Bell's Two Hearted IPA
Two Hearted, Too Good
Bells brewing makes some great beers - not so much by being flashy or 'big' like some of the other popular breweries these days, but by making great simple, flavorful beers. Their Two Hearted IPA is definitely one of these. A somewhat smooth, just-past-gold, citrus that is everything you would expect in a good IPA.
Simplicity is achieved by a single-hop treatment using Centennial - a great hop born for IPAs. The malt bill involves 2 Row, a couple pounds of Vienna for a little interest and graininess, and just a touch of 15L crystal to add some sweetness and a light color.
All Grain Recipe - Bells Two Hearted IPA ::: 1.064/1.012 (5.5 Gal)
Grain Bill (75% Efficiency assumed)
10 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
2 lb. - Vienna Malt
1/2 lb. - Caramel/Crystal Malt (15L)
1/2 lb. - CaraPils
Hop Schedule (47 IBU)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (60 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (45 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (30 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (15 min.)
1/2 oz. - Centennial (flameout)
1 oz. - Centennial (Dry Hop)
If you like a bit more hop, use 1/2 oz of Centennial as a First Wort Hop addition
Wyeast American Ale II Yeast (#1272) - 1800 ml starter
Mash at 153° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°
Let this one clear nicely, drink fresh.