This is Northern Brewer's version of Bell's Two Hearted Ale.

Specialty Grains

  • 1 lb. Briess Caramel

Fermentables

  • 9.3 lbs. Gold LME

Boil Additions

  • 1 oz. Centennial (60 mins)
  • 1 oz. Centennial (20 mins)
  • 2 oz. Centennial (5 mins)

Other

  • 1 oz. Centennial (dry hop)

Yeast

  • Wyeast 1084 - Irish Ale

Notes

  • 2/11/05 - Made starter.
  • 2/12/05 - Brewed. Brew session was fairly uneventful...well that is...until this little distraction. Pitched yeast around 2:30PM. Oxygenated for 20 seconds. Bigtime blowoff by 11:00PM
  • 2/13/05 - Swapped blowoff tube for airlock. Airlock is still bubbling around twice a second. The room it's sitting in is about 68°, and the fermentation has kept itself around 74° since last night. I closed the vent in that room to cool things down a bit, as I don't want any off-flavors from high-temp. As a sidenote, the entire upper level of my house smells like Centennial hops. I love it!
  • 3/11/05 - Transferred to secondary. Gravity: 1.014.
  • 4/14/05 - Bottled. FG 1.014. Tastes great so far, so it can only get better as it carbonates/conditions.
  • 4/22/05 - Wow. First bottle cracked. It's only been in the bottle a little over a week, so it's a bit under-carbed, but I'll say it again...wow. This is set up to be, perhaps, the single best batch of homebrew I've made up till this point. I'll be making this again...soon.