Bell’s Two Hearted Ale Clone


Ingredients for 5 gallons (19 L)

  • 10 lb. Briess 2-Row Malt (1.8°L)
  • 2 lb. 5 oz. Pale Malt (3.5°L)
  • 8 oz. Briess Caramel 40
  • 1.2 oz. Centennial pellets, 9.1% a.a. (45 min)
  • 1.2 oz Centennial pellets, 9.1% a.a. (30 min)
  • 3.5 oz Centennial pellets, 9.1% a.a. (dry hop)
  • White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast or WLP California Ale V Yeast


Original Gravity: 1.063
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV: 6.7%
IBU: 55
SRM: 10
Boil Time: 75 minutes
Efficiency: 65%
Pre-boil Volume: 6.6 gallons

Use 4.5 gallons (17 L) carbon filtered water, adjust with 4 grams gypsum.

Step mash: 45 minutes at 150°F (66°C), ramp to 170°F (77°C) over 15 minutes (or ramp by infusing 2.5 gallons boiling water), rest 10 minutes at 170°F (77°C).

Vorlauf until clear.

Collect 6.6 gallons (25 L), sparging with 175°F (79°C) water. Boil vigorously for approximately 75 minutes, hopping as in ingredients section.

Whirlpool and allow to settle for 15 minutes. Chill wort to 64°F (18°C). Aerate wort and pitch yeast.

Ferment warm (ale temperature). Dry hop one week into fermentation.

Allow Two Hearted clone to stay warm with hops for a week.

Rack beer, crash cool, and cold age for a week.

Rack beer, prime with sugar and bottle.

Extract Version
Use 6.6 lb (3 kg) Briess Golden Light Liquid malt extract and 2.5 lb (1.1 kg) Golden Light Dry malt extract instead of the two-row and pale ale malts.

Steep the 8 oz caramel malt in 1 gallon (3.8 L) of 150°F (66°C) water for 20 minutes. Strain and sparge through the grains, topping up to 6.6 gallons (or up to 3.5 gallons for a partial boil) and bring to a boil.

Add the malt extracts. Add 2 grams of gypsum to the boil.

Continue as per all-grain recipe (unless using partial boil process where water needs to be added to bring post boil volume up to 5.25 gal)

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