7.03% (5.5% – 7.5%)
Bitterness: 60.84 (40.0 – 60.0)

Ingredients:
20.0 lbs Pale Malt(2-row)
4.0 lbs Vienna Malt
10.0 oz Crystal Malt 10°L
6.0 oz Crystal Malt 40°L
1.0 lbs Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt
1.0 oz Centennial (10.5%) – added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
1.0 oz Centennial (10.5%) – added during boil, boiled 45.0 min
1.0 oz Centennial (10.5%) – added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
1.0 lbs Corn Sugar
1.75 oz Centennial (10.5%) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
1.5 oz Centennial (10.5%) – added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
2.0 oz Centennial (10.5%) – added dry to primary fermenter
2 ea Whirlfloc – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
1600 mL White Labs WLP041 Pacific Ale

I’m wanting to get up early and get this brew going.  With all of the fires around all of California, I want to get out of the smoky air as soon as possible tomorrow.  Today I was outside for a couple of hours and came away with sorry lungs and a huge headache…

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7 Responses to On a Roll – Brewing Again!

  1. Smoke…it’s pretty thick out here in Livermore and San Jose, and I hear that it’s even worse in the central valley. I actually wonder if that will affect the taste of your beer, even with proper sanitation? I’ll be curious to hear how this one turns out.

  2. Mark Ranes says:

    There’s actually a little breeze today that seems to be sweeping some of the smoke away. It’s pretty common here in the valley to have an inversion layer that sort of puts a lid on our air and locks in the smoke and smog. Sad thing considering what a wonderful agricultural area I live in…

    The brew went well (I just hit 85 degrees and put ice in the pre-chiller to drop the wort temp down to pitching temps), and I’m getting ready to drop the wort into carboys. Hopefully the nasty air today doesn’t affect this brew. It does have a really nice aroma from all those Centennials:)

  3. Mark Ranes says:

    …and about the only positive side effect of all the smoke is that it is keeping our temperatures down here in the valley. Today it seems to be peaking at about 84 degrees – much more comfortable than it has been here recently. 🙂

  4. Nice aroma, but you won’t catch me drinking it! 🙂 I just kegged a proper Blonde style beer with a sum total of 1 oz of Willamette. I’m definitely not a hop head in my beer preferences. Daniel, on the other hand, just brewed a 5 GA all grain batch with 6 oz of hops. I won’t be drinking that one either 🙂

  5. Mark Ranes says:

    Go Daniel!!!!! I like this guy already:)

    If I get motivated, I’ll bottle up a couple of my brews to drop off to you folks on Friday when I visit.

  6. Mark Ranes says:

    I bottled up a couple IPAs for Daniel and a German Hefeweizen for you. I’ll see you folks tomorrow (Friday) if all goes well…

  7. Mark Ranes says:

    Julie – I left three bottles with Daniel today. The bottle marked with an “H” is your German hefe. The Bottle marked with an “A” is an all Amarillo hop IPA and the bottle with the “T” is the IPA I brew on AHA’s Teach a Friend to Brew Day – it has some Victory malt to give it a biscuity backbone to match up to massive amounts of the west coast “C” hops. I hope you folks enjoy them:)

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