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Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is a staple when it comes to IPAs. Thanks to another one of our fans on Instagram, you can now brew a version of this classic IPA at home. Follow along with this recipe and our full brew day video to make a rock-solid IPA that’s tailored for a Clawhammer brewing system.
Full Brew Day Video
We brewed this beer using the Clawhammer Supply 10 Gallon 120 Volt Brewing System. Watch us use it in the video below.
We started this brew day with 7.2 gallons (27.3 liters) of Asheville City Water. We did not adjust water chemistry for this beer.
The grain bill for this recipe is as follows:
- 2 Row - 11 pounds (5 kg)
- Vienna Malt - 2 pounds (1 kg)
- Crystal 150 - 8 ounces (226.7 grams)
In order to maximize efficiency on our system, we double crush our grain to make it really fine.
After crushing our grain, we mashed in at 148° F (64.4° C). We mashed for 60 minutes before pulling our grain basket.
Put your spent grain onto a compost pile, this is an easy way to reduce waste while brewing!
Adding spent grain to compost
Clean your grain basket right after mashing. If you wait too long, the leftover grain will dry up and cake to the basket, making it more difficult to clean.
Spraying basket after the mash
After a 60 minute mash, we turned the heat on our controller up to 100% to start a 60 minute boil. The hop additions for this recipe are:
- 45 minutes - 1 ounce (28.3 grams) Centennial
- 15 minutes - 1 ounce (28.3 grams) Centennial
- 5 minutes - 1 ounce (28.3 grams) Centennial
- Flameout - 2 ounces (56.7 grams) Columbus
All of the hop additions
Yeast & Fermentation
After our flameout addition, we sanitized a fermentation bucket and chilled our wort down to yeast pitching temp. At 70° F (21.1° C) we pitched two packs of CellarScience Cali dry yeast.
We fermented this beer at 66° F (18.8° C) for 10 days and then cold crashed it for 48 hours at 34° F (1.1° C). Unfortunately, this yeast did not flocculate as well as we would have liked, so perhaps use San Diego Super Yeast (WLP 090) or a similar yeast for a (potentially) clearer beer.
We’re super happy with how this recipe turned out. The finish was fairly bitter and the overall flavor was very balanced. The best part about this beer isn't just the flavor, it's the price. The total cost of the ingredients for this beer was $63.24. That means every pint of this beer will only cost you $1.58.
If you have a great recipe you want to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that you've brewed it on a Clawhammer system before sending it to us.