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Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:32:00 PM »
http://imgur.com/r/Homebrewing/bfITU9X - Bell's Two Hearted Ale recipe has 4.5 kg Briess two-row brewer's malt and 1.3 kg Briess pale malt. What would be a European malt substitute?
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 01:38:15 PM »
2-row is standard brewing malt, surely someone has that over there!  :D

And Pale can be found from Best: http://www.bestmalz.de/en/malt/BEST_PaleAle_Malt.htm
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 02:07:57 PM »
I was thinking 2-row should be replaced by pils?
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Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 02:21:58 PM »
I would go with all pale malt before using Pilsner. There must be something close to 2-row though. Could have many names. Maybe try golden promise or Irish stout malt. Those seem to be the right color.

Edit: maybe a European pale malt would be to bready toasty to go 100%.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2015, 02:24:59 PM by alestateyall »

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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 02:24:43 PM »
+1.  Use 2 row - it's cheaper and appropriate to the style.


EDIT -  Castle or Dingemann's  pale malts would work great too, obviously.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2015, 02:47:30 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 02:30:14 PM »
I know that's the "official clone recipe", but I recommend emailing Bell's for some insight. I've contacted them before about their Java Stout and got great insider feedback.
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 03:38:30 PM »
Yo. No. comprendo. Look at http://www.brewstock.com/brewstockbrewing.html : if Briess 2-row is equivalent to pale malt, then what is Briess pale equivalent to?  :P
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 03:42:00 PM »
What I mean to ask: would anybody be able to taste the difference between 2-row and pale in a double blind test?
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 04:12:06 PM »
This confusion comes up a lot. Generally speaking, for NA malts, the terms "Pale Malt", "2-row" and "Pale 2-row" are often referring to the same thing when listed as a recipe ingredient - a lightly kilned 2-row malt. It typically falls between Pils malt and Pale Ale malt in color. "Pale Ale" malt is typically kilned a bit darker than "Pale 2-row", and tends to have a bit more biscuit/nutty notes to it. "Pale Ale" malt is typically close to Vienna in color.

Briess doesn't list a "Pale" malt on their website. I'd have to imagine that the recipe was referring to Pale Ale malt there. If it were me, I'd use something like Castle Pils malt for the two-row in the recipe and a good Pale Ale malt in place of the pale malt.

http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Products/Base.htm
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 04:54:54 PM »
This confusion comes up a lot. Generally speaking, for NA malts, the terms "Pale Malt", "2-row" and "Pale 2-row" are often referring to the same thing when listed as a recipe ingredient - a lightly kilned 2-row malt. It typically falls between Pils malt and Pale Ale malt in color. "Pale Ale" malt is typically kilned a bit darker than "Pale 2-row", and tends to have a bit more biscuit/nutty notes to it. "Pale Ale" malt is typically close to Vienna in color.

Briess doesn't list a "Pale" malt on their website. I'd have to imagine that the recipe was referring to Pale Ale malt there. If it were me, I'd use something like Castle Pils malt for the two-row in the recipe and a good Pale Ale malt in place of the pale malt.

http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Products/Base.htm

Good advice. I might go with Weyermann's Pale Ale malt as the color is closer to the Briess, and I don't remember it being like a British Pale Ale malt as far as biscuit-toasty goes.
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 05:55:27 PM »
What I mean to ask: would anybody be able to taste the difference between 2-row and pale in a double blind test?

absolutely. 

I love Rahr 2 row, but despise their 'pale malt'.

As for the pale malt, given the % in the grist, I would just use vienna, honestly...
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 11:22:35 AM »
Before I go really crazy: in Belgium we have pils, pale (7-10 EBC) and vienna, and that's it.

So what's the best 'translation' of 2/3 2-row and 1/3 pale?
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 12:51:53 PM »
Before I go really crazy: in Belgium we have pils, pale (7-10 EBC) and vienna, and that's it.

So what's the best 'translation' of 2/3 2-row and 1/3 pale?

I would use 2/3 pils or pale and 1/3 Vienna.
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2015, 01:28:38 PM »
Before I go really crazy: in Belgium we have pils, pale (7-10 EBC) and vienna, and that's it.

So what's the best 'translation' of 2/3 2-row and 1/3 pale?

I would use the pale, slightly darker than the Briess pale ale. I don't get Vienna flavor from Two Hearted. Can you find Bell's beer in Belgium? The Chico yeast works OK, the Bell's is a little fruitier and has an Orange character to that fruit. You can culture the Bell's from a bottle of their ales.
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Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2015, 01:33:59 PM »
Can you find Bell's beer in Belgium?

Haha, you must be kidding. Please send me a sixpack. I'll pm you my address. Muchas gracias!
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